OS X :: File Formatting Changes Every Time When Save
Sep 28, 2010
I have a 2006 Ibook with a G-4 processor. For some reason every time I save a document under a specific formatting, it will change it back to appleworks when I open it up. The document will then appear as untitled and I will be forced to re-format the document again before saving. Also, when I send a document through e-mail even before it has been changed to appleworks the person receiving will only be able to open it as an HTML or as a Google doc. Does anyone know how I may be able to fix this?
I have 2 hard disks which I use for Time Machine, one for the main system, and one for my data. However, whenever I backup, I have to reconfigure what it backs up, and this is quite an annoyance as Time Machine is supposed to be a simple. Is there anyway I can save a configuration file for it that I can use for each drive?
I have a 640GB WD Black hard drive in my computer, and that I had accidentally formatted during my creation of a XP boot camp drive (I have another hard drive in the MacPro with this present). At the time I lost a majority of my media and had to rerip it all (learned my backup lesson there). So when it was reformatted it was changed from OSX extended journaled to MS-DOS Fat. I then used the drive to store the media on again as I reripped and pulled some from Time Machine. I kept running into problems where some files would not copy over.
So I reformatted a different drive and copied all the media to it, which fixes the other issues, and now I'm trying to reformat the MS-DOS 640 GB drive back to osx extended journaled. When I use disk utility I select the drive, and change the volume format from MS-DOS (FAT) to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and click Erase and then it stops and says "Disk Erase failed. With the error: File system formatting failed"
Just put together a CV using Open Office, it's currently saved as a .odt. I'll be sending this out to a few companies and I'd like to know what the best file type is to select that will be readable by everyone? When I go to 'save as' I see a long list of options and I'm not sure which one to pick so that PC users can view.
I try to open an Open Office spread sheet and it simply saves the file as another file with the .cpgz extension which does the same thing. This did not happen a couple weeks ago; I think my download for Apple updates may be the culprit. My OS X is now 10.7.3, I believe originally it was 10.7.2 but I could be wrong.
The original document is a zip archive but now "saves as" a .cpgz archive. I have tried the "Unarchiver", which I just downloaded, but it only creates another file with subfolders, none of which appear to have my original spread sheet. (To be honest, I never noticed this Open Office spread sheet file was a zip file until a few minutes ago when I tried to unsuccessfully open it).
I've just made some space on a USB passport drive and made a FAT32 partition in windows with partition magic (I already have files on it that I needed to keep). Now should I let time machine reformat, it'll only wipe the partition right? Or should i format it with disk utility? I'm thinking I can let time machine do it's thing but just double checking as I've managed to wipe a whole hard drive of data before now trying to make new partitions.
I'd like to insert the Date in the appropriate space on a letter. It seems that I cannot do this without inserting the day of the week and the time. When I look for a way to change this format, it seems that iPages only instructs me on how to change it when I am using the date/time in a cell in a table. How do I do it for a plain old letter?
I'm trying to modify a config file, from the game No One Lives Forever to be exact. This file is the NOLF folder, and that file, and everything in the NOLF folder is set to read and write premissions to everyone. Yet when I try to modify any of the cfg files in the directory, I can't save. It comes up with a message simply saying it cannot save.
Every time i try to save a file as .php in textedit, it says: "You cannot save this document with extension ?.php? at the end of the name. The required extension is ?.rtf?." How can I make it so that it alows me to save a file as .php?
I just got a new mac computer and wanted to transfer my itunes library to the new computer. I do not have a firewire cable. So I thought I could just put the library on my 8gb sd card (my itunes library is 5.25 gb). I thought it might be faster if I zipped the library so I did-that took 10 minutes or so. But whenever I tried to move the zip file to the sd card I got an error message. So then I copied the zip file and tried to move the copy to the sd card. I still got the error message. So now what is happening is I am simply copying my itunes music folder directly to the sd card. It says it will take about 2 hours (my old computer is from 2003 so I think I have a slow usb port). So hopefully this will work. But why wouldn't it work with the .zip file?
ive been trying to edit the SSH port in Services file but i get an error saying "You do not have appropriate access privileges". tried changing the permissions and give everyone read&write but no luck. tried "sudo open -t /etc/services" but still cant save the file.
For my movies and pictures i have a mixture of folders and files.
See here: files and folders are mixed together. I usually always right click and select keep arranged by "kind" to get this arranged by kind. But the problem is every time i exit the folder it reverts back to being mixed. Is there ANY way to save these changes to always have my files arranged by kind?
I am new to MAC. I want to use PackageMaker to install certain files.I have made the settings but I cant understand where to save it. Also when I want set the components to allow relocation it shows no response.
Even though my permissions are set to read write, I can't save changes to a TextEdit file. The program keeps saying I don't have permission and asks me if I want to create a duplicate. How can I fix this?
How do I save an existing document with a new file name thereby having two documents the old one and the new one with changes? Once a document has been saved once opening File no longer offers the save or Save as choice. Clicking on Save a version does not work either.
I can't find the save as command in the File menu. I just bought a new Mac. When using textedit, I need to save files into specific folders I have on my computer for my work files. I tried using "save a version" but that didn't work. I'm not even sure where my textedit file is in the Finder.
Info: MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2012), Mac OS X (10.7)
I want to save my first garageband file as an mp3. When I click share -> send song to iTunes, a tube appears, showing that the operation is occurring, but it never arrives. I've tried different names of playlists, but no luck. Either the operation doesn't happen or the file's title changes. I looked in all the folders where newly created mp3's go and no luck. I've searched iTunes and can't find any new files.
me and my friend are starting to make a small site and want to try out iweb. The one problem I found is where does this file save to, I mean if my friend wants to work on the site where do i find the file to send it to him.
Try as I might, I cannot save a document, or anything to m y external hard drive that I plug into my MacBook Pro. Its my hard drvie, its NOT write protected, and I backed up all my PC files there so as to "Move to a mac" This mac will be useless if I cannot figure this out... what a pain. It tells me that when I try to save it the hard drive is full or write protected, neither of which is true.... what could be the problem here?
I can't believe also there was no resident paint type program with the mac, and that you can't have tabs always open on Safari.
Also, I hate the way everything dissapears off my screen and I have to search through all the icons on the doc to find what I am looking for.... I really miss the start button with all my programs there for browsing... some things are definitly clunkier on the MAC..
Is it possible to execute the keyboard shortcut, "Save picture of a selected area as a file" by clicking the track ball on the Mighty Mouse? I'm thinking that I just need to find the location of this action and set it up on the Mighty Mouse.
After using my Mac Pro for a while without rebooting, the "open file..." dialogue starts to slow down. For example in Safari when I'm pressing "cmd O" it takes like 5 seconds until the window pops up, sometimes showing me the beachball... this is system wide, it is reproducible in every application and will be fixed on the next reboot - then it takes a couple of hours until it starts hanging again. I have no idea whats causing this but it has been there for months and right now its going on my nerves... There's also a thread on the Apple boards [URL]
I have an automator script I made myself that I use constantly. When I run the script one of the steps takes a screenshot and saves it as a PNG file. When I run the script again, it replaces the old PNG file with a new one. I would really like it to save the PNG file so that file name begins with the current date at the beginning of the name. Meaning the PNG file would be named something like "6/23/10 screenshot". Is this possible?
I'd be almost as happy if I could at least get it to simply make a new PNG with any random filename just so long as it doesn't overwrite the old version. That way I could simply look at the date created column in the finder and get the same info.