How to Manually Install Templates in Publisher
By Steve Gregory
Although Microsoft Publisher has a number of built-in templates that cover a range of categories, you can access more templates through the Office.com website. With an active Internet connection, you can download new templates from Office.com into Publisher without leaving the program, or download new templates by navigating to the Publisher Templates section of Office.com. Both options have a search bar that you can use to find the type of template you want to install.
Install Templates Through Publisher
Open Publisher's "File" menu, and then click "New."
Enter the name of the type of template that you want to install in the "Search for Online Templates" box.
Press the "Enter" key and wait for the program to display the list of templates from the office website.
Scroll down the list of templates until you find one that you like, and then click the template to display a pop-up box with the template's details.
Click the "Create" button to open the template in a new Publisher window.
Open the "File" menu, click "Save As," click "Browse," and then navigate to the location where you want to save the new template.
Enter a name for the template in the File Name field, and then select "Publisher Template" from the "Save as Type" drop-down menu. Click the "Save" button to save the template.
Use the Publisher Templates Website
Navigate to the Microsoft Publisher Templates website (link in Resources).
Type the name of the type of template you want to download into the Search field, and then press "Enter" to display the list of templates. Use the "Sort By" options -- such as "Popularity" -- to sort the list of templates.
Select the template to open its Description page, and then click the "Download" button to go to the template's Download page.
Click the "Download" button to open the Download pop-up box, and then select the option to open the template with Microsoft Publisher.
Click the "OK" button to open the template in Publisher, and then open the "File" menu.
Select "Save As," click "Browse," and then go to the location where you want to save the file.
Type a name for the template in the File Name field, and then select "Publisher Template" from the "Save as Type" drop-down menu.
Click "Save" to save the template.
- Information in this article applies to Microsoft Publisher 2013. Instructions may vary slightly or significantly with other versions of the program.
An avid technology enthusiast, Steve Gregory has been writing professionally since 2002. With more than 10 years of experience as a network administrator, Gregory holds an Information Management certificate from the University of Maryland and is pursuing MCSE certification. His work has appeared in numerous online publications, including Chron and GlobalPost.