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How to turn any file into a template in macos

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Justin Pot has been writing about technology for over a decade, with work appearing in Digital Trends, The Next Web, Lifehacker, MakeUseOf, and the Zapier Blog. He also runs the Hillsboro Signal, a volunteer-driven local news outlet he founded. Read more.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

Templates are great, but creating them is usually different for every program. In macOS, however, a little known macOS feature named “Stationary Pad” lets you turn any file into a template.

This is great for things like expense reports, documents that need to be formatted a certain way, or even images you need to routinely create in the same form factor. Just make a file you want to use as a template, and then set it up with Stationary Pad in macOS.

Setting a document up with Stationary Pad is easy. Browse to the file you’d like to use as a template in Finder. Right-click or Control-click the file, and then click the “Get Info” command.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

In the Info window, expand the “General” section (if it isn’t already), and then enable the “Stationary Pad” option.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

That’s it! This file is now a template.

Double-click it in the Finder and instead of opening the file, your Mac will create a copy using that file as a template. You’ll be able to see this in the title bar after you open the document:

How to turn any file into a template in macos

Do what you need to do, and then save the file. You’ll find the copy in the same folder as your template.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

Rename this to something more relevant and you’re done!

My thanks to Tim Hardwick at Mac Rumors for pointing this trick out. (Maybe it will finally stop me from entering and saving my personal information into the How-to Geek’s template for expense reports.)

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The Stationery Pad feature in Finder—when I mention this in passing to my students and clients, most of them give me that deer-in-the-headlights blank stare, usually followed by, “uhh, yes, Sandro… the Stationery Pad.” But they know that I know that they have no idea what the Stationery Pad feature is!

Well guess what, this obscure but handy little feature has been around on the Mac since the days of Mac OS 6, and I’m fairly sure even before that.

I know what you’re thinking: “What the heck is the Stationery Pad feature, and why is this so important?” Well, in the big scheme of all-things-Mac, it’s not that important, but it IS a cool, moldy-old feature that does come in handy at times. Let’s take a look.

Stationery Pad is actually a file attribute you switch on and off. It’s available to you for any of your document files. There is only one way to get to that switch: via the Get Info panel for the file.

While in Finder, select the document file, then go to File > Get Info. I like using the shortcut CMD-I and actually go there frequently for other reasons, such as adding Spotlight comments, checking sharing and file permissions, and gathering other interesting trivia about my files. Think of Get Info as a “File Inspector.” For you switchers out there, it’s similar to “File Properties” in Windows.

This is the Get Info panel for the selected file. Click the Stationery Pad checkbox to enable.

Towards the top of the Get Info panel, in the General section, you’ll see a checkbox named “Stationery pad.” There it is! That’s the only place, short of issuing terminal commands, where you toggle this feature for the selected file.

“What’s the big deal,” you ask?

Think of how you use a real stationery pad, you know, of the dead-tree variety. It may be a memo pad of paper with your name and address pre-printed on each sheet. What do you do when you need to jot something down on paper? Typically, you tear off the top sheet from the pad, write on it, and dispatch the sheet as needed. Underneath, you find a pristine sheet of paper ready for the next memo.

If you understand the memo pad analogy, then you’ll understand how the Stationery Pad feature works on your Mac.

Enabling the Stationery Pad attribute for the selected file essentially turns it into a template. This is especially valuable when using apps that don’t have a built-in template creation feature. Major productivity apps like Pages, Numbers and Keynote do provide a template creation feature. Creating and using templates in your workflow can be a huge time saver.

Here’s an example of how I use Stationery Pad. When writing articles for posting here on TMO, I generally like using the venerable TextEdit app. TextEdit is a simpler word processing app than Pages. Among other things, it does not have a “Save as Template” feature. I rely on templates quite a bit to make work easier, so I create templates with my preferred text formatting, margins, etc., and I save them as regular TextEdit files with an appropriate file name, like “TMO Article TEMPLATE.”

