RE: MS Word .DOT file

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 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.


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