"Strict" Word template for end-users

Subject: "Strict" Word template for end-users
From: Caitlin Gannon <caitlingannon -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Thu, 1 Feb 2007 09:43:54 -0800 (PST)

Hi everyone,

I need to create a bullet-proof Word template for other people to use. These end-users are fond of using blank paragraphs for spacing, adding hard page breaks between sections, using different heading styles so the TOC doesn't work, etc. They generally don't use styles even if they are pre-built, and even if I write a style guide, they aren't tech writers and may not understand why it's important to follow it.

I'm not a big fan of Word, but it's what we have. Is there a way to create a template that forces the use of styles? I'd love it if the template would require the user to choose a style rather than allowing them to override my lovely formatting.

Thanks in advance!


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