The very concept of templates can make HTML seem like a magical program. Once you’ve learned to use HTML, it seems that any document you can write is also a “templates” document. In other words, if you know the “formatting” shortcuts that the template program uses, you can write documents almost as though they were created by the template program. It’s almost like everything you can do in Word is copied and pasted into a template.
In practice, however, templates often require the user to select a template and enter a set of text. Then, the user must select a template from a selection, click “etype” and enter the text. In other words, a user doesn’t write a document using only a selection, select a template and type in a word; he or she creates the document from a dialog box, a menu, a series of choices, from which the content is derived.
Many of the most common user templates are found in web applications such as Word. But there are several other examples where templates can be found throughout the application. These include the Default Page, the About Window, the Application Window, the Help Menu, and the Toolbar. All of these have defaults that the user can customize to suit his needs, and even define customizations for the Default Page, the About Window, the Application Window, and the Toolbar.
A template is a single, blank document that allows the user to define a particular set of options or settings and then use those same options or settings when creating a new document. In a Word document, for instance, once you choose to create a template, that document is opened in a special “temporary” format that contains all of your options and settings for the page. You can then insert text, clip art, buttons, images, links, formulas and other layout structures into the document in any way that you want. To change how the page looks, just select the appropriate arrowheads from the toolbox. When you’re finished adding text, artwork, or other items to the page, you’ll need to close the ” Temporary Page” and then open up the ” Wellington.”
Microsoft Office has many different templates, including Word templates and PowerPoint templates. If you want to edit the default template, you’ll need to open the “Templates” dialog box, then choose “Pages,” ” Profile,” or “Page” from the drop down menu. Then you can modify the appearance and the layout of the page as desired. You may also modify the default style and color scheme for the document. There are even more advanced features in the Word templates and PowerPoint templates such as hiding header tags and aligning paragraphs within the template.
The best way to learn more about templates is to simply download a free template from the Internet, open it in Microsoft Word, and see what it does for you. Although the graphics in a design template may not exactly match your final design, at least you’ll get an idea of how it looks when the document is completed. And once you understand the basic formatting capabilities of the Word program and you know how to use your layout in Excel, you can change the graphics within the template to match the final graphics you’ve created in Adobe. So you can create your own template or modify an existing one, and then save the resulting file as a template for use in your own work.