Apple has recently released Numbers for Mac version 6.0. One of its new features is that templates are now (finally) synced across devices using iCloud. One of the side effects of this seems to be that the templates are now no longer stored in the same directory that they once were. This is causing some issues for me as a central part of a few of my workflows is creating iWork documents from templates by first checking to see if a template with a particular name exists and, if it doesn’t, duplicating the template from somewhere else (e.g. my applet’s resources bundle) to the directory where the user templates are stored for that particular iWork app.
In recent versions prior to version 6.0 Numbers templates were stored in ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iWork.Numbers/Data/Library/Application Support/User Templates/
This directory still seems to exist in version 6.0, at least it does if you had templates stored there, but it no longer seems to be where Numbers is looking for templates. Templates that I add to that directory don’t show up in the Numbers template chooser or when querying Numbers with AppleScript.
Does anyone know where they have gone?