Where do I find templates?

Templates are document wizards that help you create documents and files with special formatting for the task at hand. You can use templates to create agendas, cover pages, brochures, invoices, pamphlets, letters, certificates, and much more. All the formatting is complete; just add your own content. Your Office apps come with several templates already installed, and you can browse through thousands of templates from right within the Office app you're using.

Tip: If you're on the web, try the free online templates at templates.office.com. You can use them right in your browser in Office Online programs.

Here’s how to find a template to suit your needs.

  1. In an Office program, click File > New.

    Shows the File > New screen in Word 2016

  2. Enter a keyword for the kind of template you want to find in the search box that says Search for online templates. You can also browse through templates by selecting categories to look through beneath the search box, like Business, Personal, Print, Design Sets, and more.

  3. Select the template you want to use from the search results, and then click Create. A new file will open based on the template you selected.

Note:  To select a template you’ve created or downloaded to your computer, click My Templates or Personal, and then choose your template. To see more information about custom templates in Office 2013 programs, see Where are my custom templates?

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