Default workbook settings


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Ricki Miles

I am working in Office 2003. I would like to customize my default workbook
so that whether I start Excel or go to File, New to use a blank workbook,
the margins, headers, etc are always the same. If I create the workbook and
save it as Book.xls in the XLStart folder, only the initial workbook seems
to hold the settings. How can I change the default workbook for all new
workbooks?

TIA,

Ricki
 
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Gord Dibben

Ricki

Open a new workbook. Customize as you wish.

File>Save As Type: scroll down to Excel Template(*.XLT) and select. Name your
workbook "BOOK"(no quotes). Excel will add the .XLT to save as BOOK.XLT.

Store this workbook in the XLSTART folder usually located at........

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART

This will be the default workbook for File>New or the Toolbar button File>New

WARNING................Do not use File>New...Blank Workbook or you will get the
Excel default workbook.

NOTE: Existing workbooks are not affected by these settings.

You can also open a new workbook and delete all but one sheet. Customize as
you wish then save this as SHEET.XLT in XLSTART folder also. It now becomes
the default Insert>Sheet.

More can be found on this in Help under "templates"(no quotes).


Gord Dibben Excel MVP
 
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Ricki Miles

Thanks for all the information,

Ricki

Gord Dibben said:
Ricki

Open a new workbook. Customize as you wish.

File>Save As Type: scroll down to Excel Template(*.XLT) and select. Name
your
workbook "BOOK"(no quotes). Excel will add the .XLT to save as BOOK.XLT.

Store this workbook in the XLSTART folder usually located at........

C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application
Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLSTART

This will be the default workbook for File>New or the Toolbar button
File>New

WARNING................Do not use File>New...Blank Workbook or you will
get the
Excel default workbook.

NOTE: Existing workbooks are not affected by these settings.

You can also open a new workbook and delete all but one sheet. Customize
as
you wish then save this as SHEET.XLT in XLSTART folder also. It now
becomes
the default Insert>Sheet.

More can be found on this in Help under "templates"(no quotes).


Gord Dibben Excel MVP
 

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