From: Paul Rohr (email@example.com)
Date: Wed May 28 2003 - 13:36:54 EDT
At 07:37 AM 5/28/03 -0700, Dom Lachowicz wrote:
>That said, templates can contain a lot more than just
>style information. While I can see some cases where it
>would be useful to link documents with templates, it's
>not clear to me that in the majority of cased you'd
>want old documents to have their styles/content/other
>changed when their base template changed, or when
>documents were transferred across computers. It's not
>clear that you want your document to look differently
>on another's machine just because their definition of
>'Normal' differs from yours. I much prefer the current
>situation to the proposed one.
IIRC, the way the Word UI works is as follows:
1. Changes to a template are automatically applied to new docs.
2. They're not automatically applied to existing docs.
3. However, the styles in a document *can* be manually refreshed to
sync with the current state of any template, particularly the one
it was created with.
I think Dom's arguing for #2, while Tomas et al would like #3. Fortunately,
these behaviors don't need to conflict. ;-)
The real question is how prominently to expose #3 in the UI, no? IIRC, it's
buried fairly deeply in the Word UI, and that might not be such a bad thing.
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