Where do I find templates?

Templates are files designed to be interesting, compelling, and professional-looking documents. All the formatting is complete; you just add what you want to them. Examples are calendars, cards, resumes, invitations, and newsletters. Your Office programs come with several templates already installed. Here’s how to find them.

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

  2. Click the template you want to use, and then click Create. A new file opens 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?

Download Microsoft Office templates

Do you want to create a resume, mailing label, budget, fax cover sheet, presentation, or invitation? To get free templates like these, go to File > New in your Office program, and then click a category under Office.com Templates, such as Letters, Business, or Form (In Office 2013 or Office 2016, try one of the Suggested searches links).

Or, type what you're looking for in the search box, such as avery for labels.

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 the Office Online programs.

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

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