7 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2012 12:59 PM by David Howes
David Howes Level 1 (0 points)

I am running OS 10.7.3 with Pages 09 version 4.1

 

When trying to save a file to a new name after editing, I only see 'Save a Version'. Pages Help does not come up with what a Version is or does.

 

I simply want to save the edited file under a new name. How do I now do that simple operation, and what is a 'Version'?

 

David


MacBook Intel Aluminium 13" and iMac Intel 24", Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)

    David,

     

    In Lion, it's a 2-step process, but not difficult. File > Duplicate, File > Save.

     

    When you do the File > Duplicate, a copy of the open document appears overlaying your original file. The duplicate document has a default name: "Original_Name Copy.Pages, but it still needs to be Saved.

     

    When saving the duplicate, you have an opportunity to change the name to anything you wish and to set the folder to save into.

     

    Jerry

  • David Howes Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Gerry.

     

    But I'm still in the dark about Versions. As noted the Help files don't mention them.

     

    David

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)

    David,

     

    Versions is a feature that let's your look back in time to view and if neccessary, revert to, a earlier status of the document. Version data is stored in a system file that you don't have access to. Saving a Version means that you consciously choose to create a "version" of your document that you will be able to scroll back to later. Saving a Version does not create a new file like "Duplicate" does.

     

    Jerry

  • David Howes Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks again Jerry (correct spelling this time - apologies).

     

    But why isn't this explained in Help, alongside a number of other undocumented changes in Lion?

     

    David

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)

    David,

     

    I know that's a rhetorical question, and I surely don't know why things are documented the way they are. I'm confident that it's all documented somewhere, but there's a balance between completeness and readability in help files. The Knowledge Base article library has most of this detail, but it's not well cataloged, in my opinion.

     

    Fortunately Apple gives us this discussion forum where we can share our experiences.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Jerry

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 (29,960 points)

    David,

     

    One of our best volunteer helpers, Yvan Koenig, has told me that even if the documentation was more complete, one wouldn't expect to find information on Versions, AutoSave, Resume and Duplicate in the app's help files, since it's a System function (Finder), not an App function. A good KB article on this subject is:

     

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

     

    Thanks to Yvan.

     

    Regards,

     

    Jerry

  • David Howes Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Jerry and Ivan.

     

    The KB article has opened my eyes (and mind). Hallelujah!

     

    All understood now.

     

    David