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Pages '09 quits when attempting to Save As...

I discovered a quite annoying issue with Pages '09 last night when attempting to change an already completed document and save it as a different copy.

I discovered a quite annoying issue with Pages '09 last night when attempting to change an already completed document and save it as a different copy. Pages would save the document but would immediately (sometimes even during the save) quit. This issue was recreated several times using the Save as... command as well as when attempting to print and using the the Save as PDF... option.

Upon getting to the office, I popped open my MacBook Pro and began delving further into my Pages predicament. Opening the Console and viewing my crash report ended up being the key to cracking this case. Users can access their crash reports by navigating to (username > Library > Logs > DiagnosticReports) and selecting the .crash file that was created at the time of their crash.

While examining the report, I noticed that at the end of my crashed thread (Thread 0) the preference file (com.apple.iWork.Pages.plist) had several extra status entries. From this I determined that my first step to troubleshooting this issue would be to remove the (com.apple.iWork.Pages.plist) file by navigating to (username > Library > Preferences) and dragging the file to my Desktop.

I restarted Pages '09 and attempted to change and subsequently Save as... to find that I no longer experienced a crash. From that point, I deleted the (com.apple.iWork.Pages.plist) file from my Desktop (a new one was created in its place automatically).


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