|Free Web Templates.com, a good place to start looking for ready-made templates
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are documents of the fill-in-the-blank sort that we use to save time
when it comes to repetitive computer tasks. Letterheads, for
example, are an old template trick that secretaries use to avoid typing
the top parts of letters, which always look the same and have the same
information. When I create these HTML emails that I send to you,
I use the previous one as a template by erasing the text, links and
photos in it, and then replacing those elements with the current
stuff. The trick here is to open the original document (I use the
free web page editor, Kompozer), and then use the Save As command to
give the new document a different name, and thereby retain the original
one. For subsequent saves I use the Save command, after the new
document is created and as I develop it.
Templates are available in ready-made form from various sources.
Check out my links at the left, or just Google the word templates with
the general type of document you are looking for, like presentation,
word processor, spreadsheet, web page, and so forth. You can also
be more specific here and use terms like business letter, invoice,
business card, budget, page layout or whatever. Of course you can
also create your own templates. You're more likely to wind up
with exactly what you had in mind when you start a project this
way. Just remember the Save As trick.
Don't have a good word processor or spreadsheet program? Point your
browser to OpenOffice.org, and download the latest version of an office
suite that compares favorably with MicroSoft Office and is also
completely free. It includes a word processor, spreadsheet,
presentation module, graphics editor, data base and more. And of
course, there are loads of free templates to be had. Always try
to use free and low-cost software.
November 21, 2011