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Re: How to make Mathematica automatically save a notebook

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  • Subject: [mg113460] Re: How to make Mathematica automatically save a notebook
  • From: Sebastian Schmitt <sschmitt at physi.uni-heidelberg.de>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 06:30:12 -0400 (EDT)

Dear Nasser!

The behaviour you describe just happend to me. It is really not how it
should be.

Cheers,

Sebastian

Nasser M. Abbasi wrote:
> This is the scenario:
> 
> It seems to me the current behavior of Mathematica wrt to how it handles 
> this matter is not logical.
> 
> Consider this:
> 
> I opened notebook folderA/a.nb, then opened another notebook 
> fodlerB/b.nb. So now have 2 notebooks open.
> 
> Did some editing to a.nb, then did File->Save
> 
> Where do you expect a.nb to saved to?  folderA ofcourse ! but no, 
> Mathematica saves a.nb to folderB ! because that was the the folder I 
> opened a notebook from last.
> 
> Does this make any sense?  Should'nt the notebook be saved to the same 
> place it was opened from?  This can cause one to lose changes made, and 
> it happend to me. Becuase I did not notice the notebook was saved to a 
> different folder, and next time I started a new session, and opened 
> a.nb, the changes I made were not there.
> 
> Is there an option to have Mathematica change this behavior to the 
> logical behavior of saving the notebook to the same folder it was opened 
> from unless otherwise told to?
> 
> Right now, each time I want to save a notebook, I have to do File->SAVE 
> AS, and navigate to the orginal folder the notebook lives in and have to 
> keep answering the question asking me if I am sure I want to overwrite 
> the notebook, which is scary sometimes.
> 
> I am sure someone will try to explain to me that this current behavior 
> is completely logical and all that, but for me, it completely makes no 
> sense at all.
> 
> ps. I looked at preferences, and do not see anything there to change this.
> 
> Thanks,
> --Nasser
> 
> 



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