Some people create all their Microsoft Word documents from the default blank document.
Other people use one of the availble templates within Word to create pre-designed letters, memos, business cards, certificates, planners and almost any kind of document.
Now, Microsoft has added a huge number of templates for Word and their other Office 2003 products on the Microsoft web site.
While you’re running Microsoft Word 2003, click on "File, New". This will open Word’s helper menu to pick a new Blank document, XML document, Web page, “From existing document,” or several choices for template locations — and this is where you can find “Templates on Office Online” option.
Or, you can visit the site ahead of time to see the templates and download the ones you want to use. If you’re using Word 2003, go to Templates page at Microsoft Office Online.
If you create your own documents, you can save them as templates for future use. Just use the File, Save As function, enter the filename you want to use, and use the "Save as type" pull-down box to select "Document Template (*.dot)".