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Pre-written documents that serve as foundations for newsletters, reports, etc.

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LibreOffice Calc (7.2.5.2) replaces moved cells with non-template font family and size

I created a simple Calc template modifying all cells (Ctrl+A) to use FreeMono 12pt, and have Set as default template. (File > Templates > Save as Template... > apply name > check "Set ...
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Why templates are not showing in home screen?

I added a .txt file in template folder and it is showing in the nautilus but if i try right clicking in home screen then the "Add New Document" isn't available. I mean like is it supposed to ...
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How to change default new file template Presentation on WPS Office Linux (Ubuntu 20.04)

I tried to google about how to change the WPS Office Presentation default new file template but did not find any solution. I did not like the Presentation's new file template because the default font ...
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Easier way to create templates for common files

I'm using ubuntu 20.04. Instead of manually creating every template file that I may need, is there any way of downloading a preset for the most common files? I found one time a package that did this, ...
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Create new file with template from terminal

I saved a template in ~/Templates that I use very regularly. How do I create new file with same template from terminal? Now, I'm using with cp cp ~/Templates/cf_temp ~/Desktop/new I want to create ...
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Set default template of libreoffice writer for all user

I have ubuntu 20.04 installed and I want that all users use the same template when create a new documents. This must be valid also for future new user that may be created in the system. The template ...
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Adding a template directory to the template directory

Ubuntu has a templates directory in the home directory. Files can be added to it, and they're added to Gnome's context menu, easily accessible for created new files from the template. And if you add ...
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Tried all related - New blank file missing

Can't right click add new file Ubuntu 18.4 I have no Templates folder (English installation) so I make one in home and touch /home/Templates/Empty\ Document xdg-user-dir TEMPLATES /root I made ...
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Insert image into 8371 document [duplicate]

I can not insert an image into a 8371 template in .odt format. I have tried inserting png and bmps. All it does is show Image 1. I even tried editing an older business card template but it will not ...
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Re-enable right click blank document

I used to have the option of right clicking in nautilus and adding a New Blank Document. It is gone. I tried creating one and placing it in a templates folder (which I had to create because it was ...
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How do I enable 'New Document' option without pre-set name?

When you right-click on an empty space, there's the option to create a new folder. Old versions of Ubuntu used to include the option to create a new text document as well, but now you need to enable ...
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How to automate date in template-generated file with Thunar [xfce4]

In XFCE4 it is possible to install templates in ~/Templates and they will appear under the Create Document entry of the Context and File Menus. Now, let's say I create a Python template there (it can ...
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How to create Template file which create a new file having file creation date and time?

In /Home/Templates directory, we can put template file. So we can create new file by right clicking. Is there any way we can create new file which have current Date and Time. Something like log file. ...
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Using EOF for Templating a bash script

I am attempting to create a simple script which will generate files in /etc/apache2/sites-available directory using a for loop, and get it to do this using a template within my script. This is what ...
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Latex template in Zim Desktop Wiki

I have noted that using "zim wiki" one can export a notebook or page in pure latex format(not just equations) too. What is the point of such documents when we have a stand alone TEX application?
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How do I restore the Templates folder in Ubuntu 18.04?

I deleted the "Templates" folder some time ago. Yesterday I made new Templates folder and I created a template for an empty document, but it's not working. Does someone know how to restore the ...
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Can I have a desktop icon for creating new documents from a template?

Is it possible to have an icon on the desktop so that when you double-click it it will create a new document from a certain template (New Invoice.ots located at ~/Templates)? It would be a bit more ...
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How to open a LibreOffice template in one step?

This is a productivity-related question. I frequently use LibreOffice Writer. Often times I write in a template. Currently, the procedure of opening a template has four steps: Open Writer program ...
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How can I use Templates in Nautilus file manager of Ubuntu 16.10?

