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Saving a Word Document As a Template

  1. Save the template form document to your computer, then open the document in Microsoft Word.

  2. On the toolbar, click File and then click Save As from the drop down menu.

    Save As

  3. In the Save as type box, select Document Template (*.dot).

    Save As Type .dot

    (Note: The default folder is the Templates folder in the Save in box.)

    Save In

  4. In the File name box, type a name for the new template.

    File Name

  5. Click Save. (Note: The file extension for a template is .dot.)


  6. You will now be able to open a new copy of the the form by clicking File on the tool bar and selecting New from the drop down menu.

    Choose New

    The template will be a choice in your General templates.

    General templates