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Creating New Files

When you use the New File task pane or New dialog box to select from available templates in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, Office builds the tabbed dialog box on the fly from two (and, in some cases, three) sources:

  • The default collection of Office templates is stored in a subfolder that corresponds to the system's current language settings; on a default U.S. English installation, this is C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033. All users of the current system see these templates.

  • Each user's custom templates are stored in the location specified for User Templates. On a Windows 98/Me machine with user profiles enabled, this is C:\Windows\Profiles\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates; on a Windows 2000/XP machine, it's C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates. The actual location can be changed in Word's File Locations dialog box, accessible by choosing Tools, Options, and, on the File Locations tab, clicking User Templates and then Modify.

  • If you've used Word's File Locations dialog box to specify a Workgroup Templates folder, Office displays templates from this location in the New dialog box as well. If a template in the Workgroup Templates location and one in the User Templates location have the same name, the Office program displays and uses only the one from the User Templates location.


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