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Timothy Arends1 Level 2 Level 2 (290 points)
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Apr 7, 2012 7:21 PM

I have a letter I send that I sometimes customize. Sometimes I want a particular paragraph in there and sometimes I don't.

 

If I delete the paragraph when I don't need it and then close Pages, how do I get it back the next time I open the document?

 

I know that Mac OS X Lion has a “Versions” feature that Pages supports but I don't know how it works. Is there a way to have two “versions” of the same document, one with the paragraph in it and one without? Or would it be better to simply create two documents?

 

In the AppleWorks days, it was an easy matter to save a document as a stationary pad so that when I deleted the paragraph, I could close the document without worrying about it being overwritten the next time I opened the document. I don't know how to do the same thing in Pages/Lion. It seems more complicated now.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Apr 7, 2012 7:58 PM (in response to Timothy Arends1)

    "In the AppleWorks days, it was an easy matter to save a document as a stationary pad so that when I deleted the paragraph, I could close the document without worrying about it being overwritten the next time I opened the document. I don't know how to do the same thing in Pages/Lion. It seems more complicated now."

     

    Pretty much the same process.

    Create the document (with the paragraph).

    Save as Template.

    If you want templates with and without the paragraph, Delete the paragraph, then

    Save as Template (using a modified name).

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    Regards,

    Barry

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,250 points)
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    Apr 7, 2012 8:39 PM (in response to Timothy Arends1)

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/18070014#18070014

     

    You could do 2 different versions of the document but it would be confusing and you could easily lose one. Apple's implementation of this in OSX 10.7 has been utterly confusing (to wildly understate the situation).

     

    Best is to Menu > File > Duplicate and Save the 2nd copy with a new name.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,250 points)
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    Apr 8, 2012 8:48 AM (in response to Timothy Arends1)

    Templates will do the same thing and you get the advantage of previewing them and accessing them inside Pages. You can also have Captured Sections (something like Master Pages in DTP software) inside a template which will let you choose the exact version whenever you want from the one template.

     

    But Stationery Pads are an option if that is how you like to work.

     

    Peter

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)
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    Apr 8, 2012 10:26 AM (in response to Timothy Arends1)

    The Stationery check box is available but it is always disabled for iWork documents (with every operating systems).

    The only way to use a Pages document as a template is to name it : ppp.template

    for a Numbers document, name it as nnn.nmbtemplate

    for a Keynote document, name it as kkk.kth

    for an iBooks Author document, name it as iii.ibatemplate

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 8 avril 2012

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 12 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.3

    My Box account  is : http://www.box.com/s/00qnssoyeq2xvc22ra4k

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