Same here. Upgraded to Lion and now I can no longer save anything that has already been saved. I am trying to save a text file to a new loacation but there is no "Save" or "Save As". How am I supposed to save my document to a chosen location?
Super frustrating. Can I have my $30 back? This is not progress...
Apparently it's one of the 'advances' in human interface studf.
Autosave is the default in Lion, hence the absence of a Save function after the initial doc creation and naming.
Apparenty some of the "old" Save As function's abilities are made available through the Export or Duplicate function in Lion.
And then there's "versions"....
Personally, I like Save As, especially in a graphics app.
More info here -
I've noticed the lack of "save as" today too...
I've really disappointed by this "new" ergonomy. They want to make desktops to be similar to an iPad. Maybe it can be fanny for the common user, but for professionals it's a real pain!
And even from a conceptual point of view, "save as" it's not at all comparable with versioning. Someone must be drunk at Cupertino! Or that was an idea of some guy from Marketing, they're always up to this dumb ideas.
Is there any way to create a petition to ask Apple reintroduce these options?
Welcome to the iOS world of nonthinking, wherein the OS does everything for you. Salient details described in http://www.apple.com/macosx/whats-new/auto-save.html and http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4753
Sorry, but this is the world of the Nanny state --- you do things the way Apple envisions them or you're out of luck... call it "Redmond-think" takes over Cuppertino.
Lion is so Windows like as to no longer provide a reason to switch.
And the "save" feature is even worse... try saving new files (like cutouts from an existing image) ... It defaults to your desktop, and Png. If you decide to change the file location and name from Undefined, and THEN change the file type to jpg from png ... you have to choose your location and rename the file AGAIN... it forgot that fast.
If it Saves to the Destop by default it's doubly worse for someone like me who has the Mac OS X installed on an internal Solid State Drive but works with all data files on the internal other HD. The Desktop is part of the Finder and OS and anything deposited there needs trashing because moving it only moves a duplicate. Double double duplicates!!
Here is how to do a Save As in Lion.
1. With your original textedit file open, click FILE/DUPLICATE.
2. Select the duplicate. It will have the original file name plus the workd "copy"
3. Click FILE/SAVE...
4. You will get the SAVE AS dialog box.
If you do not save the copy, it will prompt you when you exit it.
If you want to report this issue to Apple's engineering, send a bug report or an enhancement request via its Bug Reporter system. To do this, register as an Apple Developer—it's free and available for all Mac users and gets you a look at some development software. Since you already have an Apple username/ID, use that. Once a member, go to Apple BugReporter and file your bug report or enhancement request. You'll get a response and a follow-up number; thus, starting a dialog with engineering.
Another example of designers (the folk who determine the features of apps) deciding they know better than I do what it is that I want to do, what my workflow should be, how I should do things.
Nuts. "Smart" apps, functions, etc., are so dumb they get in the way.
That's one of the reasons I liked like OS 9 so much - its flexibility.
Bring back the choices - let me decide my own path. I'll guarantee you I'll find a more efficient way to do things than someone else deciding for me.