Saving a Backup Version of a Document Automatically
Each time you save a document, you can automatically retain a copy of the last saved
version. That way, if you change your mind about edits you made, you can go back to
(revert to) the backup version of the document.
The best way to create backup versions is different, depending upon which version
of Mac OS X you’re running. Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion) and later automatically saves a
snapshot of your document every time you save. You can access an archive of all
of the previous saved versions at any time. To learn about accessing and using past
document versions in Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion), see “Finding an Archived Version of a
Document” on page 40.
If you’re running Mac OS X v10.6.x (Snow Leopard) or earlier, you can set up Pages to
automatically create a copy of the last saved version of your document. You may also
find this useful if you’re running Mac OS X v10.7 (Lion), and you want to save a backup
version of your document on another hard disk on your network.
To create an archive of previously saved versions of your document on Mac OS X
v10.7 (Lion) or later:
Choose File > “Save a Version,” or press Command-S.
To create a copy of the last saved version of your document:
Choose Pages > Preferences, click General, and then select “Back up previous version
The next time you save your document, a backup version is created in the same
location, with “Backup of” preceding the filename. Only one version—the last saved
version—is backed up. Every time you save the document, the old backup file is
replaced with the new backup file.