Where are custom settings stored in Word 2000?
January 18, 2009 7:57 PM   Subscribe

What file are settings (created macros, custom toolbar buttons, etc.) stored in in Word 2000?

I want to try upgrading to Word 2003 but don't want to lose all the custom stuff in my current version of 2000 (in case I decide to go back). When I reinstalled Photoshop in a new computer, I was able to find a settings file that preserved all of my created actions. I think something similar must exist with Word, but I haven't been able to find it. Help!

Extra credit points if you know whether it's possible to import custom stuff from earlier versions into 2003 after you upgrade!
posted by roxie110 to Computers & Internet (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Most customization is stored in a file called normal.dot, which is essentially the blank page that comes up when you start a document. This article describes which directories it might be in for Word 2000.
posted by smackfu at 8:10 PM on January 18, 2009


Hi! I didn't think of looking at the template file--didn't occur to me that it might store things like macros and key combos. I'll check!
posted by roxie110 at 10:52 AM on January 19, 2009


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