It is difficult to say how many templates Microsoft Publisher has, because it has thousands of them. First off, there are the hundreds you can find in the program itself. Then there are plenty more that you can download from the Microsoft online database, which is growing all the time. Finally, there are a multitude of websites that offer their own templates, which you can download sometimes for free and sometimes for a fee, depending on the user licensing for each one. All this makes it is difficult to work out how many templates actually exist.
You’ll usually find different template types organized according to category: templates for catalogues, for informational pamphlets, for tri-fold or bi-fold, for greeting cards and so on. There are as many formats as there are different types of printed documents.
To help you search for and find any of these templates in Publisher, the program has a search function in the template section. You can always just browse through the available categories to see what you find, but you can also use the search function by inserting key-terms or key-words. This means you can find what they are looking for without having to find a category that exactly fits the bill. For example, you don’t have to go through all of the format options in the Galleries category, when you can just type in bi-fold gallery to find all the templates that fit the description.
Once you’ve created a template from scratch, you can save the template and go back to it as often as you like. This is how you do it:
- Step 1: create or open the publication you want to use as a template.
- Step 2: click on File > Save As.
- Step 3: in the Save as type box, select Publisher Template.
- Step 4: choose a name for the template.
- Step 5: click on Save. You’ll be able to find your template in the Personal category.