Pages - Saving a Custom Template

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Saving a Custom Template

You can save your new template so that it appears in the Template Chooser.

When a user chooses the template to create a new document, the new document
opens in exactly the same state as when you saved it. That means you can choose to
leave the Styles drawer open or closed; leave invisibles, rulers, and layout marks visible;
and so on.

To save a custom template:


Choose File > “Save as Template.”


Type a name for the template.


Specify a folder in which to save your template.

By default, it will be saved in your home folder in Library/Application Support/iWork/
Pages/Templates/My Templates/ and it will appear in the My Templates pane of the
Template Chooser.


Chapter 13

Designing Your Own Document Templates

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Chapter 13

Designing Your Own Document 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.


Click Save.

To delete a custom template, in the Finder navigate to the folder in which you saved
the template, and drag the template to the Trash.

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2D and mixed charts

customizing 244

2D pie charts

rotating 241

3D charts

adjusting scene settings 245


Address Book. See personalizing documents
alignment guides

creating 162
using 162

area charts

showing data point symbols 242

automatic hyphenation 116
automatic text substitution 117


background images. See master objects
bar charts

setting shadows, spacing, and series names 241

bibliographies. See EndNote application
bulleted list

adding new 100
rearranging and editing 101
See also text


character styles. See styles
Characters window 132
Chart Data Editor 222
Chart inspector 221

adding 225
adding a chart title and a legend 229
changing from one type to another 226
editing 225
editing existing data 227
entering data 225
formatting 228
formatting a title and a legend 229
formatting axes 230
resizing 230

rotating 230
showing error bars 235
showing trendlines 236
updating from a Numbers document 227

checking spelling 118
citations. See EndNote application
closing a document 42
Colors window 26
column charts

setting shadows, spacing, and series names 241


adjusting space around outside margins 52
changing width 50
defining column breaks 51
using multiple 50
See also gutters

comment anchor 76

changing 76
deleting 76
formatting 76
inserting 76
printing 76
table cells 200
viewing and hiding 76

contents. See table of contents
custom templates

adding sections 271
creating image placeholders 270
creating text placeholders 270
defining default attributes for charts 269
defining default attributes for imported

images 270

defining default attributes for tables 268
defining default attributes for text boxes and

shapes 267

defining styles 267
designing your own 265
saving 272
setting up document to use 266
Template Chooser 272