Save documents in TextEdit on Mac
TextEdit automatically saves your documents as you work on them. If you want, you can save a document to name it, save it in a certain location, or save a particular version.
If you save documents directly in iCloud, they’re available on all your devices set up with iCloud Drive. To save documents in iCloud, you must have iCloud Drive turned on. See Use iCloud Drive to store documents.
In the TextEdit app on your Mac, choose File > Save.
Name the document, add one or more tags, select a location, then select a format.
To save your document in the TextEdit folder in iCloud Drive, click the Where pop-up menu, then choose “TextEdit — iCloud.” If you choose iCloud Drive in the pop-up menu, your document is saved in iCloud Drive, but not in the TextEdit folder. If you don’t see the pop-up menu, click TextEdit in the iCloud section of the sidebar.
Tip: To save a copy of a document, hold down the Option key, then choose File > Save As. Type a name for the copy, then click Save. You can edit the copy in the open TextEdit window.