The problem is that you picked the wrong folder. No template is ever
loaded from anywhere within the Program Files folder. To affect the
styles for new documents, do one or both of the following:
- Modify the styles in Normal.dotm and save it in
which is where the original copy created by Word is stored.
- Modify the styles in a new template other than Normal.dotm, store
that in the same folder, and select it explicitly in the dialog you
reach from Office button > New > My templates. This is the preferred
method, because Normal is intended as a personal scratchpad template
for each user, and overwriting it with a company template is a Bad
For completeness: The folder you used should contain only a fresh
copy of the file Building Blocks.dotx. If the 'working' copy of that
file is accidentally removed from the folder
%appdata%\Microsoft\Document Building Blocks\1033, Word will make a
new one by copying the original from the Program Files folder.
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On Fri, 23 Mar 2007 10:36:43 -0000, "Roger Stenson"
>I have created a base set of document styles for all my usual purposes by
>modifying Normal and base docoment styles and adding were necessary
>I would like to set these up as the root styles in all my office documents
>in all my machines.
>I have verifiably saved this doucment in ProgramFiles\Microsoft
>Office\Office12\Document Parts 1033 overwriting what was in there in one of
>the machines. I hoped that when I opened word I would see my new
>arrangements when a defauld document opens as they did in XP following
>aaddressing of the templates folder
>Where do I save this material so that this happens.