To Save Your Drawing
Artboard is optimized for Mac OS 10.8 “Mountain Lion”, including auto-saving and versions. Auto-save will periodically save your work for you (these features require at least OS 10.7+ "Lion"). Choose File > Save… to manually save your file. Choose File > Duplicate to create a new file that is a copy of the current file. Note, if you prefer not to use Autosave and Versions you can disable it under Artboard > Preferences > Options.
"Save As" is Back
In OS "Lion" Apple removed the "Save As" dialog in the standard File menus and replaced it with "Duplicate." With the release of OS 10.8 "Mountain Lion", Apple has returned the "Save As" file dialog (yippie!). In the File menu, hold down the Option-key to change Duplicate to Save As.
To Save a Drawing as a Template
Templates are master documents that, when opened, provide a copy of the file as a new document. Template files can be used over and over again. To save a copy of a drawing file as a template for re-use, choose File > Templates > Save Copy As Template… from the main menu. Next time you open File > Templates > New From Template you will see your saved template files.
Note: If you need to access your template files to rename or back-up the files, they are saved to a special folder:
- In Mac OS 10.6 – located at ~/Library/Application Support/com.mapdiva.artboard/My Templates, where ~ is your home directory.
- In Mac OS 10.7 and greater, you can right-click a user template within the Template Window and choose "Reveal In Finder".
- In OS 10.8 these files are moved to the Artboard Sandbox located at ~/Library/Containers/com.mapdiva.as.artboard/Data/Library/Application Support/com.mapdiva.as.artboard/My Templates