The Save As feature, with which you used to save a document with a different name or in a different location, was removed in Mac OS X Lion. Well, it was thankfully brought back in Mountain Lion although it is hidden from view. To access the Save As feature, click File on the menu and hold down the Alt or Option key. The Duplicate menu item temporarily changes into Save As.
When using Save As, the original document will be closed (in most cases) and the document with the new name becomes the active document. To save the file in a different location, navigate to the folder where you wish to save the file from the Column Browser window.
Note that the Save As command does not quite work the way it did in previous versions. In previous versions, if you made any changes to a document before using Save As, the changes would only be reflected in the new document – the original document would remain untouched. This is no longer the case. If you open a document, make changes to it and then execute the Save As command, the changes will be reflected in both documents.
Thus, if you plan on making changes to a document with the intention of saving it with a different name, make sure to use Save As before you make the changes. Otherwise, your original document will be changed as well.
To Save a Document with a New File Name or in a Different Location using the Save As Command
- Select File from the menu
- Hold down the Alt or Option key to temporarily display the Save As command.
- Select Save As from the menu to display the Save As dialog box.
- Type the new name for the file in the Save As box.
- To save your file in a different location, navigate to the folder and/or drive where you wish to save your file in the Column Browser window.
- Click Save.
- To save subsequent changes to the file, chose File > Save from the menu
Press keystroke combination Command + S.
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