When creating a new Microsoft Excel workbook, you can choose between creating a blank workbook or creating your workbook from an existing template.
To create a new blank workbook:
A template is a predesigned Excel workbook that you can then change to suit your needs. When you create a new workbook from a template, you are creating a copy of the original template.
To create a new workbook from a template:
If you are using Excel 2010, you will follow step 1, and then double click a template category, select a template to view it, and select Download to download it.
Once you've downloaded a template, it is stored in the My Templates location on your computer.
You can modify an Excel template: