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Exploring new templates in Word

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Video: Exploring new templates in Word

One enhancement worth mentioning here in Word 2013 is the number of new templates you have at your disposal when creating new documents. We're going to do a little exploring now. So, really it doesn't matter if you have anything open at this time. We're going to go to the File Tab and click New. Now off to the right, you're going to see some templates ready for you to pick and choose from thumbnail representations including the default here, which is a Blank document. Here's where we go to create a blank document, which is really based on a template called Blank document.

Exploring new templates in Word

One enhancement worth mentioning here in Word 2013 is the number of new templates you have at your disposal when creating new documents. We're going to do a little exploring now. So, really it doesn't matter if you have anything open at this time. We're going to go to the File Tab and click New. Now off to the right, you're going to see some templates ready for you to pick and choose from thumbnail representations including the default here, which is a Blank document. Here's where we go to create a blank document, which is really based on a template called Blank document.

There are a number of other templates here, some you may have used recently, others I just recommended and I see some familiar faces here. Now, there aren't really all that many to choose from on this screen, but there are suggested searches. So if you're connected and online, you have access to thousands of templates. Notice Letters, Resume, Fax, Labels, Cards, Calendar and Blank are all options here. If you want to be more specific, you can use the Search field as well. Click in there and start typing in some key words.

Maybe you're ready to create a business report and you need some help. We'll type in the two words, business and report. Press Enter and it will search through thousands of templates and give you some thumbnails here, based on a number of categories that show up over here on the right-hand side. You'll see numbers next to them representing the number of templates in those categories. So for example, we're seeing a number of Business Reports here. If we want to go to Industry, for example, and click there, you'll see some business reports based on industry.

Once you find one that you like, you just simply give it a click. Here's a due diligence document to get more information. So, when your company is undergoing a merger acquisition and so on, you can see the download size and if you like it, you can click Create. You may even see more images. They'll give you a better idea of what you're about to create. So again, if you do like it, you can click Create; otherwise, you simply close this up and you're back to the list of templates at your disposal. One other thing you'll see in this little window though, is a push pin.

It means that if you're going to be using this template over and over again, you can click the pin template button to add it to that list of default templates that shows up whenever you go to the File Tab and click New. So, let's click Create, just to get a quick peek at what this looks like. It will be downloaded and you're ready to start filling in blanks. There's the Company Name. We can replace this Logo with our own Logo and so on. So, we get the layout for our business report, for due diligence here, and we just saved ourself a lot of time.

So, that's how templates work, but the key enhancement here in Word 2013 is the number of templates you have to choose from.

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Office 2013 New Features

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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      35s
  2. 16m 49s
    1. Exploring the new user interface
      4m 57s
    2. Integrating with the cloud
      3m 42s
    3. Exploring Touch mode
      2m 53s
    4. Using the bookmark feature
      2m 18s
    5. Customizing the Ribbon with display options
      2m 59s
  3. 27m 44s
    1. Inserting online video
      4m 4s
    2. Editing PDF documents
      4m 58s
    3. Inserting and reading comments
      2m 55s
    4. Tracking changes and conversations
      2m 19s
    5. Using Read mode for longer documents
      4m 14s
    6. Using object zoom in Read mode
      1m 53s
    7. Exploring new templates in Word
      2m 47s
    8. Inserting objects with onscreen alignment guides
      4m 34s
  4. 28m 25s
    1. Filling empty cells using Flash Fill
      3m 38s
    2. Filtering records using a Timeline
      3m 11s
    3. Previewing with Quick Analysis
      4m 34s
    4. Using Chart Advisor recommendations
      2m 43s
    5. Finding errors and issues with Power view
      6m 16s
    6. Converting roman numerals into arabic numbers
      2m 42s
    7. Protecting data in a shared spreadsheet
      5m 21s
  5. 33m 36s
    1. Working with new templates
      3m 29s
    2. Exploring the new Presenter view
      3m 45s
    3. Using color adjustments
      2m 59s
    4. Inserting new charts
      8m 37s
    5. Positioning objects with various guides
      2m 50s
    6. Exploring new transition effects
      2m 55s
    7. Creating a custom shape
      4m 31s
    8. Playing an audio track across multiple slides
      4m 30s
  6. 7m 2s
    1. Exploring changes to the user interface
      3m 23s
    2. Exploring the new Access templates
      3m 39s
  7. 8m 48s
    1. Inserting online pictures into a publication
      3m 10s
    2. Using the scratch area for inserting images
      3m 30s
    3. Creating JPEGs with the Save for Photo Printing option
      2m 8s
  8. 18m 27s
    1. Exploring the new user interface
      4m 30s
    2. Changing views
      4m 8s
    3. Embedding files in a notebook
      3m 31s
    4. Linking notes to your Outlook calendar
      3m 57s
    5. Inserting a screenshot
      2m 21s
  9. 8m 8s
    1. Exploring the user interface and some sneak peeks
      3m 35s
    2. Using the Weather bar
      1m 42s
    3. Connecting to social networks
      2m 51s
  10. 29s
    1. Next steps
      29s

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