1. Enable Developer Tools 2. Create Your Background and Customization File 3. Lock it down. (Enable Drawing Explorer) 4. Right click on the file name (C:\Users\etc...) and click "Protect Document" and then pick "Backgrounds". This is the Microsoft recommended method: http://goo.gl/PxS9EC 5. Before you save the document as a template. Make sure that you open one page and select background. 6. Save and close. Your now good to go.