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8. Working with Templates and Nonstandard Layouts

About Templates

Templates are specifications on which documents are based. So far you have been working with Normal.dotm, the default template for Word documents. If you don’t specify otherwise, Word always bases new documents on that template. It consists of a blank document (no default content) with 1-inch margins on all sides, no extra spacing between paragraphs, and Calibri 11-point text. But a template is much more than just formatting setup; a template can also store styles to be applied to the document, and in some cases, sample or boilerplate text.

One way to think about a template is that it’s the starting point for a document. Suppose you want to make 100 documents, all basically the ...

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