Customize the Default Word Document Template

If you want to customize the default template that Microsoft Office Word uses to create a new document, here’s how:

1. Make a copy of the default template in Word. You’ll find the default template here: C:\Documents and Settings\yourname\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dotm
(where yourname is the name you use to log on to your computer).

2. Store the copy of the template in a safe place.
3. Create the document that you want to use as a new template, and then save it on the desktop as a macro-enabled template.
4. Close all instances of Word.
5. Replace the default template in the location given in step 1. Your new template will now be the default.