What is a template?
A template is a file that serves as a starting point for a new document. A template is pre- formatted in some way. An example would be a template formatted, in a word document as a business letter. The template would likely include, your name, business logo and address in the upper left corner.
A template is a tool for creating a standard layout and look across multiple pages. It provides extra controls depending on the type you use. A template is a document pattern or part of a document that you keep stored to make new documents. They can define the layout, fonts, margins and other features of a document. A template provides the framework that brings together common elements, modules and components as well as providing the cascading style sheet for your document.