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If you would like to save an existing document as a template, you can do so by saving it as a .DOTX or .DOTM file to the Templates folder. This process also works in Word 2013 & 2010.

Quick links to sections in this article: 
Create a Template  Locate Templates Folder 
Use the Template    

Create a Template

Step 1:
Open or create the document that you wish to save as a template. Step 2:Under the File tab, click Save As, then Browse.

Step 3:Click on Custom Office Templates. If  it is not there, you will have to show hidden folders.
Step 4:Rename your file, then click the drop-down menu and select Word Template (*.dotx).

Step 5:Click Save.

Locate the Templates Folder
If you can't find the Templates folder when you go to save, you will have to show the hidden folder.

Step 1:Click the search icon on the taskbar and type in "folder options," then click File Explorer Options.

Step 2:Click the View tab, and check Show hidden files, folders, and drives. Click Apply, then OK.

Use the Template

Step 1:Open a new Word file, and click Personal.

Step 2:Your template is ready to use.

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