Absolutely take your point about waiting for the original poster to respond and I think you're right about having a 'stock' document that is just partially changed. However, this also applies to creating a template from a Word document so I thought I'd throw it into the pot for thought's sake.
I created a Word document but saved it as a template. Lo and behold the title in the template showed as the first few words of the document.
Then I created a new document based on the template. No matter what I did to the document, the title stayed the same (even deleting all the words that came from the template made no difference).
I cleared the title on the template and all documents were saved with no title.
Word help talks about fields codes and other unnecessarily complicated stuff.
Anyway, my conclusion is that whether based on normal.dot or a home-grown template the easiest way to get the correct title is to enter it on a document by document basis.
Quite happy to be shot down!
Edited by drivingmecrazy, 25 November 2006 - 12:49 PM.