|I can change my default Word settings temporarily but when I restart Word, the changes are gone. |
I was able to create a new template with the defaults I want, delete the old normal.dotm and replace it with the new template (renamed as normal.dotm). This workaround is the only way I have been able to make changes to my default settings stick.
However, I still cannot save changes to other default settings, envelope settings for example. Also, I am unable to save global macros. I need macros that will work in any new document or old document I happen to be working on but unless the macro is tied to a specific document, it disappears.
In my opinion, something is preventing Word from making changes to its settings files. I have tried changing the locations of the default folders (which changes do actually stick) but it does not change the fact that Word will not hold changes after restarting.
I posted this here because I am wondering if the OP also has similar issues beyond the trouble saving the spacing defaults.