How To Set Up a Default Template In Pages

If you find yourself always changing the font and other styles in Pages after starting a new document, you may want to set up your own custom template to use as the default for new documents. This will save you time as every new document will begin with things set just as you like them. You can also set things like paragraph spacing and even headers and footers. While there is a new default font setting in Pages, creating your own blank template gives you far more control.

Comments: 7 Responses to “How To Set Up a Default Template In Pages”

    Peter from Perth
    2 months ago

    Another excellent video. Is there a simple way to revert the Blank Template to its original defaults?

    2 months ago

    Peter from Perth: The Blank template is always using the defaults. You are creating a new custom one. To start with the original Blank template, just use that original Blank template that will still be there.

    Peter from Perth
    2 months ago

    I noticed that my original Blank template has different font and font size to yours, namely Helvetica Neue 11pt while yours at the 00:31 mark of the video is Helvetica 18pt.

    2 months ago

    Peter from Perth: Go to Pages, General, and check Default Font. You can set it to whatever you like.

    nick
    1 month ago

    hi Gary
    will this work with a Page Layout template? Basically I want to set up a Page Layout blank template with a specific font type and size. thx

    nick
    1 month ago

    …I should have mentioned above that I did set a default font but when I add a text box in Page Layout mode, the font is not the one I would like to use as default

    1 month ago

    nick: When you create a new text box, it should be filled with “Body Text” style. So make sure you set that style to what you want so when you create a new text box, it uses your Body Text settings.

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