Then, in Finder, I select the file and do a Get Info and set the Stationery Pad attribute as described above. From then on, when I open this Stationery Pad file, Finder first makes a copy and opens the copy, leaving the original template file closed so it can’t be accidentally edited. If I need to make changes to the actual template, I simply turn OFF Stationery Pad for the file, make my change, then turn it back ON.

Opening the template file from Finder will create a copy of the file and open the copy for editing in the app.

I’ve noticed that because of Apple’s new “Modern Document Model” which introduces Auto Save and other goodies, things have changed a bit when using Stationery Pad. If you become a fan of Stationery Pad, it’s important to note that starting with Lion, the only way the above works is by opening your “template” file from the Finder, not from within the app via File > Open.

The arcane Stationery Pad feature can be quite useful under certain circumstances. Hopefully some of you will find it helpful in your workflow. Whether or not you embrace this feature, if you ever land on one of those trivia game shows, and you are asked what the Stationery Pad is in the Mac Finder, and… you win millions… you won’t forget me and TMO, will you?

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Чтобы сохранить копию документа Pages в другом формате, требуется экспортировать его, выбрав новый формат. Это удобно, когда Вам нужно отправить документ людям, которые используют другое ПО. Если Вы вносите изменения в экспортированный документ, это не влияет на оригинал.

Пометки и изменения, добавленные с помощью смарт-аннотаций, не отображаются в документах, экспортированных в форматах Word, EPUB или Pages ’09. Можно экспортировать документ в формате PDF со смарт-аннотациями и комментариями либо без них.

Примечание. Если для исходного файла задан пароль, он действует также для копий, экспортированных в форматы PDF, Word и Pages ’09, но его можно изменить или удалить.

Сохранение копии документа Pages в другом формате

Откройте документ, затем выберите «Файл» > «Экспортировать в» > [формат файла] (меню «Файл» расположено у верхнего края экрана).

Укажите настройки экспорта.

PDF. Эти файлы можно открывать и в некоторых случаях редактировать с помощью таких приложений, как «Просмотр» и Adobe Acrobat. Нажмите всплывающее меню «Качество изображения», затем выберите подходящий вариант (чем выше выбранное качество изображений, тем больше будет размер файла). Если Вы добавили текстовое описание к своим изображениям, рисункам, аудио или видео для озвучивания с помощью VoiceOver или других вспомогательных технологий, они экспортируются автоматически. Чтобы включить смарт-аннотации или комментарии, установите соответствующий флажок. Чтобы включить теги универсального доступа для таблиц с большим объемом данных, нажмите «Дополнительные параметры», затем выберите «Вкл.».

Word. Если необходимо, чтобы файл был совместим с более старой версией Microsoft Word (1997–2004), нажмите «Дополнительные параметры», затем выберите «.doc» во всплывающем меню.

EPUB. Используйте этот формат, чтобы сделать документ доступным для чтения в приложениях для чтения электронных книг (например, Apple Books). Введите имя автора и название, затем выберите обложку.

Если Вы работаете с текстовым документом, выберите тип макета. Фиксированный макет позволяет сохранить форматирование Вашего документа. Этот вариант лучше всего подходит для документов с несколькими колонками текста или большим количеством изображений. Макет с плавающей версткой изменяется в зависимости от размеров экрана и ориентации устройства, а также позволяет пользователю менять размер шрифта. Этот вариант лучше всего подходит для документов с большим количеством текста.

Для задания дополнительных параметров нажмите стрелку раскрытия рядом с пунктом «Дополнительные параметры», выберите категорию, укажите язык документа, выберите режим просмотра (одна или две страницы одновременно), а также включите или отключите оглавление и встраивание шрифтов.

Простой текст (TXT). Основной текст экспортируется без форматирования. Текстовые блоки, фигуры, изображения, линии, таблицы и диаграммы не экспортируются. Документы с макетом страницы нельзя экспортировать в формате TXT.

Совет. Чтобы узнать, является документ текстовым или документом с макетом страницы, нажмите в панели инструментов. Если вверху боковой панели есть вкладка «Закладки», это текстовый документ.

