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Problems with Macbook Pro Pages

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Apr 22, 2013 2:31 PM

I have a macbook pro. When I open Pages, it won't let me save or type. I can open documents but I can't type or save.

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  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,135 points)
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    Apr 22, 2013 3:47 PM (in response to sabo14)

    Not being able to type, or save what you couldn't type is a pretty serious problem for a Word Processor! Could you tell us more about your operating system and version of Pages, and how and when you purchased Pages?

     

    Jerry

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,250 points)
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    Apr 22, 2013 9:25 PM (in response to sabo14)

    Sounds like your demo Pages has reached the end of its 30 days trial period and has become a Read Only version.

     

    Did you ever buy it?

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,250 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 10:07 AM (in response to sabo14)

    Menu > Pages > About Pages

     

    What have you done lately? Upgraded the system or reinstalled?

     

    You can't just drag Pages over to a new Mac or a new installation, it needs to be installed again from the installer, with the serial number.

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,250 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 12:46 PM (in response to sabo14)

    When you are in Pages with your document open, Go up to the menubar at the top of the screen.

     

    Immediately on the left is the Apple logo, that is the System menu.

     

    Next to that, second from the left is the Pages menu, click on that and the first option is About Pages.

     

    Peter

  • Yellowbox Level 4 Level 4 (3,880 points)
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    Apr 23, 2013 8:11 PM (in response to sabo14)

    Hi sabo,

     

    Are you in fact in Finder? You can have an open document, but it will be inactive if you clicked on the desktop or a folder.

     

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    Click on the document and see if the menubar changes to Pages.

     

    Regards,

    Ian.

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,250 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 7:58 AM (in response to sabo14)

    So you are saying Pages has frozen?

     

    Have you Force Quit it and restarted?

     

    Peter

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,250 points)
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    Apr 25, 2013 11:45 AM (in response to sabo14)

    Sometimes there is a dialog open somewhere which is waiting for you to click on a button, and is probably under something else.

     

    If your screen is cluttered with other windows, close them or minimise them by clicking on the yellow button in the top left corner. or move them out of the way.

     

    When you find the dialog box, dismiss it or respond to whatever it is asking and then you should be able to get on with using the document.

     

    My guess is you have a printing dialog box open.

     

    Peter

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,725 points)
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    Apr 26, 2013 10:21 AM (in response to sabo14)

    Main question is: Have you bought iWork or not? If you haven't bought iwork you have a trial version and it stop working in some aspects after 30 days of use. So when and how did you aquire iWork/Pages?

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