Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 6:56 AM (in response to Number22)
0) what version of Numbers do you have?
1) If you are locking the document in the Finder then that makes the document read only-- meaning that the finder prevents you being able to write to the document. Are you locking the document in the Finder?
If so DO NOT check the "Locked" check box on documents you want to modify.
If you want to make a document in Numbers that is a starting point prepare a document, then use the menu item "File > Save As Template" to store the document in a special place as a starting point.:
Post back if you need additional help.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 12:03 AM (in response to Wayne Contello)
Thanks Wayne, for your effort trying to help.
I am not locking Number documents in the Finder.
I am aware of the possibilty of User Templates, and have set up several.
A User template is just one page, and I have to modify it before I can copy
the daily 4 pages of new info into a User User Template.
So to save time, I use a Numbers document, that has already 4 pages,
is all set up and configured to match Cells, Column and Row headers, Fonts
and their size, etc., etc., except all data are deleted.
Now I can just use one Copy and Paste command
to transfer all data from an imported 4 page spread sheet to the "Copy 0"
(duplicated and renamed) empty Numbers document.
I click on the documents name in the menu bar, to open "Lock/Unlock".
I am sorry that my original posts contain some misleading info pertaining to
my computer(s) and their software. Unfortunately everytime I try to
"Edit" this info it becomes more garbled, since the web application that is supposed to
implement my changes is obviously broken.
Here is what my info should contain:
My Computers & OS: PowerMac with OS 10.4.11 and MacBook Air with OS 10.8.2
My Numbers: 2.2
Currently Being ModeratedDec 2, 2012 2:40 PM (in response to Jeff Shenk)
Thanks Jeff, I was not aware that a template could be multi-page. (All the existing templates were 1 page)
But it worked, saving me some steps. When I was finished I renamed the document, and locked it.
Then tried to save it but could not because it was locked. I closed it, went to my Spread Sheet Folder ,
to find it, it was not there. The Finder could not find it either.
So I start over again.
I opened up Numbers and it showed my personal Numbers template folder, it contained both my new
original 4 page template and the vanished saved document!
I tried to delete the template containing these document data and could not - I had to go to the Library/Application Support/Numbers to physically remove it from this folder. Then I started over again. I Finally found out how to make it work: I can now "save as", and then lock, and it will go to place where I want it to be saved and locked.
The secret is: Click on the document title in the menu bar, and it opens up "Save as...", which works the same as in OS 10.4.11, and you can pick the place you want for saving. Once done that, you can then lock the document in the same pull down menu, and then close it.
I also found later that I can delete a template from its folder, by letting Numbers open the templates,
clicking on the one I want to remove, then go to the "Numbers Menu/File/Move to...", select "Desktop"
and from there the selected template can then be thrown into the Trash from there.
It appears now that the real fault of the Numbers software is that the "Save as" command is not available in the "Edit" or "File" pull-down menus, but hidden behind the title of the document.