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Questions tagged [templates]

A template is a standardized non-executable file type used by computer software as a pre-formatted example on which to base other files, especially documents.

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Identical Photon VM's behaving Differently

Hi and thank you for reading, I have several photon VM's in production (https://vmware.github.io/photon/). These are all created from a Template within Vcenter and the config applied is from a ...
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Visual studio 2017 is not working, after stopping a template installer

I had started installation of Microsoft template for visual studio 2017,but I had to stop it before it was completed,now visual studio is giving error at startup " The setup for this installation of ...
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Is there a way that text in bold gets a different color in word?

I would like to make a template file in Word in which all words in bold are not just in bold, but also have a different color. For example in the text below, I want the word important not just to be ...
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Open a New Powerpoint without template View

How can I open PowerPoint in a new default template without it first opening the template view? I seldom use the cool PowerPoint templates that Microsoft offers. I just want to start a new ...
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Workgroup Templates not updating for all users (Microsoft Word)

I have set up company wide templates and save them in Workgroup_Templates folder on drop box. Each user sets Word to get Workgroup Templates from the same folder, which is a path like this C:\Users\...
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How To Alter Microsoft Excel Templates

I'm Creating a Gantt chart and I found this Microsoft excel template, I would like to make some edits to the colors and formulas behind the template to suit my needs, Can this be done? Gantt Chart ...
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How to remove recent templates in Microsoft Word on the Home screen?

So, I made the mistake of opening a few Business Card templates from the Microsoft Word library. Now I am greeted with fluffy pastel colors every time I startup the program, or use "File" > "New" ...
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How to change the Personal/Shared/Custom Template heading in File, New in Word, Excel and other office applications

Word (Office) allows us to configure a templates location. We can configure it in 3 ways: Personal folder set, Shared folder unset ("Personal" heading) Shared folder set, Personal folder unset ("...
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Outlook - create template for making event in specific calendar

is possible to create template which create a new event in specific calendar? Use case: I have "My calendar" and "Shared calendar" (My calendar is default calendar). I have template for Shared ...
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Modifying normal template

I am using Word for Mac v16.16, and I am operating under Yosemite (because I still use iPhoto). I have located the normal.dot template and I wish to modify it, but when I open it it won't let me. The ...
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Disable automatic update for all Table of Contents (ToC) styles in Normal template (Word 2010+)

I sometimes want to "start from scratch" by replacing whatever the current Word Normal file with a pristine new copy and then to customize it with my preferred settings. The Normal file has all of ...
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How to Automate the Save As command for multiple open files in Preview

I use Mac OS to run a daily business utility that will create eleven (11) reports printed to PDF and the files open in Mac Preview. The files are created with generic filenames such as "Constant.pdf" ...
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Word 2016 template with jump stops

When making a template which includes the same text except for a few distinct additions that I need to insert, how can I include "jump stops" to signal the cursor to each desired place? I believe ...
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How do I open WordPad with predefined text (like a template)?

I'd like WordPad to open from, say, a desktop shortcut with a predefined text inserted. It should create a new document and not open an existing one, the function should be the same as in a Word ...
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Get Pages '09 templates on new Pages

I love the variety of templates on Pages '09 (and the other iWork '09 apps) and I want to get them on my Mac working with New Pages. How would I do this? I've tried downloading iWork '09, but I can't ...
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How to set default file name in PowerPoint template?

I'm creating a series of PowerPoint templates. When opening these .potx files, a default file name of "Presentation1", "Presentation2", etc. is in the window title. I want to replace this with ...
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Change Documents to LibreOffice Templates (ott) not working in Ubuntu

There is no difference between an .ott and an .odt document. In a template (ott), You should not be able to move or change anything like in .odt. In read only mode You can't fill out fields. So how ...
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Custom labels in Word

I have some custom labels that are 10mm x 13.5mm. There are two on a page, so the width is 20mm. How can I make a template to this size and ensure that they print correctly
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Automate completion of spreadsheet for invoice

I need to invoice someone each week. I would like to create a template as 90% of the information on each invoice is the same, and the remaining 10% follows simple rules. Each invoice has a number ...
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SMS Message Template in Word?

A client of mine is writing a book in which he needs to display modern style SMS Messages in the book. He is writing with MS Word. Is it possible to make a "SMS/Chat Message" template which he can ...
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Word 2016 Letterhead Template

I have a letterhead template and I need the first page left margin to be smaller than subsequent pages. Is there a way to do this? Even willing to use VBA to get it accomplished. I need first page ...
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PowerPoint 2010: use destination formatting for imported footers

Here are 2 connected problems I faced in PowerPoint 2010: I need footer & slide number to be locked (uneditable) in a Normal mode; after 2003 PPT version is it only possible by creating text ...
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Meeting/Appointment template in MS Outlook 2010

I have been struggling to create a template a meeting invite template. The properties I set in the form do not appear in the template after I publish it. This is what I have done so far. Enabled ...
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Excel 2013 Chart Template Not Working

I've created a boxplot in Excel 2013, and have saved it as a chart template. Original boxplot However, when I select identically formatted data, and create a new chart from that template, it comes ...
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Always open 'Blank Workbook' when clicking (File) > (New), and when Excel first opens

I use a lot of temporary workbooks, and when I open existing workbooks, I do it from my desktop or elsewhere. I don't ever want to see Excel's list of Featured or Personal templates that I have-never ...
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merge pdf despatches onto template with terms and conditions on back and print from a batch job [closed]

