I realize this has probably been asked before but I couldn't find it. I'm trying to save a .tex document as a template inside my computer, but I don't know where to save it. I can do to \AppData and then I can find the \MikTeX folder, but I don't know where to specifically insert my file inside the MikTeX folder.

When creating a new folder from a template I can see MikTeX has templates called "article.tex", "KOMA-letter.tex" and so on, but I can't find these in my file explorer. I appreciate your help.

  • Welcome! I think this depends on the editor you're using, rather than the distribution.
    – cfr
    Oct 2, 2019 at 22:11
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    I'm using texworks Oct 2, 2019 at 22:20
  • Then I'd suggest editing your question to make that clear and tagging it texworks.
    – cfr
    Oct 2, 2019 at 22:59

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This depends on the editor.

  • TeXworks under Windows: C:\Users\YOURNAME\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9\TeXworks\0.6\templates. You find the default templates and can add your own. Use subdirectories for structure.
  • TeXnicCenter: Have a look at the menu: "Extras - Options : Directories". You find the path of the default directory and can add more directories with your own files. Use subdirectories for structure.

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