A template is the foundation of the forms you use to track your company's purchases and sales.
It defines what shows onscreen when you fill out the form and what shows on the form when you print it. It also determines the structure of the form, such as which fields and columns are on the form. And it determines how the form looks—the visual elements of the form, such as the fonts that are used, and any graphics, lines, or borders.
The Template list
The Templates list contains all the templates for your different forms. Initially, the list contains a set of QuickBooks standard and predefined templates that you can use as a starting point for using or customizing your forms as well as duplicating and/or importing previously saved templates.
In this list, you can select the template and then use it as is or customize it for your needs. Since it's easier to change an existing template than to start from scratch, choose the template that's closest to how you want your form to look.
To access the list, go to the QuickBooks Lists menu and select Templates.