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Putting Templates in Their Place

I created a group of templates and saved them along with the standard Office templates in the %programfiles%\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033 folder. But when I choose File, New, none of my custom templates are visible.

Microsoft designed the folder that stores system templates so users cannot add templates to it. In Windows Vista, in fact, you'll be prohibited from saving files here by default file permissions. Instead, you should save your templates to the default User Templates location. The safest way to save templates to this location is one at a time. If you choose Template from the Files of Type list in the Save As dialog box, all Office programs will save your work to the correct location. If you want to add a large number of files to this location, open Word and choose Tools, Options; then click the File Locations tab and verify the User Templates location.

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