Create a New Document

As you might expect, the ways in which you create a new Pages document, and the choices you can make when doing it, differ between Pages on a Mac and on an iPad.

Create a New Document on a Mac

For decades, to create a new document on a Mac in almost every application you followed these two steps:

  1. Launch the app.

  2. Choose File > New.

You’ll be pleased to know that Pages honors this long-standing tradition. However, that’s not the whole story.

When you launch Pages on a Mac, if no document was open when you last quit the app, you see its Open dialog (Figure 14).

Figure 14: The Pages Open dialog.
Figure 14: The Pages Open dialog.

To create a new document, ...

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