A template is a document that contains the basic formatting, text, and graphics you would use in a particular kind of document. Opening a template allows you create a new document without taking the time to format everything yourself.
Using a style template, you select the text in the template and replace it with your own text. Templates also automate common tasks, such as inserting the current date and time into your document.
The templates available in Word are accessed through the New dialog box.
If your document does not display as a style template, it may not be appropriate for that particular style. For example, a business letter will not display as an Elegant Resume.