Change default template

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.

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You can define document templates for each LibreOffice application.


Creating a Default Template

  1. 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.

  2. Save the document by choosing File - Templates - Save as Template, then enter the template name, click the Set as default template checkbox, and save in the My Templates category.

  3. The next time you open a new text document, the new document will be based on this new default template.

Modifying a Default Template

  1. Choose File - Templates - Manage Templates.

  2. Use Filter to select the type of document.

  3. The default template is marked with a green check mark. Right-click that template and choose Edit.

  4. Make desired changes, choose File - Save, and close the document.

  5. When you open a new document, the modified default template will be used.

Setting a Template as Default

  1. Choose File - Templates - Manage Templates.

  2. Right-click on template to be made default, choose Set as Default.

Creating a Custom Template

  1. 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.

  2. Choose File - Templates - Save As Template, then enter the template name, choose a Template category, and save.

Modifying a Custom Template

  1. Choose File - Templates - Manage Templates.

  2. Right-click on the template to be modified, and choose Edit.

  3. Make desired changes, choose File - Save, and close the document.

Saving a Template in the Template Folder

You can save any document as a template by selecting "Template" file type in the Save dialog. To access the template from the Template Manager, save the template in the User Paths directory specified for Templates in - LibreOffice - Paths. It is often easier to save a document with File - Templates - Save As Template, because it automatically places the template in the appropriate directory.

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The Template Manager is the preferred method for working with templates. File - New - Templates and File - Templates - Manage Templates are equivalent for opening the Template Manager. Ctrl+Shift+N is the predefined shortcut key.


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