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For a Microsoft Word 2000 version of this article, see 216595
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry, make sure to back it up and make sure that you understand how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For information about how to back up, restore, and edit the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/EN-US/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
This article describes the new categories of template files, the template locations, and the registry keys associated with templates in Microsoft Word 2002.
Template CategoriesTemplates fall into one of five categories. When you click the New command on the File menu, Word seeks the templates according to the following priority:
Template LocationsThe template locations for Microsoft Word depend on the operating system of the computer on which Word is installed and the type of template. The following list features the default template locations for the English (U.S.) version of Word.
Registry Key LocationsWARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
The following registry keys indicate where your user-customized and workgroup templates locations are stored in the Windows registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\10.0\Common\General\SharedTemplatesNOTE: These registry values do not appear unless you have changed your default template locations.