How to Improve Your Efficiency by Creating Customized Word Templates

When you open a new Word file, sometimes you may want to start with a template containing default contents and all your favorite styles. Herein, we will talk about a method to create your customized Word template.

If you need to create a certain type of Word documents frequently, such as a monthly report, a financial statement, or a presentation with a company logo, you could save it as a template so that you can use it as your starting point, rather than recreating the document from scratch every time you need it. By starting with a document with a format that you already created, you can save a lot of troubles and improve your work efficiency.

How to Create a Customized Template

  1. Firstly, create a new Word document, and you can adjust fonts and styles, insert header and footer, and do other editing in this document, which you can then save as a Word template.
  2. After finish editing, click “File” tab, and select “Save As”.Select “Save As”
  1. In the following pop up window, you can rename the file in “File Name:”. Here we name the file as “My Template”. Then, click the “Save as type:” drop-down arrow, and select “Word template”. And if your document contains macros, click “Word Macro-Enabled Template”. Finally, click “OK”.Select "Word template"
  1. Now we should place this template file in a designated location. Open the Windows Explorer, find the default file path of templates in Word, usually, the file path is C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates. If you can find the “Template” folder, you can also input “%appdata%\microsoft\templates” command in the command line to open it. Then, you can move your customized template to this Folder.Place template in a designated location
  1. Next time you want to apply this template in your Word document, click “File” menu and click “New”.Click “File” and click “New”
  1. Click “My templates” under “Available Templates”.Click “My templates”
  1. Select “My Template” document in the subsequent dialogue box, and click “OK”. Now you will be able to open a document with the template you have already created, so that you don’t have to adjust the layout, fonts or styles again.Select “My Template”

The vulnerability of Word files

As of today, Word plays an important part in our daily work. People use it frequently in various areas. The pity is that Word is also susceptible to corruptions. Of course, you can handle Word corruption problems by yourself, as Word comes with native support for repairing your damaged Word files. Sometimes, however, the file may be corrupted so badly that an in-built repair tool will not work. In such scenario, you should take the assistance of external repair tools to recover word, which can scan damaged Word file and render minimum loss of data.

Author Introduction

Kelly Zhao is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including excel recovery and pdf repair software products. For more information visit


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