You can save a topic at any time from within the Topic Editor with the Save command. You can also use the Save As command to save a copy of a topic with a different name or to a different location in the Library.
When you save a checked out document, it is saved to your data storage location regardless of whether you are working online or offline. You must check the document in to insure that the server has the most recent copy. A new document is not added to the server until you check it in. If a document has never been checked in, your local copy is the only copy of that document.
If you click the Keep checked out option on the Check In Comment dialog box during check in, the content is checked in and the version number incremented by 1 but the document remains checked out and unavailable for editing by other users.
Open documents display check in/out indicators in the document editor tab. While you can edit a checked in or locked document, you cannot save your changes to the original document.
If you edit a document that you did not check out (in other words, a checked out document was opened in Read-Only mode and edited) and you want to save the changes, you may still be able to save it. If you have access rights to the document and it has not been checked out by someone else, you are given the option to save the changes to the original document name. If you choose to save the changes, the document is checked out and the changes are saved. If you do not want to save the changes to the original document, you can save the document as a different document name or you can abandon the changes without saving.
Note: Saving changes to a document that is not checked out to you is not a recommended best practice. This functionality is designed to allow you to save changes to a document that was unintentionally edited in Read-Only mode.
To save a topic in the Topic Editor:
On the File menu, choose Save.
Note: You can also open a topic and use Save As on the File menu to save a copy of the document with a new name and/or to another folder.
To save a topic with another name or in another location in the Library:
From the File menu, choose Save As.
Type a new name for the topic, if desired.
Navigate to the desired location to save the topic, if necessary.