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How to Create a Word Document

How to Create New Documents in Word

Creating a new document is one of the most basic commands you need in Word. You can create a new blank document, or you can create a new document based on a template.

Create a Blank Document

  1. Click the File tab.
    Create a Blank Document
  2. Click New.
  3. Select Blank document.
    Create a Blank Document

A new, blank document is created in a new window.

Press Ctrl + N to open a new blank document.

Create a Document from a Template

  1. Click the File tab.
    Create a Document from a Template
  2. Click New.

    The New screen has a few ways for you to select a template.

    First, several featured templates will appear, after the Blank document template.

    You can also search for a template using the search field or select a template category from the suggested searches.

  3. (Optional) Select or search for a template category.
    Create a Document from a Template

    Preview images of the templates will appear for the selected category, along with a Category list.

  4. (Optional) Select or search for a template category.

    Selecting additional categories allows you to narrow your template search even more. Only templates that fit into all the selected categories will appear.

  5. Select a template.
    Create a Document from a Template

    A larger preview of the template appears, along with a description.

  6. Click Create.
    Create a Document from a Template

A new document from the template is created. Now, just fill in the placeholders.

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