I made a change to the $comments that are output during the Order Status Changes.

define 'EMAIL_TEXT_STATUS_UPDATED', is where the change was made. I simply changed the text to be output.

However I tried to move the modified copy of odrers.php to the the template path and could not make it work there. Control kept reverting to the original default found in the Admin section.

Can an altered copy of this file orders.php be moved to the template folder and used?