A Template is essentially a document style that you want to use as a basis for other documents. A letterhead is a good example
To create a letterhead in Word, first have Word open and then you must enter the Header area. To do that simply double click in the area above your first line (level with the leftmost darker grey shaded section.) See example here:
This is now the Header of the document –an area not often used, but it is perfect for your letterhead.
The first thing to do so as not to have your letterhead repeating on all your pages is to select the box shown as Different First Page.
Decide now if your letterhead is going to have the address lines to the right or centered on the page. If centered we will come to that later. If to the right then set a tab as follows.
To add a tab to your ruler bar at about 13cm by clicking on the ruler just under the number 13 —so that it looks like this:
Now when you press the Tab key on your keyboard the cursor jumps to that spot. Here is where you can type your address details so that all the lines line up correctly.
Type the information you want in your letterhead as shown here and always leave an extra blank line under your text so that when you come to write your letters there is always a line free separating your header from your main text.
Now comes the important part about creating templates.
(The File tab may look like a small round coloured globe.)
Very Important: The bottom box marked Save as type: should be changed from Word document .docx to the option marked Word Template *.dotx
Give your template a name in the File name box
* To change your letterhead at any time simply RIGHT click it’s icon in the folder you made for Templates and select OPEN. You will then be editing the original template.