Save As command
At CloudOn we believe in never losing your data. When we first designed our app we incorporated this as one of our founding principles. And thus was born the Auto-Save functionality you see today. Forget to save files? Don't worry, they're ALWAYS saved. Lost your Internet connection? We got that covered too – your file WILL get saved. We recognize the auto-save, however well-intentioned at our end, may cause some discomfort and we've found the problems fall into the following experience issues: - Publish as a PDF: http://bit.ly/13AtkPd - Rename before Save: http://bit.ly/109YJcX - Change File Location and Save: http://bit.ly/ZI5cJv - Duplicate or Create a Copy before Save: http://bit.ly/11dXV1S The more our Product & Design teams know, the better we can make the "Save" experience for you so please do vote on one or more of the above issues. Based on your feedback we hope to roll out the functionality in stages over the second half of 2013.
Without this command this app is totally useless to me.
I made a file and the next day (when it specifically said it was autosaved) the file was gone. It was saved onto Google Docs. Does this make any difference?
Here's what I favor: explicit save command and "Save As." As you see by other comments, "Save As" is essential!
Auto-Save is fine when it works, but you can go along thinking the document is auto-saving when, actually, it is not. Consequently, all data entry gets lost, and it cannot be recovered! This is maddening, and after this has happened to me several times, I give up on CloudOn. It has caused me to waste hours of my time.
I like to save as with file destination, like dropbox; might also want to change the name.
What was the outcome of this then? How do you save as?
Along with the file menu comments, I need to be able to export pptx as a PDF.
I use CloudOn to create reports from a template. I would like to be able to save the reports under different names in Drop Box whilst preserving my template. To achieve this I need a "Save As" command. Come on CloudOn, this is all you need to make CloudOn a brilliant App.
I need to use templates because I write standard format reports. I need to save the reports using different names. A "Save As" command is absolutely essential. Linda (May 30 2013) says she can rename a document. There is no such feature on my copy of CloudOn, downloaded a month ago. Come on CloudOn - give us a Save As option. That all we need to make a great App a brilliant app.
My only apple tool is this ipad. I was hoping to work on a word file from drpobox save it back to dropbox so that I can reopen it from dropbox on my work windows desktop. Icloud is useless if I can't do "save as". Is there another program that will allow me to do this? If I have to pay for it, so be it,
Im not sure I even understand why one would even use this App without a "save as" feature. seems pretty pointless.
Are you kidding? Is there a good reason that you don't give access to the file menu? Otherwise the app looks good. Please add full access to all documents including the "file" menu please! This must be some kind of copyright issue or a cruel joke. Thank you.
App froze on me in class while using Powerpoint. Auto-save failed and I lost alot of info. App is amazing but a save and save as command is nessasary because auto-save is too fallable
We just bought an Ipad Mini and this was one of the first problems we ran into. My wife would like to use this app to create templates for tests for her students. Please add a "save as" feature as it is frustrating to have to make copies rather than just create a new file from the template. Thanks.
To get around this problem I saved my sheet and renamed it Original (press and hold down worksheet at bottom of screen and a pull down menu appears and choose rename) then I go to Styles and Cells, then Format, then Move or Copy sheet and choose copy at the very bottom. It names it the same so I just go in and rename as I did before. Presto you have a copy
I totally agree. I need to be able to save a file as a different name etc. when it has been updated. Really hope this can be changed soon
I submit the same document weekly. It is created using the document from the week before as a template. I need to have the ability to do a "save as" to save the new document under a new name.
Save as s really important--otherwise you automatically overwrite your file and have no recourse if you make an error!
I do not use 8 cloud because it does not allow more to "Save as" also having the ability to save PDF s of single sheets of an excel file is essential to my use. Other wise it works better than most IPad apps for excel. It is very slow to drag the sheet around the screen. So still not using this and in fact bought a MacBook Air instead
I agree, I really need a save as button, to be able to retain different versions, and to keep things in different folders!
I agree with everyone else. When you exit the file, you need to able to either save, save as, or discard changes. If you could add this as well as the ability to truly send emails with attachments, I'd be willing to pay for this app.
Been using this app for a while now and thoroughly enjoy using it, it happens to be the only app out there that edits and saves correctly, however, being a maintenance electrician and using the app for job sheets, both a PDF creator and a save as function would make this app the ultimate office alternative - I would pay good money for those features too
Very necessary additional feature. The auto save feature is nice but dangerous as well. One needs to be able to go back to a previous version or start with an old file as a template to create a new one. From a business perspective it is necessary for document control. Unfortunately I won't be able to use Cloud On until you have this feature
Cannot save or send it to myself. Have to use EXCELL on a 10 year old PC. So this app is useless to me!
