We currently switched from WordPerfect to Word 2010. In WordPerfect we had a macro for the letterhead where you typed in your information (or picked from a drop down list in some places) and then it would bring up your document for you to continue typing in. I need to set up the same thing in Word and thought of using forms etc. but I want to keep it as close to the WordPerfect way as possible.
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can acheive this?
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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.
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I need to construct a letterhead template which will have a central heading at the top of the page, a list of names running down the left hand side about 1.5 inches across and then a footer at the bottom of the page. That part is okay - I can construct this. My question is how do I set things up so that when people call up this template they can type the text for the letter so it won't interfere with the names running down the left-hand margin. I think of a vertical section break which, of course, doesn't exist. I tied using a text box but when the text reaches the bottom of the box it doesn't automatically run onto a second page - in fact it disappears.
Is this possible to do at all? My boss thinks it's "just a matter of pressing buttons". Maybe it is but which ones??
If it is possible to set the first page up I would need to then use a section break to make the second page "normal" as there will not be any names down the left-hand side.
Thanks for any help.
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I am relatively new to VBA so please bare with me.
The company I work for has multiple business divisions and each business has multiple branch locations.
The letter template needs to allow the user to select their business division in a combobox in a userform which will populate that field in a table in the footer.
I then need to populate the address and contact details, also contained in a table in the footer. I would like this information to be pulled from an excel spreadsheet which will allow for updates by administrators who may have very basic level knowledge of Word. The other option, I believe, is to use docvariables, but I am unsure of how they work. I can only assume that the information is manually entered into the userform and that the document remembers the information?
Any assistance is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Can you post a sample letter showing how the completed letter should appear?
According to the site below and a few others, the template folder is at
BET: Microsoft Word Templates - Normal.dot
C:\Documents and Settings\"user name"\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\
I'm using Windows 7 64 bit and there is no Document and Settings Folder in Windows 7.
I can't find a Templates Folder in App Data either.
Please help, thanks.
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Ok, so I created a custom template and saved it as such (.dotx). And when I want to use it, I go File>New>My Templates>APA Format.dotx. All of that is fine, and the template works fine.
My question: can I have my custom template show up NEXT to the My Templates folder, Blank Document template, etc. Right now that top row of Available Templates has: Blank document, Blog post, Recent templates, Sample templates, My templates, and New from existing. I want to simply add my custom template to this row of options. That would allow me to select New> APA Format.dotx.
If you need a better explanation, please ask.
I appreciate any and all help!
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I am trying to make Avery 5168 Labels but get this message:
"The margins, label size, and number across or down values produce a page that is larger than the label page size."
I'm not entering my own custom label sizes here - I'm selecting an Avery label from Word's own list. After selecting the Avery product I click on Details. There I can go down to page size and select Letter or Letter Landscape. Both are 8.5 x 11", but for some reason Landscape gets me the error message.
I have already set my document to Landcape in page layout thinking that might be the problem but that didn't fix the issue.
Any ideas? Thanks, H.T.
This Avery website may be useful for you as there is a program download there for creating Avery labels.
Avery Wizard | Microsoft Office 2013 | Mail Merge | Labelling | Avery Australia & New Zealand
I am running Word 2010 on a PC, running Windows 7.
I cannot figure out how to make changes to the "normal" template and have those changes apply to old word files.
In old versions of Windows and Office, I used to be able to make changes to the normal template by going in through the Appdata, and the changes that I made would be reflected in both new documents created, and old documents when selecting "normal" as a text style. However, now I cannot even make changes to the normal template by going through file locations and saving changes.
I can only make changes to the normal quick style icon (by right clicking on "modify" and then applying all changes to "new documents based on this template.") However, this does not alter the "normal" quick style icon in files saved prior to making the changes to the normal template. How can I get my updated normal template to apply to all documents, not just new ones?
OR- maybe there is another solution...
