How do I delete templates in Pages '09?

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  1. tawcat, Mar 21, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2012

    tawcat macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    I am using Pages '09, I created a template and have decided to delete it because I need to totally redesign it.

    Can someone tell me how to delete the darn thing?

    I searched the help menu, tells me how to save one, make changes etc, but nothing about deleting it.

    Thanks so much.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    How do I delete a template under Pages?: Apple Support Communities

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  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  4. tawcat, Mar 21, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2012

    tawcat thread starter macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    Here is the key if you are using Lion.

    If you are running Lion, the user's library folder is hidden.
    From the Finder, open the menu "Go to" with the option key depressed to be able to trigger the Library folder.

    Worked like a charm!
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Did you go to /Library/Application Support or
    Did you go to /Users/yourusername/Library/Application Support ?
  6. tawcat, Mar 21, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2012

    tawcat thread starter macrumors regular

    May 3, 2011
    On the Finder menu bar, click on Go, then press and hold Option key, click on Library.

    Basically doing this shows the hidden files.

    From there I clicked on Application Support, iWork, Pages, Templates, My Templates.

    All your templates will show, highlight and move to trash.
  7. aledios macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2012
  8. myroah macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2012
    It worked!

    Thanks for posting tawcat! Your post really helped!
  9. 1001turku macrumors newbie

    Nov 21, 2014
    The folder where Pages '09 keeps user-created templates is not easy to find. Here's how I managed it:

    Open any Pages '09 file on your machine.
    Click File | Save as Template (Don't worry. We're not actually going to do it.)

    Pages will open a separate window that shows the following nested folders: Pages\Templates\My Templates\<template file names greyed out>

    Control-click on the greyed-out name of the template you want to delete.
    An options window will open, with a choice to Move to Trash.
    Click that choice and your unwanted template is gone.

    Finally, close the Save as Template window without saving the file that opened it in the first place.

    Doug Clark
    Ft Collins, Colorado
  10. Robbie D macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2015
    Simple Way to Delete a Template in Pages

    Nothing worked for me until I figured this out!

    — Go File, 'New.'
    —When the floating palette appears click 'Templates' in the lefthand column.
    —When templates appear, hold 'control' key down on your keyboard.
    —Click the template to kill.
    —A 2-choice menu appears: rename, delete.
    —Click 'delete' and it disappears automatically.

    It's really fast and simple, no libraries to find or any of the hard things people recommend elsewhere.
    (Pages version 5.5.2)

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