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    Change template (2000)

    Hi, I have a huge Word document (5MB, 60 pages) based on an old template. Now our company has been taken over and alle documents need te be redrawn with a new template. Is there a trick to easily have the settings, backgrounds, footers and headers of the new template applied to the old document? Or do I have te manually cut and paste everything. Think that will take me hours.

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    Re: Change template (2000)

    Wilco,

    If what's new about the new template are things like page settings, backgrounds and headers/footers, most likely the quickest way to get your old document up to the new specs is to create a new document (based on the new template) and then copy/paste the content of the old document into the new one. Then use this new document instead of the old one.

    Gary

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    Re: Change template (2000)

    If you can make a laundry list of the changes, you (or someone) can write a macro to apply the changes to old documents. Although there may be a lot of individual steps, it should be a one-time process to write the code and test it with a few diverse documents, then re-write it, then... well, there are going to be some issues, but it's more exciting to learn something new, right? <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Change template (2000)

    Wilco and Garry,

    If you adopt the approach of opening a new document with the new template and pasting the contents of the existing document into it, you have to be sure not to copy and paste any section breaks, and must also avoid copying the last paragraph mark in the document (which also acts as an end-of-section mark). This is because, whenever you copy and paste a section break, you are copying and pasting the page set up (including headers and footers, margins, etc.) associated with that section break.

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