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Copy Existing Filename to 'Save As' Field

While many utilities provide file naming automation, they're mostly overkill for those cases when you need to make small variations in file content while ensuring the documents group together in a "by name" list.

In the Save As dialog, the default name is the current document name. You can quickly change this to match any existing file.

1. Make the list of files the active element.

2. Click on a grayed-out filename, which momentarily turns black.

3. The Save As field now contains the filename you just clicked.

You can modify the name (adding, say, "version 3") or overwrite that existing file you clicked.

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NPR Music Host Deletes His Songs on Purpose

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Bob Boilen, host of NPR’s All Songs Considered, writes that he has deleted 25,000 songs from his iTunes library, reclaiming 200 GB. Instead, he’ll be relying on iTunes Match. Let’s hope he kept a backup or two, just in case.favicon follow link

 

Comments about NPR Music Host Deletes His Songs on Purpose

SSteve  2012-06-06 16:15
I have a friend who tried to do this and he said it was a mess. He said a lot of albums were incomplete. He gave up on the whole thing. Personally, I haven't been tempted to try it. I don't want to have to rely on an Internet connection to listen to my music.
Steven Oz  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2012-06-13 17:05
For a pro to trust brand new technology on 'another man's computer?' Eeek.

The old joke that 'pioneers get shot by the Indians' hopefully won't apply to this trusting soul.

An older fellow probably wouldn't have done this. I don't know his age, but I suspect he is younger and hasn't had his fingers often burned by false promises and technology failures like most of us senior techs.