Re: Re: Re: v6: still no multiple undo?
Having a save after each evaluation is hardly sufficient: as it seems to
be set up, each new version replaces the last. This is dangerous in
that a huge amount of work could still be too easily lost.
A usable substitute is a 3rd party general utility, such as CS-RCS
revision control system or, more simply, a multiple-version backup
imaging utility. (On my Windows system, I use a PC Magazine utility
Insta-Back, where I can specify what folders and files to back up and
how many levels to maintain.)
Brett Champion wrote:
> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> a quiz or exam, without having saved a thing. Built-in AutoSave
>> would be
>> nice to have.
> Would the NotebookAutoSave option work for you?
> 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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