Advertisement
  1. Business
  2. Microsoft Word

20 Best Free Training Manual Word Doc to Download 2021

A training manual is a booklet or document that helps someone pass on written instructions to the next person to help them perform a task. This article will explore how a training manual template is a must-have if you want to save time and create a professional document.

HR / Employee Handbook, a premium Microsoft Word template on Envato ElementsHR / Employee Handbook, a premium Microsoft Word template on Envato ElementsHR / Employee Handbook, a premium Microsoft Word template on Envato Elements

HR / Employee Handbook, a premium Microsoft Word template on Envato Elements

A well-written training manual ensures all information needed is together in one place and ensures content consistency. The goal is also to create an easy-to-read document or reference for a later stage. A professional pre-built template with a great design makes it easier for you to achieve this goal.

Read on to find over 20 free training manual templates in Word from the web. We'll also explore some best premium Microsoft Word templates from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver's top MS Word templates. After checking out these free and premium options, you'll be able to make a decision and pick a template that best fits your needs.

Find the Best Training Manual Template Word on Envato Elements for 2021 (Unlimited Use)

With an Envato Elements subscription, you'll get access to premium MS Word templates that work well for training manuals. And you'll also get unlimited asses to other creative assets you'll need for this and future projects, all under one roof. It's a great way to level up all your creative work immediately. 

Sign up now to Envato Elements to unlock access to an all-you-can-download digital library with millions of premium creative files. All this for a low monthly fee. 

Envato Element's selection of premium Microsoft Word templatesEnvato Element's selection of premium Microsoft Word templatesEnvato Element's selection of premium Microsoft Word templates

Envato Element's selection of premium Microsoft Word templates

An Envato Elements' subscription enables you to download:

  • royalty-free music and audio files,
  • stock video and photo files,
  • presentation, web, graphic, print, and video templates,
  • Lightroom plugin, 3D objects, fonts, and so much more.

Are you looking to download a premium file one by one, so you'll be able to test out premium templates? Check out GraphicRiver's selection of best MS Word templates. It's perfect for those who are new to premium needing a pay-per-download model for now.

5 Best Premium Training Manual Template Word for 2021 (Envato Elements & GraphicRiver)

Work smart with a premium template to reduce design time and create this manual like a pro. Here are five best MS Word templates from Envato Elements and GraphicRiver to help you create an impressive training manual: 

Coffee Recipes TemplateCoffee Recipes TemplateCoffee Recipes Template

Easily edit and customize this template, so it's suitable for any industry. It comes with 16 modern and clean pages. This recipe template will work perfectly as a training manual.

Employee Handbook Training Workbook Template WordEmployee Handbook Training Workbook Template WordEmployee Handbook Training Workbook Template Word

This template comes with tasteful designs. It's not just pages and pages of text. Open this 24-page custom document and start creating your training manual today!

HR Handbook Example Training Manual TemplateHR Handbook Example Training Manual TemplateHR Handbook Example Training Manual Template

This is a well-layered horizontal template with 30 pages. Add your photos and content to this template to easily customize it in minutes. Change color with just one click.

Business Training Brochure TemplateBusiness Training Brochure TemplateBusiness Training Brochure Template

This premium template is easy to customize. For example, when changing color, you must double-click on the color panel to make an immediate document-wide change. It's that simple.

Modern Training Brochure TemplateModern Training Brochure TemplateModern Training Brochure Template

This is a horizontal brochure template that works well as a training manual template. It comes with 26 pages that are easy to work with. Customize the color, add your content, and you're all set to print.

20 Top Free MS Word Training Manual Template Examples to Download (2021)

Before you start exploring free templates found on the web, check out Envato's premium monthly freebies. These freebie files are hand-picked and refreshed every month.  

Each month Envato Elements offers a different selection of free files for you to try. You can also find free files each month on GraphicRiver.Each month Envato Elements offers a different selection of free files for you to try. You can also find free files each month on GraphicRiver.Each month Envato Elements offers a different selection of free files for you to try. You can also find free files each month on GraphicRiver.

Each month Envato Elements offers a different selection of free files for you to try. You can also find free files each month on Envato Market.

Have an open mind when exploring this selection. Besides a Microsoft Word template, you may find other digital files for other projects you're working on. A premium freebie is always better than a free file found online. 

Here's the offer:

  • Envato Elements offers twelve unique free monthly digital assets (like templates, videos, photos, fonts, 3D objects, etc.). Create a free Envato Elements account to download this month's offerings.
  • Envato Market provides seven monthly free creative files. Log into your Envato Market account to download this month's premium freebies.

Let's take a look at 20 free examples of training manual templates in Word. These templates are from the internet and are free to use by anyone. 

This template comes with eight pages. The design is minimal and basic. The color used is black and gray.

This template comes with many pages to work on. Be sure to disable macros when opening the file. 

Rusty's at Blue Free Training Guide Template WordRusty's at Blue Free Training Guide Template WordRusty's at Blue Free Training Guide Template Word

This template is a 24-page PDF file. You can open the file in MS Word to edit it. It also comes with an employee agreement section.

Here's a sample training workbook for women leaders of cooperatives. This document comes in PDF format. Open it in MS Word to edit. 

This is a 180-page sample document. The document design is basic, but with 180 pages this is a helpful sample document to refer to if you're creating an injury surveillance document.

This sample training manual comes with 113 pages. The primary color on this template is green.

This template comes with four pages. Blue is the primary color. All content on each page is within frames.

