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Re: Re: v6: still no multiple undo?


On Jun 8, 2007, at 4:33 AM , Helen Read wrote:

> Selwyn Hollis wrote:
>> Ah, that's at the top of my gripes list too. I'm pretty sure that
>> Undo is even less functional in 6 than in 5.2.
>
> Undo seems kind of buggy in 6. I've lost things that just didn't go  
> back
> to the way they were when I tried to Undo (after e.g. accidentally
> pasting when I meant to copy).
>
>> Another shortcoming is the lack of AutoSave or AutoBackup capability.
>> It's too easy to lose track of time, crash, and then discover that
>> you haven't saved anything in 2 hours. (Or maybe its just dementia on
>> my part.)
>
> I'm fairly obsessive about saving frequently, but I cannot for the  
> life
> of me get my students to do it. A few times a semester, someone will
> crash Mathematica at the very end of a class period when they are  
> taking
> a quiz or exam, without having saved a thing. Built-in AutoSave  
> would be
> nice to have.

Would the NotebookAutoSave option work for you?

http://reference.wolfram.com/mathematica/ref/NotebookAutoSave.html

It saves the notebook after each evaluation, provided the notebook  
has been saved once already.

(NotebookAutoSave has been around for several versions.)


Brett Champion
Wolfram Research


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