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?

Applies To: Excel 2016, Word 2016, Outlook 2016, PowerPoint 2016, Publisher 2016, Access 2016, Visio Professional 2016, Visio Standard 2016, Project Professional 2016, Excel 2013, Word 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Publisher 2013, Access 2013, InfoPath 2013, Office 365, Excel 2010, Word 2010, Outlook 2010, PowerPoint 2010, Access 2010, Publisher 2010, Visio 2010, Project 2010, InfoPath 2010, Excel Starter, Visio Premium 2010, Visio Standard 2010, Project Pro for Office 365, Project Standard 2010, Word Starter, Word Starter 2010

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