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Change default template in Writer (LibreOffice 4) [closed]

asked 2013-02-27 20:27:51 +0200

CSDorset gravatar image

updated 2015-09-09 01:56:01 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Libre Help says: Choose File - Templates - Organize. Right-click a text file in any of the two lists, choose Reset Default Template - Text Document. Click Close.

but File - Templates - Organize does not exist in LibreOffice 4

Is there an alternative method that I cannot find?

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answered 2013-02-27 22:21:56 +0200

manj_k gravatar image

updated 2013-03-10 17:36:35 +0200

• File → New → Templates
• Select the template
• Click on "Set as default"

See also:
Where is the template wizard in LibreOffice
Tagged "template-manager"

EDIT 2013-03-10
(in reply to @CSDorset's comment)

Please try:

In Writer: File → New → Templates
Double-click on "My Templates"


Select a template
Click on "Set as default"
Close the "Template Manager"
Close and restart LibreOffice


See alsoBug 59427 - [Template Manager] low discoverability of new template manager - we could use "File → Organize templates" menu

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Coming from 3.n, the 4.0 system seems a bit counter-intuitive. The only "folder" available to organize the templates is "MediaWiki" which you must use to save the template. Once saved, you can "move" it to a new folder, and "My Templates" is then offered. A bit confusing!

David gravatar imageDavid ( 2013-02-28 13:02:29 +0200 )edit

Thank you for this. It is actually possible to save a template directly into the My Templates folder. The problem is that I can find no way of selecting which of 'My Templates' is to be the default template (as we could in 3.n).

CSDorset gravatar imageCSDorset ( 2013-03-10 15:44:42 +0200 )edit

@manj_k -- Thanks for another illustrated answer. This should help us answer another question :-)

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-03-23 22:22:07 +0200 )edit

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