How to create a custom contract template

I want to create a custom business contract template, but have absolutely no idea what I am doing. How do I set up template for later entry of date, name, address, text and currency. I want to be able to create the template, then when needed, open it and be able to tab to the areas indicated above and type in the applicable information. I need step by step instructions as I have never used LibreOffice before and need all the help I can get. Please!

If possible, I would also like to be able to type in the applicable information on lined spaces within the template document.

Have a view on OpenOffice templates: -

If the format is an .sxw LibreOffice can convert/open it and you can save as .odt.

To use lined spaces for inserted text there are some possibilities to handle with. It could be a simple underlining when typing the missing information. Or it could be a border (related on typed characters). In some cases a form controls text box may be used

I am by no means an expert but here is a way to do it that is relatively easy and can get you started. Other people may have better solutions. Here is the overall idea:

  1. Create the document.

  2. Create bookmarks for every location needed. You can label the bookmarks with names like “Contact information”, “Name”, or “Amount.”

  3. Once you have created the bookmarks, they will appear in the Navigator on the right side of the screen. To go to each bookmark, simply click on its name in the Navigator.

This is not hard to do. To see how to do this step by step, look up “bookmark” and then “Navigator” in the index of the Writer 4.2 Guide. You can download the manual here

As I said, others may have better ideas but this should work. Good luck!