Templates for Microsoft Word let you create documents quickly. Use Word templates to also ensure a consistent design throughout.
Templates include placeholder text that is surrounded by brackets. To personalize your document, you'll need to replace the placeholder text with your own text.
Some templates simply use regular text as the placeholder text, rather than the traditional placeholder text with brackets. In these cases, delete the text and type in your own text.
For some fields, there's a drop-down arrow you can use to select information rather than type it. For example, a date field will show a calendar so you can choose the date more easily.
In some templates, your name or initials will be automatically added. This is known as prefilled information. If your name or initials are incorrect, you'll need to change them in Word Options.
If you are using a public computer, such as one at a library, you may not want to change these settings.