Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Global Templates
Because the Normal and Building Blocks templates are loaded automatically, they do
not appear in the Add-Ins list of the Word Options dialog box or in the Templates And
Add-Ins dialog box.
Manually Loading Global Templates
After you load global templates, they are listed in the Templates And Add-Ins dialog box.
You can specify whether you want to use them on a per-document or per-session basis. To
manually load a global template, follow these steps:
1. On the Developer tab in the Templates group, click Document Template.
2. On the Templates tab in the Global Templates And Add-Ins area, click Add to display
the Add Template dialog box, which displays the contents of the Templates folder by
3. Double-click the name of a template that you want to include in the global template
list then click OK to complete the setup.
The template name is added to the list and the check box to the left of the template name
is selected by default. This means the template is ready to use in your document. If you do
not want to apply the template at this time but leave it loaded with the document so that
you can use it later, clear the check box.
Automatically Loading Global Templates
I f you often load the same global template, you can configure Word 2010 to load the
global template automatically whenever you start the program. The easiest way to
accomplish this task is to copy the template into the Word Startup folder. In Windows 7
and Windows Vista, the default location of the Word Startup folder can be found in the
Be careful when choosing to load global templates automatically. Configuring your
system to load global templates each time Word starts consumes system memory and can
slow the startup process.