"New Text\New Folder" always creates a template instead of a blank document

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Kasani
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Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:39 pm Post

Hello!

I'm a newbie to Scrivener (just started using it last week). The first thing I did upon making my project was to create a handful of templates for different types of character sheets. But now, whenever I try to create a new file, unless I specifically use "New from template..." it automatically assigns one of the templates that I created. The same one, every time. Which makes it impossible to create a simple blank document. I have tried cancelling the templates folder, and I even deleted the template that keeps getting used, and emptied the trashcan, so theoretically that particular character sheet template no longer exists within the project. However, even despite that, whenever I try to create a new file or folder (via "New File" or "New Folder") it creates that same character sheet instead, even though it shouldn't even exist anymore. It's extremely exasperating. I just want to be able to create blank documents. Where am I going wrong here?

Thanks!

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DavidR
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Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:04 pm Post

I don't use templates much myself, so I've never encountered this. But it has been reported a couple of times, e.g., here and here. The most recent post there, a few weeks ago, goes somewhat more deeply into the problem. But I don't think anyone from Scrivener support has suggested an explanation, other than to request that users send them the problematic files.
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Kasani
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Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:17 pm Post

DavidR wrote:I don't use templates much myself, so I've never encountered this. But it has been reported a couple of times, e.g., here and here. The most recent post there, a few weeks ago, goes somewhat more deeply into the problem. But I don't think anyone from Scrivener support has suggested an explanation, other than to request that users send them the problematic files.


Oh, ok. I'll head over there and chime in.
Thanks!

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DavidR
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Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:31 pm Post

Good, hope it's helpful.
David
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