Currently Being ModeratedMay 7, 2013 2:05 AM (in response to Roger Eddy)
I had this problem too, particularly if I forgot to Save a Pages document before closing my laptop.
Here's a workaround I found:
Click on the document itself, not the 'barber pole' window.
File/Revert To/Last Saved
File/Revert To/Last Opened
That should clear the 'barber pole' window and you can now save your document and continue working.
Hope that helps!