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The Power of Word Templates

taught by: Crystal Gonzales
co-presented by: Teri Forest

Session Summary

This course introduces the power of Word templates through showing you how to build a template and why they provide efficiency for authors. The templates integrate accessibility and branding providing efficiency for authors and improve the accessibility of documents across the agency.


This class explains what Word Templates are and all the components available to make accessible with a streamlined look. We will establish how templates help your team work efficiently, while making MS Word as easy as point and click through the experience of Texas Health and Human Services.

You will learn how HHS has deployed and supported templates as part of an agency wide accessibility improvement strategy. We will discuss the tools, training and processes that we have developed to facilitate adoption of the templates across the agency. And challenges that we have encountered and where we are headed.

Practical Skills

  • What templates are.
  • How to create a template.
  • Strategy for deployment.