If I understand you correctly, you are wanting to set the document settings
every time you start a new document. The system settings don't need to be
changed every document cause they don't change document to document.
If this is the case, you can download "Copy Document Options" from
. This is simply an Excel document. It
copies all of the settings from the active document. You then bring another
document to the active window and apply these settings to it.
To get it to keep a "standard" document setting that you like, simply setup
a documents like you want it, copy the options using the appropriate tab of
the "Copy Document Options", and save it to a new Excel filename. Then, in
future documents, all you have to do is open this Excel file and press a
button to change all of the settings to the settings saved in the Excel
It will also copy and apply system options as well. I could see how using
this to apply the same system settings from workstation to workstation could
be useful. But using this option on the same workstation would be
Hope this is what you were wanting...
I would like to know why you are against using a template though...