You can quickly create entire documents using Word’s built-in templates.
Do you sometimes struggle to format your Word documents a certain way? Maybe you’re trying to create a resume or a report or a brochure but are having trouble with the design. Well, here comes Word to your rescue. The software offers one key feature that can help you in your goal, namely templates. Templates give your documents a certain look and layout right from the get-go. By using a preformatted template, all you need do is add your text. Let’s check out templates to see how they can enhance your documents.
I’m using Word 2016 as my test base, but the steps I cover in using templates also apply to the past few versions of Word.
The purpose of a template is to provide you with the necessary layout and design so you can more quickly and easily create a specific type of document. Word comes with several templates, including ones for resumes, cover letters, blog posts, reports, flyers, brochures, and thank-you cards. Each template contains certain design and layout elements already created. You can leave the existing elements in place or tweak them to your own preferences. You then just add your text and other content to the document. You can access templates one of two ways depending on how Word is configured. If Word is set to show the Start screen when it launches, the page of template thumbnail images automatically appears. If you set Word to bypass the Start screen, then click on the File menu and select New to view the list of templates.