Create a new template

When you create a book, you begin with a template. A template includes everything you need to create a book: a set of book elements and a variety of layouts for chapters, sections, and pages. Using a template, you can create a professional-looking book with a consistent design across all of its elements.

You can modify the elements of any template to suit your needs. If you want to reuse a modified template in the future, you can save the template so that it’s available in the Template Chooser. If you want to save your template without having it appear in the Template Chooser, you need to save a document.

Save a template to the Template Chooser

  1. With the template you want to save open, choose File > Save as Template.

  2. Use the default location and click Save.

Delete a custom template from the Template Chooser

  1. Click the Finder icon in the Dock and choose Go > Go to Folder.

  2. To open the Templates folder, enter:

    ~/Library/Application Support/iBooks Author/Templates/My Templates/

  3. Find the custom template and drag it to the Trash.