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Old 05-15-2019, 11:34 AM
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I have been trying forever to:
1. modify my NORMAL.DOTM
OR
2. Use a different .DOTM file

specific changes margin size and paragraph features

If I edit the normal.dotm file the changes don't stick. When I reopen it, it is the same as original.
If I change the name to normal3.dotm, when I reopen it the changes are still there.



OK, so how to use a new normal? I have no clue!

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an answer to 1 or 2 or both would be appreciated.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:49 AM
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Open your normal.dotm file.
How to Open the Normal Template in Any Desktop Version of Word (except Mac 2008)

I suspect that you have been trying to save a different document or template as normal.dotm. You should never do this. Only a normal template created by Word will be fully functional. That template can be modified, but should not ever contain text.
“Blank Document” Is Not Blank by Suzane Barnhill, MVP
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How to use a different template as the default for new documents:
Letterhead AddIn(s) - Default New Document
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Old 05-15-2019, 05:08 PM
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now that was easy!!!!!!!!

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