Find the perfect template for your Office file

When you first start an Office app, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, or Access, the first thing you'll see is a list of templates you can use to create your files and documents.

  1. To find templates for your Office apps at any time, select File > New. Here's an example of what this looks like in Word:

    A list of available Word templates is shown.

  2. Enter a search for the template type you're looking for in the search box that says Search for online templates. To browse through popular template types, select any of the keywords below the search box.

    The search box for finding online Word templates is shown.

  3. Select a template thumbnail to see a larger preview of what it looks like. You can use the arrows on either side of the preview to scroll through related templates. Once you find a template you like, select Create.

    Shows a Report design template preview in Word 2016.

Tip   If you frequently use a template, you can pin it so it’s always there when you start your Office app. Just select the pin icon that appears below the thumbnail in the list of templates.

Applies To: Excel 2016, Word 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Access 2016, Visio Standard 2016, Excel 2013, Word 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Access 2013, Visio 2013

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