Function Template offers a handy way to simplify your workflow if you use document templates on Mac all the time. In fact, this functionality “forces” the parent application to open a copy of the file by default, ensuring the safety of the original document.
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Option Template not as popular as in the past, but it is a great alternative to constantly editing templates and using the command “Save as…”which can cause the original file to be overwritten if you are not careful enough.
Using this functionality, almost any file can be turned into a template. It can be used to optimize projects in Photoshop, create simple HTML / CSS files or invoices in Word document format. To apply the and Template option, create a file that you want to use as a template and follow the instructions below.
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How to designate a file as a template using the Template function
1. Find the file in Finder that you want to use as a template.
2. Click on it with the right mouse button (you can use the combination Ctrl + click) and select “Properties” in the context dropdown menu. Alternative method: select file and use keyboard shortcut ⌘Cmd + I to open the option “Properties”…
3. Check the box next to “Template” under the section “General“.
4. Click on the red button in the upper left corner to close the window “Properties”…
The next time you double-click on a template, the Finder will create and open a copy of it without touching the original.
To disable the functionality, just uncheck the box opposite “Template” on the menu “Properties”…