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I've already written code that generates about 20 notebooks using "CreateDocument" and I was wondering if there exists a method to automatically save them. Is there an easy way to create a notebook and save it programatically, i.e. without manually saving the notebook?

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NotebookSave is your friend, it's usage is quite straightforward:

nb = CreateDocument[{"hello"}];
NotebookSave[nb, FileNameJoin[{$HomeDirectory, "Desktop", "tst.nb"}]]

If you didn't save the NotebookObject that CreateDocument returns to a variable you can use Notebooks[] to get that, the following is an example that selects by WindowTitle:

nb = Select[Notebooks[], 
        AbsoluteCurrentValue[#, WindowTitle] === "Untitled-1" &][[1]]
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  • $\begingroup$ Beat me by seconds. +1 $\endgroup$ – rcollyer Mar 5 '13 at 20:15
  • $\begingroup$ @rcollyer: I bet your answer would have been somewhat more elaborate, though :-) $\endgroup$ – Albert Retey Mar 5 '13 at 20:17
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    $\begingroup$ Not in this case. I probably would have linked to the docs, and given a very bare bones answer. $\endgroup$ – rcollyer Mar 5 '13 at 20:25

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