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Chapter 16. Formatting Documents Using T... > Attaching Templates to Documents

Attaching Templates to Documents

Every document has a template associated with it, or “attached” to it, that controls the basic layout and settings used in the document by default. If you create a new, blank document, the Normal.dot template, which is a global template, is attached to the document. When you create a document from an existing template, that document template is automatically attached to the document as well. You can specify which document template you want to attach to a document, regardless of which template is currently attached. And when you replace the existing document template with a new one, you can specify to automatically update the document’s text with the new styles, which makes changing templates and formatting later a snap.

To attach a document template to a document and update the document’s styles based on the newly attached template, follow these steps:


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