Applying a template to a document in Word 2003?

Subject: Applying a template to a document in Word 2003?
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Kevin Amery <kevin -dot- amery -at- sympatico -dot- ca>
Date: Sun, 01 Jan 2006 14:46:41 -0500

Kevin Amery wondered: <<How do you tell Word to use a different template for an existing document? Specifically, I have a document that uses I want to use a different .dot file, but for the life of me I can't find how to get Word to do it. Apparently in older versions you could do this by going to File>Template and changing it there... But MS in their infinite wisdom have taken that menu item away in 2003.>>

Not using Word 2003, but I don't believe this particular feature has changed: template management wsa never found under the File menu, other than when you created a new document; then, you could choose from among the available templates as the basis for your new manuscript.

Try this instead: Tools-->Templates and add-ins. From that dialog, you can click the "Attach" button to "attach" (link, really) the template of your choice. Note that if you've already done most of your formatting using, you'll have to reapply any styles that differ in formatting, since styles don't automatically update, particularly if you've manually overridden the formatting.

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