Assume, you are working at the computer in your company. You would like to use the templates provided with TeXnicCenter, the ones for your personal documents and the ones for your company documents.
Assume, there are existing the following template files for letters:
- 'C:/Programs/TXC/Templates/Projects/Letters/Standard Letter.tex', which is a template provided with TXC.
- 'C:/My Files/Templates/Projects/Letters/Love Letter.tex', which is your personal template for writing all the love letters.
- 'N:/Workgroup/TXC/Templates/Projects/Letters/Order.tex', which is a template, used in your company to order something.
Now you add the following directories to your project template directories in the options:
- 'C:/My Files/Templates/Projects/Letters'
If you choose the command 'File|New Project...' now, the project template dialog will be opened and it will include an additional tab 'Letters'. On that tab you will find the three letter templates, mentioned above.
What TeXnicCenter does is, that it creates a tab for each subdirectory found in one or more of the template directories and provides all the files found in those directories on the tab.
On your personal computer at home, this allows you, to keep your personal templates in another directory, than those one provided by others. This may be usefull, to include only your personal templates into a path, included with your regular backups.
Please read the online help shipped with TeXnicCenter for additional information on how to use templates