Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2012 7:58 PM (in response to Timothy Arends1)
"In the AppleWorks days, it was an easy matter to save a document as a stationary pad so that when I deleted the paragraph, I could close the document without worrying about it being overwritten the next time I opened the document. I don't know how to do the same thing in Pages/Lion. It seems more complicated now."
Pretty much the same process.
Create the document (with the paragraph).
Save as Template.
If you want templates with and without the paragraph, Delete the paragraph, then
Save as Template (using a modified name).
Currently Being ModeratedApr 7, 2012 8:39 PM (in response to Timothy Arends1)
You could do 2 different versions of the document but it would be confusing and you could easily lose one. Apple's implementation of this in OSX 10.7 has been utterly confusing (to wildly understate the situation).
Best is to Menu > File > Duplicate and Save the 2nd copy with a new name.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2012 8:21 AM (in response to Barry)
I checked and the Stationery Pad option is still there in Lion (Get Info). So I could just check that for the Pages document after adding all the paragraphs I might possibly need, and then delete any paragraphs that aren't needed before printing, without worrying about my changes overwriting the original file. That way, I wouldn't need to have two copies of the document around. Will that method still work fine in Lion/Pages?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2012 8:48 AM (in response to Timothy Arends1)
Templates will do the same thing and you get the advantage of previewing them and accessing them inside Pages. You can also have Captured Sections (something like Master Pages in DTP software) inside a template which will let you choose the exact version whenever you want from the one template.
But Stationery Pads are an option if that is how you like to work.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 8, 2012 10:26 AM (in response to Timothy Arends1)
The Stationery check box is available but it is always disabled for iWork documents (with every operating systems).
The only way to use a Pages document as a template is to name it : ppp.template
for a Numbers document, name it as nnn.nmbtemplate
for a Keynote document, name it as kkk.kth
for an iBooks Author document, name it as iii.ibatemplate
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