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Special Edition Using® Microsoft® Office Word 2003 by Bill Camarda

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Understanding Global Templates

Global templates are templates whose styles and other settings are available to all open documents. As already mentioned, Normal is a global template. However, you can add more global templates, either for your current session or permanently. You might load a global template in the following situations:

  • When you want to make sure that a set of macros, styles, or AutoText entries is available for use in all documents you plan to create during one session—but not necessarily for all sessions. For instance, if you are editing several sales proposals today, you may want to load a sales proposal template as a global template today so that you can have access to its special toolbars, shortcuts, AutoText entries, and macros. ...

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