I followed the answers provided in: How to create a new empty file / template file in Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop? Templates for commonly-used document types Problem: I still don't have the context menu ...
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How to create a new empty file / template file in Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop?

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 ...
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Use the linux 'templates' folder to make folder templates

I take my course notes in LaTeX and I have a base folder style I set up that contains an intro page and a lecture stream. In this case it's trivial to create but sometimes the situation could be more ...
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Dynamic template names for Nautilus

I really like that I can add templates to ~/Templates in order to create new files by a template with Nautilus or Caja. What I like to have improved is the naming of my files. They are named: ...
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Office Templates in CrossOver Office

I have a very specific problem. I am a policy debater, and I'm trying to install a Word template called Verbatim http://paperlessdebate.com/verbatim/SitePages/Home.aspx on my Chromebook for ...
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Remove string "please enter passpharase for disk..."

I traveled to Australia it seems they didn't like my face or I looked suspicious since they made me turn on my laptop and when ubuntu encryption password popped up they asked me for it, nothing to ...
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Where are my GTK 3 examples?

I want to create a new GTK theme, so I installed gtk-3-examples so that I could get some template and example files, however now that I have installed it, I have no idea of where the example files are ...
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Templates directory in Ubuntu: can I use this feature with gedit in bash shell?

Saw this question: What is the "Templates" folder in the home directory for? But I wanted to know whether I can use this feature with gedit in bash shell? If yes How? If no is there any ...
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Template system for juju config files

I'm writing a Juju Charm that has a config file template where some values have to be filled in depending on the configuration. Is there a better way to do this than just using sed? Thanks
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Is it possible to put an automatic time stamp on new files created from templates?

I use Python a lot so I have created a template which has all my usual imports to save me typing them out. So far so good. I was wondering now if there is a way to put something in the template that ...
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How can I edit a LibreOffice Writer template file (.ott) directly?

I have a certain template file for LO Writer. How can I edit that file directly, i.e. not by creating a new .odt file and saving it as a .ott file again? This question is based on the following ...
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Create templates for Gnome Commander

How do I make templates for Gnome Commander so that I can create files of my desired format from right click context menu? By default via create button in the right click menu I can create only ...
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Create full folder structure from "New document" (Templates) menu

If I create a folder inside Templates, when I click "new Document" > "myfolder" it does nothing. That is just a sub directory to organize the templates. But maybe it would be useful to create that ...
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Edit or Add to GIMP's default templates

In GIMP under FIle -> New menu, we have a preset number and resolutions of templates. See image below: I'm looking for a way to add new image sizes and resolutions to this list. I have already tried ...
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How can I replace pictures in Libre Office documents? [duplicate]

I have a document that I want to use as a template every so often; I will change the pictures and some of the text, but want to keep the general layout. I have been able to do the replace picture ...
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How to open templates using vim?

Using the GUI, when I right-click, there is an option to open a new document that can be empty or a template. This opens (by default) in gedit. How do I open these templates using vim(without ...
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Libreoffice-templates package - how do I access them?

I have installed the package libreoffice-templates via Synaptic, but when I go into LibreOffice Writer and open Template manager, there are no templates there (for Writer) - Is there something I need ...
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How can I restore template functionality after having deleted the Templates folder in 12.10?

As many I deleted the Templates on a fresh install. I followed the instructions in the accepted answer of What is the templates folder in the home dir for? I am running 12.10 and the proposed solution ...
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Templates in lubuntu not working

I can't seem to create templates in Lubuntu. I have a folder in ~ called Templates, which I directly copied from my previous home folder when I installed Lubuntu 12.10, but when I right click in the ...
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Icons for templates

I have some templates in my ~/Templates folder, but there is no icons in context menu for any of them except the default "Empty Document". menus_have_icons is enabled How to get/set them? Ubuntu ...
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Where can I download pretty extra templates for LibreOffice Impress?

Where can I download pretty extra templates for LibreOffice Impress or OpenOffice.org?
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