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Re: NotebookAutoSave?

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  • Subject: [mg112050] Re: NotebookAutoSave?
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 04:07:07 -0400 (EDT)

I don't know about that code, but there's a direct way to enable 
auto-save for a notebook -- presumably one you've already saved once:

0. Select the notebook.

1. In the Options Inspector, set the "Show option values" field to 
"Selected Notebook".

2. In the "Lookup" field, search for NotebookAutoSave.

3. Change the setting for NotebookAutoSave to True and Apply it.

Now your notebook will indeed be saved anew each time you evaluate a new 
Input cell.

(Forgive what may be excess detail above.)

On 8/26/2010 6:48 AM, S. B. Gray wrote:
> I would like an Mathematica session to automatically save the current notebook
> in case I forget to do so. But the Help on NotebookAutoSave entry makes
> little sense to me.
> nb = CreateDocument[
>      Map[ExpressionCell[Defer[# + #], "Input"]&, Range[3]],
>      NotebookAutoSave ->  True];
> fname = $TemporaryPrefix<>  "autosave.nb";
> NotebookSave[nb, $TemporaryPrefix<>  "autosave.nb"]
> How do I use this or what should I do instead? Autosaving every few
> minutes or on output would be OK. Thank you for tips and info.

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