Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Working with Global Templates
Note
The location of the Word Startup folder can be changed in the File Locations dialog
box, which is found in Word Options in the Advanced area.
Unloading Global Templates
By default, global templates are unloaded (but not removed from the list of global
templates) when you exit Word. However, if you prefer, you can unload global templates before
exiting Word. This means that when you are finished with a global template but wish to
continue working in Word, you can unload it or remove a manually loaded global template
from the global template list. Note that neither action deletes the template file; unloading
and removing a global template from the global template list merely stops the template
from serving as a global template. To unload a global template, open the Templates And
Add-Ins dialog box (located on the Developer tab), and perform one of the following
actions:
Clear the check box next to the template’s name in the Global Templates And Add-Ins
list to stop using the global template.
Select the manually loaded global template in the Global Templates And Add-Ins
list and then click Remove to stop using the loaded global template and remove the
template from the list.
If the global template is stored in your Word Startup folder or the Startup folder
located in the Office installation path, exit Word and move the template from the
respective startup folder to another location. If you have another copy of the
template, simply delete the template from the respective Startup folder. Note that the
Remove button in the Templates And Add-Ins dialog box will be disabled if the
template is located in a Startup folder.
troubleshooting
A previously removed global template reappears the next time Word starts.
Some third-party add-ins designed for previous versions of Word load a global
template manually each time that Word starts, integrating additional functionality. These
templates can be unloaded and removed from the Global Templates And Add-Ins list.
However, they will return because they are loaded each time Word starts by a
Component Object Model (COM) add-in, which isn’t listed in the Templates And Add-Ins
dialog box. To resolve this issue, uninstall the add-in using Add Or Remove Programs,
which is found in the Control Panel.
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