Insert Page numbercentre as default

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January 26, 2011 at 04:46:20
Specs: Windows Vista, 1.862 GHz / 1022 MB
I use extensively page number in practically all my documents.
The default is "Right". But I want it (and need it) in the "centre". So I have to continually click Insert>Page number>and choose “Center”.
Is there a way to put the default of "page number" as "Center" instead of “Right”? (Whisch is now the defaul?) (I still run Office 2000)
I appreciate your effort to answer me… as it would save many hours every year!!!!
Thank you in advance!

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#1
January 26, 2011 at 11:38:41
See if this works:

Open Word,
Select New document,
Select File Open

Navigate to where the normal.dot file is located,

Not sure about Vista but on XP it is usually:

C:\Documents and Settings\<your user name>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates

Also, on XP, the normal.dot is a hidden system file so may not show.
If you can't find it:
Go into My Computer
Click on the Tools menu
Choose Folder Options.
Click on the View Tab

put a check where it says "Show hidden files and folders"
and UNCHECK "Hide extensions for known file types"
and "Hide protected operating system files".


Open normal.dot
Make your changes
Save the normal.dot,
Close Word.

Now when you open Word again, the changes you made should be part of the normal template.

The old normal template should be renamed and saved in the same location as a backup.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#2
January 28, 2011 at 01:09:42
Hi!
Thank you for your time.
Unfortunately could not find Toold menu in "my Computer" or as I have in Vista "Computer" only. And got stuck there.
2- I don't know how to fine 'normal.dot". Not even in "Start search" I don't know how to find it and therefore how to open it.
Can you still help? Hope so!! jajaja!!!

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#3
January 28, 2011 at 13:24:22
On Vista you should have a task bar at the top with the usual: File, Edit, View, Tools options.

If you can't find it
go to Control Panel
Select Appearance and Personalization
Select Folder Options
Click on the View Tab

put a check where it says "Show hidden files and folders"
and UNCHECK "Hide extensions for known file types"
and "Hide protected operating system files".

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#4
January 28, 2011 at 19:48:02
Hi Mike!
Found Folder Options and done what you said to do (Although <Hide protected operating system files>, gave me an alert).
But I still do not know where to find normal.dot. to dothe second half!
Sorry.............again for making you loose some of your time!

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#5
January 29, 2011 at 06:40:50
I don't know how you have your system set up,
and I don't know how Vista works as I have XP,
but you now want to do a Search of your system for the normal.dot file.

I believe that on Vista you simply click on the MS Orb, on the lower left of your screen, and the Search box is right there, but again, I'm not positive.

Once you find the Search function, then enter the word: normal.dot

If it does not show up, you may have to do an Advanced search,
again I don't have Vista so I'm lost here.

Did you try navigating to the:

C:\Documents and Settings\<your user name>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates

directory and see if the normal,dot file is there?

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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#6
January 30, 2011 at 02:09:04
Hi Mike!
Again did not work...But I found (By clicking here and there, trying to follow your advises...) and now I have the page nuber automatically placed without even go to <insert->Page number>in any and all new page! Even better than I wanted!!!! Bingo!
For your perusal, here what I did:
Went in <Advanced Search>->Search everywhere->Advanced search->Checked box<Included non indexed...>I typed <Normal> (No answers for normal.dot)->Then 2clicked <normal> and placed page number in insert and <center>
That's all! Anazing eh?
Mike thank you for your help. Whit your guidance I made it!. Again THANKS.
Euro

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#7
January 30, 2011 at 07:33:47
Glad you got it working.

MIKE

http://www.skeptic.com/


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