Microsoft Word is one of the most widely used textual editors for creating different types of documents, such as press releases, letters, books, resumes, reports and more. Many people use Word on a daily basis for work. Once they start working on a document, beside content, they also have to worry about its design and visual appearance, especially if the document needs to be forwarded to somebody. A nicely structured report, memo or CV will always make a better impression on a boss or colleague than a poorly structured one.
If you are not particularly skilled at designing the reports yourself, you can always use premade Word templates, which can save you time and help you create a professionally looking document in a second. The additional benefit of using templates is that you don’t have to start from scratch, because they provide basic elements you can work with.
Here are some websites that contain excellent templates for various purposes, from budget, educational and project to CV templates. There is a little bit of something for everybody, regardless of what type of documents you usually work with.
The Microsoft Office website is probably the first place you should visit. In many cases you will immediately find what you need, because the choice is pretty wide. MS Word templates are divided into more than 30 categories ranging from Agendas, Invoices, Minutes and Photo Albums, through Timelines, Calendars, Maps and Menus, to Posters and Flyers. You can search for new templates right inside the Microsoft Word 2013 interface, as you can see from the image.
Hloom is another site with a lot of free templates for Word. They are divided into categories and subcategories. All of these templates look pretty modern. We especially recommend the Resume and Flyers section.
The Vertex website has a couple of completely free and pretty useful templates. All of them are mostly oriented towards business use and career improvement.
This website doesn’t have a big choice of free Word templates, but some templates are pretty interesting and it’s worth checking them out.