Annotation fonts and drawing templates

Hi,
We're using SW2006, however we've had this problem for as long as I can remember.
We've set up a nice bunch of drawing templates, and saved them all in
the
\SolidWorks\data\
directory as .slddrt files.
However, we can't seem to figure out how to save the annotations fonts in the template, it all goes back to the defualt font.
With annotations fonts, I am referring to all font and arrow definitions that take place under /options/document properties/font annotations, being Note, Dimension, Detail etc.
So my question is: is it possibile in the year 2007 to save the fonts used in a drawing template so that our engineers do not have to manually go in and change the for each drawing?
Its driving me nuts. I've read that the templates actually do carry the font and dimension definitions from drawing to drawing, but it simply doesn't work (for us).
Note, that it doesn't relate to fonts not being available on other computers.
Any help much appreciated,
Frederik
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My first thought is that maybe you are making the changes and then trying to save the template, and maybe the template isn't saving? I know that I have had trouble overwriting a block, so maybe you aren't actually getting it saved. Annotation fonts should certainly stay with the document.
Also, make sure they are actually pulling the copy from where you think. Could you be saving your changed files to a network location and the users are pulling a local copy?
WT

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I think you are missing one very important piece of information. A slddrt file is not a drawing template file, that is the extension for a drawing sheet format. The sheet format only contains the titleblock stuff, not data stored in Tools\Options>Document Properties. A drawing template, file extension drwdot, is the sheet format combined with the Document Properties settings.
To save the sheet format (slddrt file), File>Save Sheet Format To save the drawing template (drwdot file), File>Save As and pick Drawing Template from the Save As Type combo box.
I have been doing this exact thing for years, hope that helps.
Sam
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Hi Sam,
You're completly right, I totally missed that. I saved the sheet formats and not the template itself.
As it has been bugging me for years, I really appreciate your fast reply. It is not something I will put on my CV - but I hope that maybe it can help other people out there :).
Once again, thank you very much for your quick responce.
Frederik
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Good catch - I buzzed right past that clue.
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Hmm... Are you saving the sheet format as well as the template, when you update the templates?
Easy to miss.

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