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July 22nd, 2010, 05:59 AM

if i right click on the ubuntu desktop, i see the "create document" submenu.

unfortunately, the only options available are "no templates installed" and "empty file", and there is no indication as to how i can add other options to this menu.

i am particularly interested in adding a OO.org writer shortcut here.

in fact which other kinds of shortcuts can i add, and how do i go about doing this ?


July 22nd, 2010, 07:17 AM
Just create any types of files you want, and then put them into ~/Templates (create the directory if it doesn't already exist).

For example if you create an empty OO file called "New OpenOffice Document.odt" and place it in that directory you'll see a new option "New OpenOffice Document" in the menu. So the menu entry is the file's name sans the extension.

edit: of course the template file doesn't have to be empty, so feel free to create any forms or whatever you might often need. I have templates of several types of HTML/XHTML/PHP etc. files with the headers & doctype definitions and still like that already in place.