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Note: You don’t get a global template’s styles when you attach it in this way. You can transfer them into
your document using the Organizer, as described on page 207, or attach the same template as a docu-
Unloading a global template
Having several global templates open uses up memory, therefore slowing your Mac
down. To unload a global template you no longer need, choose Tools→Templates
and Add-ins and uncheck it in the list, or click Remove.
Your teachers were right: The more time you spend on the outline, the less work
you’ll have to do when it comes time to writing your actual paper, story, article, or
book. Word’s outline maker is an underused tool that can revolutionize the way you
work and even think. It frees you from the drudgery of keeping track of all the
letters and numbers in an outline, while encouraging you to categorize and priori-
tize your ideas.
Building an Outline
To outline your document from the beginning, open a blank document and choose
View→Outline, or click the fourth tiny icon at the lower-left corner of your docu-
ment window. (You can also apply Outline view to an existing document, which is
described later in this section.)
Whenever you switch to Outline view, the Outline toolbar appears (see Figure 6-8).
When you ﬁrst start typing, your words are formatted as Heading 1—the highest
To do the latter, navigate to the template on your Mac’s
hard drive; it’s probably in the Microsoft Ofﬁce
X→Templates folder. Click the template’s document icon
to select it and choose File→Duplicate. Drag the copied
ﬁle to the Microsoft Ofﬁce X→Ofﬁce→Startup→Word
From now on, this startup template is automatically loaded
to every Word document you open. In other words, this
global template is not automatically unloaded when you
Word automatically unloads any global templates you load
(other than the Normal template) when you quit Word.
When you open Word again, the Normal template is, by
default, the only global template loaded.
If you want to make the AutoText entries, macros, and other
attributes of another global template available all the time,
you can pursue one of these two avenues:
• Copy them into the Normal template using the
Organizer, as described on page 207.
• Turn the additional global template into a star-
Using a Template as a Startup Item
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