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How to save a document as a template in Word

How to save a document as a template in Word

If you've created a great Word document, you can save it as a Word template in four easy steps.

When you open a Word template, it creates a new file titled Document1 – Word. If you modify this document and want to use it as a template for new docs, you need save it as a template. Here’s how to do it:

  • Click on the File tab, then select Save As.

How to save a document as a template in Word. The File tab, Save as ...
The File tab, Save as ...

  • Click the Browse button. 

How to save a document as a template in Word. The Browse button.
Browse button.

  • At File name, rename your template then …

How to save a document as a template in Word. File name.
The Save As dialog box. Name the new file.

  • … under Save as type, select Word Template (*.dotx) and click the Save button.

How to save a document as a template in Word. Save as type.
Save as Type... Word Template

Word will save the template to the Custom Office Templates folder.

You can access your new template via File tab then New (or Ctrl + N). It will appear under the Personal tab.

How to save a document as a template in Word. New template.
New template available via Personal tab.

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