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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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