A menu option for "Recent Templates"
Opened documents only appear in the Recent File list if they are opened "as usual" or "as original". However, templates (and files opened "as copy") do not make it into this list. This means that when working with templates, you have to keep browsing to the right folder – per file first to retrieve the template, then to the folder where you want to save the copy.
I don't think it's correct to add "copy" files to the Recent Documents list as it may lead to additional confusion. A new menu option "Recent Templates" would solve it all – especially if its memorized "last opened folder" is separate from the "last opened document folder".
Scott Miller commented
This describes the feature I am seeking, as well. I create a daily briefing. The entire briefing is different every day except for the layout. I never open yesterday's briefing. I only ever open the template I created at the beginning of the year. Templates change annually. I would like the option of getting to the template more quickly when I start my day.
Bevi Chagnon | PubCom.com commented
+1. Thanks for posting this suggestion.
Good idea and well said, Jongware!