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Setting Up for Personal Templates

If you want to create your own custom personal templates and access them from the Start or New screen, you should create a My Templates folder (New!)—such as C:\Users\user name\My Templates—and then specify the folder as the default for your personal templates (New!). If you don’t create a folder, Microsoft creates one named Custom Office Templates in the C:\Users\user name\Documents folder. You can specify your default personal templates folder in the Options dialog box under Save. After you set up your personal templates folder, you can access them from the Start or New screen under Custom (New!).

Set Up for Personal Templates

  • yellow_1.jpg In Windows Explorer, navigate to the location where you want to store your personal templates, and then create a folder named My Templates.

    • Personal Templates Folder. C:\Users\user name\My Templates; typical location, yours can differ.
  • yellow_2.jpg Click the File tab, and then click Options.
  • yellow_3.jpg In the left pane, click Save.
  • yellow_4.jpg In the Default personal templates location box, enter the path to a personal templates folder.

    My Templates Folder. C:\Users\user name\My Templates; typical location, yours can differ.

    Custom Office Templates Folder. C:\Users\user name\Documents\Custom Office Templates.

  • yellow_5.jpg Click OK.
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