Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Customizing an existing template
Modify and save the template
1 If you plan to save the modified template as a different file, keeping
the original template unchanged, it’s best to create the new file before
you make any changes—that way, you won’t accidentally save changes
to the original location. Click File and then click the Save As tab.
2 Click Computer and click Browse.
3 In the Save As dialog box, ensure that the Save As Type drop-down
list is set to Word Template (*.dotx). If the template contains macros,
set it to Word Macro-Enabled Template (*.dotm). The Custom Office
Templates folder is automatically selected.
4 In the File Name text box, enter a name for the new template’s file.
5 Click the Save button.
TIP If you select the Save Thumbnail check box, you can see a
preview of the template’s contents on the New page of the
Backstage view. However, many common templates don’t have any
visible text, so it isn’t useful to enable a thumbnail for them.
TIP When the Save As dialog box closes, ensure that you see
the new file name in Word’s title bar. You can also check that
the folder path is correct by clicking File and then clicking Info. The file
name and path appear below the Backstage view’s page title.