Save and rename a document

Pages automatically saves your document to a default location as you work and gives it a default name, such as Untitled 1. You can rename your document, create different versions of it, and save it to another location.

If you want a copy of the document in another format (for example, a Microsoft Word document), export the document in that format.

Save a document with a new name or location

  1. Hold the Option key then choose File > Save As (from the File menu at the top of your computer screen).

  2. Enter a name in the Save As field.

  3. Enter one or more tags (optional).

  4. Click the Where pop-up menu then choose where you want to save the document.

    You can save it to a folder on your Mac or on a server, or save it to iCloud. To see more locations, click the arrow button next to the Save As field.

    Tip: You can create a new folder from the Save As dialog. Select where you want to create the new folder, then click New Folder at the bottom of the Save As dialog. Enter a name for the folder, then click Create. The new folder is selected, so your document will be saved to it.

  5. Click Save.

When you save a document to iCloud, the document is stored on a server, not on your Mac. It appears automatically on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch (if you set up iCloud) and updates whenever you make changes to it on any computer or device signed in to your iCloud account. There is no iCloud folder on your Mac.

Rename a document

  • Click the document’s name at the top of the Pages window, then type a new name.

Revert a document to an earlier version

Because Pages continually saves your work on your computer, you can browse earlier versions, restore a document to an earlier version, and create duplicate versions.

  1. Choose File > Revert To (from the File menu at the top of your computer screen), then choose one of the following:

    • Last Saved: All changes you made to the document since you last saved it are deleted.

    • Last Opened: All changes you made to the document since you last opened it are deleted.

    • Browse All Versions: The timeline for the document opens, showing tick marks on the right that indicate every time the document was opened, saved, duplicated, locked, renamed, or reverted.

  2. If you chose Browse All Versions, click tick marks along the timeline to browse versions.

  3. When you find the version you want, do one of the following:

    • Restore your document to this version: Click Restore.

    • Duplicate this version in a new document: Press the Option key then click Restore a Copy.

To return to your document in its current state without making any changes, click Done.