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Templates are files that help you design interesting, compelling, and professional-looking documents, presentations, and workbooks. A template is simply a starting point. You create it once and it can be used over and over again. The formatting is already complete; you add what you want to the template and then save it as a document, presentation, or workbook.

To create a template, you can start with a document, presentation, or workbook that you already created, one you downloaded, or a brand new one that you decide to customize in any number of ways.

Open the Word document that you want to save as a template.

On theFilemenu, clickSave as Template.

In theSave Asbox, type the name that you want to use for the new template.

(Optional) In theWherebox, choose a location where the template will be saved.

Next toFile Format, clickMicrosoft Word template (.dotx), or, if your document contains macros, clickMicrosoft Word Macro-Enabled template (.dotm).

Unless you select a different location, the template is saved in /Users/username/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Templates.

To change where Word automatically saves your templates, on theWordmenu, clickPreferences, and then underPersonal Settings, clickFile Locations. UnderFile Locations, selectUser templatesfrom the list, and then clickModify. Type the new folder and path you want to use, and Word will save any new templates in that folder.

You can customize an existing template to make it even more useful. Add static information to the existing template, and then save the file again (as a template).

On theFilemenu, clickNew from Template.

Click a template that is similar to the one you want to create, and then clickCreate.

Note:If you cant find a template, you can search for it based on keywords in theSearch All Templatesbox.

Add, delete, or change any text, graphics, or formatting, and make any other changes that you want to appear in all new documents that you base on the template.

On theFilemenu, clickSave as Template.

In theSave Asbox, type the name that you want to use for the new template.

(Optional) In theWherebox, choose a location where the template will be saved.

Next toFile Format, clickMicrosoft Word template (.dotx), or, if your template contains macros, clickMicrosoft Word Macro-Enabled template.

Unless you select a different location, the template is saved in /Users/username/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Templates.

To change where Word automatically saves your templates, on theWordmenu, clickPreferences, and then underPersonal Settings, clickFile Locations. UnderFile Locations, selectUser templatesfrom the list, and then clickModify. Type the new folder and path you want to use, and Word will save any new templates in that folder.

To start a new document based on your template, on theFilemenu, clickNew from Template, and then select the template you want to use.

In theFinder, open /Users/username/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Templates.

Drag the templates that you want to delete to the Trash.

Open a blank presentation, and then on theViewtab, clickSlide Master.

The slide master is the largest slide image at the top of the slide thumbnail list. Associated layouts are positioned beneath it.

To make changes to the slide master or layouts, on theSlide Mastertab, do any of these:

To add a colorful theme with special fonts, and effects, clickThemes, and pick a theme.

To change the background, clickBackground Styles, and pick a background.

To add a placeholder for text, picture, chart, and other objects, in the thumbnail pane, click the slide layout that you want to hold the placeholder. FromInsert Placeholder, pick the type of placeholder you want to add, and drag to draw the placeholder size.

Open the presentation that you want to save as a template.

On theFiletab, clickSave as Template.

In theSave Asbox, type the name that you want to use for the new template.

(Optional) In theWherebox, choose a location where the template will be saved.

Next toFile Format, clickPowerPoint Template (.potx), or, if your presentation contains macros, clickPowerPoint Macro-Enabled Template (.potm).

Unless you select a different location, the template is saved in /Users/username/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Templates.

You can customize an existing template to make it even more useful. Add static information to the existing template, and then save the file again (as a template).

On theFilemenu, clickNew from Template.

Click a template that is similar to the one you want to create, and then clickCreate.

Note:If you cant find a template, you can search for it based on keywords in theSearch All Templatesbox.

Add, delete, or change any text, graphics, or formatting, and make any other changes that you want to appear in all new presentations that you base on the template.

On theFilemenu, clickSave as Template.

In theSave Asbox, type the name that you want to use for the new template.

(Optional) In theWherebox, choose a location where the template will be saved.

