Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Creating and Managing Templates
Follow these steps to create a template on your own:
1. Create a new document or open a document with styles that you can
recycle.
2. On the File tab, choose Save As.
The Save As window opens.
3. Click Computer.
4. Click the Browse button.
The Save As dialog box appears.
5. Open the Save As Type menu and choose Word Template.
The Save As dialog box opens to the folder where templates are stored
on your computer.
6. Enter a name for your template.
7. Click the Save button.
Create, modify, and delete styles as necessary (see “Creating a New Style”
and “Modifying a Style” earlier in this chapter).
Telling Word where templates are stored
Templates are stored in the Templates folder.
To create a document from a template or trade
styles between templates, you have to tell
Word where you keep templates on your
computer. Follow these steps:
1. On the File tab, choose Options.
The Word Options dialog box opens.
2. Click the Save category.
3. In the Default Personal Templates Location
text box, enter the path to the folder where
you store templates.
4. Click OK.
By default, templates are stored in this location
in Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista:
C:\Users\ Username \AppData\
Roaming\Microsoft\Templates
folder.
If you’re having trouble finding the Templates
folder, go to the File tab and choose Options.
In the Word Options dialog box, go to the
Advanced Category and scroll to the File
Locations button. Clicking this button opens the
File Locations dialog box, where, under User
Templates, you can see the name of the folder
in which your templates are stored.
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