How to export your basic Microsoft Word custom settings

If you need to transfer basic settings you have customized, such as default font family and size, your macros, etc., to your laptop or elsewhere, this can be achieved by replacing Word’s default normal template with the one containing your own changes.

To locate your customized normal template go to Word’s Options > Advanced > General > File Locations.

Open the File Locations panel to find the User Templates location. Open your templates folder, right click your Normal template to copy and paste it in the relevant folder of any other Office installation you are using, or just in your backup folder to transfer it later wherever you need.

To export your Ribbons and Quick Access Toolbar: Go to Options > Customize Ribbon > Import / Export, to save or restore your Ribbon settings. This includes the Quick Access Toolbar settings.