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Sharing a customized TFS/Word Layout between team members

Nov 17, 2014 at 9:02 PM
How can I export a customized Word Layout for TFS/Word? One team member has a saved customized layout for a TFS query and I would like more people to have access to the same layout. They already have access to the query. We have not been able to duplicate all the fields exactly.

We are using TFS 2013 and Word 2013.

Thank you,
Nov 18, 2014 at 8:52 AM
There are various ways to share the layout. Basically the layout is stored as a set of Building Blocks in a template file. So you could copy the template file to your colleague's computer, but if you do that your colleague will lose any layouts they have created. Another option is to do the following:
  1. Open the layout on your computer and save it in a document.
  2. Send the document to your colleague.
  3. Ask your colleague to create a new layout and paste the document contents into the layout.
  4. Save the layout.
I hope this helps