How to "save as" to i can change the title?

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  1. urbantea macrumors member

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    New mac user here

    When I open docs...for example this PDF in PREVIEW, it downloads as "143843-u8jklfsjadlk.pdf"

    and i want to change the title, rename it. In a PC, just go to FILE, save AS, then i can change the title and save it that way

    how do i do this iwth a mac?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    To rename any file/folder on your Mac, select the file/folder in Finder and press enter/return. Type the new name and press enter/return again. Done!

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  3. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    You can also go to File->Duplicate when you have it open in an app. This creates a new copy and then when you go to File->Save it should give you the option to give it a new name.

    Here's a doc from Apple about how file versions and autosave works in OSX Lion:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4753
     
  4. urbantea thread starter macrumors member

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    yeah but thats the slow wway, What if I am already in the document?

    I'd have to close the document, go finder, go find it and rename it?

    seems inefficient for ....a MAC that's supposd to be smart and efficient right?
     
  5. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If you're already in the document, click File > Save As and you should be able to click on the file name and type the new one.
    ScreenCap 2012-06-22 at Fri, Jun 22,10.07.38 PM .PNG
     
  8. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Unless you're using a Lion app that uses the versions/autosave system. ;)
     
  9. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice picture of Snow Leopard ya got there.

    Um...yeah... No Apple app has Save As anymore. Only apps that don't support Lion's auto-save retain Save As.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yep, the OP didn't specify which version of Mac OS X they were running and I keep forgetting that most may be using Lion. Thanks!
     
  11. urbantea thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I dont have "save as" only
    -save a version
    -duplicate

    so what do i have? the newest OS thing? haha
     
  12. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, you have "the newest OS thing"

    Save As will return to how it use to be next month in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.

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    And why are you not using Lion? It is far superior in my experience to Snow Leopard.
     
  13. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    So next month my instructions will be accurate again! So nice to be out of style, only to find myself coming back into style! Perhaps there's still hope for spats, buggy whips and rumble seats! :D
    I usually don't upgrade to a new OS version unless it has something I need that my current version doesn't provide. I haven't found anything like that in Lion and I'm not crazy about some of its "features". I know I'll be dragged into a newer OS sooner or later... I only recently moved from Leopard to SL on one of my Macs... but for now, SL does everything I need. I just keep forgetting that certain things are different in Lion, such as that discussed in this thread. Part of senility coming on, I suspect! :)
     
  14. Mal macrumors 603

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    To quickly find a file in Finder that you have open in Preview (or most other apps), just Command-click on it's title in the window:

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    I know mine's showing a weird path there, but it shows you exactly where it's stored, and you can simply click on the folder directly below the name to go to it in the Finder, and rename the file there.

    jW
     
  15. NMF macrumors 6502a

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    OP, as Stetrain said, simply click File > Duplicate, and then File > Save on the new window that pops up. It takes maybe 2 seconds longer than "Save As," and even less if you Cmd+S to save like a good little Mac user. ;)
     

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