I'm back with yet more questions. I've created a template for our manual request form (again, thank you all) and I've created a small text entity file to try. I inserted the information and renamed the file to go with our product, CP Python. I closed the file and opened it again. It appeared with all of the formatting gone until I attached the style sheet. The style sheet is not named CP Python but it is manual_request.styler. Before I attached the style sheet I checked to see if the text entity file was there and it was not. When I attached the style sheet, I checked again and it was there. Why is that? How can I make sure that a particular style sheet is attached to a document even if the file names don't match? Are the text entity file and the style sheet connected somehow? If I have 18 files that all use the same style sheet and text entities, can I update the text entities in any of those files and have all 18 files update?
Next, what I want to do for our manual requests forms--18 of them--is to create a text entity with the appropriate information so that I can make multiple changes to all of the text entitiesand I want that change to appear in the files that use the text entities. I was looking at the Help Center information for programmers but I'm not sure creating a custom dialog box or something like that is the way to go. So, can I create a text entity file of some kind where I update once and the documents affected are updated?
Finally, can Arbortext output to an Excel spreadsheet? Multiple spreadsheets? We have three different matricies (don't ask me why) for books, drawings and something else I don't remember right now. I think it would be good to take that information, put it all in one place, update it, and output it to a spreadsheet. But it just occurs to me that we can do that in Excel by connecting workbooks somehow. Any way does Arbortext do that?