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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Plain & Simple by Marianne Moon, Jerry Joyce

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Switching Templates

Every document is based on a template. When you start a plain, blank Word document, its design is based on the Normal template. When you want to create a different type of document—a letter or a report, for example—that document is based on the template designed for that type of document. Different templates, however, provide different styles, as well as different formatting and layouts. If you have an existing document that you want to be based on a specific template, you can simply switch templates, and Word will automatically update the styles to switch them to those of the new template.

Switch Templates

  1. On the Developer tab, ...

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