Because project templates retain the dates entered into them when they were created, the first thing you will want to do when you start a new project from a template is set the project to start on your start date, rather than the start date currently in the template.
Adjust the Date
After you have opened the template as stated in the previous task, click Tools, Customize, Toolbars.
Click the check box next to the Analysis toolbar option.
Click the Adjust Dates button located on the Analysis toolbar.
Enter a new start date for your project and click OK.
All of the tasks in the template will be shifted so that the project now starts on the date you specified.