With Mac OS X, you can create templates called Stationery Pads which then serve as a base for other documents. For instance, you may have a document that you use often that contains your company name, logo, address, email, canned text or other specific formatting. By converting the document to a Stationery Pad, you open the document just as you would any other document except that OS X creates a duplicate of the original formatted text and prompts you to provide a name for it. This prevents you from overwriting the original content.
To Convert a Document to a Stationery Pad
- Select the file you wish to convert in a Finder window.
- Select File > Get Info from the menu
Press the ⌘ and I keystroke combination.
- Under the General area of the Get Info window, click the checkbox next to Stationery pad so that it is checked.
If you wish to make changes to the original Stationery Pad document, you will need to follow the steps above and then click the checkbox next to Stationery pad so that it is unchecked. You can then open the document and make changes to it. When you are finished, redisplay the Get Info window to once again convert it to a Stationery Pad document.