We have multiple people preparing reports - we want the formatting of these reports to be consistent - as a solution we created a MS Word template - for sake of discussion let's call it Report.dot. This dot file is stored on our network. The template has within it styles defined for Headings 1, Headings 2, etc - i.e., common text styles we use in our reports.
Unfortunately, when someone opens the template from their desktop and begins working in it, it appears that suddenly there are numerous other styles available in the template that were not part of the original suite of styles we designed into the template. Do I understand correctly that whatever styles exist in a user's normal.dot template will automatically be available when that person opens any template?
This issue (too many styles, or undesirable styles being available in a document created from a template) becomes confounded it appears when multiple people open and work in a document created using a template.
Seems to me there has to be an easy fix for this or templates wouldn't be of much use to anyone. I suspect user error (me).