There are 2 different type of templates in NewViews.

One is a document template, used to print checks, invoices orders and reports.
The other is a table template used to format the printout of newviews tables. This templates control the formating of the printout. (margins, centering of page, fonts , headers and footers)
When you are positioned a journal and print all or print block you are printing a table.
The only thing the template will do at that point is control the formating and not the data that is printing.
I believe this is why you say the template is ignored. You are using a document template but printing a table.