I set up a new computer, installing Lr 5 on it. I want to transfer the print templates from another computer's Lr 5 installation to the new one. I thought I'd use the export and import functions that you get when you right-click on the print templates on the left side of the Print screen. It didn't work like I thought it would.
You can export print templates from Lightroom, but only one at a time. You can import them singly or as a group to your new Lr installation. However, they will be named according to the names you chose for the files on export, not the names in the original Lr installation. Also, they will point at the default printer, not the one you picked in the original installation, and, as a consequence, will have forgotten the printer configuration you originally set up. If the paper size on the default printer is smaller than the paper size in the original template, Lr will resize the margins, and after you set the right paper size, you have to reset the margins.
All in all, so far it appears to me that itís easier just to start over with new print templates for a new Lr installation.
I doubt it is supposed to be this way. I am probably making some bonehead error. Can anyone enlighten me?