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Publisher: Save a document as a template?

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16 hours ago, Oliver P. said:

Is there a possibility to save a Publisher-document as a template like "dotx" or "indt"?

No. I sure would like that though.

On the Mac I just save a document and lock it in the Finder then when I open it I can't edit it without saving it as a copy. May be some way of doing the same in Windows, I am just unfamiliar with it.

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On a Mac, it looks like the Stationery Pad feature still works.  That's been in existence since Noah was a boy though, for myself, I've rarely used it.

File > Get Info > tick Stationery pad checkbox

What should then happen is when you double-click on the template document in the Finder, the Finder makes a copy and opens that instead.  (To modify the stationery pad document, either turn off the checkbox and edit as usual - or go into your app and select File > Open and select it directly.  Or drag-an-drop it onto the app in, for example, your Dock.)

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21 minutes ago, GaryLearnTech said:

On a Mac, it looks like the Stationery Pad feature still works.  That's been in existence since Noah was a boy though, for myself, I've rarely used it.

File > Get Info > tick Stationery pad checkbox

What should then happen is when you double-click on the template document in the Finder, the Finder makes a copy and opens that instead.  (To modify the stationery pad document, either turn off the checkbox and edit as usual - or go into your app and select File > Open and select it directly.  Or drag-an-drop it onto the app in, for example, your Dock.)

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At some point the Stationary pad feature was changed from opening a document as an unnamed copy ready to be saved where-ever you wanted to save it, to opening a saved in the same location copy of the file. This is useless behaviour because we now have to move our copies out of our Templates/Stationary folders to a better location.

much better is just Locking the file. Then if you try to change it you can save as a copy somewhere useful.

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2 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

This is useless behaviour because we now have to move our copies out of our Templates/Stationary folders to a better location.

If it’s ‘Stationery’ you can move it wherever you like, but if it’s ‘Stationary’ then you can’t move it at all. ;)

Sorry, but I just couldn’t resist the temptation to post that! :o

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14 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

This is useless behaviour because we now have to move our copies out of our Templates/Stationary folders to a better location.

Fair enough if you're trying to fit that into a long-established workflow.  But not necessarily useless if you're establishing a new workflow…

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37 minutes ago, Alfred said:

If it’s ‘Stationery’ you can move it wherever you like, but if it’s ‘Stationary’ then you can’t move it at all.

What really hurts is I can't blame Otto-Correct™ for that.

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57 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

What really hurts is I can't blame Otto-Correct™ for that.

That’s a bit like my misspelling ‘paronomasia’ (twice!) yesterday.

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