New Documents and Word Templates

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New Documents and Word Templates

New Documents and Word Templates

When creating a new Microsoft Word document, you can choose between creating a blank document or creating your document from an existing template.

Creating a New Blank Document

To create a new blank document:

  1. From the FILE menu, select New. (In Microsoft Office 2007, click the Microsoft Office button and select New.)
  2. Double-click Blank document. New Blank Document

Creating a New Document from a Template

A template is a predesigned Word document that you can then change to suit your needs. When you create a new document from a template, you are creating a copy of the original template.

To create a new document from a template:

  1. From the FILE menu, select New. In Microsoft Office 2007, click the Microsoft Office button and select New.
  2. Double-click one of the template categories.
  3. Select a template to view it.
  4. Click Create to open the template. In Microsoft Word 2007 or 2010, select Download to download and open the template: New Document from Template

Once you've downloaded a template, it is stored in the My Templates location on your computer.

Watch and follow along as your instructor shows you how to navigate the available templates.

Modifying a Template

You can modify a Word template:

  1. Select the FILE menu, and select New.
  2. Select a template from the list and click Create.
  3. Make the desired changes to the template. Post Title Section of Template
  4. Save the template with a new name. It will by default be saved in the Templates folder. Save As Dialog Box
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