Apple's Pages has grown into a powerful Word alternative. With the help of templates you can get even more out of the software..
With Apple's iWork, every new Mac comes with a powerful and free office alternative. The Pages word processor in particular is now excellently equipped for many purposes. Templates are well suited for maximum productivity: They help to create recurring document types with just two clicks. The creation of Pages format templates helps to save time, because certain recurring elements do not have to be created every time. The procedure is initially the same as creating a document, but it has to be saved differently.
By the way, Pages doesn't automatically sync the templates with iCloud for some unknown reason. This is extremely annoying for users who have multiple Macs. There is a trick to circumvent the problem:
To delete templates from the template manager, simply click them with the right mouse button and select " Delete ". Pages then asks again whether you really want to remove the template. Confirm the query with " Delete ". This will permanently remove the template. If you want to save the template beforehand for later use, you can proceed as in the workshop " Saving Pages Templates in iCloud ".
By the way: If you use a certain template very often or at all - for example, the author of this article has a template that always contains the contact details in the footer of the document - you can set Pages so that it always uses this particular template . To do this, click on " Pages " in the menu bar and select " Settings ". In the “ New Documents ” tab you will find the “ Use template ” option . Pages uses the “Empty” template by default. If a different template is to be used, all you have to do is check the item and click on " Change template ". You can then use the template manager to upload your Select the default template ..