Managing Word Templates in Organization on a network location RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    We use Word 2013 and started to use corporate templates

    currently, our templates are located on our SharePoint Online, which means they're on the web, though most of the users have the template directory synced offline to their local drive with OneDrive for business so choosing and opening templates is very easy and friendly.

    The problem

    when someone finished to create a document and want to send it to someone who's not in the corporate network, or even worse, to an external user - their word hangs on the file opening and causes word a massive delay.

    we saw that as a workaround, if the document creator "Divorces" the document from its original template via "Developer >Document Template" and then he send it - the document open smoothly.

    I'm sure it shouldn't be that difficult. we don't need to start educate users to change all their documents' template back to normal

    I don't mind loosing the ability to have the documents update according to their template if something will change on the template in the future.

    we just need the templates as a format starter when creating new documents

    The Question

    what should be the best way to work with templates on a web \ network location that aren't necessary available on the receiver's side?


    Tamir Levy

    Monday, December 22, 2014 9:26 PM