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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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Although I will continue to monitor TidBITS Talk while I'm at Macworld Expo in Boston this week, my torrid schedule along with two days of travel on trains that aren't equipped with Wi-Fi (see contributing editor Glenn Fleishman's New York Times article about wireless Internet access for commuters), will likely mean somewhat more sporadic moderation.

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