The default template contains the default formatting information for new text documents in LibreOffice Writer and excel documents in LibreOffice Calc.

To Create a Default Template

[These instructions apply for both LibreOffice Writer and LibreOffice Calc but each template has to have a unique name – i.e. “default-writer” and “default-calc”].

  1. Create a document and the content and formatting styles that you want. Choose Format – Page and set 0.5″ margins all around.
  2. Choose File – Templates – Save As Template.
  3. In the New Template box, type a name for the new template.
  4. In the dialog that appears, double-click the “My Templates” folder, and then click Save. You will then be prompted for a name; write it and click OK.
  5. Choose File – New – Templates.
  6. Double-click the “My Templates” folder.
  7. Click on the template that you created, and click Set as Default.
  8. Close the dialog.