How can I change document names within an open application in Lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by smish59, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. smish59 macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2011
    I often download documents from the net that have arbitrary names (e.g. a pdf titled 346-56-766) and want to rename them with a relevant (to me) name and at the same time, place them in a specific folder on my machine.

    Maybe I have missed something in the new OS, but the save as... function that allowed you to do this easily, has now gone. Is there a new way to do it? The workaround I have is to make a duplicate document and then save this. This seems both awkward, illogical and extra work, so I hope there is a quick renaming function available.

    I am not talking about renaming within Finder, which is easy enough, I mean while the document is open on the desktop.

    Any ideas?
  2. paulsalter macrumors 68000


    Aug 10, 2008
    Duplicate is the way to do it, this feature replaced the save as

    The only alternative would be to find an app that doesnt support the new Lion way of working
  3. smish59 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2011
    Hmm, ... I guess so. I wish they would implement a rename/move option in the menu. Would make it a lot easier, and more logical. Duplicating and saving gives a totally different mental model, even though, essentially, it does the same thing.

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