How do I create a template in Microsoft Word?

You can create a template and modify the style settings in it prior to creating a range of documents that you want to format consistently.

  • Open a new file and click on Save.

  • In the Save as type dropdown menu choose Word Template and provide a meaningful filename e.g. essay-template. Click Save.

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  • Modify any Styles that you are going to use in the range of documents you are going to create, to suit your preferred document layout (How do I do that?).

  • Save and close the template.

You can then create a new document using this template ( How do I do this? )

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