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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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Take Control News: Take Control of Upgrading to Leopard Updated

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If you haven't yet upgraded your Mac to Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard because you're worried about choosing the wrong options in the installer or wasting time over unexpected problems or incompatibilities, help is at hand with the 1.1 update to Joe Kissell's "Take Control of Upgrading to Leopard." This ebook has already walked thousands of Mac users through every step required to upgrade to Leopard successfully, and the 1.1 version is better than ever with the latest details on how to avoid upgrade problems, eliminate incompatibilities with older software or hardware, and generally enjoy a smooth upgrade.

"Take Control of Upgrading to Leopard" costs $10, and anyone who has the 1.0 version can get the update for free by clicking Check for Updates in their copy of the ebook. The book is also available in print for anyone who wants a paper copy to refer to during the upgrade process; we recommend purchasing the ebook and ordering a print copy from the Print link in the ebook.

 

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