Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 5:15 PM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
Thank you for replying!
Your suggestion did not solve the program.
Also, I noticed while signed on my guest user account when Pages is open, on the toolbar under Window, the Template Chooser is checked. When I have Pages open while signed into my account, Template Chooser is not in the list.
Your suggestions are greatly appreciated..
Currently Being ModeratedJan 15, 2013 8:12 PM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
I typed Shift-Command-N and the Template Chooser appeared under WINDOW in the top bar. I closed out Pages, then re-opened and it still opens list view. Will try again and maybe it will learn that is what it's supposed to do..
Still something is not right with something somewhere!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 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:
- New - directly opens blank custom template
- New from Template Chooser... - as expected
- 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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 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.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 16, 2013 7:26 PM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
That is an excellent explantation! Thank you so much. The technician at AppleCare, after trying all sorts of ways to get Pages to open properly, said I need to talk to a Senior Advisor and he could go deeper into Pages software to fix the problem, which is what also what you said, Jerry...
Thanks for all your help. I just prefer things to be in correct working order, so I will probably call the Senior Advisor and let him solve this problem...
Thanks again for your help.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 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 com.apple.iwork.pages.plist 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.