Changing Default Templates

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When you open a new document with File - New, a blank document appears based on a LibreOffice template. You can edit, modify, or replace this template so that the new document contains your customized Styles or other contents.

Modifying Default Templates

  • First, open either an existing LibreOffice template and modify it, or open a new document and edit it as necessary to create the desired template.
Note.png You can define a document template for each LibreOffice module. The following describes how to proceed for text documents.
  1. Save the document by choosing File - Templates - Save As Templateand saving the document in the My Templates category.
  2. Choose File - New - Templates.
  3. Double-click My Templates' in the list. You will see the user-defined templates in the user directory specified under Tools - Options' - LibreOffice - Paths. Select the template you have just saved.
  4. Choose Set as default. The next time you open a new text document, the new document will be based on the new default template.

Using Custom Templates

There are several ways to make your work easier by using your own custom templates.

Templates in the Template Folder

You can save a new template with File - Templates - Save As Template' or by selecting "Template" file type in any Save dialog. Save the template in the user directory specified under Tools - Options' - LibreOffice - Paths to be able to access the template from within the File - New - Templates dialog.

To open the template for editing, choose File - New - Templates, select the template and click the Edit button.

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