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Scot Walker Level 2 Level 2 (480 points)
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Sep 6, 2012 1:50 PM

I'm in TextEdit and I want to do a Save As... command but there isn't a Save As.. command. I see Save a Version command but nothing happens when I select that.

 

Why is this so difficult?


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  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Sep 6, 2012 1:52 PM (in response to Scot Walker)

    Select Duplicate in the File menu. Now select Save for the duplicate.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Sep 6, 2012 2:03 PM (in response to Scot Walker)

    To better deal with Versions and AutoSave: OS X Lion- About Auto Save and Versions.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Sep 6, 2012 2:29 PM (in response to Scot Walker)

    You are welcome to your opinion, although it's not a well-informed opinion.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Sep 6, 2012 3:12 PM (in response to Scot Walker)

    If you are asking if I prefer taking two steps to do what used to take one step, I'm afraid I haven't found that to be a problem. If you are asking if one step is faster than two, then I agree with you on that.

     

    Since documents are constantly saved and backed up you always know that the current version is the latest version. Auto-saved versions can also be restored so you have ready access to a previous version. For many of us this is more efficient. I can always rename the current document if I need to or recover an entire series of previous versions.

     

    Perhaps you should just upgrade to Mountain Lion where this has been changed. I'm not sure you'll like the change, but you can give it a try.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Sep 6, 2012 3:29 PM (in response to Scot Walker)

    If you want a new file you can change, then select Duplicate to give you a copy of the current file with which to work and that can be renamed and saved.

     

    Yes, there are lots of people who have complained here since the advent of Lion. But those who post their complaints here are a minority of users. The majority have what they requested of Apple be included in Lion. I understand you don't like it. But given the two of us it's a split decision.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Sep 6, 2012 3:56 PM (in response to Scot Walker)

    Apple's changes are driven by consumers' demands in the marketplace. Most of Apple's recent customer base comes from the Windows world. Having left Windows they now want OS X to have all the same options. Blame the switchers (and I'm not being sarcastic.) After all, we live in a "majority rules" world.

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,490 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 9:01 AM (in response to Scot Walker)

    If you have a copy of Snow Leopard on hand, you can replace TextEdit in Lion or Mountain Lion with the version from SL to get Save As back, which will also completely eliminate Versions/Autosave for that app.

     

    You need to use Terminal to delete the Lion version of TextEdit since Lion and Mountain Lion both insist it cannot be deleted. Make sure to put the SL version of TextEdit in your user account. Otherwise, when you do a Repair Permissions, it will destroy SL's TextEdit by trying to set its permission to where it thinks they should be for Lion. It's safe in your user account since a Repair Permissions doesn't do anything to any file or folder in user accounts.

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,025 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 12:15 PM (in response to Scot Walker)

    You have no idea how silly your remarks are. If Apple did not listen to the market then why does the market demand Apple products? Why aren't they switching back to PCs? Why did Adobe abandon mobile Flash?

     

    You don't like one particular aspect of OS X and make it sound like Apple will be in the poor house before next Friday. Please get real. You don't know what you are talking about or you would not make such contradictory remarks.

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