So, at my company, we have a bunch of shared files on a share folder that everyone can read, edit, and update, etc...
What we primarily have are macro-enabled reports such as:
But what happens is, when one user creates the document, they create it in dotm format. Then, when I want to edit it and update it with my content, it automatically opens as a brand new document. So then, if I make changes/additions, and save, it saves it as a new file, essentially leaving 2 files in the shared folder.
Disclaimer: I know dotm files are templates and are supposed to open as a new file when you open it. Additionally, I unfortunately cannot tell the users creating the document "just to create a docx file" instead. This is out of the question.
So, my question is: On Microsoft Word 2011, how can I edit the actual template file (dotm) file itself to make the changes, then save the exisitng dotm file, without it having to open/save a brand new docx file?
Hope this makes sense and any help would be greatly appreciated.