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Re: How to make Mathematica automatically save a notebook to the

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  • Subject: [mg113443] Re: How to make Mathematica automatically save a notebook to the
  • From: "Kevin J. McCann" <Kevin.McCann at umbc.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2010 06:26:50 -0400 (EDT)
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Nasser,

This is not what I get. A notebook that already exists is always saved 
to its original location. A new notebook will give a save popup that is 
in the folder most recently used to save a nb, but you can navigate to 
wherever you want.

Kevin

On 10/28/2010 4:27 AM, 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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