Create your template form by specifying all the properties you want to maintain from form to form.
Then, save the form using any name.
Next, select Tools>Options from the menu bar and select the Forms/Reports tab.
Enter your template's name in the Form Template box to replace the Access default (Normal) and click OK.
The next time you create a form, Access will base it on your form template rather than the typical Normal template.
In Access 2007, click the Office button in the upper left corner and the click Access Options.
The design options are located under Object Designers: Forms/Reports.
The same thing can be done with Reports.
(The settings are saved in the Access workgroup information file, not in a particular data base)