Re: Re: Re: v6: still no multiple undo?
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- Subject: [mg77497] Re: [mg77443] Re: [mg77422] Re: v6: still no multiple undo?
- From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>
- Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2007 07:25:19 -0400 (EDT)
- Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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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 >> 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 > -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305