How to Write a Report in Word

By Emmanuelle Douglas

Write a report in Word by using the report layout available in the free templates.
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Writing a report in Microsoft Word can be done by using the available report templates. These templates have the complete report layout, so you can just add your content and adjust the template text. Once the adjustments are made, your report is personalized to your needs. Select the report template that fits your reporting style. Save the report when you are done so the report can be modified or retrieved at a later date.

Open Word 2010 and select the "File" tab. Select "New." Select "Reports" from the left category task pane. Select one of the report sub-categories. For example, if you are doing an academic report, select this sub-category. Download the report template by clicking the "Download" icon in the right pane.

Highlight the default title text in the report and type your report name and details. Highlight additional default text and type your report information.

Change the report images by right clicking the image and selecting "Change Picture." Search your computer for the image you want to use. Click the image and select the "Open" button. Your image replaces the default image.

Save your change by clicking the "Save" icon on the Quick Access Toolbar.