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How can I save a template using Lyx? I know I can just save it somewhere and then copy and edit the file. But I want to use the new from template option in Lyx.

  • Maybe this helps: wiki.lyx.org/Layouts/CreatingLayouts – Henri Menke Jul 27 '17 at 7:52
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    Looks like the "templates" that are included with LyX is just normal .lyx-files with some dummy content. So just set up a document with whatever settings you need, and add and example author, title, sections, content, <whatever>, save the file, and you have yourself a new template. – Torbjørn T. Jul 27 '17 at 8:31
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But I want to use the new from template option in Lyx.

You can save your own file with dummy content in:

  • the directory of the default templates, for example in my Linux is /usr/share/lyx/templates. But probably you will need root privileges to do this and ... be careful with the system updates!
  • your own template directory. Go to menus Tools > Preferences ... > Paths > Documents templates > Browse... to select one. Then, make this directory non writable if you want avoid accidental updates of the templates that you open frequently.
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As Torbjorn in the comment above says, there's no need to save the file as a template. Any Lyx file can be opened as a template.

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