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Changing Default Template Location

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    jharbaugh is offline Junior Member White Belt
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    Changing Default Template Location

    Is there a way to change the default location for the template used to create a new map. I want to use a server-based customized template with links that will be updated on the server nightly. When a user opens MapPoint, I want the displayed map to be created from the server-based template.

    Any suggestions? Thanks.

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    Have you checked the registry? I think there's a setting there..

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    I've been looking in the registry but I haven't (so far) found a key that changes the default location of the template.

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    I did a search for the template file name (New North American Map.ptt) and came up with this, under Software\Classes:

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.ptm\MapPoint. Map.NA.11\ShellNew]
    "FileName"="D:\\Program Files\\Microsoft MapPoint 2004\\Templates\\New North American Map.ptt"

    I haven't tried it, but it's worth a shot?

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    Eric,

    Thanks for the suggestion. I tried changing that registry key as well as a couple of other registry keys I found that referenced the standard .ptt file but still no luck. I will likely start to look at other options to get the program to do what I want.

    Let me know if you have any other ideas.

    Thanks.

    Jim Harbaugh

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    Can the shortcut on the user's machine just be changed to point to the .ptt file on the network?

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