Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Thinking Through Your Template Design
To create a new folder, in the Save As dialog box, click the New Folder button on the
toolbar in the Save As dialog box or right-click an empty area of the file list. Select New
and then Folder from the context menu.
Once you have added templates and folders, the next time you click My Templates in
the New Document dialog box, the tabs and templates you added will be available
in the New dialog box. If you want to restore the original tabs and templates, simply
delete the templates and folders from the Templates folder. If you prefer, you can
rightclick and delete templates from within the New dialog box, but you will need to access
the contents of the Templates folder to delete the subfolders and remove the tabs from
the New dialog box.
You can now modify or add content, styles, boilerplate text, content controls, building
blocks, macros, and any other elements you want to include in your template.
Once you have created a new template, test the template to verify that it works by doing
1. Click File to display Backstage view, and then click New.
2. Click My Templates in the New Document task pane, and then select the tab on
which the template is located (if necessary).
3. Ensure that the Document option is selected in the Create New area in the Templates
dialog box, and then double-click the new template.
The template should open normally in the Word window and you can begin to add your
own content as needed in the new document.