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If I right click on the desktop in Unity the context menu has 'Create Document'.

Selecting this, I get the options 'No templates installed' and 'Empty File'.

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What kind of templates can I install and where do I put them - or where can I get more information on this?

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Open up Open/Libre Office and create a blank document and save it in your Templates folder which is located in your Home directory (/home/userName/templates, where userName is your actual Ubuntu username)

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Thank you! It's a pity there is no good 'help' for Unity. –  Tony Apr 25 '11 at 23:06
    
Should be in the official release on the 28th ubuntuupdates.org/packages/show/267972 –  Mark Rooney Apr 25 '11 at 23:35
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