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Installing and Using the NNELS Template

The instructions below may vary depending on your OS and version of Word. Please share any instructions that work for you! See Further Resources at the bottom of the page for some helpful links
  1. Download the NNELS Template
  2. Put the template file into the Templates folder of Microsoft Word. The location of this folder may differ depending on your operating system and version of Word. See User Templates File Location below for locating your Templates folder.
  3. Open the document that you want to edit in Word
  4. Go to Format in the main menu bar in Word
  5. Click on Style
  6. Click on Organizer
  7. You should see 2 columns. One column (on the left) will display all the Styles in your current document. View Organizer window
  8. Delete all the styles in the current document:
    1. Highlight all the styles in the current document and select Delete. A few styles are not deletable, we can let them stay there.
    2. Close the Organizer window.
  9. Import the styles from the NNELS template:
    1. Go to Tools in the main menu bar in Word
    2. Click on Templates and Add-ins… View Templates and Addins window
    3. You should see an option to attach a Document Template to the current file. Click Attach.
    4. Find the NNELS_Styles.dotx that you put in your Templates folder and attach it.
    5. Check Automatically update document styles
    6. Click OK. This will close the window.
  10. Open your Styles Pane
  11. Show all the styles
  12. You should see a bunch of new styles that have been imported from the NNELS Template. The styles all have “DAISY” in the Style name, except for the Heading 1-6 styles, Strong, and Emphasis. View NNELS Styles
  13. Start applying these styles to text in the document! No need to make any modifications to the Styles as they're already set-up. For instructions on applying the styles, see: NNELS Styles

User Templates File Location

You can discover where your copy of Word stores its templates by looking in the Preferences. Choose Word | Preferences and under Personal Settings choose File Locations. The location is given beside the item User Templates in the list. If the location is abbreviated and you cannot read it properly, click the Modify button and explore the location.

If you use a Mac, you can use spotlight search and search for templates. The folder should come up in your search.

By default, user templates files are stored in the following location:

In Windows XP:

C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates

In Windows Vista or in Windows 7:


In Mac (Word for Mac 2016):

/Users/<username>/Library/Group Containers/UBF8T346G9.Office/User Content/Templates

Note: You can change the location of user templates files.

Other versions of Windows may have the templates located in a different location. If you have a version that is not listed above you may need to search your computer to find what file the templates are kept in.

Further Resources

public/nnels/etext/using-nnels-template.txt · Last modified: 2019/06/11 15:36 by rachel.osolen