Obtaining and Applying the Latest Microsoft Word Template
An efficient, effective, and consistent ePublisher online content generation process relies upon the use of templates. Templates define paragraph, character, and table styles and standards. Templates may also contain standard variables and cross-reference definitions that you can use when creating and working with source documents used to generate online content. Templates help control the look and feel of source documents and generated output across multiple writers, multiple projects, and multiple types of generated output.
The ePublisher content generation process assumes that you use marker types and paragraph, character, and table styles defined in a Microsoft Word template prepared by a Stationery designer as you create content and format your source documents. Using Microsoft Word templates and the marker types and paragraph, character, and table styles and other layout styles and characteristics defined in templates ensures that you format content in your source documents consistently and also ensures ePublisher can use your source documents effectively to generate output.
If your source documents do not use templates or do not use the same marker types, styles and standards defined in your Stationery by the Stationery designer, your generated output may not conforms to the styles and standards defined by the Stationery designer for output. You may also not be able to implement some online features if you do not use the correct templates or the correct marker types and styles defined in the templates.
As a part of preparing your Microsoft Word source documents for output generation, ensure your source documents use the correct Microsoft Word templates from the Stationery designer and you have applied all paragraph, character, and table styles specified in the template correctly. For more information about creating Microsoft Word templates, see “Designing Microsoft Word Templates and Standards” on page 91.