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    Template Names (Englishq)

    I am writing templates for a customer who requires that the file name conform to the 8.3 naming convention.
    This leaves the end user with the task of figuring out the purpose of the template.
    Is there a way to change the name that the user sees under the template icon when the general templates window is opened?
    As an example. Normal.dot is displayed as "Blank Document".
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Template Names (Englishq)

    That's a good question. But I'm pretty sure you can't do it. Word make the translation from Normal.dot to "Blank Document" because a .dll file contains the instruction to do so. I doubt Word has any built-in method for doing that. I'd loved to be proved wrong.
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    Re: Template Names (Englishq)

    I haven't tested that much, so you may want to carefully check for any gotchas:

    You could move the 8.3 templates to some subfolder and create links with long names (that don't even have to end with .dot) in the original folder.

    The docs created by choosing or double-clicking that link will generate documents that are attached to the original template with the short name.

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