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To create a document, simply open Word, select a blank document or template, and start typing. Word offers many professionally designed templates to help you create letters, resumes, reports, and more.

Create a blank document

  1. Open Word. Or, if Word is already open, select File > New.

  2. Select Blank document.

Create a document using a template

  1. Open Word. Or, if Word is already open, select File > New.

    A list of available Word templates is shown.

  2. Double-click a template to open it.

    Tip: Pin templates you like, so you always see them when you start Word. Select the template and then select the pin icon that appears next to the name of the template.

Search for a template

  1. Open Word. Or, if Word is already open, select File > New.

  2. In the Search for online templates box, enter a search word like letter, resume, or invoice.

    The search box for finding online Word templates is shown.

    Or, select a category under the search box like Business, Personal, or Education.

  3. Click a template to see a preview. Click the arrows on the side of the preview to see more templates.

    Shows a Report design template preview in Word 2016.

  4. Select Create.

    For more templates, see Office templates & themes.

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