How many of us regularly use certain types of files or documents during our day-to-day work? I know I am always in & out of documents and editing or creating .html files. Well, this tuturial will shave off precious seconds as you scramble for world domination.
Take a second and right-click on your GNOME desktop. You’ve probably got a few options like “Create Folder”, “Create Launcher”, etc.. Well what about that “Create Document” option. Have you ever used it? I know I didn’t for a long time because there were “No Templates Available”. Let’s create a couple of templates for your commonly used programs!
The first step is to create a “Templates” folder within your HOME folder. You can use the following command or navigate to your home folder and create a new folder called “Templates”
After this folder is created simply save any file templates you have into that folder and they will appear in your right-click navigation menu.
For example, save a blank OpenOffice.org document (call it OpenOffice.odt) into that folder and you’ll now have a quick-launch for a blank OpenOffice document. Save a blank .txt file inside the Templates folder for quick access to an empty Text Editor file. Even save a template .html file to the folder and have quick access to any html templates you work on. This works great if you ever work from file templates and need to re-create them on the fly.
Enjoy. Now what are you going to do with all that time you’ve saved?!