New User - How do I "save as"

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by GeneinTO, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. GeneinTO macrumors newbie

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    I am a web designer and have a new 24" iMac, first mac product. I enjoy the machine but one of the sites I support requires me to maintain a collection of 16000 txt files. I regularly have to updates 10-20 of these files at a time that have identical text. I generally open one, make the changes to the text and "save as" to all the correct file names.

    How do I do this in mac os X?

    Cheers
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  3. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    You can also right click to bring up a menu. If you have a mighty mouse go into System preferences > mouse and turn right clicking on (I think its off by default).

    Or you can control + click which is the same as right clicking.

    EDIT: I've just realised you are not saving stuff off the web. You are infact editing files so ignore what i said. Doh!

    You might want to look into using Automator to see if you can automate that process a little so its not so repetitive.
     
  4. iBlue macrumors Core

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    I'm pretty sure that's easy enough and he is asking how to batch rename multiple files, not how to save. (?)

    I am not 100% sure myself but I do know there is a way. This thread might help. Or maybe this.
     
  5. GeneinTO thread starter macrumors newbie

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    lol.... Thanks.... still not used to having the "bar" at the top of the screen with commands in it...
     
  6. iBlue macrumors Core

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    seriously? OK, here I thought everyone was underestimating your question and here I was overthinking it. :eek:
     
  7. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    You can also use command + s for save or shift + command + s for save as.
     
  8. eluk macrumors 6502a

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    I read it the same way. So you're not alone. :)
     

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