Am Donnerstag, 1. Februar 2018 08:22:30 CET schrieb Guenter Milde <mi...@users.sf.net>: > On 2018-01-31, Jürgen Spitzmüller wrote: > > Am Mittwoch, den 31.01.2018, 11:00 +0100 schrieb Jean-Marc Lasgouttes: > >> Le 31/01/2018 à 08:20, Jürgen Spitzmüller a écrit : > ... > > >> > The nice thing about the buttons is that they only occur when it > >> > makes > >> > sense. And remember we do not only have "Examples". We also show > >> > "Templates" (my favorite), "Documents", "Cliparts" (and maybe > >> > others). > >> > And if done correctly, it could be extended to other places > >> > depending > >> > on the context (e.g., "BibTeX databases" ($TEXMF/bib) in the BibTeX > >> > dialog). > >> > >> Yes, I thought about that since writing this message. Note that "New > >> from template" already starts from the template directory. > > > > Yes, I know. > > OTOH, we do not have a "File>Save as template" (and I don't think we > should add it) while "File>Save as" offers the [templates] button for > easy creation of templates. > > > The off thing is that it only includes the system > > directory, not the user directory (not that the buttons would solve > > that). > > The examples and templates directories can be configured in > Tools>Preferences>Paths. However if changed to the user directory, the > system dir is "hidden". I worked around this with a symlink from my user > templates directory to the system one. > > I expect the average user to gain from creation and use of custom > templates. Therefore I'd like to make this "dead easy". > > * Set the default value for the templates to the user directory > > * Either > - add a symlink USERDIR/templates/standard/ -> LYXDIR/templates/ > when installing LyX > or > - merge the files in userdir and lyxdir in the "new from template" > dialogue. > > I don't expect the average user to create custom examples in > USERDIR/examples. OTOH, examples can be used as templates. Maybe we could > also add a symlink USERDIR/templates/examples/ -> LYXDIR/examples/ > (Possibly in additon to a Help>Examples sub-menu.) > > See also the discussion around > https://email@example.com/msg200102.html > > Günter
I'd say, now is the right time to commit the proposed patch. Having different defaults for linux and Mac/Windows can be done in configure. Kornel
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