With all the Word automation stuff I’ve been working through, it was nice to find something easy today. I wanted to create a base template and use it to start my docs from. So I created the template in Word as usual and saved it as a .dotx.

Then, to start new docs from this, just include it in the .Add() call:

WordApp = new Application();

// open the template as a new doc
var Doc = WordApp.Documents.Add(PathToTemplateFile);

Easy does it.