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Question: create custom template in Pages

I have a template I created a few years ago for Pages. It's very simple and is for straight text documents, no graphics. It contains the font style & size, margins, & tabs & not much else.

I'd like to include the bullet type that I usually use and a few other simple bells & whistles. How do I set those up in a template? Is it even possible?

When I edit the template, it seems I can only choose the bullet type to use if there's an actual bullet in the body of the template. Is it possible to create the template without a bullet in the body but specify which bullet to use *if* there's a bullet in the document being created from the template?

I know this sounds confusing, it isn't really; it's just difficult to explain without showing what I'm talking about.

I'm not only interested in bullets, just wanted to give an example of the type of item I'd like to include in a template.

Thank you!

iMac, macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)

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Mar 3, 2018 6:34 PM in response to srlanza55 In response to srlanza55

You can create a new List Style with the bullet you want from a sample list item you have set up the way you want.

You need to create some text to create your styles but once the Styles are created you can delete the text and save the document as a blank Template.

When the template opens all its styles, Paragraph, Character, List, Object, Table, Chart will be available to you. In fact it helps to delete the ones you don't want, reorder them the way you like and add keyboard shortcuts to make life easier for yourself.


Mar 3, 2018 6:34 PM

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Question: create custom template in Pages