Форматированный текст (RTF). Основной текст и таблицы экспортируются как текст и таблицы в расширенном текстовом формате (RTF). Если документ содержит текстовые блоки, фигуры, линии и диаграммы, которые можно экспортировать, они экспортируются как изображения, а сам документ экспортируется в формате RTFD. Файлы RTFD могут не поддерживаться другими приложениями и не открываться в них. Документы с макетом страницы нельзя экспортировать в форматах RTF или RTFD.

Pages ’09. Файлы этого формата можно открывать в Pages версий от 4.0 до 4.3 включительно на компьютере Mac.

Если пароль является доступным параметром, выполните одно из указанных ниже действий.

Установка пароля. Установите флажок «Требовать пароль для открытия», затем введите пароль. Требование пароля применяется только к экспортированной копии.

Сохранение исходного пароля документа. Убедитесь, что флажок «Требовать пароль для открытия» установлен.

Использование другого пароля для экспортированной копии. Установите флажок «Требовать пароль для открытия», нажмите «Сменить пароль», затем задайте новый пароль.

Экспорт копии без защиты паролем. Снимите флажок «Требовать пароль для открытия».

Нажмите «Далее», затем введите имя документа (без расширения файла, например .pdf или .epub, — оно будет добавлено к имени документа автоматически).

Введите один или несколько тегов (необязательно).

Чтобы указать место для сохранения экспортированной копии презентации, нажмите всплывающее меню «Где», выберите место, затем нажмите «Экспортировать».

Экспорт книги или другого документа в формате EPUB

Чтобы документ можно было открывать в приложениях для чтения электронных книг (например, Apple Books), его можно экспортировать в формате EPUB.

Откройте документ, затем выберите «Файл» > «Экспортировать в» > «EPUB» (меню «Файл» расположено в верхней части экрана).

Укажите необходимую информацию.

Заголовок и автор. Введите заголовок и имя автора, которые будут видеть читатели при просмотре Вашей публикации.

Обложка. Используйте первую страницу документа либо выберите файл PDF или файл изображения.

Макет. Для текстового документа можно использовать «Фиксированный макет», чтобы сохранить макет страницы, или «С плавающей версткой», чтобы читатели могли настраивать размер и стиль шрифта (при этом может измениться количество содержимого, видимого на каждой странице). Для документов с макетом страницы можно использовать только фиксированный макет.

Категория и язык. Нажмите «Дополнительные параметры», затем назначьте категорию документу EPUB и укажите язык документа.

Режим просмотра. Нажмите «Дополнительные параметры», затем выберите «Одна страница», чтобы показывать только одну страницу, или «Две страницы», чтобы показывать разворот на две страницы.

Использовать оглавление. Нажмите «Дополнительные параметры», затем выберите «Использовать оглавление», чтобы включить созданное оглавление в документ.

Встроенные шрифты. Нажмите «Дополнительные параметры» и установите этот флажок, чтобы включить в документ EPUB шрифты TrueType и OpenType.

Нажмите «Далее», затем введите название документа.

Расширение файла .epub автоматически добавляется к имени документа.

Введите один или несколько тегов (необязательно).

Чтобы указать место для сохранения документа, нажмите всплывающее меню «Где», выберите место, затем нажмите «Экспорт».

Чтобы сделать свою книгу доступной для покупки или загрузки из Apple Books, можно опубликовать ее в Apple Books непосредственно из приложения Pages. Файл EPUB создается в процессе публикации: заранее экспортировать книгу в формат EPUB не нужно.

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In this tutorial we will create app or dmg file that is ready to be run on macOS systems which does not need to have JRE or JDK installed. We will use IntelliJ and maven, but it still can give an idea how to do it using gradle or Eclipse or other variations.

Prerequisites:

  • IntelliJ
  • Java 14 (JAVA_HOME)
  • JavaFX 14 (PATH_TO_FX)

If you don’t have above setup, please setup your system and environment variables accordingly then tune in here back again.

openjfx.io has already a very good “Getting Started” page:https://openjfx.io/openjfx-docs/

We will do the similar but instead of Java12 I will use Java14. You can still use v12 and it should work.

