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downloaded a document and then worked on it in Pages, the final product I see and saved is clean. When it is emailed and opened the gray side bar and paint brush is visible. I have tried hiding thing to no avail? Help

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Mar 16, 2018 10:32 AM in response to atlaslab In response to atlaslab

If I'm reading your statement correctly, you are emailing this as a Pages document, which is then opened by the recipient in Pages. Display of the sidebar is controlled by the application opening the document, if it's opened in Pages, then it is possible for the sidebar to be shown.


If you do not want the recipient to be able to see the sidebar, "Print" the document as a PDF file, and email that. The resulting PDF document will be opened by Preview, Adobe reader, or other PDF reader application not capable of opening the sidebar.


Procedure:


With the finished version of the Pages document open:

  • Press command-P to open the Print dialogue.
  • Click the PDF button at lower left of the dialogue window

    Choose 'email PDF' from the menu that opens

A new email document will open with the PDF file included as an attachment.

(To view the PDF, double click the attachment, which will launch Preview and display the document.)

Address the email, add any message to accompany the attachment, and send.


Regards,

Barry

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Mar 16, 2018 6:41 PM in response to Barry In response to Barry

Barry


The state of Pages 5 & 6 documents are not saved with the document, unlike Pages '09 and earlier.


The Sidebar is a screen space wasting fixture in Pages 5 and 6.


This genius of a "contextual" design is particularly a nuisance with just one, let alone multiple windows open, on laptops with smaller screens. An example of the design that isn't by Apple in the last 5 years.


We used to be blessed with beautiful functionality in macOS now all we get is prettified fashion, constantly churned by a new batch of designers, most who do not seem to know what they are doing, or never use Mac Apps, let alone the ones they cripple, because somebody wants to leave their own mark on Mac Software. Just the mark, they never finish or fix what they start


atlaslab


You can not get rid of the Pages 5 & 6 Sidebar. Opening it from an email is irrelevant.


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Mar 16, 2018 10:32 AM in response to atlaslab In response to atlaslab

If I'm reading your statement correctly, you are emailing this as a Pages document, which is then opened by the recipient in Pages. Display of the sidebar is controlled by the application opening the document, if it's opened in Pages, then it is possible for the sidebar to be shown.


If you do not want the recipient to be able to see the sidebar, "Print" the document as a PDF file, and email that. The resulting PDF document will be opened by Preview, Adobe reader, or other PDF reader application not capable of opening the sidebar.


Procedure:


With the finished version of the Pages document open:

  • Press command-P to open the Print dialogue.
  • Click the PDF button at lower left of the dialogue window

    Choose 'email PDF' from the menu that opens

A new email document will open with the PDF file included as an attachment.

(To view the PDF, double click the attachment, which will launch Preview and display the document.)

Address the email, add any message to accompany the attachment, and send.


Regards,

Barry

Mar 16, 2018 10:32 AM

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Mar 16, 2018 10:35 AM in response to Barry In response to Barry

Thank you for taking the time to respond. I sent myself a copy using PDF and you are correct it does not show up. It is interesting that the document I am viewing to send is clean and when received the gray side bar is on right with paint brush. I am saving the document without the sidebar so confusing that it shows up upon opening after delivery.


Thanks again

Mar 16, 2018 10:35 AM

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Mar 16, 2018 11:00 AM in response to atlaslab In response to atlaslab

The sidebar is not part of the document.

It is part of the application—used to view and control various attributes/settings of the document.


That said, the state of the sidebar is an attribute of the document, and that attribute should have been saved with the file, and should not have changed when the saved document was emailed. A quick test with a short Pages document sent by email from me to me using the Share button opened with the sidebar in the same state (closed) as when sent.


The test used Pages 5.6.2. A different version might give a different result, which is why it's important to include version numbers of both Pages (Pages menu > About Pages) and the operating system (Apple menu > About this Mac) when posting questions in this community.


Regards,

Barry

Mar 16, 2018 11:00 AM

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Mar 16, 2018 6:41 PM in response to Barry In response to Barry

Barry


The state of Pages 5 & 6 documents are not saved with the document, unlike Pages '09 and earlier.


The Sidebar is a screen space wasting fixture in Pages 5 and 6.


This genius of a "contextual" design is particularly a nuisance with just one, let alone multiple windows open, on laptops with smaller screens. An example of the design that isn't by Apple in the last 5 years.


We used to be blessed with beautiful functionality in macOS now all we get is prettified fashion, constantly churned by a new batch of designers, most who do not seem to know what they are doing, or never use Mac Apps, let alone the ones they cripple, because somebody wants to leave their own mark on Mac Software. Just the mark, they never finish or fix what they start


atlaslab


You can not get rid of the Pages 5 & 6 Sidebar. Opening it from an email is irrelevant.


User uploaded file


Peter

Mar 16, 2018 6:41 PM

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Mar 16, 2018 6:45 PM in response to PeterBreis0807 In response to PeterBreis0807

Hi Peter,


"The state of Pages 5 & 6 documents are not saved with the document, unlike Pages '09 and earlier."


And yet, this emailed Pages 5.6.2 document, Shared via email while it' Format sidebar was closed, opened from the received email with the sidebar closed.

The active Pages document had its Format side bar open when I wen to Mail to open this attached document (by double clicking in the email).


Regards,

Barry

Mar 16, 2018 6:45 PM

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Mar 16, 2018 7:53 PM in response to Barry In response to Barry

Barry


My apologies you CAN close the Format sidebar, when I tried it I merely switched from Document to Format.


AND Pages 6.3 DOES now remember its state, including screen position, zoom, and whether the Format Sidebar is closed. But NOT what page you were on.


Previously it remembered nothing so this is new.


Peter

Mar 16, 2018 7:53 PM

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