Changing Normal template in Word

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Karl Engel, Jul 4, 2006.

  1. Karl Engel

    Karl Engel Guest

    What's the "intended" way to change the Normal template in Word? When you
    make a change, eg different typeface or font size and try and save it as the
    Normal template it says it cannot give the document the same name as an open
    document. I've done it the "dirty" way by saving as a different template
    name, closing Word, renaming Normal in the Templates file to NormalOLD and
    renaming the new template as Normal. While this works, it's a bit
    complicated to explain to my semi-computer-literate Dad. Alternatively, is
    there an option somewhere to have Word open by default to a different
    template than Normal? I'm using Word 97 BTW.
     
    Karl Engel, Jul 4, 2006
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  2. Karl Engel

    MJP Guest

    "Karl Engel" <> wrote in message
    news:44a9bde3$0$14094$...
    > What's the "intended" way to change the Normal template in Word? When you
    > make a change, eg different typeface or font size and try and save it as

    the
    > Normal template it says it cannot give the document the same name as an

    open
    > document. I've done it the "dirty" way by saving as a different template
    > name, closing Word, renaming Normal in the Templates file to NormalOLD and
    > renaming the new template as Normal. While this works, it's a bit
    > complicated to explain to my semi-computer-literate Dad. Alternatively,

    is
    > there an option somewhere to have Word open by default to a different
    > template than Normal? I'm using Word 97 BTW.


    In the format menu choose font, set the type that you want and then set as
    "default".

    MJP
     
    MJP, Jul 4, 2006
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