Microsoft KB Archive/107188

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Article ID: 107188

Article Last Modified on 1/21/2000


  • Microsoft Works 3.0 Standard Edition

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You can create multiple templates for each of the three Works modules and set one template as a default template for each module.


To create a template

  1. Create a new document in the Works module for which you want to make the template.
  2. Add any text, graphics, and settings (fonts, margins, and so on) that you would like the template to have.
  3. From the File menu, choose Save As.
  4. From the Save As dialog box, choose the Template button.
  5. Enter a unique name for the template and choose OK.

NOTE: If you enter the name of an existing template in step 5, Works will ask if you would like to replace the existing template. If this is your intention, you can choose OK and it will overwrite your existing template.

To set a default template

  1. From the File menu, choose Templates.
  2. Choose a template group and category (select Custom to use a template you've created).
  3. Select the name of the template you want to set as the default for its module.
  4. Select the Use This Template For All <Name Of Module> Documents check box and choose OK.

Now the specified template will be used for all new documents in the module until the default is changed again.

Templates are saved in the WKSTMPL subdirectory of the Works directory with a "ps" (word processor), "ks" (spreadsheet), or "db" (database) extension.

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