How to Create a New Document on Imac

By K.C. Winslow

Creating a new document on an iMac allows a user to enter information on a fresh page and file. This is an everyday procedure for many users, but the method varies depending on the word processing program being used on the iMac. Macintosh computers come with a basic word processing program, TextEdit, as well as a more advanced word processing program, Pages. Microsoft Word is sold separately, but is commonly used on iMacs.

Step 1

Create a new document in TextEdit by clicking on the program icon in the applications folder. A new document will appear when the program opens. To save the document you have created, select “Save” from the File menu, enter a title for the file and press the “Save” button.

Step 2

Create a new document in Pages by clicking on the program icon in the applications folder. The “Template Chooser” window will appear. To create a new blank document, select the “Blank” option from the menu on the left-hand side. Press the “Choose” button. Save the document you have created by selecting “Save” from the File menu. Enter a title for the file and press the “Save” button.

Step 3

Create a new document in Microsoft Word by clicking on the program icon in the applications folder. The “Project Gallery” window will appear. To create a new blank document, select the “Blank” category from the menu on the left-hand side. Then select “Word Document” and press “Open.” To save the document, select “Save” from the File menu. Enter a title for the file and press the “Save” button.