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Temporarily enable the Pages template chooser Apps
Since I don't like waiting for the Template Chooser dialogue every time I start a new document in Pages, I have it disabled (in the Preferences). However, it's a pain to have to go the preferences and enable it every time I want to use one of Pages' templates.

The solution to this problem is to hold down Option while creating a new document. This will cause the Template Chooser to be temporarily enabled.

[robg adds: You have to do this through the File: New menu item; I tried using Command-Option-N, but it doesn't work. Pages also gives no visual indication that Option New will do anything unique, so I had no idea this feature existed. It doesn't work in Keynote, but it's not as important there, as the Themes toolbar button lets you quickly change themes.]
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Temporarily enable the Pages template chooser
Authored by: 1zero on Mar 21, '06 08:18:40AM

Doesn't work at all for me...no matter what I try, for me the only solution seems to be to go back to the preferences.



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Works in Pages v2.0
Authored by: guardian34 on Mar 21, '06 08:35:00AM

This works for me in Pages v2.0 (iWork '06).



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Temporarily enable the Pages template chooser
Authored by: Deut3221 on Mar 21, '06 10:11:12AM

You can temporarily enable the template chooser on STARTUP by Option clicking on the Pages icon in the doc.

If Pages is running, hold down the option key when you click on New; this will open the template chooser.

I wish there was a way to force pages to startup without opening anything!

-s



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