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I have many documents created from a public folder template that
contains styles and keyboard macros. Therefore whenever I open one of the
documents, it pulls in the macros from the template. If someone on the
network changes the name of a folder in the path to the template, however,
the link is broken and I can't use the macros. I need the documents and the
template to remain public, so I can't control the fact that the path to the
template may get changed. I could put the macros in each document, but that
gets to be a big editing hassle -- especially if I have to change the macros
later.

Is there a way to repair that link when it becomes broken? I can't seem
to find one.

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Gary Burton


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Tools Templates and Add-ins : Attached template.

If your concern is specifically macros (rather than styles) consider
installing the template as an add-in.Then its macros are always available.




"Gary Burton" wrote in message
...
I have many documents created from a public folder template that
contains styles and keyboard macros. Therefore whenever I open one of the
documents, it pulls in the macros from the template. If someone on the
network changes the name of a folder in the path to the template, however,
the link is broken and I can't use the macros. I need the documents and
the
template to remain public, so I can't control the fact that the path to
the
template may get changed. I could put the macros in each document, but
that
gets to be a big editing hassle -- especially if I have to change the
macros
later.

Is there a way to repair that link when it becomes broken? I can't
seem
to find one.

--
Gary Burton




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Thank you! This just might be the soloution I need.

* I need the styles as well. Does that change your recommendation?

* If I attach the template, is that the same thing as "embedding" the
macros and the styles so that they will be available to anyone who opens the
documents?


"Jezebel" wrote in message
...
Tools Templates and Add-ins : Attached template.

If your concern is specifically macros (rather than styles) consider
installing the template as an add-in.Then its macros are always available.




"Gary Burton" wrote in message
...
I have many documents created from a public folder template that
contains styles and keyboard macros. Therefore whenever I open one of
the
documents, it pulls in the macros from the template. If someone on the
network changes the name of a folder in the path to the template,
however,
the link is broken and I can't use the macros. I need the documents and
the
template to remain public, so I can't control the fact that the path to
the
template may get changed. I could put the macros in each document, but
that
gets to be a big editing hassle -- especially if I have to change the
macros
later.

Is there a way to repair that link when it becomes broken? I can't
seem
to find one.

--
Gary Burton






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Reattaching the template will make the styles and macros available (also
AutoText and some other features). It will not change the page layout of the
document or add any boilerplate text that might be in the template.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Gary Burton" wrote in message
...
Thank you! This just might be the soloution I need.

* I need the styles as well. Does that change your recommendation?

* If I attach the template, is that the same thing as "embedding" the
macros and the styles so that they will be available to anyone who opens

the
documents?


"Jezebel" wrote in message
...
Tools Templates and Add-ins : Attached template.

If your concern is specifically macros (rather than styles) consider
installing the template as an add-in.Then its macros are always

available.




"Gary Burton" wrote in message
...
I have many documents created from a public folder template that
contains styles and keyboard macros. Therefore whenever I open one of
the
documents, it pulls in the macros from the template. If someone on the
network changes the name of a folder in the path to the template,
however,
the link is broken and I can't use the macros. I need the documents

and
the
template to remain public, so I can't control the fact that the path to
the
template may get changed. I could put the macros in each document, but
that
gets to be a big editing hassle -- especially if I have to change the
macros
later.

Is there a way to repair that link when it becomes broken? I can't
seem
to find one.

--
Gary Burton







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PS: I'm running Office 2003 on WinXP Pro. I should have mentioned that.


"Jezebel" wrote in message
...
Tools Templates and Add-ins : Attached template.

If your concern is specifically macros (rather than styles) consider
installing the template as an add-in.Then its macros are always available.




"Gary Burton" wrote in message
...
I have many documents created from a public folder template that
contains styles and keyboard macros. Therefore whenever I open one of
the
documents, it pulls in the macros from the template. If someone on the
network changes the name of a folder in the path to the template,
however,
the link is broken and I can't use the macros. I need the documents and
the
template to remain public, so I can't control the fact that the path to
the
template may get changed. I could put the macros in each document, but
that
gets to be a big editing hassle -- especially if I have to change the
macros
later.

Is there a way to repair that link when it becomes broken? I can't
seem
to find one.

--
Gary Burton








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* I need the styles as well. Does that change your recommendation?


Yes. Add-ins do not supply styles. Only macros.



* If I attach the template, is that the same thing as "embedding" the
macros and the styles so that they will be available to anyone who opens
the documents?



Not sure what you mean by 'embedding'. Every document is associated with a
template, usually specified when the document is created (and using
normal.dot by default). Attaching a template specifies the template: its
macros, styles, autotext, etc will be available to anyone opening the
document provided they also have access to the template. (ie, it doesn't
remain attached if you then email the document but not the template.)






"Jezebel" wrote in message
...
Tools Templates and Add-ins : Attached template.

If your concern is specifically macros (rather than styles) consider
installing the template as an add-in.Then its macros are always
available.




