With Gnome 3, Nautilus doesn't provide any more an empty file creation menu.
As amazing as it can be, this very simple and very productive feature has been remove with Gnome 3. You still can create an empty folder, but not an empty file !
As this very simple feature is a must have, this article explains how to get it back, but boosted with steroids.
It explains how to setup Nautilus to handle creation of different empty document types, based on some document models you have written and configured.
You'll then be able to create any type of new documents customised to your specific need (writer document with your letter head, bash script with your default title block, …) straight from :
- any Nautilus window
- Nautilus toolbar menu
It has been tested on Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS, but should be installable on any Linux distribution running Gnome.