To create a new blank document with Microsoft Word 2010, start the program and click on File at the top left of the page; then, choose the New option from the list on the left and select Blank Document from the available templates. A new blank document page will open.
When Microsoft Office 2010 initially opens, there are several navigation options to choose from. The simplest way to create a new blank document it to choose the File option on the left side of the toolbar. Users are taken to a page with additional options relating to using files. On the left side of the screen, there is a list with several options, including the option to create a new document. Selecting this option allows the user to see various folders and templates that are available for use. One of those options, in most cases the default option, is for a new blank document.
There are other options and if the user doesn't see the template that is needed, it can be downloaded from the Microsoft website. Once the user has made a selection, a new page within Microsoft Word 2010 opens to allow the user to begin using the new document.