A common workflow for me was to open a previously saved document
and use it as my template for a new document. I would make changes
to it and then save it as a new document. To Save As meant you
took the document you were working on and saved it as a new
document in its current state while discarding those changes from
the original and leaving that original document as it was. I used
Save As all the time.
But in Lion, the ability to Save As is gone. Sadly,
Command+Shift+S gets you nothing.
In place of “Save As”, we now have “Duplicate”.
His solution is a Keyboard Maestro macro that replicates the behavior of Save As. I’ve been irritated by the new Duplicate thing, but I can’t tell if it’s because I actually prefer the old Save As workflow or simply that the new Duplicate workflow is going to take some time to get used to. I suspect it’s the latter, so I’m sticking with it for now.
Update: Good point from David Chartier: perhaps the biggest problem with Duplicate is that Apple didn’t give it a standard keyboard shortcut. I’m going to assign Duplicate the old Shift-Command-S shortcut, and see if that helps.
★ Tuesday, 29 November 2011