Microsoft Word 2013 Tutorial

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Section 16: Templates and Themes

Choosing a Document Template

Word 2013 not only offers a wide array of document templates already installed, but also enables you to search for a particular template from Microsoft's online database.

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Step 1. The various templates you can choose from appear in the File window as soon as you open the program. If you are already in Word, you can access them by clicking on the FILE tab in the ribbon menu, and selecting New from the menu on the left. To search for a different template, simply click inside of the search bar, type in what you are looking for, and press the Enter key.

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Step 2. After a few seconds, Word will bring up any templates relevant to your search, which it has found in Microsoft's online database. Select the template you would like to use by clicking on it.


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Step 3. Word will then give you a preview of what your template will look like. To browse the pages of the template, click on the arrow next to More Images under the preview. If you are certain that this is the template you would like to use, click Create.


The Themes feature in Word 2013 allows you to customize the formatting, fonts, and colors of your document instantly, by choosing from a variety of options.


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To select a theme for your document, click on the tab, and select Themes. From the drop-down menu, you may select whatever theme you would like to apply.

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