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.
What's Boilerplate? _ Boilerplate is standard text that you can use over and over again, example of this are copyright statements and disclaimers which are unlikely to change much between document iterations or releases. For those who work with multiple clients and routinely assign their copyright to those clients it's a good idea to have a unique template for each client reflecting their needs in these areas.