How do templates in ms word or pages work? Am I missing something?

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  1. macgrl macrumors 65816

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    I would like to set up a template for a letter so that when I write letters the layout is the same and I just fill in the details. What I don't understand is how does this differ from just using a letter I have written before and then just changing the information. What is so special about using template? Am I missing something? I would like to know if I missing something that would make it easier
     
  2. GovtLawyer macrumors 6502

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    If you just use the same outline/template, each time and simply "save as" and then don't save the original on closing, that will work. However, if you forget to do that you will ruin your template. If it is saved as a template you can never screw it up.
     
  3. mysterytramp macrumors 65816

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    Also, the template can contain only formatting. You don't run the risk of info from an old letter getting sent to a new recipient.

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