6 Replies Latest reply: Jun 30, 2012 1:43 AM by yoganinancy
carolynfrominstow Level 1 Level 1

how do I delete a template from pages my templates ?

iMac, iOS 5
  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10

    Quit Pages.


    While in Finder, open the Go menu (if you are using Lion also press Option). The item Library should appear in the list - select it, and the Library folder in your user home folder will open.


    Then open folders following this path: Application Support > iWork > Pages > Templates > My Templates.


    You should see the one you want to remove listed. Click on it to select it, then press Command-Delete and it should be moved to the Trash.

  • Janiceshusband Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks.  Man, was that ever tough.  I've spent over an hour online trying to figure out how to do this.  How on earth is a normal person supposed to be able to find this on their own?

  • Don Archibald Level 10 Level 10

    You're quite welcome.


    How to find things like that? Couple of ways.


    * One is to work with Mac OS's long enough that you get a glimmer of the logic that was used in where the OS and programs place things. Then start digging.


    * Another - open a Finder Find window: with Finder active, press Command-F


    Click the "Kind" button in the search criteria sub-toolbar. In the list that appears, if the item "System files" is not shown, click the "Other..." item at the bottom of that list, then click "System Files". Doing that will add "System files to the criteria list. Then select "System files" in the list. change the button to the right of that to read "are included".


    Then enter My Templates (this is the name used in the Template Chooser window) in the search box in the upper right of the Find window. The list returned should include that folder. Click on it to select it, and its location should be displayed at the bottom of the Find window.

  • Janiceshusband Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks, Don.


    Your reply was very helpful. 


    For some things, I love my Mac and for other things, I just can't stand it.  Maybe it's my expectations, but I really thought it was going to be more user friendly than a PC.  I don't get how it thinks sometimes and I waste a lot of time trying to do the simplest things. 


    Anyway, I guess I'll just have to rely on the support community more, but I'm frustrated that I can rarely find the answers to my questions under HELP in the menu.


    Thanks, again.



  • Mike Sombrio Level 6 Level 6

    No offense intended, but you get frustrated because you're trying to do things the Windows way. The Mac OS is different, and once you learn more about it, it's way easier to use than Windows, although I'll admit the latest versions are getting better. If you want to play around get an external drive the same size as your internal HD and clone your drive onto it and make the clone bootable. Then fool around to your hearts content, if you mess something up restore from your clone and start again. You can't hurt your Mac with a keyboard and mouse, you can hose your system software but you can't damage the hardware.

  • yoganinancy Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you, thank you.  I have been trying to figure this out and even had a project session at the Apple store and the trainer had no idea how to do this.  Big hug to you. 


    May your life be filled with many blessings.