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I am very familiar with template creation for Coreldraw but I have never done this before in Illustrator nor did I see the question from a search. How do you properly create a template and where should you place it to work well in Illustrator with the command ShiftCtrlN? If I save the file as an .ait will it save it in the default location?

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If you click the Templates button located in the bottom left corner of the New Dialog window, you can see the location of the existing templates.

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Simply save your Illustrator files as .ait to that same location. Then clicking the Templates button will open that folder.

You can also always simply double-click any .ait file to open a new document based upon that template.

As for properly creating a template... essentially you can create any Illustrator file with any set up you desire and simply save it as a .ait file. There are no restrictions for template creating. The only thing I'd caution against is using linked files within the template.

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