I finally sat down and wrote the code to import styles from a global template into the current document. I thought I would share. A brief version (without comments and error handlers) can be found on the . The full procedure can be found at <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.addbalance.com/word/stylesheet.htm> A Global StyleSheet in Word?.

The key for me was the discovery of the ThisDocument object as a way to refer to the global template. That way, you don't have to know where the user will stick the template or what name it will have, just that the template that contains the macro is the same template that contains the styles.