Free templates for Microsoft Word are available though websites such as Office.com, PoweredTemplate.com, Avery.com, SmileTemplates.com and LayoutReady.com, as of 2015. Each site offers templates for a variety of projects, including newsletters, brochures, reports, business cards and invitations. However, not every templates is compatible with every version of Microsoft Word.
The website for the Microsoft Office suite of productivity tools offers multiple free templates for Word, covering various themes and document categories. Templates are downloadable and can be used with many versions of Microsoft Word.
PoweredTemplate.com offers an extensive collection of Word templates, with options for sorting its inventory by aspects such as intended use or color scheme. Search results include a hover preview feature for viewing a sample of each template, along with information about the total number of downloads for each item.
Avery.com offers numerous Word templates ideal for use with its various lines of office products, including labels, envelopes and cards. It also offers a tool for the creation of custom design projects that do not explicitly require its products.
SmileTemplates.com contains free templates for use in both personal and professional environments. LayoutReady.com focuses primarily on Word templates that contain a large amount of graphical content, including greeting cards, gift certificates and announcements.