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Attach a Different Template to a Document

Attach a different template to a document to use that templates styles, building blocks and macros. Templates can be used to distribute customisations such as styles to different types of documents that require them.

  1. Click the Office button and select Word Options
  2. Select the Add-Ins category on the left
  3. The Word Options dialogue box displays the list of add-ins for you to view and manage

    Manage Microsoft Word add-ins

  4. Click the Manage list arrow, select Templates and click Go
  5. The Templates tab of the Templates and Add-Ins dialogue box is displayed

    Templates and Add-Ins dialogue box

  6. Click the Attach button
  7. The Attach Template dialogue box lists the saved templates. Select the template you want to attach and click Open

    Attach a template to a document

    If you did not save the template to the Templates folder you will need to navigate to where you template was saved

  8. Check the Automatically update document styles box if you want the styles of the attached template to replace the styles curently used
  9. Only the styles using the same name in both the current template and the one being attached will be replaced

  10. Click Ok
  11. The template is attached and all atyles, building blocks and macros used in that template will now be available for use

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