Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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.

Submitted by
Jesse the K

 

 

Related Articles

 

 

AOL Acquisitions & Web Follow-up

Send Article to a Friend

A few people with more financial knowledge than I have set me straight on the fact that when one company acquires another by paying in stock, it doesn't hurt the purchasing company particularly at all, especially if the companies being bought have no liabilities. (See TidBITS-280 for the article about AOL's acquisitions.)

Charlie Mingo <mingo@panix.com> explained:

As you noted in the article, AOL paid for all these purchases with AOL stock (except for $2 million of the $11 million for GNN). When you pay for a new asset with stock, we call it a "pooling of interests," and there are usually no negative financial consequences at all.

If you pay out too much stock per share of stock acquired, then you may suffer "dilution," which means your earnings per share goes down. But this is only of significance to your original (pre-merger) shareholders; the company itself isn't affected.

In contrast, IBM's offer to buy Lotus with cash will definitely have an adverse affect on IBM's finances. They try to minimize this by saying they will finance the purchase out of ready cash (pocket money, so to speak), but I presume they were forced to offer cash because they couldn't hope to do a hostile takeover while offering IBM stock.

Wesley Felter <wesf@nternode.com> added:

I think you missed one large thing in the AOL Buys Everyone story: MegaWeb. I'm not sure whether MegaWeb was originally being run by BookLink or ANS, but now it's part of AOL and it provides free Internet access to my two Windows machines.

http://www.megaweb.com/

Still Weak? Nonetheless, Marketing Computers reported in its Jun-95 issue that America Online lost $2.8 million (on revenues of $106.4 million) for the three months ending 31-Mar-95. And, for the first nine months of the current fiscal year, AOL is down $40.5 million. AOL claims that the loss is due to the acquisition of ANS, BookLink, and NaviSoft last year, although one might wonder how much it costs to mail floppy disks to a large portion of the Earth's mammalian population.

Mike Hutchinson <mwhutch@aol.com>, AOL Services Webmaster, wrote to say that AOL is definitely working on getting a Web site up and running. He added that in the interim, you can check out:

http://webcrawler.com/AOL/

Brian Pinkerton, the author of WebCrawler, has a substantial amount of information about AOL online, including all of AOL's recent press releases.

 

PDFpen and PDFpenPro 7 make PDF editing easy. Review and mark up
your PDFs, fill and sign forms, and even export PDFs to Word format.
Signing is now easier, you can view the OCR text layer, and more.
Try editing your PDFs today! <http://smle.us/pdfpen-7-tb>