8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 13, 2014 3:10 PM by steppesborzoi
Dr. Dave Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

How do I delete a template from pages? I asked Help but ...

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,120 points)

    There are tons of the same answer if you look on the right in the More Like This window. If you are having problem post back.

  • Dr. Dave Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)

    Thanks for pointing them out.

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,585 points)

    Pages stores those you created & saved as templates in (your account) > Library > Application Support > iWork > Pages > Templates > My Templates. The user's Library is hidden in Lion & Mountain Lion but it is easy to open. In Finder, hold down the Option key while clicking on the Go menu & your user Library will appear about halfway down the list. Or you can choose Go to Folder from the Go menu in Finder & paste this line in the box:

    ~/Library/Application Support/iWork/Pages/Templates/My Templates/

     

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  • steppesborzoi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Peggy,

    I need some help with this similar issue.  Library does not show up when I option-select Go with the finder.  I cut and pasted this into the go to folder space and was able to at least delete a template and modify another.

     

    The problem seems to have started when I first tried to modified templates WITHIN the go/library/applicationsupport/iWork/Pages, etc. route. and saved them while in that mode.  Now Library doesn't come up anywhere.  At least by cut/pasting the line above, I can remove templates.  But, things are still not functioning properly.

     

    One thing I noticed.  I have three templates in the My Templates folder.  Two of them are Pages Applications and the other one is Pages Template under the "kind" portion.  Any idea what the heck I've done and how to undo it?

     

    Jonnie

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,585 points)

    What version of Pages & what version of OS X are you using? Those details are critical, especially in this time of two vastly different versions of Pages.

     

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  • steppesborzoi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OSX is 10.7.5 Lion  and Pages is '09  4.3

     

    I am delighted you are going to try to help me figure this out!

    Jonnie

  • Peggy Level 8 Level 8 (38,585 points)

    I don't use Lion so I can't be positive, but it may be that the Option-clicking the Go menu doesn't work in Lion.

     

    First, my recommendation is to upgrade to Mountain Lion if you can or go back to Snow Leopard. Lion was a very poor product & I, for one, moved on to Mountain Lion as soon as I could. If you can't do that, try Mountain Tweaks to enable the user Library.

     

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  • steppesborzoi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I will do the upgrade fairly soon.

     

    In the process of working in Pages/Templates I've learned that what has happened is this:

     

    When I "unlocked" through the previously available option  go-library-etc. pathway, somehow it didn't relock.

     

    Now, when I create any Pages document and save it, it automatically saves it as a template!  So, I have to watch every document and deliberately seek other locations to save the document or it ends up as a template.

     

    Then, I cut and paste your ~library/etc. series and drag it to the trash. 

     

    Wish I knew how to get in there and LOCK the blasted Library again.  Then it might show up in the option/go pathway again.

     

    Thank you Peggy!  You've been helpful. At least now I know what to watch for and how to fix it when it throws something into My Templates without my intention!