We have several hundred Word documents in which we need to change some formatting. They're all based on a vanilla Normal.dot. I know it's possible to programmatically change a document's source .dot template using a VBScript macro, so my thinking was: Create a template with the styles we want, point all the .doc files at that .dot using this macro to set some global styles, and then fine-tune each document as necessary.
Will this work?
I just read that .dot files are only used when the Word document is first created, and that changes to a .dot file after a .doc has been created won't affect that document. If this is true, why do Word documents continue to look for their originating .dot whenever they're opened?