I need to print hundreds of despatch notes. Need to create a despatch note template with terms and conditions printed on the back of the page, then pick up the raw data pdfs and merge onto template....
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Automatic fill in Microsoft Word

I have a docx template of a contract in which in each page the tenant's name and date has to be typed. Instead of writing the name and the date all over again in each page, is there an option of ...
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Difference between documents with 'docx' and 'dotx' filename extensions

I know that .docx is a Microsoft Word document format and .dotx is a Microsoft Word template format. But what's the difference for the end user? From my own experience I can say that opening a .dotx ...
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Word 2007 Template Lines Printing in Document

From Avery.com, I downloaded a template for a 3265 Half-fold greeting card (8.5x11 folded in half). Using Word 2007, I built the card (graphics & text). However, when I print it there are light ...
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Autohotkey 5-Level cascading menu

Can anybody who knows Autohotkey pls help me create a 5-level cascading menu (or at least tell me where can I find a ready-made template). See sample screenshot (diagram): The menu should work like ...
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Save a custom pivot table style EXCEL

I went to the effort of creating a custom pivot table design, to match my companies work colours. I'm looking for a way to save a custom table style (not Workbook) as a template, so it can be used ...
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MS Word 2016 - how to use smart quotes in a locked template

To restrict the set of styles in a Word 16 template I locked the template. That disables various options, and I'm ok with that, but I need to enable the use of "smart" (curly) quotes and can't seem to ...
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Microsoft Word normal.dotm meta data won't save {Company} field

I am trying to edit the meta data in the Word normal.dotm default template but changes to the {Company} field won't save. Changes to {Position} are saved but if I delete my name Word just restores ...
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How can I import LibreOffice Impress templates?

I've searched online, and found freely available additional templates for LibreOffice Impress at https://dohliam.github.io/libreoffice-impress-templates/, but superuser.se has nothing matching a ...
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Are Outlook MSG/OFT templates dynamic or statically generated?

"Common sense-wise" I don't see why the contacts referenced in a contact group would be statically contained within the actual .msg file. So my question is, if I create a .msg template with a contact ...
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Apply a new template to an already-existing PowerPoint presentation on a Mac

I want to apply a new template (created by my organization) to an already-existing PowerPoint presentation. Anyone know how to do this? I am working on a Mac. Apparently, the instructions I have ...
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Using templates/jinja2 filter in Ansible playbook to conditionally execute certain

I am creating a playbook for network device orchestration. I need to execute certain commands depending on the boolean vars input i receive. Is it it possible to use the boolean input to populate ...
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Is it possible to create a parameterized shape in Visio

I am working on a harness layout diagram in Visio Pro 2016 and see that there are multiple shapes for various number of line busses eg. 2-line, 3-line, 4-line, and 8-line bus, and a corresponding N-...
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Add the user name, as default in the footer of a powerpoint template [duplicate]

In a PowerPoint template footer we can add the date, the page numbers, but is there a way to also add the user name as a variable depending on who creates the presentation?
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MS-Word template, change default new name to something else than “Document1”?

For work I have a couple of MS-Word templates (Office 2010) and they're named: Study address labels 7 x 3.6.dotx Study invitation.dotx Study informed consent.dotx etc. When a user double clicks the ...
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Macro not running in Microsoft Word 2016 for Mac even though template is working

I can't seem to run the following macro: It gives me the following error message: However, my template seems to be in the correct place for Word 2016 on Mac: Also, the launch screen for Word 2016 ...
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How can I turn these pdfs into MS Word templates? (w. gray background)

I have two pdf files which I want to turn into MS Word templates, so that I can actually write & add data to the templates. However, I don't know how to do this, my main problem here seems to be ...
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Word, Paste Formatted Text without Importing/Changing Styles

At work we recently changed our Word Templates and I am creating a new document that has a lot of boilerplate text in it. I am good with styles and am anal about how they show up in the Style Gallery. ...
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How to prompt save dialogue of Word document when opening a template file?

I would like to have a save dialogue appear the first time I click on a template Word document (dotm) so that it has a suggested location (e.g. c:\temp) and document name/file ending (docx). I do have ...
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Microsoft word templates

I'm looking for some advice regarding Microsoft Word. Is there a way I can create a contracts template with auto fill? For example, if I have a template contract, can I create a format/formula where I ...
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Title field on word document does not update immediately when saving

I have the Title document property on my document. After I change the title, I try to save the document, but the default name doesn't reflect the new title. Title property not used as default file ...
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Donation amount into QuickBooks Nonprofit Thank You

I am trying to do what I think should be an easy operation in QuickBooks Premier (NonProfit Edition) 2015. The software has a very nice feature for sending Thank You letters to donors. It is ...
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Excel Input Data Card - Template Needs Regular Updating - Copy/Paste data

We make use of an Excel template (not a proper template file but just a pre-laid out spreadsheet with blank cells awaiting input) to serve as a method of recording data during the build of a product. ...
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How to change language in Word 2016 template to English?

I am using a template created by a French author in Word 2016. For documents generated with this template, Word Options > Language is English, but Insert > Caption generates French names (Tableau for ...
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How to make background colour consistent through a templated Word document

I have created a Word template with multiple pages. I have set the background colour to dark grey, and there are no sections in the document so this should be consistent through the document. When ...