Closing Pages removes file from Sidebar

tobindia

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I can't find a forum site dedicated to iWork or Pages, so I hope this is the right spot...

I have a Pages file in my Finder Sidebar. When I click on it, look at or change it, and then close Pages, the file is removed from my Sidebar. What am I doing wrong? I'm using Lion (10.7.3) and Pages '09 (4.1).
 

GGJstudios

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I can't find a forum site dedicated to iWork or Pages, so I hope this is the right spot...

I have a Pages file in my Finder Sidebar. When I click on it, look at or change it, and then close Pages, the file is removed from my Sidebar. What am I doing wrong? I'm using Lion (10.7.3) and Pages '09 (4.1).
How did you put the file in the sidebar, exactly?
 

MrAppleseed

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I have no solution for the problem, but I tried it out and figured out that the behaviour also occurs for other than pages files. The only suggestion I have is dragging files to the Finder’s symbol bar instead.

How did you put the file in the sidebar, exactly?
Drag and drop the file into the sidebar while holding cmd, I guess.
 

Gregg2

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@ MrAppleseed: I get a circle/slash symbol when attempting to do that, using Leopard. So, that makes me wonder what the OP's definition of "the Sidebar" is... or if Lion has that capability.
 

GGJstudios

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@ MrAppleseed: I get a circle/slash symbol when attempting to do that, using Leopard. So, that makes me wonder what the OP's definition of "the Sidebar" is... or if Lion has that capability.
That's why I'm waiting for clarification from the OP. As Johnny 5 would say, "Need input!"
 

tobindia

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I highlighted the file in Finder, then clicked File > Add to Sidebar.
 

PeggyD

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I highlighted the file in Finder, then clicked File > Add to Sidebar.
I did that & a file stayed in the sidebar when I quit Pages.

You haven't explained why you want a document in the sidebar. I can see putting a folder of frequently used files although I use the Dock for that.
 

hollerz

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Does it matter why?

I've tried this with a few different apps (including Pages) and can't seem to replicate the issue, they always stay in the sidebar!
 

tobindia

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Well, it's still happening with Pages. It does NOT happen with OpenOffice...
 

LaWally

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I cannot duplicate the behavior you are reporting. The pages file in the sidebar remains there after closing Pages, regardless of whether or not I update the file before closing Pages. I'm using OSX 10.7.3 and Pages 4.1.
 

tobindia

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Solved ... sort of ...

Intending to create the screenshots as requested, I created a new file in Pages, put it in the Sidebar, opened it in Pages, closed pages, ... and the File stayed in the Sidebar! I then did the same thing with the original file, and when I closed Pages, the file went out of the Sidebar! So, I figured it must be something about the original file. (I converted it from OpenOffice -- not that it should matter.) I re-created the file from scratch in Pages, put it in Sidebar, etc., and the file stays in Sidebar when I close Pages!

I doubt that I'll ever get to the bottom of it, but at this point, I don't care. I've worked around it, and I (we?) have better things to do.

Thanks to all for your help!