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limited user can't make Word template

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by aparente001, Apr 9, 2008.

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  1. aparente001

    aparente001 Thread Starter

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    (Windows XP) I've made a nifty letter template (called myletter.dot) with my return address and so on; now I'd like to make one for my son, who is a limited user. I copied myletter.dot from
    Documents and Settings/me/Application Data/Microsoft/Templates
    into
    Documents and Settings/him/Application Data/Microsoft/Templates.
    But when I log onto his account, Application Data does not appear under Documents and Settings/him, and I can't load the template.

    Thank you.
     
  2. caraewilton

    caraewilton

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    You could just copy the the .dot template into his my documents or even his desktop. Then when he wants to use the template, all he has to do is double click on the file. It works exactly as if it was stored with the other templates, except it is now much easier to find.
     
  3. Rollin_Again

    Rollin_Again

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    Application Data may be a hidden directory so make sure to enable viewing of hidden files and folders. in Window Explorer

    (MY COMPUTER --> TOOLS --> FOLDER OPTIONS --> VIEW --> SHOW HIDDEN FILES AND FOLDERS)

    You can also modify which directory Word uses for its template files by opening Word and clicking
    TOOLS >> OPTIONS >> FILE LOCATIONS >> USER TEMPLATES

    Regards,
    Rollin
     
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