How to turn any file into a template in macosCreate a new Maven project

Create a new project and select Maven on the left menu (you may be tempted to click JavaFX but we want to use maven as the orchestrator). In order to add JavaFX library to this project we will use archetype. Use below values for the archetype:

Key Value
GroupId org.openjfx
ArtifactId javafx-maven-archetypes
Version 0.0.1

After you add this, archetype will be selected in the list. Without changing this selection click next and GroupId and ArtifactId to you project. Values are up to you but mine was as below:

How to turn any file into a template in macosGroupId and ArtifactId

In the next window change the archetypeArtifactId to “javafx-archetype-fxml”. We need this to use xml files for our windows/views. This is similar to layout xml files in Android. Click next and finish creating a new project from archetype.

This tutorial is only about how to turn this program into a standalone app. So I will not give any details about the code. It’s just the bare template. However we will change the version for the javafx-maven-plugin in pom.xml file:

In Maven Projects pane (View > Tool Windows > Maven Projects) see options javafx:jlink and javafx:run

How to turn any file into a template in macosMaven projects pane

Now in the console type below commands:

Your basic GUI app from template will run.

How to turn any file into a template in macosJavaFX GUI app is running from source

Now we want to create a standalone app file. In order to do that first let’s create the necessary files:

This will create a sibling folder for src called target . And inside target/image we have all the files we need in order to run this app in any mac machine. Target macOS machine does not need to have JRE or JDK installed. This is one of Apple’s requirements for you to publish apps to App Store. Apps should not require installation of a separate app or framework.

Go to target/image folder in your terminal and type below:

And see that the app is running. Now how to turn this into a single file with .app extension? We will use a small tool:

Appify

Appify is a small bash script to turn this bundle into a single file. Copy this content and paste into a file called appify .

You will need to make this file executable using chmod +x appify . Preferably you also need to add its location to PATH environment variable.

Now create a new file called run.command (filename is not important but we will need to remember this file name for later) and also apply chmod +x run.command command on it and place it under target/image folder.

Now run this command to create the app bundle:

After this step you cannot change your app name so choose the name you like at this point. Or you can always repeat this step of course. If you double click this app it will not run. Yet.

Now copy all the files and folders next to this MyJavaFXApp.app file. Then right click on MyJavaFXApp.app and click Show Package Contents and paste all files into Contents/MacOS/ folder. Now you can double click app file and see that it still runs as expected.

How to Create dmg file from an app file

This is the easy part:

  • Create a new folder and place MyJavaFXApp.app into it
  • Open Disk Utility and click File > New Image > Image From Folder
  • Select this folder you create in step-1
  • Type the dmg file name and save it to disk.
  • Now you have a dmg file with app file in it.
  • Distribute it to you friends

Apple will have more requirements for you if you want to publish this app to App Store of course but this step was definitely the most important one.

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When you want to apply a template, either to a new or existing presentation, start fresh with a blank presentation.

If you need help knowing where to put a template file so you can apply it as described here, see Where template files belong below.

Select a template

Select File > New.

Under New, you can navigate to a personal or workgroup template, Search for a template, or choose a featured template or theme from the gallery.

To navigate to a personal or workgroup template, select the tab next to Featured, which may be named Personal, Shared, or Custom (depending on the circumstance) and then open the folder that contains the template you want.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

If you don’t have two tabs to select from under the Search box, you can change that. See Where template files belong below.

Select the template to see a preview of it, then click Create.

The template is applied to the blank presentation.

If you don’t have existing slides to import, simply begin creating slides in your new file.

If you have existing slides that you want to apply the template to, see the next section.

Apply the template to existing slides, if any

If you have existing slides, import them into the new file you created above:

Open the file that contains the existing slides.

Click the thumbnail pane and then select the slides you want:

A subset of the slides

Press and hold Ctrl while you click the individual slides you want to select

Copy the selected slides (Ctrl+C).

