This tutorial explains how to create and use document templates in Ubuntu 18.04, which is suitable for beginners and advanced users. Users can generate frequently used documents such as business letterheads or statements, save them as templates, and reuse them when required. The process involves creating a template, saving it, and using it for new documents.
This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to create templates of commonly used document templates when using Ubuntu 18.04.
If you’re a power user who often creates documents based on the same content, you can create file templates of your commonly used documents to reuse.
This makes it easy to create your following documents.
For example, you can create a business letterhead template or statement. You can then save this file as a template for reuse, so you don’t always have to recreate it whenever you start a new document.
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Create a Template
To start using a document template, you must first create it. For example, you could make a letterhead in your Word or writer application. Then save the template content in the Template folder of your Home folder or directory.
If the Templates folder does not exist, you must create it first.
Browse to the Template folder in your Home and save it there.
Use a Template to Create Documents
Now that a template is created, you can create new documents based on the above template content.
Open the folder where you want to place the new document.
Right-click anywhere in the space in the folder, then choose New Document. The names of available templates will be listed in the sub-menu.
Next, choose the template you created from the list.
Double-click the file to open it and start editing. You can rename the file when you’re done.
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