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File and Print Options




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Clear an existing template from the edit window and start an empty, unnamed template

The editor prompts you to save any modification to the previous template




Revert to the previously-saved copy of the template




Save the text to the current file name

If a file is not yet specified, the editor prompts you for a template name

Ctrl + S


Save As

Similar to Save File, but you specify a new template name for saving the template

Ctrl + Shift + S



Import an existing RTF document into the Template Editor, so as to insert model elements from that document into the template

This option is useful when creating templates from a predefined document with a particular 'look and feel'


Import an existing RTF document


Save the template as an RTF document rather than as a template

This can be useful for saving the template for other models



Update Styles

Imports the styles from Normal.rtf, found in the RTF Templates directory

This option is useful when creating a Master Document / Sub Documents that require consistent user-defined styles across multiple templates (including such things as numbering formats)



Document Options

Display the Document Options dialog which enables you to set the filter and order the elements


Document Options

Page Layout

Specify the page layout, before selecting the Print option

You can specify the margins (left, right, top and bottom) in inches



Printer Setup

Invoke a printer-specific dialog for the default printer (the default printer selection is made from the Windows Control panel)

You select the parameters from a set of printer-specific options; these options include page size, page orientation, resolution and fonts

Ctrl + Shift + P



Print the contents of the current file; the editor displays a dialog where you can select the scope of the printing

You can also choose to print only a selected part of the file

To print a block of text, highlight the required text before invoking the Print function; this command prints a highlighted:

  • Line block
  • Character block

The Print function prints on a default printer selected from the Windows Control panel; you can alter the printer setup or page layout prior to invoking the Print function

Ctrl + P


Print Preview

Preview the document before printing; the editor displays up to two pages at a time

You can scroll to a different page using ( Page Up ), ( Page Down ) or the scroll bar

By default the preview rectangle is sized to fit the current window; however, you can use the zoom option to enlarge or shrink the preview rectangle as required

Click on the Edit button or the File | Print Preview menu option again to return to editing mode




Close the Template Editor; the editor prompts you to save any unsaved information