The reason I need the normal template to apply to all documents is that in the new word, I cannot copy and paste and maintain source formatting (even when pasting special and selecting "keep source formatting".) The paste always takes on the destination style, and if the destination style has a "normal" template that is different from the source "normal" style, it automatically selects the destination style and WILL NOT keep source formatting. I have ... Read more
Hi, I have a .dot template containing vba that i would like to use for new documents. However, as soon as I rename or relocate this template, any document that I have previously created from it loses all inherited vba. I was under the impression all elements of a template (such as vba) were meant to be passed on (embedded into) to the new document at creation, instead of just the template passing its own path/folder reference so that the new document can be directed back to the template to read the vba when required.
As the documents created from this template will be distributed to various computers which may not even have a local copy of the template, this is a big issue. I am using Word 2003.
Thanks for your help.
i have done several searches and found most of what i needed in creating the template, however, there are a couple of items outstanding.
i have developed the letterhead for our Office using our corporate Logo. (on 8.5X11)
i have done so by inserting the pictue in as a header as well as a different one as a footer.
I have then saved this as a template - .dot file
how can i protect the letterhead from being modified.
i know how to set it as read only, however, if someone creates a new document from the template, it appears as though they can modify the logo.
i need the users to be able to modify the text within the main part but i do not want them to modify the header or footer.
Aslo, i do not want them to be able to modify the margins within the main document.
any suggestions appreciated.
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...will the document update automatically?
Do you mean if you created a new document from a template. Your very brief question is not very clear.
If you created a new document from a stored template then altering the template will not alter the document.
A template is a stored base design that you have stored for future use, so that it can be used to create a new document with the same format. Once that new document has been created & saved it is no longer connected to the template.
If you add a letterhead logo in the "Header" in Word - is there a way to only print the logo on the first page and have the remaining pages be text only - no headers on the remaining pages
I have Word 2003. In the File -> Page Setup ... menu selection, there is a "Layout" tab that has a check box for different first page headers and footers. The built-in help has more information on using that feature.
Not sure about other versions of Word.
When I open an existing Word document, my letterhead is not visible or any writing on the 1st page. Only text from the 2nd page is visible. The fist page is a total blank page.
I checked, can't find any updates that was installed. I use Windows XP with Office 2007.
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I created the following outlook template and would like to auto update <yesterday’s date> everytime I open my template. Any idea?
Subject: daily report for <current date>
The first attachment is for <yesterday's date>
The second attachment is also for <yesterday's date>
The third attachment is for <today's date>
Hello Techies: I'm looking for an easier way to have a table checklist (it was copied and pasted to email from Excel) on outlook that's emailed to me daily to be a saved template on Outlook as opposed to the person sending it to me to go back into the previous email and write over previous data?
This is a checklist a person does everyday and updates a grid like table which I had copied into an outlook email. The subject is always the same so I have a folder rule whereby these daily emails are stored. The person goes into the previous day's email and copies the grid/template to a new email with the same subject tittle and enters the new data. I wonder if I can save a template of that grid so whenever the person clicks new email the template/grid automaticallly appears with the same subject tittle, thus avoiding the extra work of copying from an old email?
On one computer, when I open Excel 2010 templates it doesn't open it in Excel. It previews in my explorer window as shown in this screenshot but doesnt open but on another computer it will open as normal.
Turn off your preview pane, which is that square box on the upper right. That should disable the preview and open the document in Excel.
I want to save a new template under excel office. The error message is "Progfile (X86)\microsoft office\office14\xlstart\book.xltx You dont have permission to save to this location. Contact Administrator to obtain permission."
I am the administrator. I am the only user account setup. What is causing this problem?
Enter the .reg key into your registry by double clicking on it and then navigate to the said folder or object you are trying to save to and right click on it and "take ownership" of the folder or object. Then try and save it again. Hope this helps,
I just picked up an Acer Iconia Tab W500 series tablet pc
It has Microsoft Office Starter 2010 and I'd like to create a Word template without upsetting the default template or any others
Can you help me figure out how to do that?
I found a link to work on what I'd like to work with
Learn about templates in Office 2010
Okay, so when I use a template for an email, it messes the whole thing up. Colors disappear, font changes, even bolding and underlining vanish, and I believe links no longer work. That is once it is sent, the "draft" everything looks perfect.
