Forum Question: How Do I Save the File In IBook Author?

Each time I save or close the file I end up with a new icon on the desktop. I am obviously missing something in the initial set-up of the file
Jack Schofield

Comments: 6 Responses to “How Do I Save the File In IBook Author?”

    5/14/12 @ 10:37 am

    Not sure how you are ending up with that.
    Like with other Lion apps, you start a new document. Then you use File, Save exactly once. That saves the file. From that point on the File, Save command is now a File, Save a Version command. Simply use that to save your work from time to time. Each time you do so, it will save a revision in as a “version” — you never have to refer to old versions, it is just there as a backup of sorts.
    Then that’s it. You open the document, you work on it. You save versions if you like (or not) or just close the document or quit the app when you are not working on it.
    Closing the document should never give you a new copy.
    Perhaps you’ve got some issue with your hard drive? If you save a document (Pages, Numbers, TextEdit, etc) to a drive formatted as something that doesn’t support versioning, then you might run into problems. Is that the case here? Are you trying to save it to a Windows drive or a drive formatted for old Macs?

      Jack Schofield
      5/14/12 @ 12:36 pm

      The hard drive should be ok as this is a new iMac. but I continue to get a new copy of my book each time I close, which is fine except that it is difficult to know which is the last icon.

        5/14/12 @ 1:23 pm

        Something is definitely wrong. You shouldn’t be getting multiple copies of the same file just by closing the app.

          Jack Schofield
          5/14/12 @ 3:45 pm

          Thanks Gary, I will shelve this file and start a new one to determine if I have introduced the problem somehow. It is such a great software.

    Shirley Allan
    5/15/12 @ 3:48 pm

    Could he be using Pages and the Pages Preference be set to “Back up a previous version when saving” be the problem?

      5/15/12 @ 4:24 pm

      Good thinking. But I don’t see any option like that in iBooks Author. And I don’t think having that turned on in Pages would affect how iBooks Author works.

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