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  1. #1

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    Jan 14, 2013
    Exclamation Saving my Pages file
    How does Pages save the file? Does it do it automatically? How do I get it to save?

    I was working yesterday and the [Pages] app crashed on me. I lost an hours worth of work. Which really sucks because I can never get it back. I'm a script supervisor on a reality show and I'm taking notes as the talent speaks. I had to summarized what I remembered they'd said. In fact, it did it twice. Both times, when the file opened, it put into every cell, the same line of text. IN EVERY CELL!

    I resolved this by decreasing the number of header lines on each page to 0. When I did this, the file reverts back to the last Save point. I just don't know when it saves!

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    TattooedMac's Avatar
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    May 19, 2009
    Waiting for a mate . . .
    21" iMac 2.9Ghz 16GB RAM & 13"MBP 2.9Ghz i7 8GB RAM 10.10.3, iPhone5 & iPad Air 2 iOS 8.3, ATV3
    You dont mention what OS you are running and on what type of Mac.

    Anyways im not in the mood to do a lot of writing tonight, but Auto Save/Versions is what your looking for and here is a great article from Apple to help you out HTH

    OS X Lion: About Auto Save and Versions

    And another . . . .

    How to use Auto Save in Mountain Lion ~ MacLife
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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 14, 2013
    My bad
    I am using iOS 6.0.1 on the iPad

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Documents are saved automatically and continuously on the iPad. It should not be possible for you to have lost ANY work at all, but until you can figure out what's really going on there (I'd strongly suggest a power-down, it sounds as though you have never actually done this), I'm gonna suggest storing the work on iCloud or Dropbox (et al) so you can access it on other devices if your own device fails for some reason.

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    Jan 14, 2013
    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    (I'd strongly suggest a power-down, it sounds as though you have never actually done this)
    Too be honest, I haven't really been doing that. I got it just before Christmas and have only restarted it around 2-3 times. I'll be doing more now!

    I am storing them on iCloud and Dropbox as well as on an ext. backup drive I keep everything on.

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