"Gary Burton" wrote in message
...
I have many documents created from a public folder template that
contains styles and keyboard macros. Therefore whenever I open one of
the
documents, it pulls in the macros from the template. If someone on the
network changes the name of a folder in the path to the template,
however,
the link is broken and I can't use the macros. I need the documents and
the
template to remain public, so I can't control the fact that the path to
the
template may get changed. I could put the macros in each document, but
that
gets to be a big editing hassle -- especially if I have to change the
macros
later.

Is there a way to repair that link when it becomes broken? I can't
seem
to find one.

--
Gary Burton








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Jezebel and Susanne:

I think I'm getting it now.

Attaching the template repairs the link -- which is what I was asking
for, but for some reason it seemed like you (Jezebel) were suggesting
something different when you mentioned "Add-ins". "Add-in" sounded like
something similar to "embedding" rather than "linking". Here I am referring
to "embedding" as what you would do if you were to insert an object directly
into the document as opposed to linking to a separate file.

I now believe that both of you were just telling me how to repair the
link. Please confirm.

If so, that only leaves one question. Jezebel said that the add-in
would not supply styles. If that's the case, why do I have the styles
before the link gets broken? Where do they come from? My Normal.dot?

Gary

"Jezebel" wrote in message
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* I need the styles as well. Does that change your recommendation?


Yes. Add-ins do not supply styles. Only macros.



* If I attach the template, is that the same thing as "embedding" the
macros and the styles so that they will be available to anyone who opens
the documents?



Not sure what you mean by 'embedding'. Every document is associated with a
template, usually specified when the document is created (and using
normal.dot by default). Attaching a template specifies the template: its
macros, styles, autotext, etc will be available to anyone opening the
document provided they also have access to the template. (ie, it doesn't
remain attached if you then email the document but not the template.)






"Jezebel" wrote in message
...
Tools Templates and Add-ins : Attached template.

If your concern is specifically macros (rather than styles) consider
installing the template as an add-in.Then its macros are always
available.




"Gary Burton" wrote in message
...
I have many documents created from a public folder template that
contains styles and keyboard macros. Therefore whenever I open one of
the
documents, it pulls in the macros from the template. If someone on the
network changes the name of a folder in the path to the template,
however,
the link is broken and I can't use the macros. I need the documents
and the
template to remain public, so I can't control the fact that the path to
the
template may get changed. I could put the macros in each document, but
that
gets to be a big editing hassle -- especially if I have to change the
macros
later.

Is there a way to repair that link when it becomes broken? I can't
seem
to find one.

--
Gary Burton










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Jezebel and Susanne:

I think I'm getting it now.

Attaching the template repairs the link -- which is what I was asking
for, but for some reason it seemed like you (Jezebel) were suggesting
something different when you mentioned "Add-ins". "Add-in" sounded like
something similar to "embedding" rather than "linking". Here I am referring
to "embedding" as what you would do if you were to insert an object directly
into the document as opposed to linking to a separate file.

I now believe that both of you were just telling me how to repair the
link. Please confirm.

If so, that only leaves one question. Jezebel said that the add-in
would not supply styles. If that's the case, why do I have the styles
before the link gets broken? Where do they come from? My Normal.dot?


Gary


"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
Reattaching the template will make the styles and macros available (also
AutoText and some other features). It will not change the page layout of
the
document or add any boilerplate text that might be in the template.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Gary Burton" wrote in message
...
Thank you! This just might be the soloution I need.

* I need the styles as well. Does that change your recommendation?

* If I attach the template, is that the same thing as "embedding" the
macros and the styles so that they will be available to anyone who opens

the
documents?


"Jezebel" wrote in message
...
Tools Templates and Add-ins : Attached template.

If your concern is specifically macros (rather than styles) consider
installing the template as an add-in.Then its macros are always

available.




"Gary Burton" wrote in message
...
I have many documents created from a public folder template that
contains styles and keyboard macros. Therefore whenever I open one of
the
documents, it pulls in the macros from the template. If someone on
the
network changes the name of a folder in the path to the template,
however,
the link is broken and I can't use the macros. I need the documents

and
the
template to remain public, so I can't control the fact that the path
to
the
template may get changed. I could put the macros in each document,
but
that
gets to be a big editing hassle -- especially if I have to change the
macros
later.

Is there a way to repair that link when it becomes broken? I can't
seem
to find one.

--
Gary Burton









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Sorry if I confused you. An add-in is any template in Word's start-up folder
(check Tools Options File Locations for where this is): it is loaded
automatically when Word starts, making its macros and AutoText entries
available to every document that you open.

Styles are strictly a matter between the document and the template attached
at the time (either the template on which the document was based, or the
template subsequently attached, as described previously). The document
maintains its own copy of each style actually used: initially this is the
style as defined in the attached template, but you can change it. If you
check the 'Add to template' checkbox on the style definition dialog, style
changes are written back to the template. Conversely, if you check the
'Automatically update document styles' checkbox on the Attach Template
dialog, the document's styles are reset to the definitions in the template.




