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Any customizations, styles, etc. applied to the current document override those found in the current template, which in turn override settings found in, which in turn override those found in the application itself. Consider this example: the key combination Ctrl-N has the built-in effect of creating a new blank document. This is part of the application layer. You could customize that keystroke to do something different (like apply a certain style) and save that customization as part of . Whenever you used the key combination in any document in Word, it would now apply that style. If, however, you customized Ctrl-N to do something different (like switch to Outline view) and saved that cus- tomization as part of the document template (assuming the document template is not, then the key combination would have that effect in any document to which the template is attached. In other words, customizations in the current template would override customizations in Likewise, customizations in the current document would override even customizations in the document tem- plate. I can almost hear you saying, "Great -- but what's it mean to me?" When customizing the Word interface, creating custom templates, or creating macros or custom scripts, this basic understanding of how Word builds itself can help solve any number of weird events. How Word Works Starting Word from the Command Line Like most programs, Word can be started from the Windows command line