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    Template switching (Word97)

    Here's something that surprised me:

    I was creating a User Guide for the Medic019.dot application. I fired up a User Guide from another application, attached Medic019.dot so that I could bring up real menus etc for screen snapshots while I typed, and set to work.

    Pretty soon a pesky bug reared its head, so I opened Medic019.dot, saved it as Medic020,dot, and went to change the attachment to my User Guide - But MSWord97 had already done that for me.

    I didn't realise MSWord was smart enough to know that I wanted that to happen.

    What if I didn't want that to happen?

    I suppose it's really the same template; as far as MSWord is concerned, I just changed the name (by saving with a new name), so it did too.

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    Re: Template switching (Word97)

    > What if I didn't want that to happen?

    I suppose you could create a new document from the existing template and save that as a revised template.

    Andrew C

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    Re: Template switching (Word97)

    > you could create a new document f

    Thanks, Andrew. That would work.

    I think that once I realised that Word was doing good things for me, my fear of "what if I didn't want it to happen" largely evaporated.

    Perhaps my original puzzlement arose because it was late at night, and I had a heightened sense of being careful, so when the name changed, my alarm bell(s) went off.

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