However I can take all the text from a template and put it in a new email and it will send as it should. I can even Forward the copy in my Sent Folder in Outlook and it will forward it as a Good email with no mess ups.
I could really use help with this as it is a nuisance when doing 10 or 20 emails based off of templates... I have tried to recreate the same templates but still have no luck with them. They were originally made with Outlook 2k3 if it matters.
Outlook1.jpg is how it looks before sending and how it should turn out..
Outlook2.jpg is how it gets sent back to me and anyone else viewing the email..
Maybe something in this link will clarify the matter for you:
How to Create and Use Templates in Outlook 2010 - How-To Geek
Or perhaps this one:
Send an email message based on a template - Outlook - Office.com
I created a Word form template with check and text boxes. Close to the bottom of the page I placed a check box, then a description, then text box for a total of three across and seven down. I used the tab so the check boxes would appear in straight line down.
The problem is when you type in a text box the rest of the across line will move over and not maintain down alignment.
If someone could assist me with figuring out how to allow typing in the text box and not move the others, I would greatly appreciate it. I would send the form by email if you need to look at it.
Thank you very much for any assistance anyone could provide,
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I am trying to create a simple letterhead for my agency. I made it and saved it as a template, whcih I thought would mean thoat it woulodn't shift if I wanted to type something on it, but apparently I am not bright enough to figure this out so i will ask you all, does anyone know what I am doing wrong? I am attaching the file. OK, well apparently I can't attach the file because TSG doesn't allow for .dot files. so suggestions? Cures? Curse removals?
Send me the file... LOL!!
I'll bail you out....
MS Office Suite XP installed on Win98 computer. Was working ok, but now when starting to type a new document, a black line appears across the page where the character was typed. Have uninstalled and reinstalled the software but ptoblem persists.
It might be a corrupt normal.dot file. Find all instances of this hidden file and delete, then launch Word again. Should fix it, if that's the problem.
I have created a MSWord Template, using MS Office Word 2003. I have established header and footer. In the footer, using "auto text", want to create the "filename". Once the header/footer info is set up, I save the template to be used later, However, when I open the template, the "Document1" or whatever the document number is, appears in the footer as the filename. I have tried to save the document with the name I want, but it remains as "Document1" (or whatever). It doesn't capture the filename on save.
What do I need to do?
Does it update after you do a print preview? The following are methods of updating fields:
Ctrl+A, then F9
I'm creating a template in MS Word 2000. What I'm rying to achieve is to have a drop down list with client names and when a name is selected, the diagnosis for that name is automatically entered in another field (labeled diagnosis). Can this be done with macros? I have no experience using macros but vaguely understand where they would be entered in the drop-down form field options. Any hints would be greatly appreciated.
I have microsoft office 97 and work and am having problems with the tracking changes feature. Someone at the office has created a template and we use the normal.dot that came with word. If I get a document from someone that has previously had the tracking on with revision bars the first thing I have to do is accept all the changes and the revision bars are gone. Then I double click on the TRK at the bottom of word to turn them back on so I can make changes to my document and all of a sudden there are a lot of revision bars. Apparently, there are a lot of us with this same problem. Some people double click the TRK at the bottom then immediately click on undo and it gets rid of the revision bars, however that does not work for me. How do I fix this problem? Is this problem within Word, the template or what. Thank You.
When you send the document to each other, do you use the File - Send to: feature ?
If so, do not use the Send to "Mail Recipient" (for Review), use the Send to Mail Recipient (As Attachment) option, or the review bars will come up every time for the recipients.
Everyone has to do it the same however, if just one recipient on-sends it "For Review" it starts again.
In an existing word template, i have inserted one new form with two options.First time when i produce an adhoc letter using this template the value gets updated in one table. When i try to view the letter am getting the following error,
Word viewer experienced an error when trying to open the file.
Try these suggestions
*Check for the file permissions for the document or drive
*Make sure there is sufficient free memory and disk space
*Open the file with the Text recovery/Converter
Could anyone help me to resolve this ?
My daughter saved a document in Microsoft Word. Now whenever I open a new blank document her science report comes up as my blank template. She doesn't know what she did and I don't know how to undo this. I've tried deleting the text and saving it as a new document template but to no avail. That dang report is haunting me whenever I need a blank new document. Can anyone help, PLEASE?
