Create a workbook template for new workbooks Create a workbook that contains the sheets, default text (such as page headers and column and row labels), formulas, macros, styles, and other formatting you want in new workbooks that you base on the template.
On the File menu, click Save As. Show Me
In the Save as type box, click Template (*.xlt).
In the Save in box, select the folder where you want to store the template. To create the default workbook template, select either the XLStart folder or the alternate startup folder. The XLStart folder is usually C:\os\Profiles\user_name\Application Data\Microsoft\Excel\XLStart where os is the operating system folder — for example, Windows.
To create a custom workbook template, select the Templates folder, which is usually C:\os\Profiles\user_name\Application Data\Microsoft\Templates where os is the operating system folder, for example, Windows.
In the File name box, type book to create a default workbook template. To create a custom template, type any valid file name.
Tip To display a picture of the first page of a template in the Preview box of the New dialog box (File menu), click Properties on the File menu, click the Summary tab, and then select the Save preview picture check box.