Microsoft Word is the de facto word processing program. Word is used at home, in the workplace and in the classroom. There’s a good reason why its use is so widespread: it enables you to create stylish and professional looking documents quickly, easily and with minimum fuss.

There are times, however, when you might struggle to get just the right look for your document. Getting the layout right, for example, is even more important if you are creating a document that has a pre-defined and expected structure. You can often wave goodbye to several hours of trying out different designs.

This is where templates come into their own.

In addition to being able to create stunning documents from scratch in Word, you can also save time by basing new documents on existing Word templates. This is a huge timesaver. A template is just a pre-built layout for your document that has all the styling and positioning done for you.

A Word template usually has placeholder text inserted, to demonstrate how the document looks when complete, so it’s then a simple matter for you to just replace this text with your own. Once you’ve changed it, there is nothing stopping you saving the document as your own special template for future use. Doing this becomes especially useful if you know that you will be creating several reports, for example, that all follow the same structure.

We’re all about time saving. And that’s just what Word templates do best: save you time.