How do I install an existing word 2003 template in 2007



I need to install existing templates from word 2003. I can add them under
templates recently used, and I can select them under change styles, but their
particular formatting doesn't appear on the ribbon. I run XP but no Save In
Trusted Templates choice appears under Save As - as per help directions.
Tearing hair out.



Graham Mayor

Word 2007 is not fussy where the document templates are stored (apart from
the normal template). If the templates contain macros then the folder must
be a trusted folder. Either make the folder containing the templates a
trusted folder or move them to an already trusted folder. You can then
select the template from the 'New from existing ...' option in the Office
Button > New dialog, thereafter it will appear in the recently used

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Terry Farrell

Look at the current setting for template locations. Word Options | Advanced
| File Locations button at the bottom of the long dialog and note the User
Template location. Add your templates to that location. Or as Graham has
indicated, you can make this any location you want though by editing it.



Suzanne S. Barnhill

I think you've misunderstood the instruction to "Save in Trusted Templates."
If you are running Word 2007 under Windows XP, then Trusted Templates will
be one of the "places" in the Places Bar in the Save dialog. Click on that
to save a template there. For the purpose of moving the templates, follow
Terry's instructions to locate the Templates folder using Office Button |
Word Options | Advanced | File Locations.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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