Help with a small aggravation with Pages

I have a small aggrevation with Pages. When I open Pages it defaults to having the format panel open. I’d prefer to create a new document without the formating panel open. I have not seen a way to stop this behavior in preferences. Does anyone know of a way to prevent this? Clearly a “First World” problem :wink: but I’d like to eliminate that one extra click. :slight_smile: Thanks!


I don’t think it can be done. I even tried creating a template with the formatting panel closed. But documents opened from that template open… with the formatting panel open!

Good thing this is not a world-shaking issue.

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With Keyboard Maestro you could configure one hotkey to

  • launch Pages
  • close the format panel

Jason Snell wrote an interesting article last year about how he does similar things, with included video.