Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 6:52 AM (in response to Chris Crampton)
Open a blank template and copy over your Sheets from the Sheets Pane of the corrupt document to the Sheets Pane of the new document and then Save the new document.
It can be tricky to Select, Copy and Paste entire Sheets (individual tables are easier for some reason), but it's the cleanest way to make the transfer.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 11:17 AM (in response to Jerrold Green1)
Well, I very new to this MacBook, so I cannot save to macintosh HD. Must save to my documents. Same with Pages. Still trying to find print margins(like excel page break preview) I found print preview but cannot drag margins.
Thanks for your help on this
Currently Being ModeratedMar 1, 2012 3:24 PM (in response to Chris Crampton)
I never thought if trying to save to the root level of the Mac's HD, but I'm not surprised that it isn't allowed.
You'll find that it gets easier with a bit of experience. Just ask your questions one at a time in new topics and we'll give you all the help we can. Download the Numbers User Guide from the Help menu and read at least the first three chapters. That will get you on your way.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 2, 2012 4:53 AM (in response to Chris Crampton)
The root folder : Macintosh HD is protected against spurious save.
It's not an oddity, it's a deliberate feature.
With Lion and with its successor Mountain Lion, the set of protected folder will be larger.
At this time, you may save everywhere in your user account folder but the Documents folder is a good location as well as the Images folder is a good one for pictures…
Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) vendredi 2 mars 2012
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Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2012 12:49 PM (in response to Chris Crampton)
I recently ran into a problem wherein my iwork files (Pages, Numbers & Keynote) stored on my desktop (3 year old Mac Pro with latest Lion OS) would become locked and I was unable to duplicate the file, save changes or move the files to another location. I looked at all online help and documentation and could not find an easy solution as all recommended actions were more cumbersome (including suggestions in this thread) than I found convenient. By accident though, I stumbled on an undocumented (I think) fix.
Each file has a name whether "Untitled" or a name of your choice. If one puts the cursor over the name, a small downward pointing triangle appears closely to the right of the name. When you click on the triangle, a drop down menu appears which gives you the optioin of locking or unlocking or browsing the file. If you select unlock, and then close the file, the file is "auto saved" to its current or existing location in an unlocked condition. One can also add a short text string to the documet (I use "test text") and close the document and the edited file remains unlocked and editable and moveable.
Now if you open the file, the name no longer displays as "locked" and you can edit or move it as you choose.
I have used this procedure on a file several times over a couple of days and it (the file) remains unlocked, editable and moveable.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2012 9:17 PM (in response to hirshstu)
Thanks for this. I'm assuming the name you're referring to is the file name in the Title Bar of the open document's window.
Not something I can check, as I'm not running Numbers, so clarification on this point would be appreciated.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 4, 2012 12:34 PM (in response to Chris Crampton)
Just ran into this same problem with Saving a pre-existing Numbers file under Snow Leopard / OS 10.6.8.
Solution for me was to notice, in the Finder, that weeks ago, I had previously moved the problem Numbers file into a locked folder that I was using to protect its contents from accidental changes. (The file itself was not locked!) I had forgotten that I had done this! "Insufficient permissions" or "possible full disk error messages" on attempts to save it resulted.
Try this: First, check if the problem file is locked in the Finder.
- Select the Numbers file that is giving you trouble in the Finder,
- then press Command+I to open its Get Info window
- In the General section (NOT in the Sharing & Permisions section) check to see if the Locked box is checked.
- If it is, Click it to uncheck and unlock the file
- Close the Get Info window
If the problem file itself was NOT locked - follow this same procedure for the Folder in which it resides, as well as any folders above it in the Finder hierarchy.
Actually, if you just OPTION+CLICK on highest folder in which the problem file is nested, you will open it AND open all its sub-folders. If ANY are LOCKED you will see a tiny padlock icon over its lower left corner. Just unlock them as needed and you should regain full access to your problem Numbers file …assuming your problem had the same cause as mine.