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Just installed Office 2013 and I am completely lost.

How does one create a document based on a local template? Searching for the name of the template in the top search textbox only seems to bring templates from the internet.

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Go to File / New / Personal and your templates should show up:


If that option is missing, go to File/ Options / Save / Save workbooks and enter the path to your personal templates folder in the Default personal templates location box:

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Now any templates in that folder should show up under File / New / Personal.

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I do not have the Personal or Featured section. – AngryHacker Oct 31 '12 at 21:53
Nowhere, not even at the bottom of all the templates if you scroll down? – Karan Oct 31 '12 at 21:56
Nope, nothing. I looked up and down. At the bottom of the list it says Not finding what you are looking for? Try searching at the top. – AngryHacker Oct 31 '12 at 22:00
See my edited answer above. – Karan Oct 31 '12 at 22:03
That did the trick. I had nothing entered there. Probably a bug in the upgrade routine. – AngryHacker Nov 1 '12 at 15:57

If you just need to use templates every now and then, open the template file normally, then file -> save as, and then start modifying your new file. (Works fine in Excel, Word, 2007 & 2010, also)

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