On the introductory window, also make sure you pick from the top choices under Word Processing - I just use "Blank". If you choose the Blank under the sedon set (page layout), you will have to get a text box. I use that setting if I have a lot of images I want to insert and then have text around/near the images.
See my screenshot here:
When you're done with that page, it should automatically move to the next one or you can choose another blank page in the pulldown in the toolbar.