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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Managing Styles and Templates

As you can see from the discussion in this chapter, styles and templates are inextricably related. Because many of the styles you use are stored in templates, managing styles boils down to managing the templates that contain them.

Creating a New Template from Scratch

To create a new template choose File, New, click the Template button, and then click OK.

A Word template is nearly identical to a Word document, except it also contains AutoText entries. (The Normal template also contains formatted AutoCorrect entries.) That's the only difference. Usually Word templates are identified with the filename extension *.dot, but that isn't a requirement.

Where Does Word Store Templates?

When you save a new template, Word attempts ...

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