Microsoft Create is here to revamp office templates

Templates have been a staple of the Microsoft Office suite for years, providing users with an easy way to create better-looking presentations and documents. Today, the company has gathered its templates in one place: Microsoft Create.

Microsoft Create is now available in preview. It’s “the ultimate launch pad for building everything you need,” and serves as a central site for templates from other Microsoft apps and services. For example, if you search for “travel,” you’ll see a newsletter template for Word, an ad template for Clipchamp, a photo timeline template for PowerPoint, and other files. When you find something you like, just click a button to open the model in that application.

Microsoft said in a blog post, “With thousands of professionally designed templates and the power of Microsoft’s collection of content creation apps (including PowerPoint, Word and Clipchamp for video editing), anyone can create something inspiring. And there is absolutely no need to have design experience.” The service will also integrate with Microsoft Designer for template customization as Designer becomes more widely available.

The new site is mostly just a repository of fancy templates, but it’s another sign that Microsoft is trying to integrate all of its apps and services more closely. It’s also another push into content design and creation, including templates for the Clipchamp video editor – Office isn’t just for budget spreadsheets and simple notes.

Source: Office Insider Blog

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