If you want to create a template to apply over and over once more in Pages or Microsoft Word—like in your business enterprise letterhead, for instance—then each application has a smooth manner of doing it. In Pages, you’ll first configure your letterhead (or whatever) precisely the way you want it…
Pages will then ask you wherein you’d like to place it.
“Pages Asks You Where to Save” Dialog Box at the Mac
If you pick “Add to Template Chooser” and call your advent, then relying on how your preferences are installation, you’ll likely see it while you first open Pages below the “My Templates” section.
“My Templates” in Pages at the Mac
If you don’t see that Template Chooser when you launch Pages, then either alternate the possibilities stated in the fantastic article by Jeff Butts I linked to above, or you may additionally keep down the Option key in the “File” menu, and “New” will switch to “New from Template Chooser.”
“New from Template Chooser” Option in Pages on the Mac
If, but, you decided to save the letterhead someplace handy in place of including it to the Template Chooser, then you definately’ll of direction see a brand new file at the region you picked. It’ll have the extension.T template.
Pages Template File on Mac Desktop
When you double-click that report to open it, you could once more decide to feature it to the Template Chooser, or if you’d opt for, the “New Document” button will create a replica of your creation that you may use without overwriting the authentic. Neat!
Pages Dialog Box When Template Is Opened on the Mac
In Word, matters are a touch specific. You’ll nevertheless configure the document as you’d like the template to look, after which choose File > Save as Template.
“Save as Template” in Word on the Mac
The location in which it offers to shop the issue is…a bit unusual. However, you’ll need to accept that putting in case you need it to seem in Word’s default Templates menu.
Word’s Template-Saving Location at the Mac
But to open your template after that, you’ll start a brand new document in Word, deciding on File > New from Template if you don’t see this system’s so-called Document Gallery upon launch:
Word’s “New from Template” Option on the Mac
When you get to the Document Gallery, later on, you could choose “Personal” beneath the “New” tab to look at any custom templates you’ve introduced.
Personal Templates in Word on the Mac
Whether you open a Word template that way or double-click on it from the Finder, however, it’ll work the equal manner as it does in Pages—this system will create a replica of your file so that you can’t overwrite your unique. Which is incredible and so much easier than simply opening the equal item again and again and the use of “Save As.” If I did it that manner, I would write over my unique at the least ninety percent of the time due to the fact I’m a space cadet like that.