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This hour has discussed various ways to format text within your documents. Word's wizards, however, help you create documents with much of the formatting and styles already in place, ready to use. When you select File, New and click the General Templates hyperlink, Word displays a list of wizards and templates from which you can select.


Templates contain formatting that you can use, as well as automated buttons that you can click to format certain text elements. Wizards are more interactive and produce more customized documents than do templates.

For example, select File, New to display the New Document task pane. Select the On My Computer hyperlink on the New Document Task Pane. Click the Publications tab, and double-click the Brochure Wizard icon. Word walks you through a step-by-step procedure to create a brochure. Obviously, Word does not know the specific text you'll use in the brochure, but Word's wizard sets up a standard template-based style for the brochure's headlines, titles, column placement, and font. You then can add the specific text and format the brochure further to match your needs.

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