Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Getting the Scoop on the Normal Template
Getting the Scoop on the Normal Template
The Normal.dotm template is a global template that is always open and working behind
the scenes, no matter which template you use to format a specific document. Whenever
you start Word, the program automatically looks for the Normal template in the User
Template location specified in the File Locations dialog box. In both Windows 7 and Windows
Vista, the default location of the User Templates (or Templates) folder is
C:\Users\ user name \AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates
To access the File Locations dialog box, click File, select Options, choose Advanced, scroll to
the bottom of the Advanced options window, and click File Locations near the bottom of
the Advanced tab, as shown in Figure 4-1.
Figure 4-1 Use t he File Locations dialog box to change where Word 2010 stores and accesses
the templates for your documents.
troubleshooting
I don’t see the AppData folder in Windows Vista and Windows 7.
By design, the AppData folder in Windows Vista is a hidden folder. If you do not see
the AppData folder in your User Profile folder, you need to configure Windows to
display hidden files and folders. To do this, click the Start button and choose My
Computer (or simply Computer in Windows 7), and then on the Tools menu click Folder
Options. In the Folder Options dialog box, on the View tab, select the Show Hidden
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