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Can I insert a hyperlink to a Word Template which will open the template as a New Document?

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When I insert a hyperlink to a template in Word 2010, the document opens as a template instead of a new document. Is there a way (without VBA) to create the hyperlink so that it opens the file as a new document?
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1) insert the hyperlink into a new document

2) select Save as template (i.e. dotx), navigate to your Word template folder (C:\Users\YourUserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates) and save as Link.dotx.

3) then File tab ―> New ―> My templates ―> click on the new template you just created - Link.dotx, and this opens a new document (usually Document1.docx)
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I would like to insert a hyperlink into a regular (.docx) document that links TO a template.  When the hyperlink is clicked, I would like the document to open as a regular document.  Currently, the hyperlink (in a normal .docx file) is opening the document as a template.
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No - the hyperlink will only open the actual file and will not create a new document!

I misunderstood the initial question - sorry about that :-(
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It is the nature of hyperlinks that they open the named document with the application that is matched to the file extension.

I think that you would need VBA to do something else.

The neatest would be to use a Macrobutton field (formatted to resemble a hyperlink) that runs a macro which creates a new document from a given template.

Sub NewDoc()
    Dim doc As Document
    Set doc = Documents.Add("MyPath/MyTemplate.dotx")
    doc.Select
End Sub

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