My 2003 templates in Word 2007


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abrielle

I have just installed Word 2007 but would like to use all my personalized
templates from Word 2003.

I also had a customized toolbar in 2003 which I would like to bring across.
This toolbar always opened along with Word. It included buttons for all the
regularly used items, e.g. Open, Save, View Header and Footer and, most
useful, a button to open a document based on a particular template.

Is this possible, please?
 
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Terry Farrell

Copy the templates into the template folder and use as before.

Add your shortcuts to the Quick Access Toolbar - it is much the easiest
solution.
 
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abrielle

I don't have Word 2003 on my laptop now - just on my PC which, at the
moment, is still running XP. I do have my templates available, however, so I
guess I can use these.

Is is possible to somehow bring over my macros - I have recorded many over
the years to simplify tasks in Word 2003. I didn't save most of them in
Normal.dot but in a separate template.
 
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Terry Farrell

Copy the template holding the macros into the Word Startup folder. They will
then be globally available.
 
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abrielle

Sorry, but could you tell me where to find this in Office 2007. The only
startup folder I can find is Office12 | STARTUP. Is this the one for Word?
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Get the path from Office Button | Word Options | Advanced | General: File
Locations

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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Graham Mayor

By default the startup folder is a hidden file that can be located by typing
(or copying)
%appdata%\Microsoft\Word\STARTUP
into the address window of Windows Explorer or your browser.

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abrielle

Thanks Suzanne.

I think it will take me a while to find my way around in Word 2007. You were
always such a help when I started on 2003 all those years ago and I am sure
I shall be submitting lots of questions again now!

I have stuck with 2003 and become quite proficient but decided, finally,
that I must move with the times. I have only just installed Windows 7 so I
am trying to get to grips with that and Office 2007 at the same time.

Thanks to all the other folks who patiently answer our questions too.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

I perfectly understand. I'm still using Word 2003 for production work,
although I also have Word 2007 on my desktop system (primarily for answering
such questions as yours), but I just got a new laptop with Windows 7 and
have installed only Office 2007 on that, so I'm hoping to be committed to
using it more and learning it better. In addition, my husband took the
plunge (primarily to get the PDF add-in), and I am expected to provide tech
support for him as well, so I guess I'll be forced to get better acquainted
with Word 2007 (mostly I'm hearing his moans about Excel 2007, which I
haven't ventured into at all).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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