Currently Being ModeratedJun 13, 2012 3:14 AM (in response to mkmcfr)
ok, i solved the problem myself. in the finder, you have to open the Go menu and click on the option key (alt) in order to see the user library file, otherwise you will not see it and you cannot access the iwork/pages/templates path.
as indicated in the "more like this" column to the right of this message, "viewing iwork template files with Lion" you can place the library file icon in the sidebar of your finder for future reference.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2013 3:06 PM (in response to mkmcfr)
Thank you so very much. In trying to delete some Numbers templates I had created, I wound up tearing out my hair for over 40 minutes trying to find My Templates by every possible search avenue. It appeared as though it did not even exist on my Mac. Then I found your solution and it worked immediately! Thanks again-
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2013 1:53 AM (in response to mkmcfr)
Dear Fellow Pages User,
The question: "How do I delete my templates" comes up time and again in Apple Support Communities. Our High Priests give instructions which work, but I forget them and have to search through the posts again. Today I had a brainwave: Aliases!
In Finder, open the Go menu and click on the option key (alt) in order to see the user library folder, otherwise you will not see it and you cannot access the iwork/pages/templates path.
(Acknowledgement to mkmcfr on Jun 13, 2012 3:14 AM
https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4024554?tstart=0) [In this thread, see above]
Open the library folder and navigate to:
Library/Application Support/iWork/Pages/Templates/My Templates
Single click to select My Templates folder, then
Menu > File > Make Alias
An Alias folder appears (My Templates alias). Rename it to something such as "My Templates Pages alias" then drag it out of My Templates folder to somewhere convenient (maybe the Desktop will do for now).
You can now close all those folders that you navigated through because the Alias (double click on it) is a quick way to go there again.
Repeat this process for other iWork apps such as Numbers.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 9:01 PM (in response to mkmcfr)
Can you explain how to open the "Go Menu" ? I have this same issue and can't seem to figure it out. Thanks!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 9:05 PM (in response to Cody Christian)
Nevermind, I found it, but is there a way to access all of apple's template files? Not the ones I saved but the ones that are built into pages 09?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 9:47 PM (in response to Cody Christian)
The ones built into Pages are part of the Application package.
Why do you want to get at those, other than the standard way with the Template Chooser?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 10:00 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
When I upgraded pages I lost a lot of the templates that I liked in the old pages. I still have access to the old pages app on another computer and was wondering if there was an easy way to find a file of the templates that are built into that app and upload them into pages 5.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 10:01 PM (in response to Cody Christian)
The only way I found was to save each one into the MY TEMPLATES folder, but that was much more time consuming.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 10:02 PM (in response to Cody Christian)
There is a reason Apple removed over 2/3rds of the templates and dumbed down the rest, and that is because Pages 5 is not an upgrade it is a downgrade, that can't open the Pages '09 templates without damaging them.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 10:06 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
I don't know why they keep downgrading apps or gettin rid of great apps like iweb, idvd, etc.
Is there a way I can get pages 09 back?? only problem is that my new ipad air came with pages 5 and isn't compatible with pages 09. Can I get pages 09 on my ipad too?
Currently Being ModeratedDec 19, 2013 10:46 PM (in response to Cody Christian)
Apple dumbs down their apps because they figure they have dumbed down their customers. The two go together.
Pages '09 runs fine and is perfectly compatible with Mavericks and your Macbook Air.
If you migrated your system, iWork '09 should be on the Macbook Air already.
Pages for iOS for the iPad is a different beast.