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INFO: What is a Template?

A template is a form, a mold, or pattern used as a guide to making several things to look just like all the others that are created from the same template.  Templates for databases can allow limited selections within fields, cells, or values. They can even off a limited selection of options from a drop down menu, or from a selective area of data.  When referring a template to web designing, it forces a consistent layout of look and feel across all pages that use the template.  When used in reference to word processing, it is a document can be used electronically, or manually to fill out segments or sections all the while keeping the font, layout, margins, and other options the same. Once it is saved, it can be edited just like any other document.

Here are some examples:
A ruler is a template when used to draw a straight line.
Filling out a medical form is a template.
The stationary in Outlook Express is a template.
A style sheet is a template.