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If a template contains modifications to the user interface, i. This is a known bug in and the best way around it is to save the template to a trusted folder, such as the user template folder.
Provided the template does not contain any macros then it is possible to save it to any convenient folder, such as the Desktop, and then double-click the saved template to start a New document. Double-clicking the template does NOT open it, it creates a new document from it.
Unfortunately, this command has been removed in Office By default the Library folder is hidden. If you double-click a template in Finder it will always start a New document.
Newer versions Office Click the Word, Excel, or PowerPoint menu as appropriate. Click Preferences. Click Security & Privacy. To allow all macros to run select the Enable all macros radio button. Caution: This will allow ALL macros. Go to Word menu > Preferences > Security > Macro Security > uncheck the box for enabling the warning (or check it if it's not checked) > hit OK.
If you right-click the template, the only option is Open but this actually creates a New document! Template types There are two different types of template that we create for Word: global and standard. Standard Standard templates are the starting points for user documents.
Global Global templates contain such shared things as a common interface, macro code and building blocks or AutoText for a suite of templates. Word global templates act like the add-ins used in PowerPoint and Excel. Startup folder The Startup folder is where any global template must go.
Macro security Only macro-enabled templates and documents can contain macros. Trusted folders If a template contains modifications to the user interface, i. Other ways to use a template Save in any folder Provided the template does not contain any macros then it is possible to save it to any convenient folder, such as the Desktop, and then double-click the saved template to start a New document.