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Word templates with links to a main Word template.

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Hi,
I would like to create a system with Word templates.
It should consist of a main template, containing logo, address, etc.
Then I want to create a number of sub templates. These sub templates should have links to the main template, so the logo and address information can be changed in the main template, and all sub templates should be updated via the links.
The users should only use the sub templates. The sub templates have different individual contents for different purpose.
When the user use a sub template he/she gets a copy and then I want this copy to have no references to any template. It should be possible to send this new Word file to another person, without any problems with references or macro warnings.

I have tried, but not succeeded. If I understand it right, it is not possible to reference a template, that is referenced to another template. If I do, I get all these warnings and problems, I do not want.

So my question is: Does anyone have any idea how to create something like the system I am looking for?

I am using Office 2010.
The users are on a corporate network.

Best Regards,
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by:JimFive
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It's not exactly what you want but you could create a macro that would copy/paste the header/footer from a master "template" into the sub-templates, either by clicking a button or (better, if possible) when the "new" document is created.  I find the Word Document model to be a bit obscure but assuming its all in the header and footer it should be doable.
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Yes, I agree that the Word document object model is strange.
I have built some template systems with it and it is not funny.
I was hoping someone else had found a better way to do this, than building a program which create templates. It will be a challenge to keep track of those templates after a while ;-)
So I think I had to go back to my programming corner and keep on from there.
I will close this question now.
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The question has no answer. I want to close it.
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