Online Help

Working with Documents

Creating a New Document

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

  • Choose New from the File menu.

  • Click the New button on the toolbar.

A blank new document will open in a separate window.

Saving a Document

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

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

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

Very often it's needed 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 share it with many people.

To make a presentation, you may want to use slider 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.

Click the Edraw Main Button, and point to Save As... item.

Then choose the format type such as PDF, HTML, Graphic Formats, TIF or others.

About Auto Save

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. Click the down arrow beside the file.

  2. You can:

    • Click Open to save the file to the folder you want and open it.

    • Click Delete to delete the temporary file.

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