Last week, we asked if you knew how to migrate the Normal.dot template that you've been customizing for years when upgrading to Word 2007 or Word 2010. Ron_007 responded with the answer I had in mind:
- Close Word.
- Copy your Word 2003 version of Normal.dot to the Word 2007/2010 Templates folder. If you need help, read What's the quickest way to find Word's templates?
- Delete the new Word 2007/2010 version of Normal.dotm in the same folder, leaving the customized .dot version.
- Open Word, and it will import your custom settings and macros from your .dot version into the new 2007/2010 version.
It's certainly a lot easier than you might have thought! In fact, this one's easy enough to entrust most users with - that could certainly save you a lot of time!
Thanks Ron_007 for playing along!
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Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.