Using Templates

Templates for Microsoft Word let you create documents quickly. Use Word templates to also ensure a consistent design throughout.

Using themes

Some documents, such as resumes, are appropriate in black and white. However, there are some documents that require a more decorative approach. You can change the look and feel of your document using a theme.

To choose a theme:

  • Choose FormatactionTheme.
  • The Theme dialog box appears.
  • In the Choose a Theme list, click the theme you want to use.
  • Word gives you a preview of how each theme can change the appearance of your document.
  • Choose or clear one or more of the check boxes in the lower-left corner:
    • Vivid Colors: Adds or removes additional colors to text
    • Active Graphics: Adds or removes additional graphics to make bullets and horizontal lines look more lively
    • Background Image: Adds or removes the background image

Theme dialog box.

Check this outThemes don't provide AutoText entries, custom toolbars, menu settings, or shortcut keys.