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Part III. Beyond the Basics > Chapter 14. Creating a Template - Pg. 345

Creating a Template 14 As you learned in Chapter 2, all Word documents are based on templates, .dot files that contain styles, macros, customizations, and often boilerplate text. In Word, we say that a template is attached to a document. Check out Chapter 2 for all the gory details on how Word handles templates. Here's a brief recap, though. Some templates are loaded globally during the Word startup process. The items in these templates (styles, etc.) are available in all documents opened in Word. Word's own is the master global template and is loaded every time Word starts. Other global templates can be loaded automatically or manually, and unloaded at will using the Tools Templates and Add-Ins command.