How do you remove a template from Word 2016?

How do you remove a template from Word 2016?    I want to edit this document as a normal Word doc.
spcaLA-SOP---Production-Backup.docx
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAsked:
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Mike SchrockIT Operations ManagerCommented:
Apologies I'm a little confused, are we wanting to start fresh like a blank Word document or remove the Table of Contents?
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
The attached document is a Template that was sent to me.  I want the contents of the attached document to be like a fresh document with no Template
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
the document you posted is NOT a Word template - document .DOTM or document .DOTX are formats for templates...

that being said,
do you wish to keep all the paragraph formatting, but NOT the text?

do you wish to create a template from this document with NO text in it?
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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
When I try to copy the text "2. Scope" and paste it under "1. Purpose" it adds a whole new page and re-numbers them.  So now there are "2. Scope and 3. Scope.

My goal is to move Scope and Roles and Responsibilities to the same page as Purpose.
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
did you see my post?
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
did you see my post?
How do you remove a template from Word 2016?    I want to edit this document as a normal Word doc.
that is exactly what i read!

ALL Word documents are created from a template!

When I try to copy the text "2. Scope" and paste it under "1. Purpose" it adds a whole new page and re-numbers them.  So now there are "2. Scope and 3. Scope.

My goal is to move Scope and Roles and Responsibilities to the same page as Purpose.

you should have mentioned in your OP that you did not want a new page for each section (each paragraph style Heading 1)

the style Heading 1 has auto-numbering and 'Page break before'

i modified the style Heading 1 and attached the modified document

another solution is to simply create a new document ...
spcaLA-SOP---no-breaks.docx
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
sorry I wasn't clear.  Thank you very much for doing this.  I have two others exactly the same.  How do I modify the Heading?
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
place the cursor on any Heading 1 paragraphs

in the Home tab, right-click on the Heading 1 style and select Modify

in the Modify style panel, click on Format and select Paragraph

in the paragraph panel select the Line and Page Breaks tab

uncheck Page break before
modify style
(just out of curiosity, as IT Director, do you not have access to anyone that has more than a basic knowledge of Word?)

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J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
I thought our Communications Director would know what to do but she did not.   My knowledge is all IT so when I was told to prepare this document for our Auditors I did not know how to do what you just taught me.

Thanks again.
Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
i too am an IT professional (retired)... i was fortunate enough to learn MS Office when it first appeared  - i used WordPerfect before that.

it made my cry when our company switched from WP to MS Word.

i was the 'unofficial' go to guy in my IT department to solve Word problems - but i never learned Visual basic...

were you able to modify the other two documents?
J.R. SitmanIT DirectorAuthor Commented:
Yes I was.  Thank you
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