Common sense is we would need to rename files . Cannot understand why it is not part of your app unless you intend to add it to a paid version . Which with the greed in your industry , wouldn't come as a shock .
I have wasted hours looking for an app that I can use for my field work using my works Microsoft word doc unfortunately yours seems to be the only one that will edit correctly but I need to rename the file as I use it for up to 8 different clients a day . It seems to me that a save as file would be common sense .
I also would like the Save As function so I can save a Word doc as a PDF. Now I can modify the doc, but then need to goto my computer to save it as a PDF and upload it to my server. Not having this feature makes the app only half as useful to me as it could be.
Our company needs a Save As function in order to even consider using this App. We cannot have our files in Box written over, employees must be able to save their own changes as a seperate document. They also need to be able to access these documents for monthly and quarterly updates. Please conside this soon! Thanks!
I need the save as function often! I use a base document and update it each month but the months date. I need to save each month separately. I didn't realize this would happen and opened a document to revise and now I lost my April data.
I'm exploring this app as a tool for an in school counseling program as a way for our workers to write notes in the classroom/anywhere in the school besides their office. They need to type notes in a preset template that has info that needs to exist on every note (students name, their name diagnosis...) Being able to edit their template file and then save it as a new document while retaining a clean template document is key for this program.
It would be very useful to be able to abandon an edited file. I appreciate that this would require a bunch of temp file logic to be implemented, but this capability has been a standard feature for a very long time and its absence almost makes this editor useless.
Please do something about the saving of documents...i have so much work i have on this application and i cant transfer files let alone save them. This app is pretty much useless. You should consider DELETING it off of the app store.
I have Word templates with headers that I would like to use on Cloud On to dictate notes and such on my iphone. The problem with having NO Save As is the new information replaces my blank template and I cannot rename the document thus losing my template. Some of my templates are fairly involved so creating a new template for each note is not feasible. I like the program in general but without this feature, it really is not good for me and I would imagine lots of people.
As many have said-I need a save as button. I frequently copy pieces of excel sheets to a separate sheet and save as a PDF. A must have for this app to work for me.
I need a save as option as I do a lot of quotes, a PDF creator for this app would make it world class
"Save as" is absolutely essential. I am revising files that must not change in any way (not even a time stamp) before the revisions have been approved by a third party. How can I do this with CloudOn?
Yes, Save As is really a necessary function. There are often situations where I want to experiment with a change in an Excel worksheet, without actually saving that change in the original. If my experiment doesn't work, my original model is screwed! I prefer more control over the saving function as well. "Undo" isn't always the best solution when fixing an error (e.g. when Excel locks up because of something I did, I don't want that change recorded in the original file). I could create a duplicate "CloudOn" version of a file, but that would be so cumbersome it would make the application effectively useless for me. It's a great thing you have here, hopefully Save As isn't a huge programming hassle because it would be very useful.
I agree and need this feature as well. I have spreadsheets I've stored on my iPad and would like to save the revised versions to a specific Dropbox folder (or any other desired location for that matter). What's up with no Save As?
Очень прошу сделайте функцию 'сохранить как', чтобы можно было работать со 100% удовольствием! From Russia with love! With big love, If you add this function.
I agree 100%. I have multiple bid templates that I use to create proposals for customers, but every time I edit a template to create a bid I have to reload the un altered template onto drop box so it's available for use in the field again. I have to do that at a computer so it defeats the purpose. Otherwise the functionality of the app is great, with this fix it would be just about perfect
I agree with all of the comment about save as command rename does not leave the original untouched as a template for future use.please include this as a matter of urgency---- many thanks
please include this - it would finally make one app on apple products be completely 100% useful.
I desperately need the save as button. All my assignments are having to be redone because I can't save them.
Yes, I concur a save as feature would be extremely useful.
Is there anyway to save an excel file into the Dropbox?
Yes need a save as. Having the same problem.
Please add the save as function sometimes you want to create two versions of a similar file with its own tweaks to send to different people. This is really annoying!
Please include this feature.
'Save as' is essential, as everybody has said, I know I am not very clever with operating this i pad but where is the reply to all these comments?
I have the same issue but with a word document. I need to keep a blank and work on it then save with a different file name. The app itself seems to work really well apart from this important feature.
It would be a great app but is useless to me without the option of saving multiple files.
This is a truly wonderful service, but not having a Save As command severely limits the usability of the Microsoft apps
I vote for this change. I have only just put this app on my iPad but it is important to be able to save both original and changed documents
The lack of a save or save as function Cloudon markedly diminishes the utility of the app. So, I can open a docx file in Dropbox and edit it but can't save it, apparently anywhere. What's the point of the app?
