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This Tipsheet is based on Word 2003. Word 2007 works a bit differently but the general premise is the same. You can try this with Word 20007 or maybe Google for instructions based on 2007

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 typos.

 A template:

Can be created by using an existing document

Can be created using a blank document.

There are also pre-made templates included with Word and Excel

 

Create Using an Existing Document

Open the document you wish to use as a template

Make any changes that will make it more suitable as a template

Click File

Click Save AS

The Save window will open

In the “Save as type” Box click the arrow to the right and choose

“Document Template (*.dot)

In the “File Name Box” type in the name of the template

Click Save

Your 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)

Click New

In 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

  1. Open a blank document by Clicking on the “New Blank Document Icon” on the toolbar

  2. Set up the document the way you want your template to be.

  3. Click File

  4. Click Save AS

  5. The Save window will open

  6. In the “Save as type” Box click the arrow to the right and choose

  7. “Document Template (*.dot)

  8. In the “File Name Box” type in the name of the template

  9. Click Save

  10. Your new template will be saved

 

To Open Your New Template Or (a Pre-made Template):

  1. Click File (You can not use the new document icon on the tool bar, you must use the File…New method)

  2. Click New

  3. In the General Tab look for your template. To Open double click it.

 I hope this makes your computing easier

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