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OpenOffice Calc 3.x Guide
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Creating a template

You can create a template from a document:

  1. Open a new or existing document of the type you want to make into a template (text document, spreadsheet, drawing, presentation).
  2. Add the content and styles that you want.
  3. From the main menu, choose File > Templates > Save. The Templates dialog opens.
  4. In the New template field, type a name for the new template.
  5. In the Categories list, click the category to which you want to assign the template. The category you choose has no effect on the template itself; it is simply the folder in which you save the template. Choosing an appropriate folder (category) makes it easier to find the template when you want to use it. You may wish to create a folder for Calc templates. To learn more about template folders, see Organizing templates.
  6. Click OK to save the new template.
Saving a new template.

Any settings that can be added to or modified in a document can be saved in a template. For example, below are some of the settings (although not a full list) that can be included in a Calc document and then saved as a template for later use:

  • Printer settings: which printer, single sided / double sided, and paper size, and so on
  • Cell and page styles to be used

Templates can also contain predefined text, saving you from having to type it every time you create a new document. For example, an invoice template might contain your company’s name, address and logo.

You can also save menu and toolbar customizations in templates; see Chapter 14 (Setting up and Customizing Calc) for more information.


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