Using Templates to Automate Document Formatting

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Learn how to use a templates containing the desired formatting that you can use as the starting point for creating new Word documents.

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Microsoft Word 2016: Part 2 (Intermediate Level)

Create professional-looking documents

02:30:09 of on-demand video • Updated May 2019

  • Create and modify complex documents and use tools that allow you to customize those documents.
  • Organize content using tables and charts.
  • Customize formats using styles and themes.
  • Insert content using quick parts.
  • Use templates to automate document formatting.
  • Save time by letting Microsoft Word 2016 work for us
English Oh, hello. When you create a document, you often need to set up the page layout, determine which styles to use, and set up how the document is formatted. If you have documents that use the same page layout and styles and even some of the same content, you can save time if you base your document on a template. Using a template creates a copy of it as a Word docx file so that the existing content in the template file is not overwritten. Microsoft provides you with access to a huge number of templates, so you can start adding your own text and other elements right away. You can create your own templates too. Plus your organization might have templates that they want you to use. Did you know that every document is based on a template? The default template is called the normal template. That template contains information like the font, page size and orientation and much more for each new document. Instead of changing the default font every time you start working on a document, you can change the font in the normal template. Enough said, let me show you how it works. Beam me up, Scotty.