Templates in Word 2007

A Microsoft Office Word 2007 template contains sample content, formatting, or objects that can be used to quickly and easily create a new document.

Selecting a Template

Changing to a Different Template

Saving Files as Templates

To save your document as a template:

  1. Click the Office Button.
  2. Point to Save As.
  3. Click the Word Template icon.
  4. Enter a file name for your new template.
  5. Click Save.

Opening a Template You Created

To open a template you previously created (but have never used):

  1. Click the Office Button.
  2. Click the New icon. The New Document window will open.
  3. Click New from existing....
  4. Double-click the template file you want to use.

To open a template you previously created (and have used):

  1. Click the Office Button.
  2. Click the New icon. The New Document window will open.
  3. Locate your template file in the Recently Used Templates section of the window and double-click it.

Creating a Custom Template

To create a custom template in Word 2007:

  1. Open a new Word document by pressing Ctrl-N.
  2. Set the page layout, character styles, paragraph styles, autotext definitions, and macros you want for your template. You can also include any text, such as headers and footers, you want to always appear in documents you create with this template.

To save the template:

  1. Click the Office Button.
  2. Point to Save As.
  3. Click Word Template.
  4. Save the file to the template directory at C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates (Vista) or at ??? (Winbdows XP and earlier).

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