14 Replies Latest reply: Jan 14, 2013 8:27 PM by Boydp182
Charles L. Baker Level 1 (5 points)

I have tried both Word and PDF sharing - neither opens a message in mail for me to send. I ran Disk Utilities - no avail.


MacBook Pro Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.9)
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)

    What has Disk Utilities to do with it?

     

    May we have some clues, such as what version of Pages you are using and are you really still on OSX 10.4.9?

     

    Peter

  • Charles L. Baker Level 1 (5 points)

    Oops. Actually i'm running OS 10.6.8. Pages version 4.1

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)

    Using my psychic powers I knew that.

     

    Pages version 4.1 is really just for Lion users and won't be much use to you in Snow Leopard.

     

    First step I'd reinstall and go back to the older version, if you are getting odd behavior.

     

    Odd behavior btw is now "Simplified Behavior" in Apple NewSpeak.

     

    Peter

  • Charles L. Baker Level 1 (5 points)

    Peter,

     

    Since Pages 4.1 was created in '09, and I can easily find things I created using it in '10 - and were forwarded via e-mail, I doubt that reinstalling version 2.0 is a good way to fix this problem.

     

    Moving to Lion might be a good step for other reasons, but for this one?

     

    -Charlie

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)

    No, the 4.1 update, aka iWork 9.1, is the latest update to iWork '09, released 2011 07 20, and you do not have to go back to prior versions of iWork just the one updated to v4.05.

     

    I myself after having a prolonged look at Lion prior to release and since on other computers, will not upgrade until maybe 10.7.3 and maybe not even then if some of the things I don't like aren't addressed.

     

    Peter

  • Dale Gillard Level 5 (4,365 points)

    Other people have had the same problem recently. What stopped them sharing a document via Mail was the "/" in the document's name.

     

    What's the name of your document? What happens if you save your document with a different name and a name that does not have a "/" in it?

  • Dale Gillard Level 5 (4,365 points)

    Peter

     

    Just because you don't like Lion doesn't mean others should waste time downgrading iWork, especially when you don't know this will fix the problem.

     

    While iWork 9.1 supports Lion features, this won't affect the OP. He's running Snow Leopard. So iWork 9.1 in Snow Leopard still has a Save As command, Resume and Versions don't exist, etc.

     

    iWork 9.1 includes bug fixes, security updates (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4830) and two new Keynote builds. These changes and fixes may be important to the OP.

  • Charles L. Baker Level 1 (5 points)

    Dale,

     

    I had a capital "I" and two ones (11). Took them out, but no luck.

  • Dale Gillard Level 5 (4,365 points)

    Did you File > Save As the document and save it a new name to a different folder?

     

    What is the name of your document?

  • Charles L. Baker Level 1 (5 points)

    Peter,

     

    Quiting for the night. I'll check this out tomorrow. See if I can find the ealier version.

     

    -Charlie

  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 (34,587 points)

    Dale

     

    I don't know it will fix it but the problem seems to have come with the upgrade.

     

    Without other information, and there isn't much, one step would be to reinstall back to the older version.

     

    My dislike is not so much for Lion as the creeping inconsistencies and dumbing down making regular tasks that much harder.

     

    Peter

  • Charles L. Baker Level 1 (5 points)

    Dale,

     

    When I finally figured out that you meant "/" as a forward slash, and not a one or a capital i, this worked. Makes sense, since I know Word won't save files with a date that uses the forward slash between numbers.

     

    Thank you!!

     

    -Charlie

  • Level 8 (41,790 points)

    Hello Peter

     

    Slashs are among the list of characters which don't be used in file or folder names since the switch to OSX which, as an UNIX operating system use it as delimiters in pathnames.

     

    What is odd isn't the fact that they are really rejected now, it's the fact that they weren't rejected long before.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) lundi 29 août 2011 22:40:18

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.0

    My iDisk is : <http://public.me.com/koenigyvan>


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

  • Boydp182 Level 1 (10 points)

    I have not been able to figure out why some of my numbers documents will share via email and some won't.

     

    Thanks to this post it is fixed. I had a document named 1/13/13 and changed it to 1 13 13 and now it opens mail when I click share. Sounds like a bug Apple needs to fix but it worked just by removing the /