4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 13, 2006 9:08 AM by brianmhunt
brianmhunt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
How does one remove the default templates from the Pages template list? I will never use any of the default templates, but I do use many of my custom templates at the bottom.

It would save time, effort, and explanation (for others using my system) to just not have the built-in templates visible (I don't mind if they are permanently deleted) on the new-document template page.

Thanks for the help!

iBook, iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • DennisG Level 5 Level 5 (6,455 points)
    Brian,

    I ain't easy. To delete Apple-supplied templates: control-click on Pages icon in the Finder, then navigate through these folders -- Contents > Resources > English.lproj (assuming you’re in the U.S.) > Templates > Traditional. While you're mucking around in there, you can delete all the other localized templates, too.

    -Dennis
  • brianmhunt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks- that did it. As a side effect, some of my new documents complain about "file missing - cannot load thumbnail image from /.../English.lproj/Templates/Traditional/.../blank.template" or something likeso.

    It seems like that would just be a problem with things I've created with the 'blank' template, and new documents should be fine (which is something I can live with). Though do please correct me if there is some deeper malaise I should be concerned about.

    Thanks again.

    iBook, iMac   Mac OS X (10.4.8)  
  • DennisG Level 5 Level 5 (6,455 points)
    I'm not exactly sure I understand. When you say "new" documents are fine, what is the original source of the new documents?

    -Dennis
  • brianmhunt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm not exactly sure I understand. When you say
    "new" documents are fine, what is the original source
    of the new documents?


    -Dennis


    The new documents come from the templates I've created on my own. This is opposed to the built-in templates- notably blank.template- which some older files seem to have maintained a reference to, which is now broken and results in an error. Hope that clarifies.