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. Office features both design and task templates like calendars, cards, resumes, invitations, and newsletters. Your Office programs come with several templates already installed. Here’s how to find them.
- In an Office program, click File > New.
Tip In an Office 2013 program, choose a template from the new start screen.
- Click the template you want to use, and then click Create. A new file opens in the template you’ve 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?
When you are online, you see online templates. If you click a suggested search or search, you’ll see other online templates. You only see the default templates we ship in the box when you’re offline or choose to only view offline templates.
Find and download a new template
Do you want to create a resume, budget, fax cover sheet, presentation, or invitation? To get free templates for these and other areas, search within your Office program (File > New) or go to the Templates home page on Office.com. You can use these free templates or modify them to match what you need to create.