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Chapter 9. Using TextEdit > Saving & Opening Files

Saving & Opening Files

When you’re finished working with a TextEdit document, you may want to save it. You can then open it another time to review, edit, or print it.

To save a document for the first time

1.
Choose File > Save (Figure 55), or press .

Figure 55. The File menu includes commands for working with files.


or

Choose File > Save As (Figure 55), or press .

The Save As dialog sheet appears (Figure 56).

Figure 56. Use the Save As dialog to enter a name and select a location for saving a file.


2.
Enter a name and select a location for the file.

3.
Choose an option from the File Format pop-up menu (Figure 57):

  • Rich Text Format (RTF) is a standard format that can be read by most word processing and page layout applications.

  • HTML is HyperText Markup Language format, which is readable by Web browser software such as Safari.

  • Word Format is Microsoft Word format, which can be opened and read by Microsoft Word or any other application capable of reading Word files.

  • Word XML Format is Word Extensible Markup Language format.

Figure 57. The Format pop-up menu enables you to save documents in four different formats.


4.
Click Save, or press or .

The document is saved with the name you entered in the location you specified. The name of the document appears on the document’s title bar (Figure 58).

Figure 58. The name of a saved document appears in its title bar.



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