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 from Template Chooser
Save a Version
Reduce File Size (greyed out)
Save as Template...
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:
- 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.