Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Determining the Template Attached to a Document.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 22, 2016)
Every document has a template associated with it. Templates control things like which styles and macros are available to the document. A document can have only one template associated with it at a time, and you can change that template at any time you desire.
If you want to find out which template is attached to a document, you can do so by choosing Templates and Add-Ins from the Tools menu. Word displays the Templates and Add-ins dialog box. (See Figure 1.) The field at the top of the dialog box indicates the name of the template associated with your document.
Figure 1. The Templates and Add-ins dialog box.
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