Normal dotm not updating
If I deleted or renamed the existing normal.dotm, Word 2010 would not create a new one when I made style changes (and it should have). So if you have PDF Complete installed on your computer (sometimes pre-installed on new HP machines), just uninstall it an will be created and updated as it should be. I was able to fix it by deleting my and having a buddy with same version of Office 2010 send me his A normal, non admin, user cannot change the template IF PDF Complete is installed through any of the usual WORD methods; it simply does not change the template.
This is really obscure, but uninstalling PDF Complete fixed all my problems. Additionally, the standard user cannot even save a modified file as the proper type macro-enabled template.
Just FYI, here's what's going on with the other methods you tried: This changes the No Spacing style in the Normal template to match whatever it is in the current document.
You haven't actually changed the Normal template to use No Spacing by default.
What technology / method do you employ to distribute a shared company style to your client machines ?
First you'll need to follow our "Show Hidden Files and Folders" instructions so you can access the template file. With Word open, click the "File" tab and select "Open." 3.
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This method seems pretty barbaric to me, given that a firm I worked with 3 years ago used the same technique to publish company styles and saw same problems.
Ultimately I want to eradicate extra spaces after a carriage return for any new blank documents.