Saving recording on MacbookAir

When i go to save i can only get the import function ?? Cassette

Save Project and Export Audio are the only two ways to get work out of Audacity. Audacity will not save an audio file. Audacity default is Export to WAV (Microsoft). That’s a very high quality, uncompressed sound file format with little or no sound damage. If you need to export MP3, you’ll need to add the Lame external software to Audacity.

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Do you mean that the only non-greyed items in the File menu are Open Recent and Import? Do you have an effect dialog open?
– Bill

Thanks for your reply so how do i add lame external software to audacity. I would like to burn my recording to a CD. Regards Lyn

See this page in the Manual, scroll down for Mac instructions: