Installing Word document templates for Lodel on a PC

The template is pre-saved on Word. They are essential for styling your documents ready for Lodel.
Macros enable automatic typographic corrections and are optional.


[Word 2016, 2019] The latest version of the document template is available at the following address: (archive
The .zip archive contains the following files:
oe_modele_fr.dotm: for french version of Word
oe_template_en.dotm: for english version of Word

[Word 2010, 2013, 2016]

The .zip archive contains the following files:

  • The archive contains all the templates and macros that can be used during styling. Each template ends with _fr, _en, _pt, etc., reflecting which language version of Word is being used;
  • is the default template to use. It contains the styles used in the editorial template distributed with Lodel;
  • contains a larger number of styles (abstracts in additional languages, additional indexes, etc.). This document template is used only when the editorial template in Lodel has been set up to process additional styles;
  • and contain macros that automate the correction of some styling and typographic errors (one version for Windows and one version for MacOS);
  • The setup_modeles_revuesorg_xxx.exe is an automatic set-up wizard for these templates for Windows.


The document templates enabling you to apply styles ( and are compatible with all the versions of Word that have been tested:

  • Word 2010 for Windows;
  • Word 2013 for Windows;
  • Word 2016 for Windows.

The macros can be used on:

  • Word 2007 for Windows;
  • Word 2010 for Windows;
  • Word 2013 for Windows;
  • Word 2016 for Windows.


1. First stage: Placing the template in the directory

You only have to place the templates in this folder once.

First, decompress the .zip archive and place the two .dot files you have chosen (  and or, depending on your operating system) in the Word Templates folder. The location of this folder varies depending on the configuration used (version of Word and operating system). There are three ways of carrying out the main configurations:

a.  Standard pathway

Windows Vista, Windows 7, 10:

  • Word 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016: C :\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates

Windows XP:

  • Word 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 : C:\Documents and Settings\Username\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates

Please note: In Windows, it is possible that the AppData or Application Data folder may be hidden. To access this folder, use the keyboard shortcut “Windows + R”, then in the “Run” window that opens, type “%appdata%” and click on “OK”.


b. Quick pathway

This pathway is not available in all versions of Word. You can try it to see if it works with your configuration.

  • Copy the template and macros you have chosen after decompressing the .zip archive, as explained above.
  • Open Word, go to the tab File ⇨ Options ⇨ Customize the Quick Access Toolbar / Ribbon. In the right-hand window, click the Developer box (which by default is unchecked):


  • Click on OK to close the window.
  • Open the Developer tab and click on the Document Template icon on the right-hand side of the ribbon.


  • In the templates window, click Attach and attach the selected template and macros.
  • Close the window.

c. Using the installation set-up wizard

2. Second stage: Attaching the templates to each document

Each time you open a document that you want to style, you have to start by attaching the template (and macros). You then have to open the document that you want to style in Word and attach the templates to your document using the Templates and Add-Ins window. Here again the pathway varies depending on the version of Word you are using:

Word 2010, 2013 and 2016 in Windows:

There are two possibilities:

  1. File  Options  Add-Ins
    In the Manage list, select Templates and click on Go.
  2. Or, using the Developer tab (if it has been activated, as mentioned just above), go to the Document Template icon (on the right-hand side of the ribbon).

Click the Automatically update document styles option.

  • You now have to attach the template containing the macros: again in the Templates tab, go to the Global templates and add-ins section. Click on Add and choose the template or depending on your operating system.
  • Then click on OK.

Templates and Add-Ins window (Word 2010 2016 in Windows)

Two toolbars should now be displayed. In Word 2010 to 2016, these toolbars are available in the Add-Ins ribbon.

Lodel toolbar (Word 2010 to 2016) in Windows

Barres d’outils Lodel dans Word 2010 à 2016 sous Windows

Template without installing it

Warning: This procedure alone does not combine the template containing the styles and the template containing the macros that automatically correct certain styling and typographical errors, as presented above.

  • Double click on the file A new Word document is created based on the model. Delete the content of this new document ([Ctrl+A] or [⌘+A], and Delete).
  • Open the file of the document you wish to prepare. Copy the text ([Ctrl+A] or [⌘+A]) and paste it ([Ctrl+V] or [⌘ +V]) into the document based on the document template

Template for OpenOffice and Libre Office

Currently being updated

Image à la Une : Photo by Alexandre Debieve on Unsplash.

Cite this blog post
Jennifer Kirkoz (2019, August 23). Installing Word document templates for Lodel on a PC. OpenEdition Books & Journals Support. Retrieved May 18, 2024, from

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