Step-by-step guide: How to create a new report template

When you publish your PDF and Word documentation, HelpNDoc follows instructions in templates when generating the documentation. You can create PDF and Word templates that define the cover, paper size, orientation of the page, margins, headers, and footers as well as the appearance of your table of contents and topic titles. HelpNDoc makes it easy to create new templates from scratch. After creating a new template, you can then tailor it to support specific requirements.

Create a new Word or PDF template
To begin, click Template Editor in the Tools ribbon tab. This displays the “Edit report template” window. Click the green plus button to select the type of template that you’d like to create.

Choose a unique template name
This displays the “New template name” window. Enter a unique name for the new template and click OK.

Edit the newly created template settings

This returns you to the “Edit report template” window where the name of the new template is selected in the Template menu.

Use the menu along the left-hand side to define the settings and properties of your new template. Instructions for editing templates are provided in another step-by-step guide.

When you’re done, click Save.


You can also create new PDF and Word templates by copying existing templates. The instructions to do this are outlined in another step-by-step guide.