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Pages will not launch in template chooser.

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Jan 15, 2013 2:49 PM

Preferences is checked to launch template chooser, but launches documents files instead.  I created another sign in name and it launches properly. How do I correct this problem in my account?


iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,215 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 4:54 PM (in response to SandyD)

    Try toggling the selection in Pages Preferences. See if that clears the error.



  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,215 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 6:06 PM (in response to SandyD)



    Try typing Shift-Command-N and see if the Template Chooser appears.



  • Jeff Shenk Level 4 Level 4 (2,000 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 4:36 AM (in response to SandyD)

    I don't use Mountain Lion or iCloud, so I can't check, but isn't this just the normal behavior if you have iCloud turned on?


    See here.

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,710 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 6:37 AM (in response to SandyD)

    Pages v4.3 on Mountain Lion 10.8.2. iCloud is on with Documents & Data enabled.


    When I launch Pages, it presents with a file dialog offering available files based on the last setting for either On my Mac, or iCloud. If the former, it refers to the last folder location saved. If instead, I choose New document from the bottom panel of this dialog, Pages immediately opens into my blank custom template (configured in preferences). Otherwise, it would normally open to the Template Chooser.


    If I choose Cancel from this preceding dialog, then I have access to the File menu:

    1. New - directly opens blank custom template
    2. New from Template Chooser... - as expected
    3. Open Recent - as expected


    Pressing shift+command+N pops up a Template Chooser window as expected. Template Chooser also appears at the bottom of the Pages menubar window menu.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,215 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 7:08 PM (in response to SandyD)



    Your Guest Account, like the computers at uour Apple Retail Store, have no Pages documents stored in the "user" account. Based on your observations, I'd say that there is a default setting beyond our abilty to control, that if there are Pages documents available to be opened, we get the File Open Finder window, and if there are no available documents, we get the Template Chooser upon launch.



  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,775 points)
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    Jan 16, 2013 10:07 PM (in response to SandyD)

    If your preference setting to open the Template chooser doesn't work it could be that the preference file in your account is corrupt. Delete the from yourname(home folder) > Library > Preferences. On Lion and Mountain Lion you find the Library by clicking in the Finder menu on Go while holding down the Option key. Do all this with Pages quitted.


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