Quick Tip: Put Your Templates Folder In Your Dock For Easy Access

Quick Tip: Put Your Templates Folder In Your Dock For Easy Access

This tip works for both Pages and Word, and it’s very simple. I’ve been doing it for probably over a year, and I’ll never go back. I make my own template documents for things like generic pleadings, fax cover sheets, letterhead, fee agreements, etc.

Instead of opening Pages or Word and then going into the templates chooser, by putting the templates folder in the right-side of your dock (or the bottom, if your dock is on the left or right side of your screen), you have two-click access to your templates.

  • For Pages, your templates folder is in Macintosh HD > users > [YOUR USER NAME] > Library > Application Support > iWork > Pages > Templates > My Templates.
  • For Microsoft Word [at least, for Word 2008], your templates folder is in Macintosh HD > users > [YOUR USER NAME] > Library > Application Support > Microsoft > Office > User Templates > My Templates.

Once you’ve located the folder, just drag it to the right/bottom side of your dock. Clicking on the folder spreads out the stack. Click again on the template you want to open. This opens up a new document based on the template you picked.

You just saved yourself a lot of clicks over the rest of your life. You can thank me later!