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Chapter�5.�Detailed Guides: Document Creation, Storage, and Printing

Mike McBride

This section of the documentation will cover everything you need to know about starting a new document, saving a document, retrieving a saved document and printing a document.

Beginning a New Document

Starting a new document can be done 5 ways:

However you begin a new document, a dialog box appears:

This dialog box allows you to:

KWord remembers your previous choice. That previous choice will be the current default option.

Starting a new document from a template

In order to start a new document based on a template, you must first choose which template you want to use.

  1. Use the icons located along the left edge of the dialog box to select your template group. Simply click with the left mouse button to select that group and display all the available templates of that group.


    Remember templates are either Text Oriented (Blank Document) or Page Layout templates. If you need to review the differences, click here.

    Once you have selected the icon, you are shown all the available templates, each with a title and a small icon which shows you the general layout of the template.


    KWord comes with four standard template groups. You can add new icons by installing outside templates, or creating templates of your own.

  2. To select your template, click on it with the left mouse button. The selected template will be highlighted.

  3. Confirm your choice by clicking the Use This Template button. This will begin a new document with that template.


For faster access to a template, simply double click on the template, and KWord will immediately load that template.

Opening an existing document

Click on the Open Existing Document... button, and an new dialog box is revealed. For more details on this dialog box refer to Using the file selection dialog.

Open a Recent Document

KWord keeps track of the most recently edited documents. You can select one of these documents by clicking on the icon labeled Recent Documents . This will list the most recently edited files on the system. Simply click on the icon of the desired file with the left mouse button and click Open This Document .

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