9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2012 9:35 AM by K T
kayes777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

This might be a stupid question ...... but ....... when I "save a version" in iBA, where does it save to? I cant find it in anywhere!

  • 1. Re: "save a version"
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,690 points)
  • 2. Re: "save a version"
    kayes777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi and thanks, i read the link but I still dont understand.

     

    I am now working on an iBook with my iMac. I intend to transfer the project to my Air 11 to continue working there since I will be out of town for a few days. How do I do it?

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    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,690 points)

    Select Duplicate from the File menu. Then with the duplicate as the current doc select Save from the File menu. Save the file and transfer it to your MBA.

     

    If you need to open a saved version follow the instructions in the link. Saved versions are not fully complete files. Rather they contain changes since the previous version. That's why you interact with them per the instructions outlined in the link I sent which you need to read more carefully.

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    K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    Simply take your main version, copy it to a flash drive in the Finder, then use that with your Air.

     

    Reverse the process when done, or simply continue to work on the flash drive so it remains portable between your computers.

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    kayes777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi KT and Kappy,

     

    Thanks for the responses. I clicked on "duplicate" and two progess bars told me it was "saving" and then "duplicating". After that I checked my desktop but there was no ".iba" file there. I then went to Finder and checked "My Documents" and also saw no visible .iba file. I made a search in Finder for "iba" and only then I saw the duplicated file with the name "unfinished ibook author project" or something like that. I put that file in Dropbox and now it is in my Air 11. How come I could not see the duplicated iba file on my iMac desktop? Where does Lion save such duplicated files to?

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    jamy.s Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I've just done a similar thing. When you save the new duplicated file for the first time, it prompts you for a file name and location.

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    kayes777 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi jamy and thanks for response. I was expecting the software to ask me where to save it but it never did. Should I re-instal iBooks Author?

  • 8. Re: "save a version"
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,690 points)

    When you have the Save dialog you can set the location in the dialog. You can also change the name of the file before saving it.

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    K T Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)

    The 'Save' dialog is only available the first time, then it changes to 'Save a Version'.

     

    If you 'Duplicate', you can then 'Save'.

     

    Also, you can work with Finder copies if you need an actual second copy to move around, and don't forget, a backup  (Time Machine, etc.), is always a good idea.