open template file with custom editor?

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mattwheeler66
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open template file with custom editor?

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I would like to configure Salamander to open (with Shift+F4) a template document, rather than an empty file.

Is this possible?

Thanks!
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SelfMan
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Re: open template file with custom editor?

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You can use external editor which supports a parameter for template file. But so far I am not aware of one.
I suggest you use an editor with auto type / auto complete functionality, which would be much more versatile for you.
You can create a file the usual way, then open it in the editor, write a keyword like _temp1<space> which then autocompletes to a complete template.
I am using EditPlus (payd sw), which is very easy to use in this regard.

The alternative would be https://www.autohotkey.com/ which works everywhere in the system.
mattwheeler66
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Re: open template file with custom editor?

Post by mattwheeler66 »

Thanks. It's actually not an editor. I'd like to open Scapple with similar functionality to "new" in the explorer context menu.

I'll look into using AHK. Not sure that I'll be able to get it to open the blank doc template and take the folder with focus in Salamander as its working folder.
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Re: open template file with custom editor?

Post by SelfMan »

If you look at the arrows right from the command and arguments, you will see a lot of variables like "$(Name)" which can be used to pass parameters.
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