Though I like Lion, one of the features that has been cast into the dim mists of history in this OS is the "Save As" function. It's one that I used pretty frequently for various reasons. The descriptions in the manuals and "how to" books have not really been very clear about how to work around this omission.
Let me do this, then, in two steps: first, simply create a version of the file, for any reason, with a different name (a former "Save As" function). Next, there are a few workarounds to allow you to "Save" a file "As" a different type.
Doing a Basic "Save As" Function . . .
- In the finder window, go to the file that you wish to save as a different file.
- Right-click the file (a two-fingered click on the trackpad).
- Select "Duplicate" (the file will be duplicated with the addition of the word "copy" to its name).
- With the duplicated file highlighted, click the "return" button, and type in the new name for the file.
Saving a file as a different type:
- Open the file to be saved in Pages.
- Under the file menu, click "export".
- The dialogue box will allow you to save the file as a Word, ePub, Plain Text, PDF or RTF file.
- Once you've selected the type of file you want, the dialogue box that appears will let you put the newly-designated file in another location.