RE: Discussion of MS Word for FrameMaker users?

Subject: RE: Discussion of MS Word for FrameMaker users?
From: "Dan Goldstein" <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2005 09:08:57 -0400

It's that word "Automatically" that gives me the willies. Word happens.
Templates can be accidentally changed, become corrupt, etc. Guess what
happens to the documents whose styles are automatically updated from

To keep up with *intentionally* changed templates, you can update styles
semi-automatically. Leave that check box cleared by default. When a
template is changed, go into the document, select that check box, save
the document, clear the check box, and save the document again. You have
now updated the doc's styles without remaining chained to the template.

-- Dan Goldstein

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Neshamkin
> Sent: Wednesday, August 17, 2005 4:47 PM
> To: Dan Goldstein; 'TECHWR-L'
> Subject: RE: Discussion of MS Word for FrameMaker users?
> One clarification on point number 5 -- the "Automatically
> Update Document Styles" under Tools | Templates and Add-Ins
> is quite different than the "Automatically Update" under the
> Modify Style dialog box. I agree with Dan that the latter
> should be avoided at all costs. However, I recommend the
> former to anyone who needs to impose document standards in a
> workgroup... This is the logical setting
> if you are working in an environment where styles guidelines
> and templates are modified periodically, and you want all
> your existing documentation to reflect these recent changes.
> This is a good thing, and it is one of the many things that
> does work in Word...

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