Can I create templates in Word Online?

Yes and no. If you think of your current document as a template, you can save it with a different name to create a new document that's based on the current one. Whenever you want to create a document like that, you'll open your document in Word Online, go to File > Save As, and create a document that's a copy of the one you started with.

Save a copy to OneDrive

On the other hand, if you're thinking of the kind of templates you see by going to File > New, then no: you can't create those in Word Online.

Instead, do this:

If you have the Word desktop application, use the Open in Word command in Word Online to open the document in Word on your desktop.

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From there, create a template. When you go to File > New in the Word desktop application, you'll be able to use your template for new documents. And if you store the documents online, you can edit them in Word Online.

If you don’t have Word on your desktop, you can try or buy it in the latest version of Office now.

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