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Using Templates from the New Documents Dialog Box
Note
The location for Workgroup Templates is not set by default. Typically, this location is
a shared folder on your network. You can set the Workgroup Templates location in
the File Locations dialog box, which is available when you click the Advanced tab in the
Word Options dialog box.
Once you set a location for Workgroup Templates, you will no longer be able to
remove the Workgroup Templates location without editing the Registry. If you find
that you prefer not to map Workgroup Templates to a folder after you’ve added a
location, simply map the Workgroup Templates option to the Templates folder. By doing
this, you basically instruct Word to show the templates in your Templates folder for
both User Templates and Workgroup Templates. If you map the Workgroup Templates
option to any other location, your My Templates tab on the New tab will contain files
that you would probably prefer not to include.
The following list is a summary of the template options found on the New tab:
Blank Opens a new document based on the standard blank document template
(Normal.dotm)
Blog Post Displays a new blank document formatted for a blog entry
Recent Templates Displays a list of templates you have recently used
Sample Templates Offers a collection of sample templates for different styles and
document types
My Templates Opens the New dialog box and displays templates that you have
saved to your computer
New From Existing Opens the New From Existing Document dialog box and
enables you to create a new document based on another document (regardless of
whether the document is a template)
Office.com Templates gives you access to a large collection of templates you can download
from Office.com. You will find dozens of template styles for all kinds of documents—rang-
ing from marketing and business forms, letters and contracts, to stationery, calendars,
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