Microsoft Word Templates
Everyone knows Microsoft Word. But you’d be amazed what you can accomplish with it, given a bit of training, and a super-polished Word template!
We’ll be walking you through how to use Microsoft Word in ways you hadn’t considered before, giving you end results that look like they’ve been professionally designed.
Plus, we’re collecting some of the best Word templates for different uses. Resumes, proposals, invoices, business plans, stationery, and so much more. These templates give you a super-quick way to get started on a professional project.
Latest Microsoft Word Template Articles
1 Aug 2022
Everyone has to make a flyer at some point. It’s easy in Microsoft Word with a quick template that you can download, replace content, and use. You’re probably already familiar with MS Word, so why not use that as a jumping off point for a simple flyer project?
Here, we’ll take you through everything you need to know to create a flyer from a professional template, from thinking about content to preparing the file for printing.
We’re going to use a template from Envato Elements (where there are loads of great options!), but you could use any flyer template for Word that you’ve tracked down online.
22 Mar 2022
The cover letter is a key component of your resume. You use it to provide a brief background of your professional career. But it’s much more than just a written document.
The design of your cover letter, the formatting, the colors, and the themes used in your document are just as important for crafting an effective cover letter. And, more importantly, it has to match the design of your resume/CV as well.
Designing such a resume and cover letter from scratch can be a very time-consuming process. The easiest way to make a professional cover letter and a CV is to use a pre-made template.
We handpicked a collection of premium and free cover letter templates you can download and use in Microsoft Word. These templates are designed by professionals and they will help you to easily win over any HR manager.
17 Feb 2022
Are you writing a business plan for a brand new startup? Or updating an old business plan for an established brand? Then this collection of MS Word business plan templates will definitely come in handy.
The key to making an effective business plan brochure that wins over investors and inspires employees is to use a modern and attractive design.
No one wants to read through a 100-page brochure that looks like a VCR manual from the 1960s. Today, people prefer cleaner brochure layouts with proper paragraph formatting that offer a much smoother reading experience.
Designing such modern business plan documents is not that difficult. In fact, you can easily create them using Word templates.
In this post, we showcase high-quality business plan templates for Word that have been designed by professionals. They feature modern designs and clean layouts that are perfect for all kinds of startups, businesses, and corporate companies. Have a look.
15 Feb 2022
An organizational chart, or org chart, is the best approach for visualizing the hierarchy of a company. With the organizational chart templates on this list, you can design one in just a few steps.
While there are many different types of organizational charts out there, the main purpose of an organizational chart is to offer a visual overview of an organization’s structure. Needless to say, a good design plays an important role in making a proper organizational chart.
That’s where organizational chart templates come in. So we brought you a collection of organizational chart PowerPoint templates to help you design modern and professional organizational charts for your company.
These PowerPoint organizational charts come in various styles of designs but they all look amazing. You can simply download and customize them however you like. Have a look.
What is a Microsoft Word Template?
A Microsoft Word template is a document type that creates a copy of itself when you open it. Templates are especially useful for things that you will create multiple documents that should have the same visual structure, such as letterhead, business documents, and other collateral pieces.
A template ensures that you start with and use the same header and footer, logos and fonts, and other design elements every time you start with the same template file.
A Microsoft Word template can be very simple – with a static header and footer with a content area you can fill in (such as letterhead or stationary) or it can contain more complex layouts (such as a resume or brochure).
Microsoft Word has some starter templates you can use “right out of the box,” you can create your own templates for use and reuse, or download a template from a third party with the design elements that you prefer.
5 Reasons to Use Word Templates
Many people love starting with a Microsoft Word template because it is a quick and easy way to create a document with the look and feel you want without having to design it yourself. (Although that is also an option.)
Here are five reasons – and projects – that are perfect for using a Word template:
- Word templates help you establish design consistency for multiple users. Every time someone starts with a templated document, it will look the same from the start.
- High design quality is a must-have element and is expected of premium Word templates. Many of these starter documents are highly visual and can help you create designs – from basic letters to brochures – that would otherwise be cumbersome in Microsoft Word.
- Templates are available for any number of document types, sizes, and design styles. There’s something for almost every eye and you can pick the design before starting, making it easy to collaborate with a group and get a project started and finished with full team buy-in.
- Automated elements are often included in Word templates for more complex documents that require paginated elements such as tables of content or linked page numbers. This can be tricky to figure out on your own and templates make it easy.
- Templates help you make quick and efficient work of what could otherwise be complex design projects. Find a template with a layout you love, fill in your content and you are ready to publish.
Free vs. Premium Word Templates: Pros and Cons
You can find both free and premium (paid) Microsoft Word templates from a number of sources and marketplaces online. (We love the quality and selection available from Envato Elements.)
Free Microsoft Word templates are a practical and quick solution for simple documents. You may even use some of the starter templates that are included with the software package.
The biggest downfalls to free templates are variety and selection may be limited and using Microsoft’s built-in templates might result in your documents looking like everyone else.
Premium templates can range in price from a few dollars to as much as $30, depending on what type of design you are working on. The nice thing about premium templates is that all the features to complete a project are typically built-in, they include theme color and font palettes that you can use or swap easily, and help you create a more custom feel with the design than an out-of-the-box template from Microsoft.
Premium templates have a lot of variety and you can probably find something that’s exactly what you are looking for in terms of document size, style, and ease of customization.