Bug 105719 - Problem with help advice for changing default template
Summary: Problem with help advice for changing default template
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: All Linux (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
: 128215 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2017-02-03 03:56 UTC by Leon Arundell
Modified: 2019-12-15 18:41 UTC (History)
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Description Leon Arundell 2017-02-03 03:56:07 UTC
The Help instructions for changing the default template are not clear.

The instructions are at https://help.libreoffice.org/Common/Changing_Default_Templates

The current version of the instructions is:

1.    Save the document by choosing File - Templates - Save As Template and 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.

A clearer version would be:

1.    Open the document that you wish to save as the default template.
2. From the menu choose File - Templates - Save As Template.
3. Click on "My Templates".
4. DO NOT click on any of the existing templates that are shown.If you have clicked on a template, the "Properties" and "Set as Default" icons will appear next to the "save" icon. Click on a blank part of the templates dialog box so that the "Properties" and "Set as Default icons disappear.
5. Click on the "Save" icon to open a template name dialog box.
5. Enter the template name in the dialog box. If you wish to over-write an existing template, enter the name of the template that you wish to over-write
Comment 1 Buovjaga 2017-02-12 09:46:41 UTC
Let's set to NEW.

Leon: I encourage you to join the docs team: http://documentation.libreoffice.org/en/join-community/
Comment 2 Timur 2019-12-15 18:41:41 UTC
*** Bug 128215 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***