A template is a standardized non-executable file type used by computer software as a pre-formatted example on which to base other files, especially documents.

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Apply template to an existing Word document file

I have a bunch of really old system manuals that need to be updated, but I can't for the life of me imagine opening each one up and applying the styles, ensuring font remains same, size color, etc. I ...
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Create latex style files

What (WYSIWYG) tools are there for creating LaTeX style files? What guides exist on how to build them by hand? Could you recommend some? =EDIT= To clarify - I'm looking for something that will ...
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How to set the default font in LibreOffice Calc?

How do you set the default font used in new documents of LibreOffice Calc? I am using LibreOffice 3.3.2. Some answers below have been updated for LibreOffice 4 as well.
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Force style usage in Microsoft Word

Background Develop a consistent, professional-quality corporate template using Microsoft Word. Problem People use their own fonts, change styles, and generally make a mess of standardization. This ...
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“This file originated from an internet location” - How to mark this file as local and safe?

I opened a dotx that was emailed to me and I get the prompt saying the file originates from internet location. That is fine. But I now made changes and Save As a new dotx but when I open it, it still ...
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Is there a way to have an outlook 2007 email template automatically update the subject with the current date?

I send out an email every morning in a specific format. To = The same group every day Subject = "Scrum 25-SEP-09" (replace the date with the current date) Body = Yesterday: - <what I did ...
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Word 2007 keeps asking me if I want to save template changes

I have a Word 2007 template for papers I have to write up for school. It only contains the title page and the proper standard settings for all the quick markups. On the title page I have things like ...
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How do you make changes to a Word template?

So, I have a Microsoft Word template (.dotx file). I want to make some changes to it, so new documents based on it will look different. I open the template, make my changes, and hit save. Then Word ...
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Add multiple files of one type to the “New” context-menu

I fully understand how to add a "New" file/template to the context menu from Windows Explorer (Windows 7), by modifying the registry, as explained here for example: How can I add an item to the ...
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Set Microsoft Word template to always save documents based on it to a certain location

Some of my professors demand very specific formats for papers typed up for their courses. I've created word templates (.dotx files) for these, so I don't have to set up the formatting each time I go ...
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Do MS Word .dot templates work like .css files?

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 ...
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Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express error loading Silverlight

What's going on?: After selecting Silverlight Navigation with Accent Color from Online Templates in Microsoft Visual Studio C# 2010 Express, I am receiving the following error message. Error: ...
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Remove custom template from Word 2003

When I try to open a certain doc file in MS Word, it takes about 5 minutes to load and then the file is OK to work with. I tried to repair the file using Open and Repair in MS Word 2003 but it did ...
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Word 2010 template not acting as template — saving over .dotx file! [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you make changes to a Word template? I have a Word 2010 file that I save as a .dotx file, a Word template. My understanding is that when I open this file and make ...
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Possible to restrict a PowerPoint template?

I have a need to achieve the following: A PowerPoint template where the user can only use certain styles (fonts, size, colors, etc). Is it possible to have this restriction in PowerPoint (2007). ...
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Alternative ways to create good looking documents (as Prezi does for presentations)?

Recently I found Prezi to be a great tool for making presentations, not only for it's easy of use and fancy results, but because the way concepts and ideas can be organized and expressed. I was ...
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How do you do multiple regresson in Excel (to show Mediation)?

Does anyone know how to use Excel to do multiple regession to show full and partial mediation using Baron and Kenny's method and alternatively Preacher and Hayes. I've been looking around for ...
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Creating different margins on the first page of a word template

I have a letterhead template and I need the first page left margin to be larger than subsequent pages. I've seen the option of placing a text box or image box in the header to push the text but this ...
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Create MS Word template from image

I have a letterhead designed. It's in Adobe Illustrator (AI), PDF, PNG, and EPS, formats. I am trying to create a template for MS Word using the letterhead as the background image. When I use the ...
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Reference a date field, auto-calculation in Word-2007

I'm using a Word 2007 template for a weekly activity report. It looks like this: I'd like to be able to just specify one date, say the first date of the week, and the others would adjust ...
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Excel graphs: How do I apply a graph template format?

I've created a format that I like. I now need to apply this format to over 900 graphs! I've seen we can save a format as a template for future use, however, I can't find the place where I have the ...
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Open MS Office templates with Firefox?

I've a problem with Firefox or MS Office maybe both of them. Our firm has an Intranet and publishes some documents via Intra. MS Office 2007 is used to create document templates and stored as ...
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Is there a template for curriculum vitae in Microsoft Word 2010?

