Manage Numbers templates on Mac
If you create a spreadsheet that you want to use again as a model for other spreadsheets, you can save it as a template. Creating your own template can be as simple as adding your company logo to an existing template, or you can design a completely new template.
You can add your custom templates to the template chooser, save them as a file to share with others, and use them in Numbers on your Mac, iPhone, or iPad. Custom templates that you create on your Mac are grouped in the My Templates category of the template chooser and are shared across all your devices.
Save a spreadsheet as a template
If you’re signed in to iCloud and have iCloud Drive turned on when you save your custom template, it’s available on all your devices (but not in Numbers for iCloud).
With the spreadsheet open, choose File > Save as Template (from the File menu at the top of your screen).
Click an option:
Add to Template Chooser: Type a name for the template, then click Choose. You can see the new template on all your devices as long as you’re signed in to iCloud and have iCloud Drive turned on when you save the template.
Save: Type a name for the template, then choose where you want to save it.
If you want to email the template to others or to yourself, save it to your computer. You can attach the file to an email message.
Install a template from another source on your Mac
You can install a custom template that you received as an attachment by adding it to the template chooser in Numbers.
Note: If you created a custom template and chose Add to Template Chooser while signed in to iCloud, it’s already installed on all your devices and available in the My Templates category of the template chooser.
Double-click the template file (it has the file extension “.nmbtemplate”), then click Add to Template Chooser.
You can set Numbers to always open a new spreadsheet from the same template instead of from the template chooser. Choose Numbers > Preferences (from the Numbers menu at the top of your screen). In the General pane, select “Use template,” then click Change Template to select a template.
Rename or delete a custom template
After you install a template, it appears in the My Templates category in the template chooser. If you’re signed in to iCloud and have iCloud Drive turned on, deleting a custom template deletes it from all your devices.
In the template chooser, Control-click the template name, then choose Rename or Delete.
If you’re renaming, type a new name, then press Return.
Custom templates always appear in My Templates in the template chooser. You can’t rearrange templates, and you can’t delete templates that came with Numbers.
Edit a custom template
After you save a custom template you created, you can’t edit it. However, you can use it as the basis for a new template.
Choose File > New, then double-click the template you want to use as the basis for a new template.
Custom templates appear in the My Templates category of the template chooser. If you want to use a custom template that doesn’t appear there, you must first install the custom template (see the instructions above).
Make your changes, choose File > Save as Template, then choose an option to save the spreadsheet as a new template.
You can delete the old template after you create the new one.