Switch to the new file, right-click the thumbnail pane, and under Paste Options select Use Destination Theme:

How to turn any file into a template in macos

All the copied slides are inserted in the new presentation.

Where template files belong

To be used easily, store a personal template that you’ve created or a workgroup template for your organization in a standard folder location that Office knows about.

Doing so makes the template available from File > New in PowerPoint from the tab next to the Featured tab.

Personal templates: see or change the default location

In PowerPoint, go to File > Options > Save.

Under Save presentations, see the box named Default personal templates location.

There may or may not already be a folder location specified in this box. If a folder is specified, we recommend that you continue using it. Place your personal template in this folder.

If no folder is specified in that box, we recommend that you use File Explorer to create the following default personal template folder:

C:\Users\YourUserName\Documents\Custom Office Templates

YourUserName isn’t a literal folder name. Use the above folder path name in the Default personal templates location box, but replace YourUserName with whatever your user name is on this computer.

Workgroup templates: see or change the default location

Organizations often have a standard network or cloud location where templates are stored for everyone to have access to. Office calls them workgroup templates .

In some cases, no location is specified for Workgroup templates. Continue with the next steps to establish a default location.

Open any .docx file in Word.

Select File > Options > Advanced > File Locations.

(Scroll down towards the bottom to the General section to find the File Locations button.)

In the File Locations dialog box, note the location specified for Workgroup templates.

If a location name is cut off, select it and click Modify to open a dialog box that will show the full location.

In some cases, no location is specified for Workgroup templates. Continue with the next steps to establish a default location.

To change the default location, select it, and then click Modify.

In the dialog box that opens, navigate to the folder you want to specify as the default location, and then click OK.

In the case of workgroup templates for a large organization, they are typically stored in a network location that all users have access to. For example, the Contoso Consulting company might have a server named “Contoso” with a folder structure like this for templates: \\Contoso\Files\OfficeTemplates.

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How to turn any file into a template in macos

If you find yourself creating the same outline of a document over and over again, you can save yourself an immense amount of time with a template. Here’s how to create custom-made templates in Google Docs.

Although Google Docs does offer a wide range of templates to choose from for free accounts, they don’t cater to everyone’s needs. To create a custom template you can reuse multiple times, you’ll have to use this little workaround to generate them.

Fire up your browser, head to your Google Docs homepage, and open a blank document, previously made document, or one of Google’s pre-made templates.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

Now that you’ve got the bones to your document set for your template, rename the file to something that has the word “Template” in it. Click the filename, rename it to include “Template,” and then press the “Enter” key when you finish.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

Next, click on the folder icon next to the filename and click the “New Folder” icon to create a new folder for Google Docs templates.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

Give the new folder a name and click the checkmark to create it.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

After you create the folder, click “Move Here” to save the template into your Google Docs template folder.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

This folder can now be the new home for any and all templates you create in the future. This is also a great way to keep everything in your Google Drive neatly organized and easy to find for all members of your team.

When you want to make a copy of your template, you can access them directly from Google Drive. Head on over to Drive, look for the folder you just made for templates, and double-click on it.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

Because this is a template file that you’ll be using multiple times, you should make a copy of the file before entering any information into the file. Right-click on the template and select “Make a Copy” to duplicate the template file.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

The copy of the template saves into the current folder with the prefix “Copy Of.” From here, you can double-click on the copy to open it, rename it, or move it to another folder altogether.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

If you open the document or if someone sends you a template file, click File > Make a Copy to duplicate the template to your Drive.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

Name the file, choose a location for it in your Drive, and then click “OK” to save the document template.

How to turn any file into a template in macos

That’s all there is to it. If you want to share your template with others, you can create a “Make a Copy” link and send it in an email or share the file directly with a shareable link.

If you have a paid G Suite account, you’re able to save custom templates in your account’s custom template gallery for all of your team members in your organization to use. With the method used above, free accounts can take advantage of sharing custom templates without any additional expenses.

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