In Word version prior Word 365 all you needed to do in order to customize Normal.dot template (i.e. change macros, styles, keyboard shortcuts) was:
- Start Word with an empty doc or double click Normal.dotm in %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Templates
- Change anything you want
- Hit F12 and save new template under New.dotm
- Exit Word, delete Normal.dotm and rename New.dotm → Normal.dotm
This thing is one of many simple and obvious things that Microsoft made really difficult in Word 365.
If you have such file (personal template) that you have been using for years (like I do) and if you try to open it in Word 365 to add some new modification and then you save it then you will find that everything you changed (now and earlier) will be lost. For some stupid reason known only to Microsoft freaks.
Here is how to have modified Normal.dotm with all your settings in Word 365.Read More “Normal.dot Word 365 template with macros and settings”