Can templates be programmatically generated?
Yes they can.
You can switch AutoTag from fields mode (default) to full text mode by going to in MS Word AutoTag --> Options --> Options... . When the options menu appears you can click in the "Write Tags" section on "Text". Close the window. Go back to AutoTag --> Tools --> Clean Template. This will convert all field tags to full text. Simply apply the reverse process to get the tags back into field mode. When the tags are in full text mode you can edit any part of the tag. You can then place full text tags programmatically in the document.