Is there a template for curriculum vitae in Microsoft Word 2010?
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Excel Dashboard Templates [closed]

Are there any nice sites for neat and free Excel dashboard templates? The following one is a great example:
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Custom style for any new drawing element in Visio 2010

You know how easily Microsoft Word adopts your visual style of writing, like text color, size, etc and uses it for any subsequent text you write, right? Well, I can't get similar behavior with Visio, ...
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How do I link multiple Word documents to a centralized header and footer

In our company we have recently changed our trading name and now all templates have to be changed with a new header and footer. We have over 1000 documents that need to be changed manually one by one ...
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Copy Word table and make it default in Word

I have a nice custom table design in Word 2010. I wish to allow my colleagues to use this table design as their default table template for Word and Outlook. In my own test, it would magically appear ...
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Speed up Word failure when missing network .dot template

We have a partner which is sending us documents with references to a template on their own LAN, and thus cannot be loaded when we receive them. When we receive them, it can take over a minute for the ...
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How to insert *.tex-templates in Emacs-buffer using minibuffer-choose.el?

Weeks ago I found this answer to Most significant reasons that led us to (La)TeX on tex.stackexchange.com. "Leo2007" describes, how to insert *.tex-templates into a buffer of Emacs. I could not find ...
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Xcode: create new custom templates and code snippets?

I'm trying to tame Xcode for writing things in Perl. Naturally, I'd like to use the "IDE features", not just the text editor. That includes Perl-specific templates, which brings me to the question: ...
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How can I include guidance text in Word?

We use several Word documents as templates and currently include 'guidance' text for the reader - in the form of grey, italic text - to provide guidance to the person completing the document. Note ...
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Removing Additional Spacing in Outlook 2007

Well, I have seen this question asked and answered dozens of times, however I have never found a solution. I am using Outlook 2007 and when I send an HTML message and CC myself, when I view the copy ...
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Professional templates pack in LibreOffice

I have installed the Professional Template Pack II - English OpenOffice.org extension in LibreOffice 3.5.5.3 on Windows 7. However, when I try to select a template, I don't see anything new. Is the ...
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Why is my Word document losing connection to its template?

My client is having a problem with a Word template I've provided for them on their site. Specifically: They've placed the template on a shared drive (Windows mapped network drive) that everyone can ...
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How to change the template default.html in Dreamweaver CS 5.5 and keep </head> tabbed?

I've changed the default template default.html located in C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.5\configuration\DocumentTypes\NewDocuments. I want it to look like this when creating new ...
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Edit default text for a file extension in Notepad++

Is it possible to make Notepad++ use a default set of text when I change the language to say php or perl? Basically I am lazy and say for perl I don't have to have to write out #/usr/bin/perl ...
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Outlook 2007 Creating a wizard to fill out repetitive emails I need to send

I have to send out an email to the same people every time we ship something (which is a lot). The email says the same thing with a couple of changes each time (Number of packages, Destination, ...
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Word 2010 template with automatically updated fields

I want to create a Word 2010 template for my team which ensures that every page includes a footer showing the following information: Who last saved the file When the file was last saved The path and ...
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Can I add or change HTML when in 'Inspect Element'?

Can I add or change HTML when in 'Inspect Element'. I have a 'Home' link button that I want amend the link. I've used the right click option but my changes are not saved?
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Applying template to Word 2013 document

I know nothing about templates in Word, so please forgive me if this is a bad question. I'm helping a friend who is submitting an article to a journal. He has the article formatted more or less how ...
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How to associate different templates with different file extensions in Microsoft Word?

How can I have different default settings, or templates, (font, margin, etc) when different file types are open in MS Word 2010? For example, .txt files should have a red font, .wri files green font ...
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MS Word 2013 Disable Template Saving

In MS Word 2013, when I create a new document with a personal template, whenever I wish to save the document, Word prompts me to save changes to the template as well. How can I disable this prompt? ...
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Opening existing microsoft word document in a particular page format

I have a word document saved in A3 page format in user A machine. Now when I send this document to User B and he tries to open the document it should open in A4 page format. Presently it is opening ...
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ignore or override current document page formatting with predefined settings automatically libreoffice

When opening a document made by someone else, I would like the margins to automatically be set to 0.4 cm, the page orientation to landscape and page size to A3. My dad gets emailed a spreadsheet ...
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Excel chart templates don't save the axis label

I've saved Excel chart templates, but whenever I use them again I have to re-type the axis labels. Is there a way to save the label in the template?
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Customizing New Document dialog in Word 2007

Just wondering whether the New Document dialog can be customized so the first screen displays the contents of the Workgroup Templates folder. At the moment you have to go New>My Templates>Workgroup ...
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How to create a Microsoft Word 'template' for a set of image postcards

I need to create what are essentially 'postcards'. That is each page will contain a photo with a caption underneath. One per page, all images are the same dimensions. There are about 100 images that ...
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How to add instructional placeholder text to a Word 2007 template

I am creating a Word 2007 template for others to use as a starting point for creating Product Requirements documents. I would like to embed instructional text in the template which will guide users ...
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Autocomplete move from 2003 to 2010 new PC

Im trying to get a users old settings from word 2003 to 2010, i've got the marcos moved but not working but will deal with them later. The main issuse is with moving auto text when they press F3. Iv ...
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how do I set default formatting with openOffice?

I type a lot and i like to have the background black and the text a soft green or gray. I can see how to change the background and text color for one document but i would like to set this up as the ...