How to Use Excel Templates

by Faith Lawless

Excel has several templates already built into the program, and Microsoft has many others available on its website. Templates can help to save you time in creating your document.

Turn on your computer and open Excel.

Click on "File" in the tool bar and select "New." This will open a sidebar to the right of your Excel document.

Under "Templates" click on the link that says "On my computer." This will open the "Templates" window.

Click on the tab labeled "Spreadsheet Solutions." This will display the list of templates available on your computer. Select the template of your choice and then click "OK."

A new window should now be open and the template you selected should be displayed. Now you can fill in the template, and then save and name it accordingly.

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About the Author

Faith Lawless has been a journalist for years and she is currently covering the makeup site for, where she gives advice and information on current trends and styles in the cosmetic industry. Lawless also holds an A.A.S in CIS/networking and security management from ECPI College of Technology, as well as a B.A in intelligence studies from American Military University.