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Nov 18, 2012 7:17 PM

I'm having trouble choosing where to save a new pages file.

I choose Save As and then enter the folder name I'm looking for into the search window.

But the resulting folder names are greyed out so I can't choose them. Any solutions?

Pages 09, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • breigle Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2012 11:38 AM (in response to robbocop)

    I too am having this problem.  As well as a lot of users I know.  I've tried removing the preferences for the user in the <user>/Library/Preferences/com.iWork.<etc> 

     

    This didn't help.  This is a iWork 09 installed and updated on Mountain Lion.  It was not installed via the App Store.

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    Nov 21, 2012 11:54 AM (in response to breigle)

    I should add to this that this is an issue in Numbers and Keynote as well.  So it seems to be related to all of iWork. 

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,195 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:39 PM (in response to robbocop)

    Rob,

     

    After Choosing the Document folder, click the disclosure triangle to the right of the filename entry box. That will expand your choices below and you should be able to navigate to your preferred location.

     

    Jerry

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,700 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 12:56 PM (in response to robbocop)

    Pages '09 will remember the last folder location of the previously saved document. If you quit Pages and restart it, the open dialog presents the folder and last file(s) you saved there.

     

    If you want the search feature to work on save as, you need to switch into the indicated Finder mode. Here I am searching for a folder (test-folder) that is two-levels deep in my home directory.

     

    Screen Shot 2012-11-21 at 3.49.33 PM.png

    The folder is found, and displays the files already located in it. Now all I have to do is name the file and press Save. No preferences were harmed in this demonstration.

     

    Screen Shot 2012-11-21 at 3.50.22 PM.png

  • breigle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 1:12 PM (in response to VikingOSX)

    No the issue is once the save dialog box is open and I have already flipped the disclosure triangle down and I'm able to navigate.  I do a search inside the save dialog box.  Now lets just say I'm search for Bob as a client.  I have Bob Bigboy and Bob Villa.  Once I type Bob in the search box previously I could just click below and select the folder I wanted, name my document, and click save.

     

    However... NOW what happens looks like this:

    Screen Shot 2012-11-21 at 1.07.24 PM.png

    As you can see the folders are greyed out.  This only occurs inside iWork applications if I do this in text edit, etc. everything is fine and I can click either of the Bob folders.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,195 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 2:03 PM (in response to breigle)

    Breigle,

     

    Give up on the search field in the Save dialog. It's worthless. Better to organize your folders so you can quickly navigate to the one you need.

     

    Jerry

  • breigle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 5:51 PM (in response to Jerrold Green1)

    It works on computers that are still on lion and computers that are on snow lep just fine.  It's just on new machines and a couple upgrades to the latest mountain lion and the latest version of iWork that this issue happens.

     

    The example I presented is just a dumbed down version.  This is 7 TBs worth of information that needs to be searched through.  So just saying organize better is completely silly.  It's organized just wonderfully.  However, being able to put your latest document related to material inside certain folders is crucial.  If it's not fixed in a timely manner than moving back to office will have to be the solution.  It works just fine in office as well.  So it's something inherient to iWork that is the issue.

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,195 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 6:20 PM (in response to breigle)

    Complaining here does no good. Send Feedback to Apple via the Pages menu. This behavior has been discussed here before, and I assume it's been reported before, but there is strength in numbers.

     

    Jerry

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,700 points)
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    Nov 21, 2012 8:47 PM (in response to breigle)

    I was clearly aware that the solution you were trying does not work; that is why I provided an alternative solution that does allow you to search for a folder, land in it, and save a file.

     

    Jerrold's advice is also sound.

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,700 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 7:31 AM (in response to robbocop)

    I chose a different view mode for the Save as ... dialog.

     

    Screen Shot 2012-11-22 at 10.23.07 AM.png

     

    Let's say I have a folder named A and two sub-folders called B and C.

     

    According to your original post, you can search and find B, but it is greyed out, unselectable, and frustrates your file save attempt.

     

    My solution allows you to do the same search and find the greyed out B sub-folder. Now, however, you can double-click on B, it opens, and allows the completion of your file save.

  • VikingOSX Level 5 Level 5 (4,700 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 2:07 PM (in response to robbocop)

    Thanks. You are making progress.

     

    Like a good card trick, don't let the carousel distract you from seeing the found folder in the traditional file/folder list below it. It is here that you should double-click and save your file. Then you can view all of this folder contents, either in the carousel, or in the traditional file list paradigm.

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