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Subject:Re: Template Question From:WorkingWords -at- aol -dot- com To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com Date:Tue, 20 Jun 2000 22:50:03 EDT
The method John describes is how Word is designed to work. However, there is
an obscure bug that can be quite annoying. If you use the Heading styles with
automatic numbering, checking the Automatically update styles option corrupts
the styles in the document. The corruption is most obvious if you use change
tracking, but also shows itself by changing the tab and indent settings of
some styles. For more information, in the Microsoft Knowledge base, see
article number Q228446. This applies at least to Word 97, but I don't believe
it is fixed in Word 2000. I recommend avoiding the Automatically update
WorkingWords -at- aol -dot- com
In a message dated 6/20/00 6:59:17 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
mail -at- freelock -dot- com writes:
> Kelly wrote:
> > You didn't specify the software you're using. If it's
> > Word, you open the document in which you want the
> > changes to occur. (We'll call it New.doc.) Select
> > Format --> Style and click on "organizer." From the
> > Organizer menu you'll "close file" in the window on
> > the right (it's generally Normal.dot) and then "open"
> > the file that has the desired styles. You can then
> > copy some or all of the styles to New.doc.
> This works if you want to copy styles, but you have to do it manually every
> time. The faster way, if you want to update all styles, is to reattach the
> template that's been updated. To do that, go to Tools --> Templates and
> Add-ins, and remove the template listed in the Document Template box. Then
> select the Automatically update styles check box, and click Attach,
> attaching your template.
> This will update your styles to match what's currently in the template. I
> haven't worked with this enough to know whether later changes to the
> template will automatically update documents based on it or not, though I
> doubt it works correctly if so... and I don't think this will update any
> text, graphics, or table changes...
> > --- Queen <queen-1 -at- iname -dot- com> wrote:
> > > how do I set up
> > > the template so that when I
> > > make changes to the template, I can open up the
> > > documents (that were created
> > > based on that template) and have them pick up the
> > > styles, graphics or table
> > > changes that were made to the template.
> Good luck!
> John Locke