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delete a template from My Templates

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dlix Calculating status...
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Oct 2, 2012 7:05 AM

How do I delete a template from My Templates? Right Click does not produce a drop down menu and the icon can't be dragged to trash. Finder does not reveal My Templates.

MacBook Pro with Retina display, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,150 points)
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    Oct 2, 2012 7:13 AM (in response to dlix)

    This is something the iWork designers never gave much thought to. Then when Lion came along it became even more difficult. Your custom templates are stored with other, obscure, User Account files.

     

    You first need to access your User Library folder. Open a Finder window, hold down the Option key and click on the Go menu on the Finder menu line. When the menu drops down, continue to hold down the Option key and select "Library". This is your User Library, distinct from the System Library.

     

    In the User Library, navigate to: Application Support, iWork, Pages, Templates, My Templates.

     

    Good luck.

     

    Jerry

  • toricor Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2012 3:23 PM (in response to Jerrold Green1)

    Hi there, I went to the library using finder, option key, library etc to "my templates"... and all of my templates are not there.  I found some of them , but the Pages ink/quill icon shows multiple other templates in the window.  Where can I find these ones? I tried HD-User-Name and there was no library.  I am going batty.

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,085 points)
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    Nov 17, 2012 3:41 PM (in response to toricor)

    Click on the Desktop so that you see Finder as the active application. Then hold down the Option/alt key & click on the Go menu to find your user library - first screenshot. Once in the Library, view it in column view & follow the path in my second screenshot. I have added extra folders for organizing that you won't have, but the "My Templates" folder you need is highlighted in the screenshot.

     

    Go menu.png

     

    templates1.png

     

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  • James Pickard Calculating status...
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    Apr 8, 2014 2:15 PM (in response to Peggy)

    I had the same issue, and decided to make a video tutorial so if you need help or advise please watch the video, many people have found it really helpful

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y56yQyCnXgw&list=UU9QzafPF_JPq1jS_LZdYS8w

     

    Watch in 1080p too

     

    Hope it helps guys and that you resolve it in minutes.

     

    Kind Regards

     

    James

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,725 points)
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    Apr 8, 2014 9:54 PM (in response to James Pickard)

    It is about MS Word Templates, not Pages. might work the same though.

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