I agree. Great app, but what's the point if you can't save versions?
I vote for this feature! Need a way to make changes to a file without saving over the original version. Thanks!
I add my "vote" for including a save-as feature. This is ESSENTIAL for Word documents.
"Save as..." capability is a must have; without it it's almost useless to manage fies from templates or performe temporary modification that need to be revised later on... Please add this vital functionality, also very important add the possibility to save as pdf format. Thank you
This is a critical command for my work. Please add.
The only way I use a template for the excel and word programs is to (1) Create a folder, (2) copy the file into that folder, (3) go into one of the files and make changes, (4) Rename that file. This way you can still have the template intact in its original state.
I AGREE. It would be so much easier when we are saving a document at the end of our session to save the file under a different name. For instance, If I have an excel template that I want to use on an ongoing basis, I want to be able to open that template, change some of the parameters, and save as another name. This would be a much more efficient way in saving my weekly work reports and submitting them to my boss.
Definitely need the 'save as' option. When can we expect this!
No brainer. MUST have save and save as selections. Only choice can never be to just over write existing files.
Please give us a Save us and Quit without saving command options... really miss these options
Please give us Save As. It's a must!
Please give us the Save As option. It's a must!
I need the file menu!!! Especially for save as and save as PDF. Please hurry CloudOn!
I would love it if Cloud ON would make a save as button. I recently purchased another product just because it had this feature, even though I like all of the other components of Cloud ON best. I agree that the file button should be activated and items not automatically saved under the same file name. My work requires an audit done at each our sites that I use a blank template. It is saving data in my blank template which is a major pain. I hope this can be changed or considered soon. Others in my office are considering apps and need this function too. Thanks. (Other than this Cloud ON is great.)
I am not an expert user on CloudOn, but I am very enthousiastic for what I know of it! And eager to learn more. Amongst many positive experience, there is one really annoying negative one; the disabled 'File' tab. I do not know (yet) how to start a new document, save a document under a different name and quit without saving the changes. I would strongly recommend to re-enable the 'File' tab since this will only add to the functionally and make this service a brilliant one!
We use a template spread sheet. We need the ability to save as to a folder and still maintain the template.
Save as PDF would be an awesome addition to this tidy app, please add!
Would be good to know if this essential function is being considered... Anyone from CloudOn able to tell us?Superb app, by the way.
I would definitely like to be able to save files under new names and not save over the original file.
Yes, a save as command is definitely needed. I need to fill out the same form for multiple clients. Not having a save as feature is a deal breaker.
I agree it would be good to have "save as", but I use cloud on mainly with Dropbox and I get around this because auto save goes to the upload folder, which is different form source folder--thus I retrieve it from there later and rename it--that is my current work around
Need a "save as" option and an option to save without accepting changes...
I agree, "save as" is needed. I used a template for time and material logs and need to save for individual jobs.
Same here as with the rest of the posts. Needs a Save/Save As function. Please!
No save as = App uninstall
When cloudon changes are made to a document they are automatic - it is odd not having any screen message or status that says this has happened? The save process is invisible - so not clear whether it has been successful or not? Barry
this feature would be extremely helpful for my use of this app. please add
The save as is a MUST have. Seems to be the biggest thing missing from this program.
I am constantly using a pre-existing template and saving it under another name. Definitely a must for this program
+1 for this. I have a master document that I would like to use and Save subsequent files renamed. Thanks
I could relly use this too pease
Save As command is definetly a need! please!
Save As is a must have.
As with The other comments on here, it really is needed. I need to save invoices as the company and date, using a template. I can't keep overwriting them. PLEEEEEEEEEASE!!!!
Agree - save as please
Completely agree. I use an existing quote template in Excel and need the ability to edit the template and save multiple quotes as well as the existing unedited template.
This is a great tool, please make it perfect by adding the save as command
Many of our company forms are excel spreadsheets. Need the ability to "save as" to dropbox or iCloud.
Need "save-as" command. I edit word doc and then I need to rename it but cannot do so. Thanks.
I really need to have this for my job as well!
Save as is essential!!!!!!!!!
SAVE AS PLEASE!!! I can't believe that this wasn't one of the earliest features when this app was written. Really, it's a no-brainer!
Save as PLEASE!
Save file si fundamental for organizing file across folder
Save as functionality is an absolute must for an office typ app. With in my work environment 80% of my work requires revision of previous documents. Thus requiring the save as functionality. PLEASE! Cannot work withut this functionality.
being fairly computer illiterate I assumed this function was a given and have spent a few hours convincing myself there was a way to do it and I was just being thick. It is a near fatal flaw not having this option and failing to explain this in your help clearly enough