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You are deploying Office 2007 within your enterprise organization. After you performed an inplace upgrade of an earlier version of Office to Office 2007, Word 2007 will not automatically migrate settings of your existing Normal.dot file.
Customizations to previous versions of Word do not automatically migrate to Office Word 2007 during installation. These customizations include:
Many features relating to these customizations are significantly redesigned in Office Word 2007. Settings from earlier versions of Word do not automatically migrate to Office Word 2007. Users can take advantage of the new features more easily.
In previous versions of Word, customizations are stored in the Normal template (Normal.dot). This template stores customizations such as custom toolbars, default font changes, style customizations (including user-created styles), macros, AutoText, and AutoCorrect entries.
The installation process for Office Word 2007 renames Normal.dot to Normal11.dot.
The default for Office Word 2007 is the new Normal.dotm template.
By default, Normal11.dot and Normal.dotm are stored in the following location:
For Windows XP and Windows Server 2003
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates.
If you are deploying Office 2007 within your enterprise organization follow these steps to automatically convert your existing Normal.dot file:
Use the Office Customization Tool to create a customization patch
To install Office 2007 with the customization patch use the following command line option:
If you have Office 2007 already installed on your machine and you want to convert an existing Normal11.dot, follow the steps below:
Your customizations should now be available in Office Word 2007.
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For more information on the Office Customization Tool, visit the following Technet site.
For more information on migration for Word 2007, visit the following Technet site.
Migration considerations for Word 2007
(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151500)for other considerations.
Article ID: 2000271 - Last Review: September 23, 2010 - Revision: 4.0