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Create a New Document in Word 2013-2010: Overview

            This blog post shows you how to create a new document in Word 2013 and Word 2010. There are many ways to create a new document in Word 2013. When you first open Word 2013, you will see a startup screen that allows you to create a new document. One way to create a new document in Word 2013 is to click the type of document that you want to create within the listing of available templates that appears at the right side of the startup screen.

            If you already have opened a document in Word 2013 or Word 2010, you can view a similar screen by clicking the “File” tab within the Ribbon and then selecting the “New” command at the left side of the backstage view.

            In the listing of available templates that appears to the right in the backstage view, you can choose to start a new document from one of the many templates available or you can choose to simply create a new blank document by clicking the desired template choice. You can then click either the “Create” or “Download” buttons that appear to create a new document based on the selected template.

            If you want to create a new blank document in Word 2013, click the “Blank Document” choice in the section at the right. If using Word 2010, then click the “Create” button in the lower right corner.

Create a New Document in Word 2013-2010: A picture of the "New" category within the "File" tab of Word 2013.

Create a New Document in Word 2013-2010: A picture of the “New” category within the “File” tab of Word 2013.

Create a New Document in Word 2013-2010: Instructions

  1. When you first open Word 2013, you will see a startup screen that allows you to create a new document. One way to create a new document in Word 2013 is to click the type of document that you want to create within the listing of available templates that appears at the right side of the startup screen.
  2. If you already have opened a document in Word 2013 or Word 2010, you can view a similar screen by clicking the “File” tab within the Ribbon and then selecting the “New” command at the left side of the backstage view.
  3. In the listing of available templates that appears to the right in the backstage view, you can choose to start a new document from one of the many templates available or you can choose to simply create a new blank document by clicking the desired template choice.
  4. You can then click either the “Create” or “Download” buttons that appear to create a new document based on the selected template.
  5. To create a new blank document in Word 2013, click the “Blank Document” choice in the section at the right. If using Word 2010, then click the “Create” button in the lower right corner.

Create a New Document in Word 2013-2010: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “2.5- Creating New Documents- 2013:2010,” shows how to create a new document in Word 2013 and 2010. This lesson is from our complete Word tutorial, titled “Mastering Word Made Easy v.2013-2007.”

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