Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 4:58 PM (in response to yorkmin)
What are the instructions you are following? There are quite a few ways to rename a file.
If you're using Mountain Lion & Pages 4.2, click on the name of the document in the title bar & choose rename from the menu. You can also rename a file in Finder by selecting it & pressing the Return or Enter key to highlight the name & then type in the new one.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 5:45 PM (in response to Peggy)
I have used Pages ever since it came out, always updating when it updates. I use Mountain Lion. I do exactly what you described. It renames--and then reverts. To be honest, I'm none too impressed with iCloud in terms of iWorks integration. Mobile Me was easier.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 10:50 PM (in response to yorkmin)
Ah , so now you tell us this is on iCloud not in Pages.
Are you trying to change the name in Finder with the iCloud location open as a window?
You do have Pages '09 4.2?
What happens when you try to change the name inside Pages in the document window bar?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 2:39 AM (in response to PeterBreis0807)
I don't mean to be impolite, but I wonder whether anyone actually reds the original post and pays attention to it before jumping in with an answer.
I made it clear I am no novice in Pages, nor in Mac. Have used Macs over 25 years. Have 27" iMac, 24", original Air, brand new Air, 15" professional, iPhone 4S, and iPad2.
I run Mountain Lion.
I have the latest Pages, 09 4.2.
On both 27" and new 13" Air, whether ask a desktop document or Pages in iCloud, simply highlighting the name of the file under RENAME, whether on the doc itself or from file, REVERTS to the original name.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 8:08 AM (in response to yorkmin)
In Pages, Mountain Lion, I follow the instructions to rename the file. But when I hit return, it revers to the same name. I have found it impossible to rename either by going to the name itself and the drop down menu, or using the menu under File.
The only way I have succeeded is to copy and paste into a new document, or to export to something like Word (ugh).
Anyone have a solution?
I have read the original post several times to try and understand your question.
Could you please show me the reference to iCloud, your versions of Mountain Lion or Pages, and that you are no novice and have been using a Mac for 25 years?
I can't currently access iCloud but I can save to my hard drive and change the name either in Finder or using right click on the file name at the top of the document's Window Bar.
I believe you can drag in/out files from Finder into your iCloud account but documents remain specific to the application that creates them in iCloud, also that since MsWord has not been updated for Lion or Mountain Lion that you will not be able to use it with iCloud.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 8:24 AM (in response to yorkmin)
The answer turns out to be simple. But there was a step missing in the explanations. You can't simply rename the file by changing part of it. You have to delete the name and then type in a new name.
So when I tried to update a file from, say, October 21 to October 22 in the name--showing a day's difference in the writing--it always reverted to October 21. Simply pressing enter didn't cut it.
But when I DELETED the name, then typed in an entire NEW name, it worked. Explanations need that step added.
Thanks to those who tried to help.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 8:27 AM (in response to yorkmin)
I might add one more comment. Having to delete the entire name is new on the Mac. Any document on my desktop, I can simply highlight a part of the name and retype that part. Works in Word as well as well. But the RENAME function in Pages requires a full delete of the name--that's why it wasn't obvious.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 23, 2012 8:57 AM (in response to yorkmin)
That establishes that it is not a problem with iCloud nor Pages.
I have tested it in both Pages and TextEdit.
It is an OSX 10.8 bug/UI error.
Please be clear and accurate in your report so that Apple engineers can reproduce the problem. I shall add my notification as well.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 5:23 AM (in response to yorkmin)
I had this same problem. What worked for me was:
1. clicking the name of the document in the title bar (document open)
2. choosing rename from the drop down menu
3. typing in the new name
4. hitting the return/enter key
Step 4 was the necessary step missing to get it to work for me.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 8, 2012 5:36 AM (in response to yorkmin)
In an earlier post, I shared that on the initial open file dialog when launching Pages, it gives the choice of iCloud or On My Mac, whether a new document is to be created, or an existing one is opened.
When this dialog displays files on iCloud, one can right-button (or two-finger tap) select the file and choose Rename from the resultant menu.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 12, 2013 10:20 AM (in response to drlisann)
Thanks very much for this. You're right: the fourth step is the crucial one, and a less than obvious one. One would have thought just clicking anywhere in the document would have done the trick, but it doesn't. Also, and this is probably too obvious to mention, but in Mountain Lion "Rename" now functions as Snow Leopards "Save As," unless I'm missing something.