Creating Document Templates
Applications: Can be used in most versions of Microsoft Word and
Microsoft Excel as well as other word processing programs.
A template is a wonderful timesaver. Using
the template feature of your program you can set up letterheads and
other documents that you use often. Templates will save you time, give
your documents a consistent look, and help eliminate the chance of
be created by using an existing document
be created using a blank document.
are also pre-made templates included with Word and Excel
Create Using an Existing DocumentOpen
the document you wish to use as a template
any changes that will make it more suitable as a template
Save window will open
the “Save as type” Box click the arrow to the right and choose
the “File Name Box” type in the name of the template
new template will be saved
To Open Your New Template:Click
File (You can not use the new document icon on the tool bar, you
must use the File…New method)
the General Tab look for your template. To Open double click it.
When you save a document created from a template
you save in the normal manner. The template will remain untouched ready
to be used again.
To create a template starting with a new document