Templates Galore!

After reading our last newsletter, subscriber Debby English wrote: “In your latest issue, ‘Creating New Documents,’ you mentioned that you have modified Word’s built-in invoice template. I would like to do the same but cannot find it in my Word template directory. Can you give me a clue about where it might be and what it’s called? I’m running Word 2000.”

I do much of my work in good old Word 95, so I hadn’t realized that the Invoice template doesn’t come with Word 2000 (at least *I* sure can’t find it). However, Microsoft has several free Invoice templates available for download here:


If you’re a freelance editor, you’ll probably find the Services invoice (for billing by the hour) and the Simple invoice (for billing by the job) most useful.

If you’re bidding on a job or writing a proposal, you’ll find other helpful templates here:


Need more? You’ll find many other templates in Microsoft’s Template Gallery:


All of these templates from Microsoft will work in Word 97, 98, 2000, and 2001.

Microsoft isn’t the only game in town, however. KMT Software, for example, has sample templates that you can download for free if you register with them (and, of course, templates that you can buy):


Baarns Consulting offers numerous templates and add-ins that can make your work easier:


If you’d like to see a template with lots of styles for writing and editing (especially for technical books), O’Reilly & Associates provides a truly excellent one for its authors, although anyone who visits the O’Reilly site can download it:


Impressions has another editing template and other resources for editors working in Microsoft Word–a most impressive Web site. You can download the Impressions template at the address below. Please open the template, read the requirements, and follow them if you’re going to use it:


Whether you need a template for an invoice, a memo, or a complex editing job, one of these places should have exactly what you’re looking for.

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