Restaurant Staff Free Example Training Manual TemplateRestaurant Staff Free Example Training Manual TemplateRestaurant Staff Free Example Training Manual Template

This template uses green as the background. Change this color to white if you need to print.

This template comes in PDF. It's possible to open it in MS Word to edit. Large section headings in orange work as a design element.

This agent training manual starts with an acceptance declaration. It's not a bad idea to move this section to the end of the document. 

These 22 pages of the e-billing training manual give a good idea of the content that needs to go into a software or application use process. The key here is to use loads of screenshots at every step.

This is a seven-page sample document of an HR training manual. It comes in PDF but is editable in MS Word.

Call Center Free Training Workbook Template Word SampleCall Center Free Training Workbook Template Word SampleCall Center Free Training Workbook Template Word Sample

This free sample document lays out a suitable format that you can incorporate for your call center training manual. It does lack design elements as it's a free template.

This is a 51-page PDF document from Christiana Care Health System. It gives a good overview of the information you'll need to create a training manual for volunteers.

This is a document created by Trinity College's staff members of the Student Counseling Service. It's a 126-page sample document and a lot to go through. But it's a decent document to check out if you need to create something similar.

This is a six-page document to help list all the essential basic information a new hire needs to know about the company. It's a simple, clean template, and the only design element is on the front page.

This staff training manual is a three-page document. The main front page has room to include a staff group photo.

This three-page document comes in blue. All necessary titles and subtitles are there based on volunteer training requirements. 

This is a yellow template. It works fine if the document doesn't get printed at any stage. If you need to print, this isn't a template for you. 

There are 29 pages in this file. The titles, tables, background, and other elements are in orange. 

5 Quick Tips To Make Great Training Manuals in Word 2021

Are you looking to create the best possible training manual? Here are five tips to get you on the right track:

1. Start With a Premium MS Word Template

Booklet Brochure Template from Envato Elements works well as a training manual templateBooklet Brochure Template from Envato Elements works well as a training manual templateBooklet Brochure Template from Envato Elements works well as a training manual template

Booklet Brochure Template (premium example) from Envato Elements works well as a training manual template

A well-designed template helps draw your reader in. It gets the message across in the best possible way. Your document will look unprofessional if it's all just many pages of text. Download anything from a professionally-designed simple letterhead to a brochure template to bring this document to life.

2. Break It Down Well

Employee Handbook MS Word, comes sections broken down well. A premium template from Envato ElementsEmployee Handbook MS Word, comes sections broken down well. A premium template from Envato ElementsEmployee Handbook MS Word, comes sections broken down well. A premium template from Envato Elements

Employee Handbook MS Word, comes sections broken down well. A premium template from Envato Elements

Break your content down into smaller sections and subsections. Consider who your readers are and how best to make this a simple manual for them. The idea is to turn a complex document into something anyone new to the topic can follow step by step.

3. Cut Distractions

Coffee Recipes Template, a well-designed minimalistic template on Envato ElementsCoffee Recipes Template, a well-designed minimalistic template on Envato ElementsCoffee Recipes Template, a well-designed minimalistic template on Envato Elements

Coffee Recipes Template (premium example) from Envato Elements is minimalistic and not distracting

The goal is to create a clean document that's easy to read and follow by anyone. Keep your document minimalistic and cut distracting elements. These are a few distracting elements you need to watch out for:

  • big words or too much text
  • bad alignment
  • cluttered or busy pages

4. Add Visuals

People can interpret the text differently and this can lead to confusion. When possible, add images to help explain difficult sections. For example, if you're doing a training manual on using software, add screenshots at every step.

Premium corporate infographics elements from Envato Elements also come in  PNG or JpegPremium corporate infographics elements from Envato Elements also come in  PNG or JpegPremium corporate infographics elements from Envato Elements also come in  PNG or Jpeg

Premium corporate infographics elements from Envato Elements also come in PNG and JPEG

As an Envato Elements member, you can access various creatives files to add to any project. 

5. Get It Proofread

It's a good idea to get this document read by a colleague who knows the topic at hand. Besides looking out for the usual spelling and grammar mistakes, they can also check the content.

To take it a step further, get it proofread by someone in the shoes of your reader. This way, you can confirm if the training manual makes sense to a non-expert. And you'd still have some time to do the required edits.

Discover More Top Microsoft Word Template Designs

Still haven't found what you're looking for? There are loads of templates out there that'll work well for a training manual. Here are three collections of templates to give you more options to explore:

Learn More About Making Great Word Documents in 2021

Improve your Microsoft Word skills step by step as you work on projects. Pin this Beginner's Tutorial Guide and refer to its bite-sized tutorials according to your needs. It keeps you away from distracting online searches. 

Here are three examples from this guide:

Download a Premium Training Manual Template Word Today!

Free MS Word training document templates are readily available online for anyone to use. Free templates found online generally lack creativity and, at times, look dated. If you need to spend more time customizing to work around these limitations, it may be pointless to use them.

Save time and work smart with a professional training manual template in Word. By subscribing to Envato Elements, you'll get access to millions of professional digital assets, including the top Microsoft Word templates. Download any suitable MS Word template, premium graphics, or photos to help you create this training manual.

But what if you're new to premium and would like to try it out? Check out Envato Market's selection of best Microsoft Word templates to use as a training workbook template in Word. With their pay-per-download model, you'll be able to get a single template with ease.

Find a premium MS Word training document template from Envato Elements or GraphicRiver today. Subscribe and download one now!

Advertisement
Advertisement
Looking for something to help kick start your next project?
Envato Market has a range of items for sale to help get you started.