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Subject:RE: MS Word .DOT file From:"Chinell, David F \(GE Indust, Security\)" <David -dot- Chinell -at- GE -dot- com> To:<techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Tue, 31 Oct 2006 10:29:00 -0500
"if you send the .doc file to other people, Word will use THEIR copy of normal.dot instead of yours"
Sorry to belabor this, but I see this caution partially explained too often. The only time the target machine's templates will change the appearance of your document is if the document has Tools > Templates and Add-ins > "Automatically update document styles" checked, which is not default behavior.
It IS a good practice to create individual, meaningfully-named templates to define the style of each class of document you create. But it's not necessary to do so to avoid unwanted interaction with the target machine's templates.