The title should say it all. The scenario:

  • I created a template
  • I made a bunch of docxs from the template
  • I change the template dotx file.
  • The bunch files get changed by above action.

Is this possible?

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Sorry, but no. The feature you're looking for is common in desktop publishing packages, but MS Word is far from being a member of that class.

All you can do is open them one at a time and use Attach Template with the Automatically Update Styles option selected. But even then, you're going to need to go in and manually adjust things. If you've changed a multi-level list the chances are near certain that the changes won't be included after the template change.

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