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Old 07-02-2009, 06:09 AM
Danny Jo Danny Jo is offline Need to reset default document Windows Vista Need to reset default document Office XP
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I don't know if I used the right terminology, but our Word has reset so the margins when you open up a brand new blank doc are all wacked out. We have office XP. I use it sometimes to print out the words to songs on 5"x8" cards and I set all the margins at 0 the the software resets them. I don't know if that's what reset the wierd margins on a letter size document. My wife uses Word occasionally and she will want it set the way it always was. I really don't want to be homeless, so can anyone tell me how to reset it. Thanks

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Old 07-06-2009, 10:24 AM
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To make it nice and simple:

  • Open Word
  • Create the margins how you want them to be
  • File > Save As...
  • Name it whatever you want
  • In the drop down list below the file name (Save as type..), choose 'Document Template'

You will notice that the save to location has changed, take a note of where this is for later. (Default - [C:\Documents and Settings\*YOUR*NAME*\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates])

  • Change this location to the desktop, (or your documents and make a link to the desktop)

Now you should be able to double-click (only use right-click > Open if you wish to edit the original document) the file, or link, to get your different margin sheet up - this will open as a new document, based on the template.

Going back to the green above - if you have destroyed the original Template, then go to the place you noted and delete the file; when you next open Word, it will create a new one by default.
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