Saving Word Templates


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Guest

Shouldn't a Word template file (dotx) that you open, automatically open as a
..docx file so that users cannot save over the template? Mine opens as
..dotx... it is saved in the Trusted Templates location.
 
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Dawn Crosier, Word MVP

Did you do an Open command from inside of Word? If so, then Yes, the
template will open. However, if you went through the New templates folder
and selected it, a .docx document should have been created. If you opened
the folder that the template was stored in and double clicked on it, a new
..docx document should have been created. However, if you right clicked on
it and selected Open, it will Open.

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Microsoft MVP
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Shouldn't a Word template file (dotx) that you open, automatically open as a
..docx file so that users cannot save over the template? Mine opens as
..dotx... it is saved in the Trusted Templates location.
 
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Herb Tyson [MVP]

There has to be a way to open the .dotx itself, and if you open it from
Word's Open dialog, this is default behavior. If you right-click (in the
Open dialog) and choose New, then you'll get a Document# based on the
selected template. Or, if you double-click on a dotx file in Windows
Explorer, you'll also get a Document# based on the template. From the Open
dialog, however, Open is the default behavior, and this has been the case
witn Word for Windows as far back as I can remember.
 

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