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> Basic Diagram Knowledge > Working with Documents
Posted by James Freeman | 11/28/2019
To create a new Edraw document you can do one of the following: rulers and grid, snapping and gluing, document settings, creating a new document, saving a document, about auto save.

Create a New Document

To create a new Edraw document you can do one of the followings:

  1. Choose New from the File menu, and click the Create button on the right.

Create a blank drawing

  1. Click the New button on the quick access toolbar.

Quick access tool bar

A blank new document will open in a separate window.

Save a Document

To save an active document, choose Save from the File menu, or click the Save button on the toolbar.

Save as options

When you save the document for the first time, you can choose its name and location in the Save As dialog. If you have already saved this document, the modified document will be saved under its existing name.

To save a modified document under some other name, choose the Save As command under the File menu. Specify the new name and location in the Save As dialog. The active document will get a new name and will be stored in the specified location.

Read also Exporting a Document.

Save a File to Another Format

Very often it's necessary to view or print a document on different computers and platforms. In this case, you can export your document to the PDF format. By publishing your documents on the Web you can easily s share it with many people. To make a presentation, you may want to use slide show; to insert your drawing into other documents (for instance, Word), you need to transform it into a file of some graphic format. Edraw is well equipped for these tasks.

To use Edraw together with other programs, you can export Edraw documents to various formats.

  1. Click the File menu, and point to Export & Send item.

  1. Choose the format type such as PDF, HTML, Graphic Formats, TIF or others.

Auto Save Documents

Edraw will save your documents opened automatically. If something unexpected happened and Edraw is shutdown, once you start Edraw again, the auto save files will be listed in the File Recover pane docking at the right of the page. You can recover the documents you edited just now.

  1. Right click the name of a temporary file.
  2. Click Open to save the file to the folder you want and open it.
  3. Click Delete to delete the temporary file.

Export Diagram Data to MS Word, Excel, CSV Format

Printing Document

Save And Import

Export to Vector PDF Format

Export Transparent PNG Format

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