Open Source Musings


If you write the same type of document regularly — whether it's an article, book, paper, or blog post — using a template can save you a bit of time when you're getting started. Instead of going through the whole process of firing up an application and setting up a document from scratch, using a template offers you a preset format that you can dive into.

In GNOME, the templates for the types of documents that you regularly create can be just a right click away. Literally. Here's how to set that up.

(Note: I've also used this feature with various flavours of Ubuntu. It might also work with other desktop environments — just don't quote me on that.)