I’m trying to configure a Word 2016 template (Template.dotm) in such a way that it will change the font of all Normal-style text when attached to a pre-existing document. Currently, the template I’m working with only wants to apply the new font size and line spacing, even though the new Normal font (Arial) has also been specified and saved.
All the tutorials I’ve found say that you need to select “New documents based on this template” in the Normal style window, save that change to the template, then select "Automatically Update Document Styles" when you attach the template to the pre-existing document. I’ve done both of these things multiple times and neither of them do anything to change what happens when I apply the template to a pre-existing document.
Is what I want even possible, or am I required to manually apply the new styles after attaching the template?