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Managing Templates in LibreOffice

Dec 14, 2010, 14:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)

"Templates are a way to manage frequently used, pre-formatted documents that keep you from having to re-create the same forms over and over. OpenOffice.org.org and its successor LibreOffice have a built-in system for handling templates. At first blush this system may seem less than intuitive, because it is. But, after you are used to managing templates in LibreOffice, you will wonder what you did without them.

"In my series geared to make LibreOffice a more efficient tool I have covered Styles and Formatting as well as Macros. To polish off the efficiency trilogy, let's move on to using Templates. What is a Template?

"Templates come in many shapes and forms. Generally speaking, a template is a sort of form letter. It is a pre-designed and written letter or form that can be used and re-used to simplify daily office life. But templates are not limited to LibreOffice Writer documents. Templates can be:"

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