The Document authoring plug-in for MS Word is for empowering business users to do interactive communication. This way they don’t have to learn new software and continue working on software they are familiar with. The component helps to leverage all the capabilities of MS Word and Composition Designer. It gives the business user the autonomy to either select a template from the template gallery or create a new template in native designer/MS Word. The templates are editable by the business user and are reusable. The templates can be checked-in or checked-out from MS-Word itself to maintain different versions.