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When you create a new styled notebook from the Stylesheets chooser dialag, you get a new notebook using the chosen style with some sample content provided.

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But if you apply styles from the same stylesheet to an open blank notebook, there will be no sample content such as Enter title here

My question is how can I create one new cells with a given style and some sample content already present?

For example: I would like to be able to press Alt+1 to create a Title-style cell with words Enter title here.

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Why not just create a notebook with what you want. Whenever you want to use it, open that notebook and copy/paste. Or, if you want keyboard shortcuts, just use command-1 for titles, 2 for subtitles etc. – bill s Jun 9 '13 at 8:55
@bills Yes, I sometimes do that like what you said. But if the question is solvable, that'll be more convinient in some cases. – HyperGroups Jun 9 '13 at 10:27

Here's one way to go about this:

NotebookPut[Notebook[{Cell["Edit this", "Title"], 
    Cell["Edit that", "Subtitle"],
    Cell["type here", "Section"]}]];

This will create a new notebook with three cells: the first says "Edit this" in the "Title" style, the next says "Edit that" in the "Subtitle" style and the third says "type here" in the "Section" style.

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