Next toFile Format, clickPowerPoint Template (.potx), or, if your template contains macros, clickPowerPoint Macro-Enabled Template (.potm).

Unless you select a different location, the template is saved in /Users/username/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Templates.

To start a new presentation based on a template, on theFilemenu, clickNew from Template, and then select the template you want to use.

In theFinder, open /Users/username/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Templates.

Drag the templates that you want to delete to the Trash.

Open the workbook that you want to save as a template.

On theFilemenu, clickSave as Template.

In theSave Asbox, type the name that you want to use for the new template.

(Optional) In theWherebox, choose a location where the template will be saved.

Next toFile Format, clickExcel Template (.xltx), or, if your workbook contains macros, clickExcel Macro-Enabled Template (.xltm).

Unless you select a different location, the template is saved in /Users/username/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Templates.

You can customize an existing template to make it even more useful. Add static information to the existing template, and then save the file again (as a template).

On theFilemenu, clickNew from Template.

Click a template that is similar to the one you want to create, and then clickCreate.

Note:If you cant find a template, you can search for it based on keywords in theSearch All Templatesbox.

Add, delete, or change any content, graphics, or formatting, and make any other changes that you want to appear in all new workbooks that you base on the template.

On theFilemenu, clickSave as Template.

In theSave Asbox, type the name that you want to use for the new template.

(Optional) In theWherebox, choose a location where the template will be saved.

Next toFile Format, clickExcel Template (.xltx), or, if your template contains macros, clickExcel Macro-Enabled Template (.xltm).

Unless you select a different location, the template is saved in /Users/username/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Templates.

To start a new workbook based on a template, on theFilemenu, clickNew from Template, and then select the template you want to use.

In theFinder, open /Users/username/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Templates.

Drag the templates that you want to delete to the Trash.

Differences between templates, themes, and Word styles

Add, delete, or change any text, graphics, or formatting, and make any other changes that you want to appear in all new documents that you base on the template.

On theFormatpop-up menu, clickWord Template (.dotx).

In theSave Asbox, type the name that you want to use for the new template, and then clickSave.

Unless you select a different location, the template is saved in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates.

To organize templates, use the Finder to create a new folder in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates, and then save your template in the new folder.

Note:If you are using Mac OS X 7 (Lion), the Library folder is hidden by default. To show the Library folder, in the Finder, click theGomenu, and then hold down OPTION.

You can customize an existing template to make it even more useful. Add static information to the existing template, and then save the file again (as a template).

In the left navigation pane, underTEMPLATES, clickAll.

Note:If you cant find a template, you can search for it based on keywords in theSearchbox.

Click a template that is similar to the one that you want to create, and then clickChoose.

Add, delete, or change any text, graphics, or formatting, and make any other changes that you want to appear in all new documents that you base on the template.

On theFormatpop-up menu, clickWord Template (.dotx).

In theSave Asbox, type the name that you want to use for the new template, and then clickSave.

Unless you select a different location, the template is saved in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates.

To organize templates, use the Finder to create a new folder in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates, and then save your template in the new folder.

Note:If you are using Mac OS X 7 (Lion), the Library folder is hidden by default. To show the Library folder, in the Finder, click theGomenu, and then hold down OPTION.

In the left navigation pane, underTEMPLATES, clickMy Templates.

Note:If you created folders to organize your templates, the folders are displayed underMy Templates. You need to click the folder to see the templates.

Click the template that you created, and then clickChoose.

In theFinder, open /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates.

Note:If you are using Mac OS X 7 (Lion), the Library folder is hidden by default. To show the Library folder, in the Finder, click theGomenu, and then hold down OPTION .

Drag the templates that you want to delete to the Trash.

Open the presentation that you want to create the new template from.

Add, delete, or change any text, graphics, or formatting, and make any other changes that you want to appear in all new presentations that you base on the template.

