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    Am I the only one who does not understand why 'SAVE AS " has disappeared. I am beyond frustrated with the new system of renaming and moving files. It is super clumsy and takes way more effort. Who is at the steering wheel at APPLE! Bring back SAVE AS! I was actually on a PC the other day and cheered when I saw they still have it on their system. Cheering a PC. What has gotten into me!

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    What version of OS X are you running? Save as is available in Mountain Lion so I'm not sure what you're referring to?

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    Save As still appears in File??? Maybe stick with a PC.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Command + S works also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osxx View Post
    Command + S works also.
    That saves a file. It doesn't allow you to choose a new name and/or destination!
    I actually agree with CSMAX. It is probably the most stupid change which has been applied to OSX in recent times.
    You can get used to Apple's new way of saving files, but why? With all due respect, and I love my OSX/Mac, Apple must realise that the vast majority of the working population use Microsoft when using their employer's systems. MS haven't changed this, as far as I know.
    Not where I work anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilf View Post
    That saves a file. It doesn't allow you to choose a new name and/or destination!
    I actually agree with CSMAX. It is probably the most stupid change which has been applied to OSX in recent times.
    You can get used to Apple's new way of saving files, but why? With all due respect, and I love my OSX/Mac, Apple must realise that the vast majority of the working population use Microsoft when using their employer's systems. MS haven't changed this, as far as I know.
    Not where I work anyway.
    Hit the box with the arrow which is advanced it allows you to assign a name and destination or at least on mine it does running 10.8.3

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    Quote Originally Posted by osxx View Post
    Hit the box with the arrow which is advanced it allows you to assign a name and destination or at least on mine it does running 10.8.3
    Arrow (triangle) pointing down - only shows one folder to save to
    ...pointing up - allows you to navigate to any folder

    On mine, that triangle is next to the name of the file being saved in the dialog box. I don't know if that location has changed with newer OS versions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toMACsh View Post
    Arrow (triangle) pointing down - only shows one folder to save to
    ...pointing up - allows you to navigate to any folder

    On mine, that triangle is next to the name of the file being saved in the dialog box. I don't know if that location has changed with newer OS versions.
    Same obviously I did not explain it as well as you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osxx View Post
    Same obviously I did not explain it as well as you.
    OK. Let's take a basic example.
    Using TextEdit, the attached screen print is what I see.
    I can use:
    Save - saves file as is to the same place
    Rename - allows a name change for the file and saves to the same place.
    Move to - saves existing name to a new place.
    Revert to - allows an old version to be brought back.
    Duplicate - this is the nearest to the old "save as" but duplicates the file on the screen before allowing you to choose a new place.

    What are you referring to when you say:

    Arrow (triangle) pointing down - only shows one folder to save to
    ...pointing up - allows you to navigate to any folder

    If there is something I am missing, please explain.
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    Neil Save As has become Duplicate.
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    Which version of OS X are you running and version of TextEdit? See the attached screen shot of TextEdit Save Dialog from version 1.8 and Mountain Lion. As you can see, the "Save As..." is there. So it depends on which version of OS X and TextEdit you're running.
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    Now I am totally confused.
    I am using a brand new Mini (less than a month old).
    OSX is ML 10.8.3
    TextEdit is 1.8

    What I am seeing in TextEdit is how it came out-of-the-box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilf View Post
    What are you referring to when you say:

    Arrow (triangle) pointing down - only shows one folder to save to
    ...pointing up - allows you to navigate to any folder

    If there is something I am missing, please explain.
    That is in the dialog box that opens when you choose Duplicate.

    Notice that the keyboard shortcut for the Duplicate command in your screen shot is the same as that for SaveAs in chscag's screen shot. I believe it will behave the same, but I'm using an older OS version.

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