Is there a way?

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  1. jonathan.c macrumors newbie

    jonathan.c

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    Hi, long time reader, first time poster!

    I would like to have Pages open a new blank document when I click its icon in the dock. I do not want the location chooser window showing up.

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. justperry macrumors 604

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    Simple, Open Pages preferences like in the screenshot below and click "use template : blank Canvas" , then click the choose button.
     

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  3. jonathan.c thread starter macrumors newbie

    jonathan.c

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    I did that already, but this still appears.

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  4. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Unfortunately you cannot suppress that on an app by app basis as far as I am aware. It's a feature of Pages that does that whenever you open the app you have to choose an existing document or choose a new one. It's how the app is built.

    The same feature exists in Textedit and other document based apps written by Apple.
     
  5. justperry macrumors 604

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    It works on my Mac, but I do have an older pages version, that might be the difference.
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    "I would like to have Pages open a new blank document when I click its icon in the dock. I do not want the location chooser window showing up."

    Here's what I did to accomplish this:

    1. Open Pages
    2. Create a blank document (with the appearance that you wish)
    3. Save the blank document somewhere (desktop is a good place)
    4. Quit Pages
    5. Click ONE time on the icon for the blank Pages document to select it
    6. Type "Command-i" (for "get info") -- the info box will appear
    7. In the "general" area, put a check into the box for "stationery pad"
    8. Close the get info box. The blank doc is now a "stationery pad". When you click it, Pages will open with a NEW "blank" document in front of you.

    Now -- put this "blank Pages stationery pad" anywhere you wish. You can put it into the dock if you want, for a "one-click" solution. Or just leave it on your desktop.

    When you want Pages to run, just double-click (or single click in the dock).

    The same procedure will work with MS Word -- or with almost any app, for that matter.
     

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