Unless you want to keep it, the easiest way would be to delete the template. You didn't say what your operating system is, but should work in all. Go to search and in search files and folders> type: normal.dot this is the word template. Just delete it and Word will create a new one when it is opened. You can save the deleted template in the recycle bin and if you want to restore it, just open the recycle bin and restore the file.
I have created a word template which I have saved into a directory on a shared drive (not the template directory on my c drive that it defaults to).
When I open the document and enter data into it and then try to save it as a word document (and not a template), the option to change the document type is greyed out (so I can only save it as a template).
Is there any way of saving the template as a word document??
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If you take for instance: a tax form such as the inland revenue what’s the best way to us it as a template in msword. I tried scanning as a .bmp and putting it in as a background
But cannot get the A4 size to come up correct . I want to type in a template on screen and put he actual document in the printer and have he type come out in the right place.
Any Ideas please.
If you can get the scanned form, I would cut off whatever margin you can from the resulting bitmap, put the bitmap in as a watermark inside the header. On the document itself, open the forms toolbar and insert the appropriate form fields so that the printed text will appear inside the "field".
Sound like a lot? Maybe, maybe not. Might be really easy!
If I've completely lost you, let me know. I'll send you an email on how to create electronic forms in Word.
I have an installation of Word 2003 SP2 on my desktop PC. When I open a new document, I have no top margin. I can simply go to View\Header and Footer and then close the Header and Footer floating toolbar, and I will then have a top margin to my document.
However, I wanted to change the document template so I wouldn't have to do this every time I open a new document. I did a search for "Normal.dot", and when I found it, I deleted it, since I know Word will create a new Normal.dot whenever you delete the existing Normal.dot. When I re-opened Word after this though, I still had no top margin.
So, I navigated to the Templates folder where Normal.dot is, and I opened it, expecting the template to also have no top margin, so I could change it and save it as Normal.dot, but Normal.dot DID have a top margin.
So why does every new document I open have no top margin when Normal.dot DOES have a top margin, and how can I fix this?
They DO have top margins. Don't you love this new (unnecessary & stupid) *feature* in Word 2003? Here's how to fix it:
I am trying to make a letterhead template. I have added everything that I want on the letterhead and saved as a document template. When using the template, I can change anything on the letterhead and when I type the actual letter part, the moment I use the enter key, all the details at the bottom of the letterhead move down. What am I doing wrong??? I want the top part and the bottom part of the letterhead so that it cannot be changed and also that the logo at the botton stays there when I type.
Windows XP and Word 2003
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Does anybody know how to get rid of the
preview box when you go file/new in Word - a lot of our templates were created in older versions and are also on the network - this causes a considerable delay when word is trying to preview them.
Try this, in Windows explorer, open the template. Then File>Properties>Summary tab. At the bottom of the page should be Save Preview Picture. Uncheck the box.
If the box is greyed out. Check under Tools to see if you need to unprotect the document first. Then remove the checkmark and reprotect the document and save.
I was hoping someone has the solution out there to the following. I have x2 serious and re-occurring problems on word a word template.
(1) The Outline numbering goes off. I send a locked template out to users to input and update and receive it back and every time the Outline numbering is off, in other words not aligned. They don't sequence correctly, for example the sequencing is correct for a portion of the document and then reverts to 1.1. I've tried re-setting the numbering value and the 'continue' numbering functions but neither of these functions work in this instance. What is the best way to manage numbering in a word template?
(2) The numbering that I do have goes completely black/ dark in the background, and there's no way to fix this, it's not a highlight or a background colour or anything like that. So I believe this is potentially a corruption issue?
Has anyone experienced anything similar? Know of any avenues I can go down in order to rectify?
What OS and version of office are you using. Numbering etc can be notoriously erratic but there are some things you can do depending on your version
I'm using a Word template with background image and a text-field for the address. I use some macrobuttons to enter the text. In this case the template gets very slow.
When you type the letters, they appear a second later...
Anyone seen this problem before? And knows how to fix it?
