Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Opening a Template.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated October 3, 2015)
Templates are used to define how a document and the Word interface should look. To open a template file, follow these steps:
You can now make changes in the template, just as you would in any other document. When you save the changes, they are available the next time you create a document based on the template.
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (10196) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Opening a Template.
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