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If you work at a larger office or corporation, chances are your IT staff have already rectified this ghastly situation for you.

If you are a solo practitioner or in a small office, you are perhaps still struggling with the aforementioned unwieldly style. on the keyboard to select everything (even though there is nothing but one blank line there).

” The question following that will be: “Who on this planet actually enjoys using this style?

” My speculations and further comments on the matter cannot be written in a public venue. This is the “blank” document on which all new MS Word documents are based.

Word must be closed in order to perform this action.

After all copies of have been purged you can reopen Word, which will go looking for the file.

Now you are free to change the Font (perhaps to Times New Roman), and Font Size (perhaps to 12).

Most importantly, click on Paragraph (the region highlighted in the screenshot below with a red box) and edit the spacing according to your personal preferences (likely what is displayed in the screenshot below).

Microsoft Word is the world's most used word processing program, but it has never had a reputation for rock solid stability.

Many argue that Word Perfect is better, but I don't use either anymore. However, my job is to help people learn to use the software they have, so I concentrate on the programs most people use.

In Microsoft Office, documents are based on a base design called the Normal Template.

Many users never change or alter this Normal Template, preferring to change the settings and default for each new document instead.

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  • You are prompted to save the changes to the or Normal.
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    May 17, 2017. Second, your or template may be infected with a macro virus. To resolve this problem, you would need to install or update your virus protection software on your computer. Third, you could have an add-in that is causing this problem. To resolve this problem, you may need to.…

  • Normal Template in Microsoft Word - How to Open or Find the.
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    There are times when the simplest way to change defaults in Microsoft Word is to open the or template. Other times you need to find it so you can open the containing folder and rename the template for diagnostic work. The normal template will always be found in the user templates folder, which has.…

  • Customize the Normal Template in Microsoft Office - ThoughtCo
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    Jul 23, 2017. If you don't have it or want to check out a recent version, you should read this article on How to Install or Update to Microsoft Office 2016 first. Or, check out. If it does not include the ".dot" or ".dotm" extension, you have not found the Normal Template and should start again or contact Microsoft for support.…

  • Changing the Default Template in Word IT Services
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    First you'll need to follow our "Show Hidden Files and Folders" instructions so you can access the template file. 2. With Word open, click the "File" tab and select "Open." 3. You'll need to click the "C" drive and browse to users/yourID/appdata/roaming/microsoft/templates/ Click "Open." 4. This will.…

  • Normal template wiped, again - Microsoft Community
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    We the product team have identified a problem that occurs after the latest update version 16.0.6366.nnnn to Office is applied. After the update, Word will rename the existing to “old” during startup or in the case of Word as the email editor for Outlook.…

  • How to edit or change in Microsoft Word 2016 - Steve Doig
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    Aug 6, 2016. Apply the updated to your document. Open the document that needs a new template attached. Click the File tab. On the File screen, choose the Options command. The Word Options dialog box appears. Choose Add-Ins from the left side of the Word Options dialog box. Choose Templates from.…