Word 2007 - Windows Vista
it could be the virus scanner that is triggered when macro's are activated and another thing could be that it searches in folders for 'something' and that the timeout is what is slowing it down.
I think the virus scanner could be the issue, you could make sure that the folder you start it from is in the 'safe or trusted list'
I'm creating a credit application template to be used by sales people. Part of this document will utilize a mail merge from an ACT! database to populate data, but some information will need to be entered manually.
What I'd like to do is have the Tab key cycle through, stopping at each field requiring manual entry. ACT! calls these Tab Stops.
I'm not at all literate with Macros or using the VB Editor - the only way I've see so far to do this, but I'm not sure how to properly apply these.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
No can do, Ruefus. You'll need a fairly extensive amount of VBA to accomplish this task. Here's why:
1. If you mail merge a document with form fields, the form fields are wiped out.
2. If you have to add form fields to the document AFTER mail merge, that's some pretty hefty automation.
I'm not saying it cannot be done, but you'd be better off to export the data from ACT to a CSV or something. Open the data in Excel. Answer the "questions" manually there, and THEN do the mail merge.
What I never understand about this request is why does some information need to be entered manually? I'd love to have the answer to that.
(P.S. Please excuse me if this is posted somewhere already. I tried to post it in "the old" forum. Then I somehow landed here (in the "new forum"), and I can't find the way back....)
I wonder which "settings" are stored in the templates (and in each document).
Which of the Tools/Options… are stored such that they are "document specific"?
Are the settings for "AutoCorrect" also document specific? What about "Tools/ Set Language/ Detect Language automatically"?
And what about "Tools/ Language/ Hyphenation/ Automatically hyphenate document"?
Is there some place on the net where I can find information about this?
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I need to get into a word template that I forgot the code to can anybody help?
a mod will probably delete this post but oh well. For a good pwd cracker for word goto:
i reccomend you do a brute force attack, but its up to you
I have designed a template in word and when I turn the 'track changes>highlight changes' function on and then type into the template, word instantly crashes and closes down.
Does anybody have any idea why this would happen?
P.S this doesn't happen when I turn on highlight changes out of the template...
anybody any ideas at all?
I've created a document template in Word but when I open it, it defaults to 150% view. I've tried changing it to 100% and then saving it but it doesn't "remember" the change ... is there another way I can ensure that it opens in the correct view?
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My company has Word templates for the reports we have to submit, and one of them is a real pain because spellcheck won't work in it. Naturally its the longest (9 pages) and most detailed one.
Someone created it from a letterhead document in which spellcheck was not enabled for the blank portion of the page or something like that. I checked every option I could find, and checked the spellcheck option but noting makes a difference. I am not a Word expert nor do I know how to make templates, so my knowledge of how to correct it is very limited.
What happens if I click on check spelling, it says something like "spelling and grammar check completed. Text marked "do not check spelling and grammar was skipped".
I have repeatedly asked the people in my office to fix it or provide a new one, but so far nothing.
Is there any to change the "text marked do not check spelling and grammar" so that it will check it?
I get so frustrated everytime I have to use that template - I really rely on spellcheck because I am not the greatest typist.
I have Word 2002 on my computer, the version that came with Works 2002, but I previously was using Word 2000 from the Office 2000 Pro. My company is still using Office 97, if that makes a difference.
If anyone can tell me now to correct this template, I would be eternally grateful - and my blood pressure will stay down
This works on normal documents - it should also work on a template.
Select all (Ctrl + A) on an un-filled template and then go to:
Tools, Language, Set Language
Uncheck the box that says "Do not check spelling or grammar".
Re-save and see if it works.
What are the advantages of saving a form letter using the Forms tool bar to insert names, etc and saving as a template versus just a Word doc?
If you create a form, lock it down and save it as a template, you can create other documents based on this document. Just use the Save As.. command and choose Document teplate (.dot) as the "Save As Type". CLick on the padlock in the form toolbar to lock it down and then resave the document. When you go to use the template, (File menu, New), you just need to use the Tab key to get to the first fill-in block. After the form is filled in you can save the filled-in form as a document (.doc) and reuse the blank form (File,New).