Pages iCloud Document Picker Question

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  1. Traverse macrumors 603

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    I've just started experimenting with Pages 5/6 and have enabled iCloud but now when I launch the application instead of the document template gallery or a new blank document (which I have set) it shows my iCloud Pages folder and I have to click "New Document."

    There's no way around this is there? It's really annoying.
     
  2. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    AppleScript is one way around it. Another would be to open a new, blank document just before quitting - Pages will open to that document instead of the chooser. The way I look at it, if you're organized enough to close all documents before quitting, then you're organized enough to open a new one before quitting.

    Thing is, I almost always have documents open when I quit apps like Pages, so the chooser rarely opens for me. I pick up where I left off.

    The logic seems pretty straightforward and effective, "Resume where you left off, or if you closed with a clean slate, open with the chooser." I can appreciate that some people are always going to want to open to a new document, but it seems more likely that a person won't know whether they'll want to open an existing document or start a fresh one.

    I happen to be annoyed by word processors that automatically open to a template chooser or new document, since I often need to re-open existing documents. The Pages chooser offers a fairly neutral choice between opening previous documents or creating a new one.

    But I've always had a messy desk. I'm fairly compulsive about putting tools away in a workshop or my kitchen, and cleaning up before I consider that work done. But "papers?" Nope.
     
  3. kiwipeso1 Suspended

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    I would suggest set the preference to always open a customised template, like a letterhead with your signature at the bottom of the page. This will work regardless of which version of pages you use.
     
  4. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    It still opens the document chooser on launch if iCloud is enabled.
     
  5. kiwipeso1 Suspended

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    It will always launch the document chooser, unless you set to a specific template.
    The best is simply to have your own letterhead, then save into the templates.
    Then you don't need to rewrite your letterhead constantly, and it looks more professional.

    The iCloud part doesn't make a difference other than where things are saved.
     

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  6. Traverse thread starter macrumors 603

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    But I did that. I set the blank template, but every time I launched pages it still opened the iCloud document picker first.
     
  7. ApfelKuchen macrumors 68020

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    It's not an "iCloud document picker" - it's the same with or without iCloud - you pick to either create a new document, or open an existing document. The preference to Show Template Chooser/Use template is only if you choose to create a new document.
     

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