Im looking for a way to create a text template or a way to make one, where, when you create a node of a specific content type, a text is preloaded into the node. (Similar to Word-Templates)

At the moment, whenever I habe to write a status report, I have to copy paste it, but I want this to happen automatically.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best Regards.

  • Couldn't you just set the default value for the body field to your text template?
    – Clive
    Commented Jul 26, 2013 at 15:13

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Couple options come to mind,

if you don't want to code then you can use Node Clone module and have 1 unpublished template node, and everytime you want to create a new one just clone the template node.

Also without installing any modules, you can use the Default value in the field setting of the content type

The other way is a bit more tricky, you have to create a custom module and use hook_form_alter to set the default values of the fields for your specific content type.

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