Create a document with everything that you want.
Save it as an InDesign Template (indt).
Don't choose File>New.
Choose File>Open Recent>[Name of Template]
It will open as an untitled document with everything you want.
Geez, Sandee, you're might fast on the keyboard this morning.
I'm trolling round looking for topics that haven't been answered. (And are easy enough for me to answer.)
Computer Graphics Trainer
(And are easy enough for me to answer.)
You're kidding, right?
And nice to see your increased presence.
Thank you very much for interpreting InDesign's native language for us civilians...until your post (above) I mis-understood how InDesign treated templates (this was after RTMing).
Much, much appreciated.
You'd be surprised how many people don't understand templates. Even those who have spent years and years using PageMaker, then Quark, then InDesign.
So glad to have helped.
Now, take your template file and back it up so it's safe.