Creating a New Document
When creating a new document in Microsoft Word 2003 you have the option of creating a new blank document or to use a template.
Create a New Blank Document
When you create a new blank document, Word bases the document on a template called Normal which provides you with your default page, paragraph and font formatting settings.
- Click the New button on the Standard toolbar
- Press Ctrl + N
Every time a new blank document is created it is named document1, document2, document3 and so on until saved under a more appropriate name.
Create a New Document Using a Template
You can think of a template as a pattern for creating new documents. They can become very powerful within Word providing you with the necessary styles, formatting, macros and toolbars to create your document.
- Click File > New
- The New Document Task Pane is displayed. Click On my computer
- The Templates dialogue box appears providing a variety of templates for your use. Select a different tab along the top to see more templates
- Click Ok