how to add a custom template Word

In the last post, I gave a few pointers on creating a simple branded worksheet.

So once you’ve designed your worksheet, how do you go about adding your content to it?

In this post I will show you how to add your custom template to Word, so you can have them on hand when you need to create new content.

Step 1

Open a new blank document in Word.

Step 2

Find the Layout tab and click on it, then margins and select custom margins at the bottom.


Step 3

Set the custom margins to 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 as pictured below.


Step 4

Next head to the insert > pictures and then find your worksheet file to upload.

Step 5

Your design will now be in your word document.  We just need to make a few adjustments to make it stay there 🙂  Go to layout > position and at the bottom, there’s an option for more layout options. Click the text wrapping tab and choose behind text.


Step 6

Then move to the position tab, and set absolute position to the right of page, and absolute position below page.  They should both already be set to 0cm.  Click OK.


Step 7

Next we need to set the margins back to normal.  So select margins > normal as pictured.


Step 8

Save the file as a .dot in a folder named worksheet templates (or something along those lines).

..and that’s it!

Next time you need to create a worksheet, open up your .dot file and your template will already be there.

I hope you’ve found this tutorial helpful, let me know in the comments.

I’ve also created a cheatsheet containing all these steps which you can grab by unlocking the resource library.

It’s an ever-growing hub of cheatsheets, templates and all the freebies I create, all in one place, click below to gain access!


1 Comment

  1. Dina

    Thank-you! This was so easy to follow and have now created my worksheet!


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