Use one of the following:
When you use these commands, the default format for storing documents is the native Canvas X Draw format.
Choose File | Save to update the document file on disk.
Choose File | Save As. Enter a new name or select a new location in the directory dialog box, and then click Save.
To avoid losing your work in the event of a power failure or system failure, use the Save command frequently as you work to store changes on disk. Also use the AutoSave feature located in the General settings in the Configuration Center. (See Setting Preferences.)
In the Save As dialog box you can choose options to save selections or layers, and create previews.
Save Entire Document
Check this box to reduce the size of files saved on disk.
Select the this option to save a low resolution preview of the document. In applications that support previews, you can see a thumbnail image of the document before opening the file.
When saving a Canvas X Draw document as a PDF, you have the option to maintain the editing capability within Canvas X. This means that if you choose to open your PDF document back into Canvas X Draw, you will still be able to edit the elements.
When opening the PDF back in Canvas X Draw, select the object and click the ungroup button in the properties bar to edit the individual elements of the PDF.
Preserving Canvas X editing capabilities makes your PDF file size larger.
If you want to control who can open a Canvas X Draw document, you can protect the document with a password.
The encrypt option is only available when you save the document in the native Canvas X format. The PDF export has its own encryption method. (See Exporting as PDF.)
You can save a document in more than one format by setting the Multiple Save Options.
Raster Formats / Non-raster Formats
Select the formats you want to save the file in.
Display Options dialog
Select this checkbox to display the Render Image or PDF Options dialog boxes so that you can select the settings for each format.
Save companion files in subfolder
Select this checkbox to save the files in a subfolder. The Canvas X image is saved in the folder you specify in the Save As dialog box, and the other files are saved in a subfolder with the same name as the Canvas X image.
For example, if your Canvas X image is named New_1.cvx, the subfolder containing the other files will also be named New_1.
If you do not select this checkbox, files are saved in the same folder as the Canvas X document.
Click this button to reset the Multiple Save options to the factory defaults.
Once you have saved a document in multiple formats, next time you save the document, it will be saved in all the formats you selected by default. If you want to choose different formats, click File | Save As, and click the Options button to change the multiple format options.
The Multiple Save checkbox is only available if you have selected CVX - Canvas X as the document type in the Save As dialog box.
If you use the same Multiple Save options regularly, you might want to create a Canvas Template TPL file to save your settings. When you create a new document using the template file, your Multiple Save options are applied to the file.