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Word 2003 to 2007 -- Normal.dot

What is the best way to migrate my Word 2003 normal.dot to Word 2007 and maintain my 2003 keyboard shortcuts? Thanks for any help.
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Re: Word 2003 to 2007 -- Normal.dot

If you are deploying Office 2007 within your enterprise organization follow these steps to automatically convert your existing Normal.dot file:

Use the Office Customization Tool to create a customization patch
  1. To launch the Office Customization Toolkit call the Setup with the /admin command line switch from your network installation point:
    \\server\share\setup.exe /admin
    Go to Add registry keys and click on add.
  2. Select HKEY_CURRENT_USER as tree and REG_DWORD as Type.
  3. Enter the following key: Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Options.
  4. Enter the following value name: MigrateNormalOnFirstBoot.
  5. Enter the following value data: 1
  6. Click OK to close the dialog.
  7. In the Office Customization Toolkit click File and Save As, then assign a name to the customization path and click Save to close the dialog.
  8. Close the Office Customization Tool by clicking File and Exit.

To install Office 2007 with the customization patch use the following command line option:
\\server\share\setup.exe /adminfile \\server\share\mychanges\custom.msp

More information here - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2000271
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Re: Word 2003 to 2007 -- Normal.dot

Thanks for the answer. If I'm understanding this correctly, this is to change through a server? What I want to do is upgrade a single computer. Would I go about this the same way other than following the /admin command line?

I'm just having a terrible time having Word 2007 transfer my keyboard shortcuts with my normal.dot and it's driving me crazy. I have a lot of macros that I use with my work and I really don't want to have to reassign them all manually. I know there has to be a way to do this, but right now I'm completely at a loss as to why it isn't working for me.

Thanks again.
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