On theFormatpop-up menu, clickPowerPoint Template (.potx).

In theSave Asbox, type the name that you want to use for the new template, and then clickSave.

Unless you select a different location, the template is saved in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates.

To organize templates, use the Finder to create a new folder in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates, and then save your template in the new folder.

Note:If you are using Mac OS X 7 (Lion), the Library folder is hidden by default. To show the Library folder, in the Finder, click theGomenu, and then hold down OPTION.

You can customize an existing template to make it even more useful. Add static information to the existing template, and then save the file again (as a template).

In the left navigation pane, underTEMPLATES, clickAll.

Note:If you cant find a template, you can search for a template based on keywords in theSearchbox.

Click a template that is similar to the one that you want to create, and then clickChoose.

Add, delete, or change any text, graphics, or formatting, and make any other changes that you want to appear in all new documents that you base on the template.

If you want to make one change to replicate it in several slide layouts, rather than changing each layout or slide individually, you can edit slide masters.

On theFormatpop-up menu, clickPowerPoint Template (.potx).

In theSave Asbox, type the name that you want to use for the new template, and then clickSave.

Unless you select a different location, the template is saved in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates.

To organize templates, use the Finder to create a new folder in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates, and then save your template in the new folder.

Note:If you are using Mac OS X 7 (Lion), the Library folder is hidden by default. To show the Library folder, in the Finder, click theGomenu, and then hold down OPTION.

In the left navigation pane, underTEMPLATES, clickMy Templates.

Note:If you created folders to organize your templates, the folders are displayed underMy Templates. You need to click the folder to see the templates.

In the right navigation pane, you can select the colors, font, and slide size for the template.

Click the template that you created, and then clickChoose.

In theFinder, open /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates.

Note:If you are using Mac OS X 7 (Lion), the Library folder is hidden by default. To show the Library folder, in the Finder, click theGomenu, and then hold down OPTION .

Drag the templates that you want to delete to the Trash.

Open the workbook that you want to create the new template from.

Add, delete, or change any text, graphics, or formatting, and make any other changes that you want to appear in all new documents that you base on the template.

On theFormatpop-up menu, clickExcel Template (.xltx).

In theSave Asbox, type the name that you want to use for the new template, and then clickSave.

Unless you select a different location, the template is saved in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates.

To organize templates, use the Finder to create a new folder in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates, and then save your template in the new folder.

Note:If you are using Mac OS X 7 (Lion), the Library folder is hidden by default. To show the Library folder, in the Finder, click theGomenu, and then hold down OPTION.

You can customize an existing template to make it even more useful. Add static information to the existing template, and then save the file again (as a template).

In the left navigation pane, underTEMPLATES, clickAll.

Note:If you cant find a template, you can search for a template based on keywords in theSearchbox.

Click a template that is similar to the one that you want to create, and then clickChoose.

Add, delete, or change any text, graphics, or formatting, and make any other changes that you want to appear in all new documents that you base on the template.

On theFormatpop-up menu, clickExcel Template (.xltx).

In theSave Asbox, type the name that you want to use for the new template, and then clickSave.

Unless you select a different location, the template is saved in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates.

To organize templates, use the Finder to create a new folder in /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates, and then save your template in the new folder.

Note:If you are using Mac OS X 7 (Lion), the Library folder is hidden by default. To show the Library folder, in the Finder, click theGomenu, and then hold down OPTION.

In the left navigation pane, underTEMPLATES, clickMy Templates.

Note:If you created folders to organize your templates, the folders are displayed underMy Templates. You need to click the folder to see the templates.

Click the template that you created, and then clickChoose.

In theFinder, open /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/My Templates.

Note:If you are using Mac OS X 7 (Lion), the Library folder is hidden by default. To show the Library folder, in the Finder, click theGomenu, and then hold down OPTION .

Drag the templates that you want to delete to the Trash.

Differences between templates, themes, and Word styles