A template is like a mold for Word documents; it contains formatting options and document properties that you can use again and again when creating new documents. If you find yourself applying and creating the same properties, features, or content each time you create a new document, you can save yourself some time by creating a template.
If a built-in template doesn’t work for you and you find yourself applying and customizing the same properties, features, or content each time you create a new document, you can save yourself some time by creating your own template.
Open or create the document that you want to use as the template, then click the File tab.
Remember, everything that appears in the document will appear in the template.
If you have added macros, building blocks, or styles, they will also be included in the template.
Click Save As.
Select a location.
You can save a template to your computer, to your personal OneDrive, or to a shared SharePoint site or OneDrive location.
Name the file and click the Save As Type list arrow.
Select Word Template from the list.
If you’re saving it locally to your computer, Word automatically changes the location to the Templates folder. Saving to the Templates folder will make it easy to find the template in the New Document menu, but you can select a different location if you would prefer.
The template is saved with the .dotx file extension. Each time someone uses the template for a new document, a copy is created to ensure the template is never overwritten.