File Save and Save As

File | Save

Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl-S

File Save will save the changes in the current design window. The short cut, CTRL-S, does the same thing as FILE | SAVE. It is recommended to save frequently when doing a significant amount of design work. A message shows towards the bottom of the screen that your file was saved.

File | Save As

Use the File | Save As option to copy the current WIF file under another name. It’s important to note that when you do a SAVE AS, you are immediately working under the new (save as) name. Any changes made since the last time you did a SAVE (under the prior name) will not be saved to the previous file name, but instead will be saved under the new name indicated on “Save AS”.

If the file name you select for your new file already exists, you will be given the option to overwrite (replace) the existing file or to cancel.

It’s helpful to organize your projects by folders. You may want to organize certain types of projects (scarves, table linens, rugs, yardage) by folder. Within those category folders, you can further add subfolders as needed. I normally create a folder for every weaving project. Within that folder I save the weaving design file as well as planning sheets, notes about the project such as sizes before and after finishing and pictures. If you aren’t familiar with file explorer in Windows or Finder on the Mac, it’s helpful to learn to navigate through the file system so that you can stay organized and always know where your designs are saved.

The Save As function defaults to the directory that was last used for a save to open a new design.