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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Step by Step by Joyce Cox and Joan Lambert

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Working with Templates

When you want to quickly create an effective, visually attractive document, one of the most efficient methods is to leverage the design work of other people. With Word 2007, you have access to many ready made, professionally designed templates. A template is a file that stores text, character and paragraph styles, page formatting, and elements such as graphics for use as a pattern in creating other documents.

Unless you specify otherwise, all new documents are based on the Normal document template, which defines a few fairly plain styles, such as paragraph styles for regular text paragraphs, a title, and different levels of headings; and a few character styles that change the look of selected text. The styles from the Normal ...

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