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singerdf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I am new to Pages. I was playing around today with an existing template and made some changes. When trying to save it, it would tell me it could not be exported. I am not sure why it would be exported rather than saved as a template. So I tried various names and even a very simple template which started as a blank sheet. No luck.

If I am missing something, I am eager to learn. I have downloaded the pdf manual from Apple and will work my way through all 250 pages. I have read the templates section and cannot find my error.

Any help would be wonderful.

Debbie

iMac Intel, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • John Bertram Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    Just to confirm:

    When you try to save it, are you selecting "Save as Template..." from under the File Menu? (As opposed to a Shift-Cmd-S "Save As...", or some other option)

    John B.
    Toronto
  • singerdf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Of course.
  • John Bertram Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    Like I said, just wanted to confirm. No offence intended.

    I've tried to re-create the problem you describe and can't get it to happen on my machine -- hopefully someone else has encountered, and solved, the issue you're having.

    Sorry I couldn't help.
  • singerdf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you for trying. A few have suggested in other posts it may be related to the current OS update. Just frustrating as I spent too much time creating the template and now cannot save it!!
  • Walt K Level 4 Level 4 (2,905 points)
    Do you still have it? Can you save it as a regular file?

    Walt
  • singerdf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    NO. But I can create something else and see if I can save it as a regular file. Good suggestion.
  • singerdf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    No problem making a document and saving it. This must be related to the Save as Template specifically.

    Thanks,

    debbie
  • Walt K Level 4 Level 4 (2,905 points)
    You can use the regular file the same as a template. Just always remember to Save as... (with a new name) rather than Save. (The sooner, the safer.)

    Walt
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,410 points)
    Are you trying to save as a +Word .doc+ file by any chance?

    Templates do not get saved as templates, they get saved as documents.

    That is the point of templates they are pre formed documents that you do not overwrite themselves unless you Save As… under the same template name to the same location.

    Peter
  • singerdf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Not trying to save as a word doc. I simply create what I want to be a Template and went under File: Save as TEmplate. At which time it gives me the error message as stated at the top.

    Thanks
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,410 points)
    Which template so that we can try and recreate it.

    Did you alter it at all, if so how?

    Where were you try to save to?

    Peter
  • singerdf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have tried three different word processing templates and I have started from a blank. It saves my default to the My templates folder. I know that templates are fussy about where they are saved so I did not change the location.
  • singerdf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    In the Pages manual this is what it says for saving Templates:

    To save the template in a different location in your home folder, go to Library/Application Support/iWork/Pages/Templates/ and create a new folder. The folder name is used as the template category in the Template Chooser.

    I tried this as well and I cannot create a folder nor is the New Folder option in the Save as Template command available.

    Something is amiss!
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (32,410 points)
    Please be clear and detailed.

    Have you gone to the Templates location in the *Save As…* dialogue or in Finder.

    In *Save As…* are you saying there is no *New Folder* button, and nothing happens when you go +command shift n+ ?

    Can you create a folder in Finder at that location?

    Do you get a warning if so what does it say exactly?

    Does it mention anything about Permissions?

    Try saving your template somewhere else, it only needs to be in the library folder to be visible within the Template Chooser.

    Peter
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