When you're done, you can click on the 'Close' tab on the floating bar. The items in the header and footer will appear greyed out, but don't worry; this only means the they have been set. The cursor will then appear on the first line where you can begin typing your letter.
Click on 'File' at the menu bar and then click on 'Save As.' Name the document. Then, just below the file name is the dialogue, 'Save as type:'. Choose 'Document Template (*.dot).' You'll notice the directory at the top of the dialogue box changes to 'Templates.' Click 'Save' and you're done.