A short note so that I can remember, and you can find, the template location for Office 2016 on the Mac. Why do I do this?
It may appear, and certainly Google will agree, that your template location is:
~/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates
BTW, you get Library by holding do the Option key and select Go. Without the Option key being pressed you will not see it.
However, the correct path is:
~/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Templates
I thought the UBF8T thing might be different for different people but I have checked several different Mac’s and they have the same one.
So now you have the location where you can place your templates and Office will find them.
- 3/6/16 – Thanks to Rick I was reminded I had not used the proper slash – should be / rather then \. Corrected.
- 11/25/15 – Thanks to Ian, you can see below in comments where the stock templates are. Certainly not where one might expect. Much appreciate it Ian!
- 9/29/15 – A reader (seen below in comments) asked where the stock templates are stored. He wanted to remove them to clean things up. A good question and I was not able to answer. Plus, I looked quite hard, and used Google, and nothing was found. I even know some of their file names and no luck. Hopefully someone reading this might be able to help?
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