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Hour 5. Creating Documents from Existing... > Basing a New Document on an Existing...

Basing a New Document on an Existing One

The most obvious advantage of using an existing document as the basis for a new one is that you don't have to retype the text that will stay the same or apply the same formatting over again. When you use the steps outlined here to create a new document based on an existing one, the new document has a temporary name of Document1, Document2, and so on, just as if you created a new blank document. Therefore, when you are ready to save, you can use the Save command without risking overwriting the original document.

In Hour 3, you learned that when you click the New Blank Document button in the Standard toolbar to start a new document, Word assumes that you want to base the document on the Normal template. If you want to use an existing document (or a different template or wizard), you have to use the File, New command.


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