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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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Windows template for changing name of moved file (when same already exists)

I have 2 folders: from folder and to folder. In each of these, I have a file named TEST.txt. When I move TEST.txt from from folder to to folder — surely, this message appears: In my case, I want ...
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What are these text-box-like formatting entries in my word template?

I'm looking to get an understanding of what these text box like formatted items are in my microsoft word template / document. I have googled extensively to try to find the answer, I was able to find a ...
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Bicep reference : Can't find existing resources

Hi I'm devloping a bicep template with a bicep.main containing the modules and seperate resources file for each resource i have deployed a Nat Gateway and a Network security group , now im trying to ...
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Is there a way to have more colors in Excel quick selection

I have started using a custom template for Word and I was able to fit in the "Custom Colors" section by changing the .XML file inside the template. I tried to replicate this approach for an ...
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Word 365 ignores macros saved in Normal.dotm

tl;dr My Normal.dotm file contains one macro. But when I open it in Word 365 and create a new file based on that template or try to save that template under a new name then all resulting files has ...
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Word opens custom template with a blank page

I have 2 custom templates in Word that I created quite a few years ago. 1 of them still works. Unfortunately, the other one simply opens a blank page. It wasn't like that the last time I used it a ...
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How to add time and date to Windows file default name template?

When you create, or copy many objects with the same name — Windows numerates them in round brackets automatically, like this: New folder New folder (2) New folder (3), etc. Or this: New folder — ...
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Customize existing MS Word Template document's variables & Content Controls

I'm looking to adapt this official MS-Word Template document to our company's needs, but I can't locate the source for the variables-in place and how they're managed. This was a great read but I ...
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Bash or zsh conditional patterns and variable expansions

Suppose I want to generate a filename based on some given variables. track=01 title="Some title" album="Some album" echo ${track}. ${title} (${album}) -> 01. Some title (Some ...
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Microsoft Excel : Best way to create a fixed template to manipulate, sort, convert data as well as calculate certain accruals based on select criteria

I have been given a task to create a working template in excel which converts our fortnightly payroll journal file from our payroll software into an accounting journal file so that we can upload this ...
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How do I rotate a page/table in Word?

I have a label template, and I wish to print it in landscape view. I can certainly rotate the text in each cell to accomplish my aim, however, I'm then typing everything sideways. It would be very ...
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Does a Word template (.dot) "travel" with the document?

I have a custom template (.dotx) file that I use to create new documents. When I share those documents the “Developer > Templates” window shows my local instance as the associated template, which ...
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Solution for repeatable/templatable external hard drive creation

I work for a small media company. We currently have a NAS that is filled with content, often times when clients request stuff they ask us to send them a drive instead of a download. Today we manually ...
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ASK fields do not update bookmarks in Microsoft Word template

I am creating a template document for my office that uses a series of ASK fields to populate some bookmarks with pro-forma content. The only VBA in the template is used to update fields on a new ...
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Word Templates - how to make a document portable?

We would like to be able to collaborate on documents and ensure that the same template is found and used by Word on whatever machine is being used to edit it. We also would like updates to the ...
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Outlook 2016 - Can the default location for "Look in" be changed to "User Templates in File System" when choosing a template?

When using templates in Outlook, the default place that Outlook has in its "Look in" window is "Standard Forms Library". I use a lot of custom templates but I have to manually ...
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Transfer Data From Word Table To New Template

I have over 100 Word documents with multiple tables that have been populated with data. The template is being updated, moving the existing tables to new locations and adding additional tables. Is ...
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Dynamically page borders in template when the user go to the next page (different on even and odd pages for duplexing)

what is the best way for the borders of the document to change dynamically when the user go to the next page? Currently I use frame and the page borders. But when the user go to the next page, the ...
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Need some help on document template creation in word [closed]

I need some help/suggestion or pointing to some resources about creating a template in word. The template I am trying to create is to share with third parties. The idea is the fist page has a header ...
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Style template that makes files update their style automatically

I am writing a book made of many files. I design each file with the same styles (e.g. for headings and text body). Suppose later I want to change some styles (e.g. the heading font size), and keep it ...
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Word: Different Header and Footer for the last page

I'm creating a template where is same content in Header and Footer except the last page (there is some additional text). So I have document with two sections. Everything written to the section 1 has ...
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trouble connecting to featured templates and themes

I have same problem on two computers. Office 2013 on Windows 10 Pro and Office 2010 on Windows 7 Pro. I get the message "Sorry, we had some trouble connecting to get featured templates and ...
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Dynamic template in Excel?

Background I have a gamification project going with my poker stuying and I would like to create an Excel file that is similar to old text-based games. I want a menu and a character panel (showing ...
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Dynamic offset printing not working as expected in Excel

I've got a worksheet that's a template containing 10,000 lines of formulas which simply pull available data from another sheet. I'm trying to make it only print the displayed data, but by default it ...
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How does PowerPoint determine whether a layout is the title slide layout?

