Hi HansL! What you described is the purpose of a template, so users dont accidentally overwrite it lets say in an office environment where lotsa people use the same. If you create a template and if you open it, it always asks for a SAVE AS if you try to save it. It is its function. So to get what you need, i was experimenting:
docd.zip (764 Bytes)
So the thing is, to do what you want, you need to modify the default .DOCX entry in the REGEDIT. To avoid it, i created a
.DOCD extension and defined it to open a pre-saved document
(.docd\SHELLNEW, basically i copied the .docx and edited it). Now when i right click i get a new document "template" but not in word sense, in theory, because it will be just a saved .docx which is in my
C:\TEMP\customtemplate.docx. Right-click, New, Create... i get New Microsoft Word Document.docd with active inline renaming. Press enter or give name. If .docd is open, i edit it then save it, right there where i created it. For this i linked you a simple REGEDIT export of the mentioned .docd format.
This is how my registry looks. I exported the .docx, edited it and renamed docx to docd, then edited it in regedit to look like this:
I do not know if its possible to rename things in the "New Context Menu", havent found a solution for that, so you will see two of the same "Microsoft Word Document" one will be my .docd and the other will be the real .docx. So the method works, import my stuff into your registry and test it. If you really really need this functionality then you should modify YOUR default .docx in your registry, but if you get any errors you may have to repair it yourself by running office setup repair.
If this is all too complicated or fiddly for you, here comes DOPUS. Create a word document, format it, save it, then create a button just like Leo told you. Save your doc, put it in a directory and the button will copy it to the current folder you are viewing and open it.