Make use of Words templates

Why spend time creating a document from scratch when there are thousands of Word templates available for all sorts of things, from business letters through to birthday cards, taking a lot of the hard work out of your project for you.

Templates are predesigned documents with most of the work done for you. You can change and personalize these to suit your needs. The letter templates are especially useful when you are finding it difficult to come up with the right wording for a situation. There are templates with elaborate designs that would take a long time to create yourself from scratch.

With Word open, click the “File” tab and then click “New” to show the opening screen of the Word program. In the search bar, type in a word to describe what you are looking for, such as “certificate” or “Business Plan” and then press the Enter key on your keyboard.

Once the search has completed, scroll through the results and click on the chosen template. You can preview it before downloading. If it is what you want, click the “Create” button and a copy will be downloaded. Make any changes you wish and save it as you would a normal document.