Create Commonly Used Document Templates on Ubuntu 18.04

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 create 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 next documents.

For example, you can create a template of your business letterhead or statement. You can then save this file as a template for reuse so you don’t always have to recreate everytime you start a new document.

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When you’re ready to create a document template, follow the steps below:

Step 1: 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 will need to create it first.

Ubuntu template document

Browse to the Template folder in your Home and save it in there.

Ubuntu template document

Step 2: Use a Template to Create Documents

Now that a template is created, you can start creating new documents based on the template content created above.

Open the folder where you want to place the new document.

Right-click anywhere in the empty space in the folder, then choose New Document. The names of available templates will be listed in the sub-menu.

Ubuntu template document

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.

That’s it!

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