Why can\'t I find my .dot files?
Thread poster: Sara Freitas

Sara Freitas
France
Local time: 07:38
French to English
Jan 16, 2003

I am using Windows XP/Word 2000. I have saved some templates as .dot files. When I click on \"save as\" then choose .dot as the type of document, I can see all of the other .dots in that folder when I save a new one. However, when I go to \"open\" and choose .dot, or even \"all types\" I can\'t see my .dot files, only my .doc files. I know they are there somewhere, but I can\'t open them!! There seems to be a \"template\" folder inside the folder I created but it only shows up when I do \"save as\" and not \"open.\" I did not create the \"template\" file. Can anyone help me with this?
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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:38
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Probably the default templates folder Jan 16, 2003

Hi Sara,

MS Office creates a default folder for templates; the exact path depends on the language version, and on any customised details you may have provided during installation.



When you try to save a .dot template, you can use the \"save as\" dialogue to check the path: just open the drop-down list where you\'re being shown the \"Templates\" folder.



The default folder should be \"[drive]:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Templates\" - this option is changeable under \"Tools - Options\".


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Sara Freitas
France
Local time: 07:38
French to English
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Thanks..but I see that I have "templates" and "modèles" Jan 16, 2003

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On 2003-01-16 08:45, Lemster wrote:

Hi Sara,

MS Office creates a default folder for templates; the exact path depends on the language version, and on any customised details you may have provided during installation.



When you try to save a .dot template, you can use the \"save as\" dialogue to check the path: just open the drop-down list where you\'re being shown the \"Templates\" folder.



The default folder should be \"[drive]:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Templates\" - this option is changeable under \"Tools - Options\".





Yes, I found those files. They contain the sample templates. I think my situation is further complicated by the fact that I have French XP and later installed American MS office. I can find \"templates\" thanks to you, but there is the French version of the default templates file called \"modeles\" which is where my files are...I will keep on looking!!
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Carsten Behrend  Identity Verified
Germany
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Try Search on your computer Jan 16, 2003

Try a Search [Start, Search, Find Files or Folders] on your system. Enter [*.dot] in the search line and hit Enter. The search process will display all DOT-Files on your system. You may then decide what files are useful to you.



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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:38
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Copy all Templates and Modelles in one folder Jan 16, 2003

As you stated, you installed US Office over a french version of the same. Even if I do not understand why it was necessary, as any Office vesion contains spell checking for English, but nevertheless:



Regarding to your informations you were able to locate your template folder and to set it as template folder in Word (as Ralf described). Now locate all your Modelles (i assume they are your french templates) and copy all of them to the folder containing Templates and set in Word. After that you should be able to see them all.



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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Find them & possibly relocate them in Word 2000 Jan 16, 2003

I think I am only elaborating a bit on what Ralf said, but in Word 2000, go to Tools > Options > File Locations. This should tell you where \"User Templates\" (i.e. the ones created by you) are located. If this location is not convenient, you can create a new folder somewhere more convenient, highlight \"User Templates\", click on \"Modify\" and enter the location of your new folder.

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