Word, Office XP

  conrail 20:48 14 Jan 07

using xp home with office xp, word keeps losing any settings I have, ie, I have set my preferred font, measuring units and disabled the create a drawing canvas when inserting an auto shape, next time I load word all the changes have gone and the default settings are there, all help gratefully accepted

  fitshase 22:22 14 Jan 07

Open the Normal.dot file (do a search in Explorer) and change the settings.

Now, save the document and close Word. Re-open Word and the settings should have changed.

Alternatively, rename the Normal.dot file to Normal.old and re-start Word (it will automatically create a new Normal.dot). Change the settings and then close Word.

Re-start and the settings should be OK.

  Woolwell 22:31 14 Jan 07

Make your changes and then save as template. You can add extra templates to the normal one. If you always want the chnages update normal. But I have a template for headed paper and one for envelopes.

  conrail 09:39 15 Jan 07

thanks fitshase, that has worked fine also thanks Woolwell, I have created a few different templates.
I appreciate your help

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