[How To] Remove the Template Name in MS Word


All documents created in Word are based on a template. Its path and name are stored in the document’s properties. 

To view the template name and location, follow these steps:

  • Click File, Properties and select the Summary tab.

    Even if you do not send the template with the document, the document retains the name and location of the template. 

To change the template name and location to non-identifying values, do the following: 

  1. Click Tools, Templates and Add-Ins and then click Attach.
  2. Select a template that has a name and location that are not sensitive or unique.
  3. Click Open and then click OK.

Note: The template may contain macros, autotext entries, custom styles, and custom toolbars. Changing templates may make some of these items unavailable to your document.