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At 16:26 22/12/2014 -0500, Kevin O'Brien wrote:
From what I read in the documentation I should be able to create a Template, save it as a Template, and then it should appear in Available for Use on the right. When I do that it isn't working, so either I am doing it wrong or the documentation is missing something.

What I am seeing is that when I am in Impress and go to Save as Templates-->Save As Template, the window that opens only has one tab, Documents, and not the four tabs I am used to seeing (Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Drawings). If I go to File-->New-->Templates in Impress I see all four tabs, but Templates I saved in the Documents tab do not appear.

So, am I reading the documentation wrong? Or is something wrong here? This is LO 4.3 on Windows 7. I'll see what I get when I do it on a Linux box.

Chapter 2 of the Impress Guide say that you won't see the relevant template folder if it is empty. Catch-22, eh?!

Here's what it suggests you do:

Saving templates to a hidden folder
This procedure is for a LibreOffice installation that has yet to have any user created or imported templates for use in Impress. Any empty template folders are hidden in the Template Manager and a work-around is necessary to save the first template into the My Templates folder. 1) Go to File > Save As Template on the main menu bar to open the Template Manager dialog. By default the Template Manager opens at the Documents page. 2) Double click on the MediaWiki folder to select it and activate the Save icon, then click the Save icon. 3) Specify the template name in the pop-up dialog and click Accept. The template is saved into the MediaWiki folder. This appears in the MediaWiki folder on the dialog page of the file type being saved, which is Presentations.
4) Close the Template Manager dialog.
5) Go to File > New > Templates on the main menu bar to open the Template Manager dialog again. Note: Closing and opening the Template Manager is necessary so that the following steps can be carried out to move your template into the My Templates folder. 6) Select the Presentations tab to open the dialog page for presentations (Figure 32).
7) Double-click the MediaWiki folder to open it.
8) Select the template you have just added and the file handling controls are displayed. 9) Click the Move to folder icon and select My Templates from the drop list that appears. Your template will be moved from the MediaWiki folder to the My Templates
10) Close the Template Manager dialog.

I trust this helps.

Brian Barker

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