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Lesson 2. Creating a New Document > Understanding Document Templates

Understanding Document Templates

To work effectively with Word, you must understand that every Word document is based on a template, A template is a model for a document. Even a brand new document you open with the New Document button is based on the Normal template.

Some templates contain no text, giving you a blank document with some basic formatting specifications in which you are responsible for entering all the text. The Normal template is of this kind. Other templates contain text and detailed formatting specifications; for example, if you write a large number of business letters, you might use a template that contains the date, your return address, and a closing salutation. When you create a new document based on that template, all those elements are automatically included in the document—all you need to do is add the other parts. If a template contains formatting, then all documents based on that template have a uniform appearance (the same font and margins, for instance).


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