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How to do a SAVE AS in Numbers in the new iworks version 2.1

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kmirza1 Calculating status...
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Jul 21, 2011 11:18 AM

I just upgraded to the new iworks 09 version 2.1. The Save AS option has disappeard. THis is confusing. How do I do a Save As and give the sheet a new name.

  • brilor Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    I've also just upgraded to Numbers 2.1  and the Save As option is there on the File menu. This is Snow Leopard 10.6.8

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)

    I guess that you installed also Lion.

    If I am right, search in the today's threads.

    This question was extensively discussed and answered.

    To be short, Duplicate

    then cmd + S (if my memory is OK)

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) jeudi 21 juillet 2011 23:04:13

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !

  • Jerrold Green1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,175 points)

    Yvan,

     

    I can confirm that your memory is ok.

     

    Jerry

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)

    They removed the Save item because they were tired to read dumb messages like "My battery died after four hours of work on an important document which I never saved. How may I retrieve my work?"

    I assume that the complicated code doing the needed job require some extraneous tasks before giving hand to the user for Save As….

    Remember that it's not a dumb autosave as the one done by my script or by ForeverSave.

    It's monitoring every changes without erasing precedent state. It's a kind of 'infinite' undo feature. It's even more powerful than undo because it allow us to replace a paragraph typed on 2011/07/22 15h 25m by one saved on 2011/07/20 21h 35m leaving untouched what was typed between these two date_times.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) vendredi 22 juillet 2011 15:26:53

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !

  • lhotka Calculating status...

    You're assuming:

     

    1) That we trust the new versions feature.

    2) That we don't need to keep static standalone versions of documents.

    3) That we don't create new documents from old ones.

     

    Duplicating in finder isn't an acceptable option - it requires multiple extra steps, and breaks more than 25 years of UI standards.

  • lhotka Level 1 Level 1 (40 points)

    One more thing - the duplicate/save ...  function in the menu doesn't save the new document in the same location as the old.  That's a major pain.

     

    Major fail to Apple on this one.

  • eratzkoff Calculating status...

    I second your comments.

  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)

    "Duplicating in finder isn't an acceptable option - it requires multiple extra steps, and breaks more than 25 years of UI standards.

    "Major fail to Apple on this one."

     

    "I second your comments."

     

    These are comments that should be going to Apple (along with the rest of lhotka's post from which the first two are taken).

     

    Numbers menu (in Numbers) > Provide Numbers Feedback.

     

    or on the web: http://www.apple.com/feedback/numbers.html

     

    Regards,

    Barry

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)

    I already posted the info several times.

     

    The menu item Save is now Save…

     

    which means that it open always the good old dialog.

     

    The truth is that it's not the Save As… feature which is gone.

    It's the Save one.

    Trigger the menu Save… do what was achieved thru Save As…

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) mardi 26 juillet 2011 11:05:24

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.0


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !

  • eratzkoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    With all due respect, I tried Save Version which is the only option in the menu. What if I am saving my files for other computers and I also save for my IPAD but I want my file to contain a specific name. I need a list organiser as well as a True DB. I want to have "my" control over my generation backup. Why do I have to work "around" a new design? Not all my work is on my desktop.

    Regards, E. Ratzkoff

  • eratzkoff Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Agreed. Tried that earlier. The support email is either busy or not redirecting properly.

  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,760 points)

    When you trigger the menu item Save…

     

    you get the old Save As… dialog wich allow you to :

     

    change the file name

    change the destination folder

    export as .xls

    export as Numbers '08 document

     

    If you do the same in Pages, the dialog allow you to :

     

    change the file name

    change the destination folder

    export as .doc

    export as Pages '08 document

     

    Of course, in both case you must click the black triangle enabling the complete dialog as it always did.

     

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) mardi 26 juillet 2011 11:53:36

    iMac 21”5, i7, 2.8 GHz, 4 Gbytes, 1 Tbytes, mac OS X 10.6.8 and 10.7.0


    Please : Search for questions similar to your own before submitting them to the community

     

    To be the AW6 successor, iWork MUST integrate a TRUE DB, not a list organizer !

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