Right click on desktop and choosing new document doesn't show any templates by defaults

Asked by Hein on 2012-01-11

Right clicking on the desktop shows a menu that shows the option "create new document". At the next level by standard it shows "no templates installed", without providing an option or any clue on how to install new, or additional templates.

For normal users this will be frustrating. What do they need to do to create a new document, e.g. a new Libreoffice Writer document?

At least some standard templates should be provided to work with.

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Enrico "eNry" Carafa
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Hein (hhanssen) said : #2

Answers my question. In fact I found another useful link.: http://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-linux-tips/how-to-add-templates-in-ubuntu-context-menu-tip/

The main problem remains though that no standard templates are provided with a fresh install of Ubuntu. It doesn't make sense that Openoffice is installed as a standard program, but not even the most basic templates.

My problem has been solved, but I'm sure if we don't provide the most basic templates by default, many users will folow with the same question.

Simeon (simeon5) said : #3

I think this should be a wishlist item as I think at least some templares should be included.

Hi Simeon, have you created a wishlist item for this feature? I confirm that a standard user will not know how to add templates to the menu. She will simply expect that (for example) LibreOffice templates show up there when LibreOffice is installed, without need for further action.

Tracked in Bug372132