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  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (34,840 points)

    For Lion, the simple solution (if you prefer to use TextEdit) is to replace the Lion version with a copy from Snow Leopard. If you do that, make sure to put the SL version of TextEdit somewhere in your user account. Otherwise, doing a Repair Permissions will destroy it (Repair Permissions never does anything to a user account).

  • AadilG Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    To change the file type, just press rename and add .html or whatever you want to change it to.

  • Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (34,840 points)

    To change the file type, just press rename and add .html or whatever you want to change it to.

    Uh, no. Any file type is written in its format. You can't change that just by changing the extension. For example, if you took a file named foo.tif and changed it to foo.jpg, it will still be a TIFF and you will get an error message that the JPEG you're trying to open is damaged, can't be parsed, etc.

     

    It does work for a few items, but only because they're already in the format you're changing it to. Can you change a .txt file to .html? Sure, because they're both plain text format to begin with. Just don't expect a .txt file renamed to .html to do anything but open as gobbledegook in your browser.

     

    Since (I think) version 11, Adobe Illustrator starting saving its .ai files in PDF format. The .ai extension just links it to Illustrator so it opens back in that app when you open it. But you can change the extension to .pdf and it will then open in Acrobat, or Preview. But again, that's because it already was a PDF.

  • deeewayne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    agreed, who changes a file type by changing it's extension?? lol. try changing a .JPG to a .TXT and open that up in TextEdit and let me know how that works out for you. ha!

  • deeewayne Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear Apple, please bring back "Save As" to TextEdit. Thanks!

     

    - ALL Mac users

  • Hercules Rockefeller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please bring back 'save as', it has rendered 'Text Edit' and 'Pages' deeply fustrating - so frustrating I am going to get alternative applications to use, and I actually made an account just to write on this forum to say "bring back save as".

     

    It's sheer madness, and has really messed up my abaility to use pages and text edit to write my dissertation. I'm busy, I don't have time to learn how to re-invent the wheel. I just want to save my documents with different names, in different places, in different formats, easily and stress free. This new system is a total mess.

     

    I'll be using Microsoft Word instead. If 'save as' is not returned, I won't be using pages, or buying it again, simple as that.

     

    Also, the usefulness of 'text edit' is severely damaged for me because it no longer opens a new fresh document instantly when I load it up. I used to use that appication for speed. If I needed to make a quick note, I'd fire it up. Instead I get a dialogue box asking if I want to make a new document (obviously) or open an old one (no, otherwise I'd have looked up the document and opened it that way, or I could've opened it from inside the application once it had loaded... seriously, it's dead simple and this new dialogue box is an annoying road-block to a seamless workflow). That coupled with the lack of 'save as' make it an absolute failure. Could we at least have the option in preferences to customise this a little, like turning 'save as' back on, and get these applications to load instantly isetad of having to click through options to get a new document at the start?

     

    Thanks for listening.

  • manzana grande Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Time and time again I see and email lamenting the removal of the "save as" function. I've given up hoping Apple will listen. I've stopped using Textedit, Pages, and Numbers over a year ago.  I've stopped even missing them.

     

    If a company stops listening to customers it's time to no longer be a customer.

  • manzana grande Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Time and time again I see an email lamenting the removal of the "save as" function. I've given up the hope that Apple will listen. I've stopped using Textedit, Pages, Numbers, etc over a year ago.  I've stopped even missing them. I use MS Office for all Docs/Spreadsheet functions and TextWrangler for simple text editing.

     

    I can't believe they are forcing this on us and not even offering a choice. If a company stops listening to customers it's time to no longer be a customer.

  • marklsk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't know about Lion, but if you use Mountain Lion, you can get "Save As" by simply pressing "Option" while clicking on the File menu.

  • manzana grande Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That's a start! But I don't want to have to do different things in different apps to get the same action. Especially for something so fundamental. I would like an option in preferences to make that the default.

     

    But it's nice to know they are moving in that direction. I've not used any app that has the Save As removed since Lion, I switched at that time, so I was unaware of the "option" functionality. Even if the preference was added now, I think they have lost me for good as far as the office apps are concerned. Too little too late.

     

    But I still love OSX. Just please, please, please, don't turn it into iOS.

  • JackKeef Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    The "Option" functionality works thru the OS, and isn't app specific. It's quite handy.

  • manzana grande Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Great, thanks for the feedback. I'll start paying attention to it. I see it alters other menus as well.

  • tropy2k Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    In Lion OS the "option" solution doesn't work and anyway it is a ridiculous solution.

     

    Apple can't remove a foundmamental function like "Save as...". I think they didn't estimate correctly the consequences of this idea.

  • manzana grande Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I found a solution ... Googled it.

     

    Reset the default keyboard shortcut and the next time you start an app, it worked for TextEdit anyway, the "Save As" will appear in the menu by default, without using the annoying extra command key. Yay!

     

    The previous default was Command + Shift +Option + S.

    It appears they were trying to make it annoying as possible to use "Save As". Well, I am annoyed, but not at what they had hoped.

     

    In any case, this seems to work for me. ...

    To set the shortcut to "Shift Command S" .... (Type it in the Terminal.app)

     

    defaults write -globalDomain NSUserKeyEquivalents -dict-add 'Save As...' '@$S'

  • timtimmy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is b*ll*cks.

     

    Only people who search for this thread have already lost important work, therefore it is too late, Apple have screwed up once again.

     

    I cleared the text after finally saving my document that had taken several hours to write, during which was being saved at regular intervals, I was then getting ready to write some other stuff to ultimately save as a new document, then got called away, so I closed it. I didn't realise until later when I opened my important file and found it blank, what had happened.

     

    I'm thinking of going back to a PC, in Apples efforts to try and simplify things they are making things far more complicated.

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