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David, what version of Word do you have? I seem to remember that there is a
locking feature in 2002 and/or 2003 that allows changing only styles in a
document that you specify. It does not specifically address the template,
but does prevent adding or changing styles in the document itself.
I used this feature when I sent documents out for review, because I had one
user in particular who thought it was his "duty" to change all the
formatting in any document he looked at. :-\
I would look, but I have the newest version of Word (2007?) so I can't
check. I recommend you search the Microsoft Office site online for the
answer to this one. Try searching on "prevent changes to styles" and see if
On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 2:38 PM, Downing, David <david -dot- downing -at- fiserv -dot- com>wrote:
> I've searched Word help for this, but to no avail. I know how to switch off
> the prompt to save changes to the Normal template, but can you turn off
> *all* prompts to save changes to *any* templates? I never want to let Word
> do this because it would involve making changes that I don't always know the
> nature of, which I think is doubleplusungood. So can I tell Word to stop
> asking me whether I want to save changes to templates altogether, because I
> never want to?
> David Downing
> Senior Technical Writer
> Credit Union Solutions
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