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Create a shortcut to a custom Word template

Here's how to create a desktop shortcut in Word that will open a new document based on the template of your choice with a few clicks of the mouse.

Are your users required to use a certain template for all their company documents? If so, rather than having them go through the process of opening Word and then opening a blank document based on the template, you can create a desktop shortcut that will let them open a new document based on the appropriate template with a few clicks of the mouse.

Follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the desktop.
  2. Click New | Shortcut.
  3. Enter the filename for the template, or click the Browse button and navigate to the template file and select it. Click OK.
  4. Click Next, enter a name for your shortcut, then click Finish.

When users use the desktop shortcut, they will have a blank Word document based on the company template open in the Word window.

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