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Building and Debuging Templates for MS-W

By F3rg13 ·
There is very little information in the MS documentation that comes with MS Office to describe how to build or customize templates. Does anyone know of a decent book(s), pamphlet, web page, or any other source of detailed instructions for building and debuging Word templates?

An example of a problem I have had is as follows:

I took the memo template that comes with Word and modified it to include drop-down fields for the "To:", "CC:" and "From:" fields. The template worked initially but then I tried to modify the free text filed for the body of the memo. After several failed attempts I gave up. Subsequent to those attempts, the drop-down boxes in those fields still "drop-down" after I have built the memo and protected the document.

I have been unble to correct this situation. I have been unable to find a decent source of information on Word templates. I bought Woody Leonards book "Word 97 Annoyances" and "Hacker's guide to MS Word" but even these tomes fall short when it comes to templat

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by maxwell edison In reply to Building and Debuging Tem ...

Greetings,

Your question was (is) rather intriguing to me since I've often thought about different ways of creating Word templates for my office. (I'm glad I ran across it.) And you're right, there's not much information on that subject. However,I've run across some very informative web sites about creating Word templates. You might also be interested. (REMOVE SPACES from the pasted URL):

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"How to Create MS Word Templates and Forms"

This isa great site with detailes instructions and illustrations, and dozens of links to further instruction. (I printed it for myself and added it to my favorites.)

http://www.va.gov/forms/dotcreation/default.asp

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"Microsoft Word Templates"

http://www.itc.virginia.edu/~jch2s/WordTemplateClasshandout.html

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"MS Word Templates & Forms"

http://www.its.queensu.ca/educ/handout/tempform.html

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http://www.smallbiztechtalk.com/news/archives/tips060401-ms1.htm

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Good luck,

Maxwell

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by fenaikh In reply to Building and Debuging Tem ...

Hi

pls visit this url and the folowing links from it and more ...
http://www.addbalance.com/word/templates.htm

Good luck

Mohamed

http://www.addbalance.com/usersguide/templates.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customization/CreateATemplatePart1.htm
http://www.mvps.org/word/FAQs/Customization/CreateATemplatePart2.htm

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q256/1/52.ASP
"WD2000: How to Add a New Tab for Custom Templates"


http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q210/8/84.ASP
"WD2000: General Questions and Answers About the Location of Word 2000 Templates"
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q216/5/95.ASP
"WD2000: Categories, Locations, and Registry Keys for Word Templates"

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