Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Using Templates to Streamline Document Creation
Figure 4-5 A preview of the selected template appears on the New tab in Backstage view.
The top part of the New tab provides access to templates stored on your computer. This
section includes Recent Templates (templates you have used recently), Sample Templates
(samples included with Office), and My Templates (templates you have saved and templates
you have downloaded from Office.com). The last option in the top part, New From Existing,
creates a new document from an existing document, incorporating everything stored in
The lower part of the New tab leads to downloadable templates from Office.com. (You’ll
need to be connected to the Internet to view these templates or use them for the first
time.) You can browse templates by category, or you can use a search term such as blue or
Note that you can explore the available templates in much the same way you might
explore a website. Back and Forward buttons let you retrace your steps, and a Home button
takes you directly back to the template home, shown in Figure 4-5.
After you select the template you want, click Create (or, in the case of Office.com templates,
click Download) to open a new document based on the template.