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MS Office 2010

Detect, what Service Pack is installed

File -> Help -> Version -> Additional Version Information:

... SP1 ...

(only at Addition Version Information not at normal Version)


  • Version >= 14.0.7015.1000 => MS Office 2010 SP2
  • Version >= 14.0.6023.1000 => MS Office 2010 SP1


Installation Order for MS Office in English and German

  • full-de
  • languagepack-en
  • sp1-de
  • languagepack-sp1-en


  • full-sp1-en
  • languagepack-de
  • languagepack-de-sp1

Silent Install

MS Office Customization Tool

create custom MSP file:

setup.exe /admin

Install Custom Settings

setup.exe /adminfile msoffice2010-custom.msp


cscript "$InstallDir32$\ospp.vbs" /osppsvcrestart
cscript "$InstallDir32$\ospp.vbs" /inpkey:XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
cscript "$InstallDir32$\ospp.vbs" /act
cscript "$InstallDir32$\ospp.vbs" /dstatus

Normal.dotx: Global Word Template

By registry key it is possible to define a SharedTemplates directory, which Word uses to search its Normal.dotx file.

For detailed information, take a look at

Lets assume, to set it to c:\templates:

"SharedTemplates" = REG_EXPAND_SZ:"c:\templates"

It is also required to set Beginning with MS Office 2010, starting Word results in migrating the Normal.dotx and renaming the original file. To prevent this, following registy key must be set:


Word will use c:\templates\normal.dotx if

  • SharedTemplates is defined in the registry
  • there is no file %AppdataDir%\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dotx

If Word modifies Normal.dotx, it will overwrite c:\templates\normal.dotx. If this file/directory is write protected (which is a good idea for a global template), Word will ask for an alternate location to store this file.

If the user chooses a file name different to %AppdataDir%\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dotx, this new Normal.dotx habe limited influence. To archive the assumed behavior, the user has to select the path %AppdataDir%\Microsoft\Templates\Normal.dotx. At the next start of Word, this modified Normal.dotx is taken as default.

Default Fonts