Use Templates in Writer
A template is a model that you use to create other documents.
For example, you can create a template for a book chapter that
contains the page styles, paragraph styles, header and footer
contents such as page numbers, and other information. New
chapters created from this template will all have the same
contents and appearance.
Later, you can edit the styles in a template and then update
the documents created from that template, keeping all the
chapters consistent in appearance. See “Updating a document
when its template is changed” on page 154.
You can also apply a different template to a document. If the
styles in the new template have the same names as the styles in
the document, the appearance of the document will change to
match the new template. See “Changing to a different template”
on page 155.
Templates can contain anything that regular documents can
contain, including text, graphics, a set of styles, and user-
specific setup information such as measurement units, language,
the default printer, and toolbar and menu customizations.
All Writer documents are based on templates. If you do not
specify a particular template when you start a new document,
then Writer uses the default template for text documents. If you
have not previously specified a custom template to be the
default template (see “Setting up a custom default template” on
page 152), Writer uses the blank template for text documents
that is installed with Writer.
To see what template is associated with a document, go to
File > Properties and look near the bottom of the General tab.
If no template is listed, the document was created from the
default template for text documents.
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