A Document Template is a document that Atlantis can use for creating new documents.
All document templates should be stored in the Templates folder under the home folder of Atlantis.
By default, the Atlantis Setup installs the collection of document templates. You can use them for creating your own documents.
You can easily open the desired document template for viewing or editing. For this, use the File | Document Templates... menu command, and choose the desired document template. Atlantis will open this template for viewing or editing. Make the required changes to this document template, and save it.
By default Atlantis uses the Normal.rtf template for creating new RTF documents. The Plain.rtf template is used by default for creating new plain text documents and for opening existing plain text documents.
But you can specify a different template for the desired document format. For this, choose the File | New | Formats & Templates... menu command, then specify a new document template for the desired document format:
You can also use this dialog to specify the Default format for new documents. Atlantis uses this format for creating new documents through the File | New | Document command.
You can modify existing document templates but you can also create your own templates. If you have to create many documents that will have almost the same contents, you can create one such document and save it as a document template (choose the File | Save Special | Save As Template... command).
To create a document from your newly created template, choose the File | New | Create From Template... command, then choose your template.
When the Always show templates window option is on (the Tools | Options... menu command, the General tab), Atlantis will show the Create Document From Template window every time you choose the File | New | Document command or press Ctrl+N or click the New document toolbar button.
When this option is off, Atlantis creates a new document of the Default format for new documents (the document template associated with this document format is used).
So if you often create documents that are based on different document templates, we recommend you turn this option on.