Join Gini von Courter for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving a document as a template, part of Word 2007: Forms.
The ability to save a document as a template is a powerful feature in Microsoft…Office applications like PowerPoint, Excel and Word.…If I have a Word document, like my form that I've spent all of this time on,…and I open it up and start entering data in it, then I end up with a form that…it's filled with data.…Every content control has information in it.…But what happened to my original form?…Well if I'm really smart and I choose File > Save As, and save my form with the…entered data with a different name, I can always go back to my original.…
But all it takes is a moment of carelessness or some other user to make a…mistake and all of a sudden my only copy of the form is filled with data.…Templates allow me to save my document in such a way that I will never lose my original.…When I choose to save my form as a template, then I create a protected…version of the document.…Each time a user wants to use the form, they don't actually get to use the template.…Word instead creates a copy of the template in a new Word document for the user.…
AuthorGini von Courter
Prerequisite Course: Word 2007 Essential Training
- Customizing pre-built Microsoft.com templates
- Inserting content controls
- Saving a form as a template
- Troubleshooting form issues
- Understanding Building Blocks
- Creating a schema using the Content Control Toolkit
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Getting to Know Word Forms
Formatting form tables7m 33s
2. Inserting Form Controls to Capture Data
3. Finishing a Form
4. Creating Internal Forms with Building Blocks
5. Creating Controls That Repeat Data
What's next?5m 13s
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