Models file : when yoiu open Pages, a window appeas which proposes yoiu to create a new document based on some document models which are displayed, these models are storred inside a file different fro the Pages application page, usually this file inside your user space in the Library/Applicaton support/iWork/Pages folder.
Is it the case on your machine ?
That is the Template Chooser and those are templates.
The supplied Apple templates are inside the application package, which you can access by right clicking on it, but you should not change these.
Templates you have created yourself are inside the Application support folder.
If you have attempted to reinstall iWork from Time Machine it is likely that Time Machine will not do a full restore because by default it does not back up the contents of your System folder.
To do a complete reinstall you will need to go back to your original DVD or Installer file.
thanks for this precise answer
I have reinstalled iWork'08 from the original DVD and dowloaded iWork '09.0.4 from the Apple Support downloadings.
But it still does not work : when i try to launch Pages, a message tells me that a library was not loaded
Library not loaded: @rpath/Inventor.framework/Versions/C/Inventor
Referenced from: /Library/Application Support/iWork '09/Frameworks/SFCompatibility.framework/Versions/A/SFCompatibility
Reason: image not found"
Yet, this file eists at this place.
have I to reinstall Snow Leopard ?
Which version of OSX are you running?
iWork '08 is a previous version which needs upgrading to its latest version.
iWork '09 is a new separate programme and also needs to be updated from the DVD to the latest version, depending on your version of OSX.
the latest Snow LEOPARD VERSIN 10,6,8
I haven't the iWork '09 DVD, I suppose I downloaded it, but I am not sure, but anyway I have the last Pages versin 4,0,4 and apparently the iWork '09,0,4 I downloaded was a full package, not just an adendum to previous version.
I found an iWork '09 DVD.
Using CleaApp.app, I cautiously desinstalled all my iWork versions.
I reinstalled iWork '09 using iWork '09 DVD.
Under my currrent user account, I opened Pages : same problem, no models appear automatically, when opened they are not usable, cannot open a .pages file...
Numbers and Keynote open correctly.
There is yet a progress : under another user account, everything is OK, Pages included.
The versions numbers are correct, initial iWork 09 release :
Curiously, the Update app does not afford to update these three apps, tje last version numbers being :
temporary conclusion : since Pages runs correctly under another user, none SL file is corrupetd, none Application Support iWorkn 09 (library) is corruprted, it looks that my problem comes only from a file in my user account.
I already deleted several times the preferences file
my suer account/Library/Preferences/com.apple.iWork.Pages.plist
with no effect until now, but after having tried to copy this paste from the other user account, and
unsuccessfully pasted in the "my suer account/Library/Preferences" folder, and re deleted this famous file it works !