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Creating Word Templates

Why create word templates and how do we create them without unwanted add-ons?

The number one no-no is to not base your template on an existing document. This will only invite every little attribute or hanger-on that is either not really obvious, but not deleted, to come up later and haunt you. 

Also, don’t base your new template on a new document. 

The best way to create a new word template is to base it on a new template file as below.

Goto File tab-> New->My Templates in the AvailableTemplates section -> Blank Document ->Click the Template radio button in the Create New section in the bottom right corner-> OK

A clean start helps ensure a clean template for distribution, and less support calls for you (if others will be using your template), or less error detection even if the template is only for yourself.

New Word Template

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