9 Replies Latest reply: Mar 24, 2012 9:46 AM by PaulSG
PaulSG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When I try to Save a document I do not seem to be afforded the options that should be available (according to the "To save a diocument for the first time" in Pages Help). There is no 'Save as...' for example. All I get is the window shown below. Could someone explain please? 

 


Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • 1. Re: Saving documents
    PaulSG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Although my picture could be pasted successfully when I drafted the question above it does not show up in the submission! The Content of the window is as follows:

     

    File Edit  Insert  Format   Arrange ......

     

    New

    New from Template Chooser

    Open

    Open Recent

    Close

    Save a Version

    Duplicate

    Revert Document...

    Reduce File Size (greyed out)

    Save as Template...

    Page Setup...

    Print...

  • 2. Re: Saving documents
    Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,995 points)

    Paul,

     

    In Lion, Save a Version suffices for an incremental save prior to putting the document away between editing sessions. To create a copy of the document in its current state to be saved with a new name, begin with File > Duplicate, then File > Save.

     

    Regards,

     

    Jerry

  • 3. Re: Saving documents
    PaulSG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for that Jerry,

     

    Is that a retrograde step then or what?!!!! ......it was so simple before!

     

    regards,

     

    Paul

     

    PS By the way how could I have imported the screenshot I took originally?

  • 4. Re: Saving documents
    Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,995 points)

    Paul,

     

    The direction of change is a matter of perspective, I suppose. I have found Lion a largely positive experience and am not bothered by the new save options.

     

    To post a screen shot, click the Camera Icon. There are limits on the graphic type. PNG works well.

     

    Jerry

  • 5. Re: Saving documents
    PaulSG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Many thanks - sorted!

    Paul

  • 6. Re: Saving documents
    PaulSG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ...except for one further related query!

     

    If you merely close out the document by clicking on the red close button it seems to save in exactly the same way as Save a version so I am not clear as to the necessity of a separate "Save a version' option. Am I missing something?

     

    Paul

  • 7. Re: Saving documents
    Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,995 points)

    Paul,

     

    Take a look at the Document Title at the top of the Pages window. If you have made changes, it will indicate:

     

    DocumentTitle -- Edited

     

    What happens when you close the document depends on whether that -- Edited label is present.

     

    Jerry

  • 8. Re: Saving documents
    Dale Gillard Level 5 Level 5 (4,365 points)

    If you merely close out the document by clicking on the red close button it seems to save in exactly the same way as Save a version so I am not clear as to the necessity of a separate "Save a version' option.

     

    At this point (closing a document), there is no difference between Save a Version and Auto Save. Basically, both features save the document but for different purposes.

     

    Am I missing something?

     

    Yes, Save a Version isn't the new Save As, File > Save or Auto Save. It's a totally new feature.

     

    Have a read of this article to understand the difference between Save a Version and Saving:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4753

     

    Briefly:

     

    • You no longer need to save a document. Even an unsaved document will be saved by the Auto Save feature in Lion
    • If you want to duplicate a document use the File > Duplicate then File > Save menu commands. This is the equivalent of the previous File > Save As menu command.
    • If you want to compare a document at different points in time (eg today and a week ago) then you do this using the Versions feature. It's like taking a snapshot of your document at a point in time. If you do nothing, Pages automatically takes a snapshot of the document at least once an hour. The only purpose of the Save a Verson feature is to take a snapshot at a time of your choosing.

     

    When I try to Save a document I do not seem to be afforded the options that should be available (according to the "To save a diocument for the first time" in Pages Help). There is no 'Save as...' for example.

     

    The first time you save a document there is no point in choosing the Save As menu. The Save menu will do the same thing.

     

    It's only after saving the document that you may want to duplicate it and would want to use the File > Save As command. Now you use File > Duplicate (and if you want, File > Save) instead.

  • 9. Re: Saving documents
    PaulSG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Jerry, Dale,

     

    Many thanks both; vey grateful for the explanations.

     

    Paul