<attachedTemplate> (Attached Document Template)

This element specifies the location of a document template which shall be attached to the current WordprocessingML document if it is accessible and of a format supported by an application. Specifically, this element's val attribute shall contain the file path of the associated document template.

If this element is omitted, then the document shall not have an attached document template, and applications should use their default template in its place.

  <w:attachedTemplate w:val="c:\template.dotx" />

The <attachedTemplate> element contains the path to the associated template. ]

Parent Elements




<id> (Relationship to Part)

Namespace: .../officeDocument/2006/relationships

Specifies the relationship ID to a specified part.

The specified relationship shall match the type required by the parent element:

  • http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/officeDocument/2006/relationships/footer for the <footerReference> element

  • http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/officeDocument/2006/relationships/header for the <headerReference> element

  • http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/officeDocument/2006/relationships/font for the <embedBold>, <embedBoldItalic>, <embedItalic>, or< embedRegular> elements

  • http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/officeDocument/2006/relationships/printerSettings for the <printerSettings> element

<… r:id="rId10" />

The markup specifies the associated relationship part with relationship ID rId1 contains the corresponding relationship information for the parent XML element. ]

The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_RelationshipId simple type (§

The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_Rel">
	<attribute ref="r:id" use="required"/>