Install Template Documents

Asked by Michael Fletcher on 2005-10-13

How do I install template documents? If I right click on the desktop and click on Create Document all I get is a file called "empty" and a message "No Templates Installed".

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Dave Meikle (dmk-uk) said : #1

There are no predefined Templates for GNOME and thus Ubuntu. This is just a feature for your own custom templates.

To Install some templates you have created you can do the following:

1) Goto Places -> Home
2) In the File Browser Click Go -> Templates
3) Copy in any templates you would like to have available. (For example, create a blank text file called "New Text File.txt" and you would have New Text File available from the right click menu).
4) Now this is accessable from the menu

NOTE: This will have created a Template directory in your home folder - ~/Templates. So you can just copy any templates in there and they will be available.


towsonu2003 (towsonu2003) said : #3

this one helped me as well. thanks.

Martin (martin-wetterstedt) said : #4

I am using Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, and if I follow the above description (2) In the File Browser Click Go -> Templates) Nautilus brings me to my home folder. What is that supposed to mean?

dcontard (nicolas-maquiavelo) said : #5

I had the same problem. To solve it, you need to edit your ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs file and change the following line


with this one


then your templates will be available in the menu :D

(thanks to Wolki for the tip in the Ubuntu Forums

ravikaigakar (ravikaigakar) said : #6

This one helped me as well. thanks.

eumetaxas (eumetaxas) said : #7

Thank you dcontard