How do I create a new template?

Question

My word normal.dot template is screwed up. I cannot get rid of it to create a new one. Can you please advise?

Thanks

Colin

Answer

This question was answered on March 23, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You should still be able to create a new template.

In Microsoft Word, when you open it up, a blank page usually appears first.

Clear that blank page for DOCUMENT 1, so that the are where the page was is greyed out.

Then on the menu bar, click FILE, and choose NEW.

You will get a dialog box of some sort where you will be able to choose from many different templates You will also see on the bottom right side of the dialog box (2) choices either to CREATE A DOCUMENT or to CREATE A TEMPLATE Choose CREATE A TEMPLATE.

Redo what you did in the template NORMAL.DOT, anme the new template the same as the old and attempt to save it You will get a dialog box stating something like this: "This document already exist, do want to override existing document?"

Of course, you will choose YES This should totally replace your old template with the new template with out changing the name.

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on March 23, 2004