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You may use LibreOffice's "sticky styles" (see here).

LibreOffice recognizes templates that are located in any folder from the following list:

  • the shared template folder
  • the user template folder in the Documents and Settings folderin the home directory
  • all template folders as defined in 'Tools - Options' - LibreOffice - Paths

When you use File - Template - Save to save a template, the template will be stored in your user template folder. When you open a document that is based on such a template, the document will be checked for a changed template as described below. The template is associated with the document, it may be called a "sticky template".

When you use File - Save As and select a template filter to save a template at any other folder that is not in the list, then the documents based on that template will not be checked.

When you open a document that was created from a "sticky template" (as defined above), LibreOffice checks to see if the template has been modified since the document was last opened. If the template was changed a dialog is shown where you can select which styles to apply to the document.

To apply the new styles from the template to the document, click Update Styles.

To retain the styles that are currently used in the document, click Keep Old Styles.

If a document was created using a template that cannot be found a dialog is shown that asks you how to proceed next time the document is opened.

To break the link between the document and the missing template, click No, otherwise LibreOffice will look for the template the next time you open the document.

You may use LibreOffice's "sticky styles" (see here).

LibreOffice recognizes templates that are located in any folder from the following list:

  • the shared template folder
  • the user template folder in the Documents and Settings folderin the home directory
  • all template folders as defined in 'Tools - Options' - LibreOffice - Paths

When you use File - Template - Save to save a template, the template will be stored in your user template folder. When you open a document that is based on such a template, the document will be checked for a changed template as described below. The template is associated with the document, it may be called a "sticky template".

When you use File - Save As and select a template filter to save a template at any other folder that is not in the list, then the documents based on that template will not be checked.

When you open a document that was created from a "sticky template" (as defined above), LibreOffice checks to see if the template has been modified since the document was last opened. If the template was changed a dialog is shown where you can select which styles to apply to the document.

To apply the new styles from the template to the document, click Update Styles.

To retain the styles that are currently used in the document, click Keep Old Styles.

If a document was created using a template that cannot be found a dialog is shown that asks you how to proceed next time the document is opened.

To break the link between the document and the missing template, click No, otherwise LibreOffice will look for the template the next time you open the document.

It still requires to modify the template itself, but all documents based on it would ask for update automatically after that.