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Changing the default template in Microsoft Word

A while back, I had a user ask me how he could change the default template in Word. I realized that it had been so long since I had done anything of the sort myself, that I needed to look it up. Finding that this was something I had not documented, I decided to do so. The information below relates specifically to Word 2010 on Windows 7, but it should work for later versions, too.
As I have written previously, the default template used by Word is dictated by a file called Normal.dotm, located at C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates. In order to modify it, simply do as follows:

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