I'm working on Windows 8.1 with Word 2013. I created a Template from an existing document in Word. I placed the template in C:\Users\<me>\App Data\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates. I open Word and attempted to create a document based on the Template. But I can't because the template is not available. Its not available on the "New Document" screen. And searching for it from within Word returns 0 results.

File → Options → Advanced no longer lists template locations. This new interface really sucks. Microsoft has ruined nearly every one of its programs with this cursed tablet interface.

Where do I store templates in Word 2013?


In Office 2013 %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Templates is used to store templates from Office.com.

The default location for personal, customized templates is now at: My Documents\Custom Office Templates.


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