When creating a new Microsoft Word document, you can choose between creating a blank document or creating your document from an existing template.
To create a new blank document:
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:
Once you've downloaded a template, it is stored in the My Templates location on your computer.