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Recently, I freshly installed the Ubuntu 16.10 on my desktop and when I right click the desktop or inside a folder, I cannot find out an option for creating an empty file / my template files. There is only an option for creating new folder. What can I do?

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You can go into your ~/Templates folder and create templates yourself, then they will appear in the right-click menu. For instance:

touch ~/Templates/Untitled.txt
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    It works! But I am wondering why Ubuntu does not provide us some pre-created files. – Casper Oct 15 '16 at 16:18
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    @CasperLI: They used to have an in-built option for an empty text file, but for some reason upstream GNOME developers decided to remove it. – user364819 Oct 15 '16 at 18:16
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    Screenshot: What am I missing on my Ubuntu 16.10 installation? – orschiro Nov 12 '16 at 9:31
  • This did not work for me after upgrading from 16.04 to 16.10 – Mohammed Joraid Jul 19 '17 at 11:51
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If you need some templates you can get some from this download (found it on ubuntuforums:

wget http://stalefries.googlepages.com/Templatesv4.zip

Contents:

 $ tree
.
├── Fontforge Font.sfd
├── HyperText Markup Language.html
├── Images
│   ├── Scalable Vector Graphic.svg
│   └── Xara Xtreme Graphic.xar
├── Office
│   ├── Abiword Document.awt
│   ├── Microsoft Office
│   │   ├── Excel Spreadsheet.xlt
│   │   ├── Powerpoint Presentation.pot
│   │   └── Word Document.doc
│   └── OpenDocument
│       ├── OpenDocument Database.odb
│       ├── OpenDocument Document.ott
│       ├── OpenDocument Drawing.otg
│       ├── OpenDocument Formula.odf
│       ├── OpenDocument Presentation.otp
│       ├── OpenDocument Spreadsheet.ots
│       └── Templates
│           ├── Presentations
│           │   ├── Chalkboard.otp
│           │   ├── Compladients.otp
│           │   ├── OOo Professional.otp
│           │   └── Squares.otp
│           └── Trifold brochure.ott
├── Rich Text Format.rtf
├── Scripts
│   ├── Perl Script.pl
│   ├── Python Script.py
│   └── Shell Script.sh
└── Text File.txt

Image:

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edit: for the directories to show up I needed to do a nautilus -q and open nautilus.

From Apache OpenOffice Templates. Several listed but picktemplates_111.otp is related to Ubuntu.

  • Opens an apache openoffice template with an Ubuntu background:

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... and another set from apache openoffice.

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