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Avoid Naming Pear Note Files

If you create a lot of documents, coming up with a name for them can sometimes be a hassle. This is especially true now that search is becoming a more prevalent way to find documents. Pear Note provides a way to have the application automatically generate a filename so you can avoid this hassle. To use this:

  1. Open Saving under Pear Note's preferences.
  2. Select a default save location.
  3. Select a default save name template (Pear Note's help documents all the fields that can be automatically filled in).
  4. Check the box stating that Command-S saves without prompting.
  5. If you decide you want to name a particular note later, just use Save As... instead.

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Keynote 5.1.1

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Those who work with large Keynote presentations will want to pick up the just-released Keynote 5.1.1, since Apple claims it addresses issues when working with large presentations in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion (the update applies to Keynote running under 10.6 Snow Leopard as well). Apple also claims “improvements in stability and accessibility.” ($19.99 new in the Mac App Store, free update via Software Update or the Mac App Store, 29.94 MB)

 

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Comments about Keynote 5.1.1

Michel Labelle  2011-12-14 18:20
we should be able to record our presentation on a cd or dvd in this program?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-12-15 05:48
You can export a Keynote presentation to a QuickTime movie, or as individual images (one per slide), both of which could be put on a CD or DVD for sharing. You could even use iDVD to make a TV-compatible DVD.
Michel Labelle  2011-12-16 04:56
Thanks for all this information. But i guess you can not record from keynote a cd or dvd?
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2011-12-16 05:26
No, Keynote has absolutely no concept of dealing with optical discs. Nor would you want it too - it's a system level function for data discs, and something for iDVD for discs aimed at consumer DVD players.
Michel Labelle  2011-12-16 07:20
Thanks!
Teresa  2012-01-11 08:18
Does anyone know how to "save as" with this version of Keynote? I thought "duplicate" would be the same thing, but it's not!
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-01-11 11:18
Duplicate is sort of what you want, in Lion... Jeff Carlson has an article about it here.

http://tidbits.com/article/12593