Whether you are a technical writer working for a single firm or a freelance writer working for many companies, you can benefit from creating templates for your documents. In the long run a good outline will save you time and effort, and deliver that elusive consistency to your material that users will appreciate. Here's how you go about it.
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.