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I use Pages 5.5.x The problem is that I have occasionally deleted "Lettered" list & bullets style. Now I want to restore the default list of "list & bullets" styles for the document.

Is it possible?

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Pages '09 or 4.x

Here is a receipe working for Pages '09:

  1. Open Pages, and choose the same template you want to restore defaults,
  2. Select File > Save and save this empty file as Desktop/Untitled.pages
  3. Open the document where styles were deleted, let's say my_file.pages
  4. Select Format > Import Styles... and choose Desktop/Untitled.pages
  5. Select the missing formats you want to recover, and to avoid duplicates, check the lower left box Replace duplicates, click OK
  6. Remove Desktop/Untitled.pages

Pages 5.x

Since Apple removed this function with Pages 5 there are two workarounds:

if (you have Pages '09 available)

then save your file under Pages '09 format and apply the above receipe

else apply the following very manual (and stupid) receipe:

  1. Open Pages, and choose the same template you want to restore defaults,
  2. Create in this file a new dummy text line which will be used as an area to copy styles from
  3. Select File > Save and save this empty file as Desktop/Untitled.pages: this will be the source document
  4. Open the document where styles were deleted, let's say my_file.pages: this is your target document
  5. Create at its end a new dummy text line which will be used as an area to use to paste styles
  6. For (every style xxx to restore) do:

    1. In source document select the 1st dummy line and apply it the style xxx
    2. Select Format > Copy Character Style C if it is a character style, or Format > Copy Paragraph Style C if it is a list or paragraph style
    3. In target document, select the last dummy line
    4. Select Format > Paste Character Style or Format > Paste Paragraph Style V
  7. Remove Desktop/Untitled.pages

  8. In my_file.pages remove the last dummy line

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