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  • Looking for the OCT setting(s), or the reg setting(s) if not available in the OCT,  I can change so the default Style is "No Spacing", not Normal.   Any help appreciated.
    Monday, June 21, 2010 3:55 PM

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  • What version of Word are you using?

    If the steps above work, you should be able to install your Office Customization Tool MSP file with SCCM. As long as it applies successfully any user that logs onto the computer and open Office will get the new template. OCT patches apply to all users by default. OCT MSP's can be applied like this:

    msiexec /p \\path\to\your_oct_patch.msp


    Regards,
    Sean Francis
    Microsoft Online Community Support
    Office Deployment Support Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/odsupport
    • Marked as answer by CNTRP Friday, June 25, 2010 10:23 AM
    Thursday, June 24, 2010 5:26 PM

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  • Hi,

    Which version of office do you use? I set an example of office 2007.

    If you customize a Normal.dotm file and then include this template in the Office Word 2007 installation for a group of users, every new Office Word 2007 document opened by a user in that group will include the customizations.

    Set the default style in Normal.dotm.

    1.  Open Normal.dotm. (Typically, Normal.dotm is located in the %AppData%\Microsoft\Templates folder. By default, %AppData% is C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\AppData).

    2.  On the Quick Access Toolbar, on the Home tab, click Change Styles in the Styles group, point to Style Set, and then click the style set that you want to use.

    To set the style set as the default style set in Word 2007, click Change Styles in the Styles group, and then click Set as Default.

           3. When the confirmation dialog box appears, click Yes.

    4.    Close Normal.dotm.

    5.  In Windows Explorer, right-click Normal.dotm, and then click Properties. (Typically, Normal.dotm is located in the %AppData%\Microsoft\Templates folder. By default, %AppData% is C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\AppData).

    6.  In the Normal Properties box, on the Details tab, click Remove Properties and Personal Information.

    7.  On the Remove Properties box, click Remove the following properties from this file.

    8.  Select the Authors, Last saved by, Revision number, and Version number options.

    9.  Click OK, and then click OK again to close the Normal Properties box.

     

    Use the Office Customization Tool to deploy Office Word 2007 with the customized Normal.dotm to a group of users

    After you have customized the Normal.dotm file, you can add it to your Office Word 2007 installation source files and then use the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to deploy this customized version of Office Word 2007 to a group of users.

    Deploy the new default settings to a group of users

    1.  Open the Office Customization Tool (at a command prompt, type <Path to 2007 Office system installation folder>\setup.exe /admin, and then press ENTER).

    2.  On the Select Product dialog box, select Create a new Setup customization file for the following product, or Open an existing Setup customization file if you want to add to an existing Setup customization file, and then click OK.

    3.  In the console tree, click Add files, and then click Add.

    4.  Select Normal.dotm, and then click Add. (Typically, Normal.dotm is located in the %AppData%\Microsoft\Templates folder. By default, %AppData% is C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\AppData).

    5.  In the File Destination Path dialog box, in the Destination path on the user's computer list, select %AppData\Microsoft\Templates, and then click OK.

    6.  In the console tree, click Remove Files, and then click Add.

    7.  In the File Path dialog box, under Path and file name of file to be deleted, enter %AppData%\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dotm, and then click OK. (This will remove any Normal.dotm file from the users’ computers that is from a previous installation of Word.)

    8.  From the 2007 Office system installation point, run Setup.exe, and follow the prompts to install Office Word 2007.

     

    ·     Note that If a user changes language settings for 2007 Microsoft Office system, Office Word 2007 creates a new Normal.dotm for that user (and renames the originally installed Normal.dotm), which causes the user to lose any customizations derived from their original Normal.dotm file.

     

     

    Tuesday, June 22, 2010 4:58 AM
  • Seems to work for the current user, however, firm-wide deployment is done via SCCM using a service account.  Any way you are aware of to account for multiple users/profiles all getting the custom normal.dotm I want them to have?
    Tuesday, June 22, 2010 4:36 PM
  • What version of Word are you using?

    If the steps above work, you should be able to install your Office Customization Tool MSP file with SCCM. As long as it applies successfully any user that logs onto the computer and open Office will get the new template. OCT patches apply to all users by default. OCT MSP's can be applied like this:

    msiexec /p \\path\to\your_oct_patch.msp


    Regards,
    Sean Francis
    Microsoft Online Community Support
    Office Deployment Support Blog: http://blogs.technet.com/odsupport
    • Marked as answer by CNTRP Friday, June 25, 2010 10:23 AM
    Thursday, June 24, 2010 5:26 PM