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Using Mactopia document templates in Word v.X Apps
Recently I decided to use a document template on the Mactopia site for a paper. I downloaded the .dot file and placed it in my Templates folder. Try as I might, they didn't appear in the Project Gallery. The help file merely says the file must be "valid".

The trick is: you must set the type/creator to W8BN/MSWD. Apparently file extension is meaningless.

[Editor's note: I'd never seen the templates on Microsoft's site before. After looking at a couple for Word and Excel, I must say it's a relatively impressive collection of helpers!]
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What about Excel templates?
Authored by: Telluride on Aug 07, '02 12:51:21PM

Do you know what the type/creator for excel templates is supposed to be?

Thanks



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What about Excel templates?
Authored by: joadan on Aug 07, '02 02:54:48PM

Type/Creator is slS8/XCEL for Excel Templates.

If you have Developer Tools installed, take a look at this hint: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20011018172352562



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What about Excel templates?
Authored by: yuxiaofeng on Aug 08, '02 10:13:30AM

Help:::

How to set Type/Creator?

Thanks.



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Getting templates to work in word or Excel
Authored by: feetofclay on Aug 08, '02 02:52:05PM

The easiest way around this problem is to change the extension from .dot to .doc
This will trick word or excel into opening the file. Once it's open use the save as template command - word and excel will both then offer to save the file to the correct template directory and it will now show up in the project gallery.



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