Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Applying Tools for Speed
Another method, however, is to position the
insertion point where you want the file to begin and
then choose Insert>Text. Click the Object arrow
and choose Text from File. The Insert File dialog
box seen in Figure 7-26 appears.
Most new documents are based on the default
Normal template. However, you can create
documents based on templates for memos, faxes, and
lots of other types of documents. Word provides a
variety of ready-to-use document templates. Just
follow these steps to create a new document based
on a template.
Click the File tab and choose New. The Word
Backstage view displays the New document
options shown in Figure 7-27.
Inserting an existing file.
Locate and click the file you want and then
choose Insert. The entire file appears in the current
Choosing a template category.
Selecting a Template
Templates are another time-saving feature. Every
Microsoft document is based on a template, which
determines the basic structure for a document and
contains settings such as styles, AutoText, fonts,
macros, menus, page layout, and any special
formatting. Templates appear as untitled documents
with text, graphics, formatting, and other
attributes applicable to that template. The advantage of
a template is that you cannot easily permanently
overwrite it. When you create a document based
on a template, Word prompts you to save the
document with its own name.
2. Chose a category. Word displays thumbnail
representations from the hundreds of
templates available from Microsoft Office Online.
(See Figure 7-28.)