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10.7: Saving and filenames in 10.7.1 and up Apps
In the past, saving with certain characters in the title of the document would tell you the they were not allowed.

As of 10.7.1, saving with, for example, a : in the filename will automatically convert it into a permissible -.

[crarko adds: I tried this with TextEdit in 10.7.2, and it did work as described. The hint author indicated it also works with Office 2011, so I'm assuming this will happen in all standard Save dialogs.]
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10.7: Saving and filenames in 10.7.1 and up
Authored by: tempel on Nov 16, '11 08:14:54AM

I see the same happening when saving on 10.6.8 (I've tried Safari 5.1.1 and a few other non-Apple apps), so I'd say that's not a Lion only feature.



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10.7: Saving and filenames in 10.7.1 and up
Authored by: chabig on Nov 16, '11 12:07:10PM

I believe Mac OS X has been doing this since 10.0.



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10.7: Saving and filenames in 10.7.1 and up
Authored by: fulmar2 on Nov 16, '11 04:03:23PM

Comment Removed - Accidentally posted to wrong hint.

Edited on Nov 16, '11 04:05:04PM by fulmar2



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10.7: Saving and filenames in 10.7.1 and up
Authored by: Storm608 on Nov 17, '11 07:37:57AM

Seems to me that inserting "legal" symbols in file names has been happening for ever in Mac OS. Even my elderly eMac G4 1Mhz running Leopard saved a file - "test: test.txt" as "test- test.txt" automatically.



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10.7: Saving and filenames in 10.7.1 and up
Authored by: Zeitkind on Dec 23, '11 07:04:32AM

Well... the colon is a forbidden char since the beginning of Mac OS and the automatic change to hyphen works since.. no idea, prob. as early as Mac OS 6.x, I at least remember it from Mac OS 7.
Background: the colon is the internal file path seperator in Mac OS (X).



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