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4 File The File menu performs many common functions, such as creating, saving, and printing documents. Using this menu, it is possible to create multiple versions of a document within the same Word file using the Versions command. You can even save a document as a web page in HTML format or send documents to various types of recipients, such as mail and routing recipients, Exchange Server folders, and pro- grams like Microsoft PowerPoint. File New Whenever a new document is created in Word, it is based on one or more document templates (.dot files). Templates serve as boilerplates, containing settings, text, and for- matting that is applied to a new document. Templates may also contain macros that can be used in a new document. The Normal document template ( is automati- cally loaded with Word, making it the global template. For a complete discussion of how Word uses templates, refer to Chapter 2. A generic blank document is created based on (found in \Program Files\Mi crosoft Office\Templates) by using Ctrl-N, by selecting the New Blank Document toolbar button, or by simply starting Word. File New launches the New dialog box shown in Figure 4-1, containing templates and wizards to create other document types. 101