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Ashik, Mac Technician
Category: Mac
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Experience:  Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), 9+ Years of Experience in troubleshooting Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc
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Pages has spinning wheel of death, I want to save document

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Pages has spinning wheel of death, I want to save document but don't know how - don't want to do force quit and lose it
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Customer: I think the pages document has frozen because the software needs updating but can't update and restart that because the pages program has spinning wheel of death on it
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Customer: No that's all - I have sorted everything and tidied it up and it still won't stop spinning
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
Hi and Welcome. My Name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you today with your question. I'm sorry. If it is frozen, then your only option is force quit it. It is not going to stop spinning if it has stopped responding. If you have saved it at least one time, then it will be auto saved (only if you are using 10.7 or later version). Pages itself doesn't have the AutoSave feature but OS X 10.7 or later has. Force quit Pages. Then open your document. Look at the file name at the top, click on Locked and click "Browse All Versions". Do you see your document there ? See here -->
Expert:  Ashik replied 1 year ago.
Also looks on these locations and see if you can find the document there. Hold down Option key, click on Go menu and select Library. Open Autosave Informations folder and check there. If you don't see Autosave information folder there, then open Containers folder. Open > Data > Library > Autosave Information If you see Mobile Dcouments folder in Library, then check that folder as well. These are the places where the document could have saved.