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Create your own templates with images in MS Word!

Posted By : Michal of Data Doctors on March 12, 2004

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Learn how to create templates in Word with graphic images.

This question was answered on March 12, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Microsoft Word's template feature lets you create your own template with hardly any effort at all This feature is helpfull when trying to make business letters with logo's and such Maybe you want to have your own little design on memo's or faxes, the sky's the limit

Follow the steps below to create a template:

1 Open a new blank Word document

2 Add the text or graphics you want to be standard on the template

3 When you finish editing your new template click on 'File', select 'Save As'

4 Go to the 'Save as' Type field, choose 'Document Template' (*.dot)

5 Type a name for the template

(Word automatically saves the template in your default template folder.)

To save the template with a preview image:

1 Click on the 'File' option, choose 'Properties'

2 Add a check mark next to 'Save Preview Picture'

To create a document from the template:

1 Click on the 'File' option, choose 'New'

2 On the 'New Document' task pane choose 'New from template'

3 Select General Templates in 'Create New'

4 Verify that the radio button next to 'Document' is selected

5 Choose your new template and a preview image will appear in the 'Preview box'

Good luck and happy template making.

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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on March 12, 2004

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