Under System > Configuration > Sales > Payment Methods > Authorize.net > New Order Status, the only option available creates new orders with the status of "Processing".

How can you change the status to be "Pending" or "New" instead?

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As stated here, you can change the source model for this variable.

However, instead of changing a core file, create a new module or use an existing one (if it makes sense to do so) and override the variable in your module's system.xml file. Here is how to do that.

A system.xml file used only for this purpose would look like this:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
                <authorizenet translate="label" module="paygate">
                        <order_status translate="label">
                            <label>New Order Status</label>
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    If your "Order Process Mode" is "Authorize and capture" then you should not set status to new Oct 21, 2014 at 18:17

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