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Looking for Word 2010 Template for Technical Report

For whatever reason, I'm running into problems downloading templates from the Office.com Templates.  Some download, others don't  (I get a typical canned error message to check if I'm connected to the internet, or whether my browser is working offline, or to try again later).  This is normally a straightforward process:  check out a template, like it, download it, use it.

What I'm after at the moment is a good Word 'technical report template' which includes outlined numbering (e.g. 1., 1.1, 1.1.1), and a clean set of styles (some templates include all sorts of useless, unused styles), ideally making use of fields (e.g. author, reviewer, doctitle, docnumber, docrevision) which could be used for subsequent programatic manipulation (e.g. scripts used to change or populate those fields in the documents).

Obviously I intend to customize this template.

I'd be applying it subsequently to hundreds of documents each with the same 'structure'.

We will later be uploading these docs to a SharePoint site accessed by a group of users.
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
Maybe your internet or Microsoft are having an off-day (Easter maintenance perhaps)
Ask on MS forum or try again on Wednesday.

There are some alternatives such as http://www.smiletemplates.com/business-finance/word-templates/0.html
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qengAuthor Commented:
Thx for feedback Eirman:

:) internet is working fine (as per posting this question).
I had been able to download a few templates (e.g. 2 or 3) off the site but most (e.g. tried a dozen or so after that) couldn't be downloaded.  I could go back to the 2 or 3 that I had downloaded and re-download them again if I wanted (so it wasn't a loss of download capability but something specific to most of the templates or my Word config which wasn't letting me download).

Could it have to do with the fact that my Word version is 'stuck' in compatibility mode at the moment and only allowing certain types of templates to be accessed as a result?

Unfortunately waiting until Wed is not an option for me.  I'm using the long weekend to try to get this work done :(

I'll check the link you sent.
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qengAuthor Commented:
Eirman, I had a look at the link you sent and after checking through several pages although there appears to be a lot of different business report templates on that site, they are essentially all the same one or two templates, redone in different colours or just swapping graphics.

I'm looking for:

"a good Word 'technical report template' which includes outlined numbering (e.g. 1., 1.1, 1.1.1), and a clean set of styles (some templates include all sorts of useless, unused styles), ideally making use of fields (e.g. author, reviewer, doctitle, docnumber, docrevision) which could be used for subsequent programatic manipulation (e.g. scripts used to change or populate those fields in the documents)."

I was hoping someone might have used a good one or developed one and was willing to share it.  Typically I design them from scratch but I'm having some issues with my Word config being stuck in compatibility mode and am swamped with other work at the moment so was looking for shortcuts.
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EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
I can't help any more on this one qeng.
There are a lot of experts taking a holiday break this Easter.

Hopefully you will get your compatibility issue in your other question resolved
and then do a template from scratch.
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qengAuthor Commented:
Eirman,

Thanks for checking back in.  I've been buried in work since.  I ended up having to go the custom route from scratch and finding a convoluted way to stay out of compatibility mode which involved right-clicking and opening a .dotx template (this requires use of 'Open' not 'Open with MS Word' ... the latter of which puts the file in compatibility mode).

Hope you and the gang had a good Easter break.
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