You always have had to open your file via the Template Chooser, unless you choose a particular template to open with:
Menu > Preferences > General Preferences > For New Documents: Use template > Choose…
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2014 4:10 PM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
Thank you. That is exactly how it worked until the day I downloaded Mavericks. Now, even though I do that, it still opens the file chooser window, when I simply want to always open a blank document. Why does Mavericks do this to i-Work 09 files?