Open Document Format (ODF) Software provides inbuilt samples to prepare files like theme. It has some predefined set of fonts, colors setting, margins, designs etc. User can use them for preparing their contents. User need not to worry about the format and design. User can just use the template and insert their contents in these samples. These samples are known as templates. They have some tables, design and inbuilt formats.
Templates in MS Word 2013
MS word has some inbuilt templates such as resume, letters, brochure etc.
MS Word Templates 2013
It is available in starting screen of MS Word. Left side it displays recent documents and write side document templates. Select any one of them or search for online templates. Pick any template and use it.
Templates in OO Writer
Open office writer doesn’t have any templates in templates gallery. User has to download or use online template options. Follow these steps to use templates in OO Writer:
Step 1. Click on File → New → Templates and Documents option.
Step 2. A templates and documents – samples dialog box will appear as displayed in following screen:
Templates and Documents – Templates window of OO Writer
Step 3. Now click on get more templates online link as highlighted in above screen. It will open a browser and web site to pick online template.
Step 4. Find the option or link in web page for Writer template and click on that. It will open following screen where user can select a template and download the template.
Online writer templates
Step 5. Click on particular template and and click on download template option. It will ask for save or open file with .ott extension. Choose save file option. In the following screen I have downloaded “Facsimile Message 1” template.