moderated Re: Using Older Normal.dotm in Newer Office Suite

Bill White

Hi, Mike. No, you can't transfer the normal template from Word 2010 to Office 2016 Pro. This is because they have a different format, and a different file extension. The templates in Word 2010 have a .dotm extension, whereas the templates in Office 2016 Pro have a .dotx extension.


Bill White




From: [] On Behalf Of Mike B
Sent: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 6:34 PM
To: JList
Subject: Using Older Normal.dotm in Newer Office Suite


Hi All,


I'm going to upgrade my Office 2010 Standard suite to Office 2016 Pro.  I would like to keep my Word 2010 settings since I'm too damn lazy to configure Word again, so can I transfer  my Word 2010 Normal.dotm to Office 2016 ?  All help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks mooy moocho.

Stay safe and take care.  Mike.

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