I created a PowerPoint with templates containing four master slides: one for dark-themed title slides, one for dark-themed content slides, and two more of the same with a light theme. In the content ...
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Thunderbird template

I have just started to use TB. When I create a template within an email account, every reply or new message uses that template. I don't want that. Edit: it appears that even with the templates removed,...
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Trying to create a template that some things can auto fill through out the document

I'm trying to create a master template that some things can auto fill through out the document in MS Word-365 Like the word "police" It's in the document 45 times. But...if I'm working with ...
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Configure Office workgroup templates for Office365 from SharePoint location

Problem statement We have updated custom corporate templates to be used by staff for Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and these were loaded on Microsoft SharePoint. We would like to ensure that ...
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Where is my Powerpoint template located?

I need to create a Powerpoint presentation based on our official template. I should be able to choose between a German and an English template. However, I have 3 templates; two templates are German ...
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Confluence: template variable user mention

I like to create confluence template with variable that maps to user mention/link. Using @ doesn't seem to do anything What should I do?
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Is there a way to provide a template file (as argument) when opening a new file in vim?

I have created a command called vimbin which is called like this: # performs "vim /x/y/z/bin/myscript" vimbin myscript What I want is that: if the file does not exist, to provide a default ...
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MS Powerpoint slide master keep content

I've created a master slide as shown below with multiple lines in it (and different formatting). Here is a print screen of master slide. When (outside master slide view) I add a new slide based on ...
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Multiple word templates using same word database

I created a word template and manually entered 150 names in to the word template database How can I use that data base on different word templates and not just the original one
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Outlook Shared Tasks - I need to have a Template (up to 10 tasks) that i can copy and save as a new task - ie class names

Subject Due Date Medical Term M/W 8:30-920 - Syllabus 8/29/2020 Medical Term M/W 8:30-920 - Chap 1-4 / Notes 9/2/2020 Medical Term M/W 8:30-920 - Chap 1-4 / Test 9/9/2020 Medical Term M/W 8:30-920 ...
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Create different margin setting for section 2 (dynamically)

I have a Word template that has for starting only 1 page and that page has specific margins and header/footer pictures. The problem is that if the user fills the 1st page and jumps to the 2nd page or ...
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Microsoft-Word for Mac starts every new doc with columns

I'm using Word for Mac (2017 or so), and it started opening every new document with columns. Then, whenever I start a new document - I have to go to Format -> Columns and set "One column"....
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Editing Outlook email templates

I have saved an Email as an Outlook template. So I have a file called DemoTemplate.oft now. The template is fine, I can double click it and send an email. So far, so good. I now need to edit the email ...
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Outlook displaying links beside text instead of making link clickable

For some reason, all outgoing messages that are sent via a mailboxrule using a template, shows links inside angle brackets beside the text that is supposed to be clickable. It should look like this: ...
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How to Change color theme in powerpoint

I am having some problem with my PowerPoint Templates, I have 2 Files A & B. Both ppt files are having segmented many 2D / 3D shapes in it (like pyramids, arrows, loops etc.) some thing like ...
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How can i also share my custom OneNote templates in a shared notebook?

I have created a OneNote notebook with custom templates that I'm sharing with external partners. When one of these partners creates a new page in a notebook-section, the custom template is not applied....
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How can I access my own Word templates in Word 2013?

I am using my very own Word and PowerPoint templates and store them in %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Templates. In Word 2007 accessing them was as easy as eating a cookie. In Word 2010 this is made a bit more ...
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How to completely hide the *last page* in a Word document, when the penultimate page has a different orientation?

I have a template document in MS Word, which includes instructions on the first page. I have formatted this entire section with hidden text, such that it does not print. Users fill in the document, ...
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Can’t create new file in Word 13 [closed]

When I select file new, there is no cursor or end of document marker. No menu options work. I can open an existing document and it works fine. Just can’t create a new one. Anyone seen this before? ...
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Is it possible to remove 'Standard Colors' section in PowerPoint 2010 color palette?

By creating template in PowerPoint 2010, is it possible to remove 'Standard Colors' section from the color palette drop-down menu so that only custom theme colors would be available to use?
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Outlook 2016 Win 10 Enterprise

When I receive emails with a specific subject, I want to reply with a template However, the template doesn't copy the original body of the email and I must have to link it properly elsewhere: I ...
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How to paste a bunch of lines into a specified template

Let's say I have a bunch of text lines, like this: Car Tree Bike In the end I want to have: [ { "name": "Car", "type": "object" }, { "name": "Tree", "type": "object" }, { "name": "Bike", "type": "...
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Best way to sync Office templates across computers?

I use multiple computers (Windows and Mac) and want to sync my MS Office 2016/365 templates across all of them so for example I can create a new Invoice or PowerPoint from anywhere using the same ...
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Searching for possible solutions/workarounds to creating a Master Excel workbook

I'm trying to find solutions for creating a master template in Excel. We have almost 100 Excel workbooks where data in them varies but the formatting and cell and row layout including header names ...
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Creating MS Outlook Email Template with Attachments (error msg)

I have created one email template (with attachments) that works fine. I am accessing it from my QAT from a macro button. However, I cannot duplicate the process again to create a new template or edit ...
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MS Outlook: e-mail templates stored as ".oft" files do not keep attachments nor pictures

For sending e-mails to multiple people through MS Outlook (Office 2016), I am using e-mail templates which I store in my file system as .oft files. These can then easily be used for repeating messages ...
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