Pages - exporting to PDF - "wrong" folder

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  1. MuRReC macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2008
    I have an annoying problem that I don't know how to resolve (switched back to Mac after not having one for 15 years).

    What I do often is I write something in Pages and then I want to convert it to PDF. This is fine, I just go to File > Export to > PDF.

    What is strange is that instead of giving me the folder that the original file is in it goes to "Documents".
    This is IMHO super annoying.

    I want it to default going to the same folder as the original file when saving.
    Is this possible?
  2. Palladium macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2006
    Northern Ireland, UK
    After you select 'export to PDF' and the image quality, you get a dialog box showing where the file will be saved. By default this may be set to what I will call a minimised form, simply offering the last used destination used by Pages, in your case apparently the Documents Folder. There is a small triangle to the right of the filename box (top line). Click on this triangle and a full dialog box will open, allowing you to close exactly where to save the file. Click on the triangle again and the full box collapses to the minimum. This works for any 'Save' dialog box though I think most people will seldom want the minimised form!
  3. MuRReC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2008
    Thanks for the answer.
    This isn't the problem, I always get the maximised window.
    The problem is that instead of showing the folder containing the original file I get the last folder that was used to export/save in.
    Is it possible to change this?

    Have to say, as far as productivity OSX is nice.
    But finder is, kinda crappy I think.

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