"Gary Burton" wrote in message
...
Jezebel and Susanne:

I think I'm getting it now.

Attaching the template repairs the link -- which is what I was asking
for, but for some reason it seemed like you (Jezebel) were suggesting
something different when you mentioned "Add-ins". "Add-in" sounded like
something similar to "embedding" rather than "linking". Here I am
referring to "embedding" as what you would do if you were to insert an
object directly into the document as opposed to linking to a separate
file.

I now believe that both of you were just telling me how to repair the
link. Please confirm.

If so, that only leaves one question. Jezebel said that the add-in
would not supply styles. If that's the case, why do I have the styles
before the link gets broken? Where do they come from? My Normal.dot?

Gary

"Jezebel" wrote in message
...


* I need the styles as well. Does that change your recommendation?


Yes. Add-ins do not supply styles. Only macros.



* If I attach the template, is that the same thing as "embedding" the
macros and the styles so that they will be available to anyone who opens
the documents?



Not sure what you mean by 'embedding'. Every document is associated with
a template, usually specified when the document is created (and using
normal.dot by default). Attaching a template specifies the template: its
macros, styles, autotext, etc will be available to anyone opening the
document provided they also have access to the template. (ie, it doesn't
remain attached if you then email the document but not the template.)






"Jezebel" wrote in message
...
Tools Templates and Add-ins : Attached template.

If your concern is specifically macros (rather than styles) consider
installing the template as an add-in.Then its macros are always
available.




"Gary Burton" wrote in message
...
I have many documents created from a public folder template that
contains styles and keyboard macros. Therefore whenever I open one of
the
documents, it pulls in the macros from the template. If someone on
the
network changes the name of a folder in the path to the template,
however,
the link is broken and I can't use the macros. I need the documents
and the
template to remain public, so I can't control the fact that the path
to the
template may get changed. I could put the macros in each document,
but that
gets to be a big editing hassle -- especially if I have to change the
macros
later.

Is there a way to repair that link when it becomes broken? I can't
seem
to find one.

--
Gary Burton












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Thank you very much!


"Jezebel" wrote in message
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Sorry if I confused you. An add-in is any template in Word's start-up
folder (check Tools Options File Locations for where this is): it is
loaded automatically when Word starts, making its macros and AutoText
entries available to every document that you open.

Styles are strictly a matter between the document and the template
attached at the time (either the template on which the document was based,
or the template subsequently attached, as described previously). The
document maintains its own copy of each style actually used: initially
this is the style as defined in the attached template, but you can change
it. If you check the 'Add to template' checkbox on the style definition
dialog, style changes are written back to the template. Conversely, if you
check the 'Automatically update document styles' checkbox on the Attach
Template dialog, the document's styles are reset to the definitions in the
template.




"Gary Burton" wrote in message
...
Jezebel and Susanne:

I think I'm getting it now.

Attaching the template repairs the link -- which is what I was asking
for, but for some reason it seemed like you (Jezebel) were suggesting
something different when you mentioned "Add-ins". "Add-in" sounded like
something similar to "embedding" rather than "linking". Here I am
referring to "embedding" as what you would do if you were to insert an
object directly into the document as opposed to linking to a separate
file.

I now believe that both of you were just telling me how to repair the
link. Please confirm.

If so, that only leaves one question. Jezebel said that the add-in
would not supply styles. If that's the case, why do I have the styles
before the link gets broken? Where do they come from? My Normal.dot?

Gary

"Jezebel" wrote in message
...


* I need the styles as well. Does that change your recommendation?

Yes. Add-ins do not supply styles. Only macros.



* If I attach the template, is that the same thing as "embedding"
the macros and the styles so that they will be available to anyone who
opens the documents?


Not sure what you mean by 'embedding'. Every document is associated with
a template, usually specified when the document is created (and using
normal.dot by default). Attaching a template specifies the template: its
macros, styles, autotext, etc will be available to anyone opening the
document provided they also have access to the template. (ie, it doesn't
remain attached if you then email the document but not the template.)






"Jezebel" wrote in message
...
Tools Templates and Add-ins : Attached template.

If your concern is specifically macros (rather than styles) consider
installing the template as an add-in.Then its macros are always
available.




"Gary Burton" wrote in message
...
I have many documents created from a public folder template that
contains styles and keyboard macros. Therefore whenever I open one
of the
documents, it pulls in the macros from the template. If someone on
the
network changes the name of a folder in the path to the template,
however,
the link is broken and I can't use the macros. I need the documents
and the
template to remain public, so I can't control the fact that the path
to the
template may get changed. I could put the macros in each document,
but that
gets to be a big editing hassle -- especially if I have to change the
macros
later.

Is there a way to repair that link when it becomes broken? I
can't seem
to find one.

--
Gary Burton














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