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Templates for Desktop Publishing

A template is a master copy of a publication used as a starting point to design new documents. A template may be as simple as a blank document in the desired size and orientation or as elaborate as a nearly complete design with placeholder text, fonts, and graphics that need only a small amount of customization of text (or none at all).

Browse categorized links to mostly free templates for all your favorite desktop publishing software programs. Jumpstart your business cards, brochures, newsletters, labels, and other designs with templates for products from Adobe, Quark, Microsoft, and others. Both commercial and free templates are available for download.
  1. CorelDRAW Templates (4)
  2. FrameMaker Templates (2)
  3. Freehand Templates (2)
  4. Illustrator Templates (9)
  5. InDesign Templates (10)
  6. PageMaker Templates (5)
  7. PagePlus Templates (4)
  8. PowerPoint Templates (22)
  9. Publisher Templates (8)
  10. QuarkXPress Templates (5)
  11. Microsoft Word Templates (8)
  12. WordPerfect Templates (1)
  13. Project Templates for Desktop (27)

Templates for Print & Web Publishing
This page organizes all the various lists of (mostly free) templates into easy to scan topics such as for business use, for teachers, and for special holidays. You'll find templates for calendars, business cards, greeting cards, newsletters, blogs, and so much more.

What is the Best Source of Templates for Desktop Publishing?
Discover what commercial source of templates gets readers votes for the past couple of years.

4 Ways to Personalize Templates
When you start with a template you save time. But sometimes templates that come with your software or are downloaded from the Web are almost, but not quite, right for your project. Learn four ways to personalize a template.

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What is a Template?
Learn what a template is, other names for templates, and how templates are used in desktop publishing.

Using Templates
There are different types of templates as well as pros and cons for using templates in desktop publishing. Get tips on how to use templates effectively.

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