How do save as in Numbers and keep original

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  1. alainr macrumors regular

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    I am using Numbers 3.6.2 on my mac w/el capitan version 10.11.6.
    How do you do a SAVE AS and keep the original spreadsheet?
    I made changes to my Spreadsheet #1, hit the option key and then the Save As choice appeared and saved the new Spreadsheet #2.
    But then, Spreadsheet #1 had all the changes I made for #2--it didn't remain the way it started.

    Is there a way to do a save as and keep the original in its original form?
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    File --> Duplicate will make a copy of the original file. Any changes you make before you Duplicate are saved to the original, so make the Duplicate BEFORE you make unwanted changes to the original.
     
  3. alainr thread starter macrumors regular

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    That is great if i plan it out beforehand. but sometimes i just start making corrections and realize that i want to keep t he original version and one w/my new changes.
     
  4. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    You would have to make a Duplicate, then go back to the original and undo everything.
     
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