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From Dave Barton>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] ODF file formats vs Zip
Date Mon, 10 Jun 2013 05:06:20 GMT
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From: Richard Detwiler <>
Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2013 20:16:32 -0400

> Girvin R. Herr wrote:
>> ....
>> Probably like you, I find the few seconds it takes to save the file
>> irritating sometimes, especially since only about one keystroke is
>> saved while it is going on. Worse, it seems destined (designed?) to
>> pick a time that is the most irritating to me - just as I start
>> something, rarely when I am just looking at what I have written and/or
>> thinking about something. Better, would be to have the save go on in
>> the background, while one continues working. If that is too dangerous,
>> take a snapshot into a temporary file and save that - all in the
>> background. One should not even be aware that a save is going on in
>> the background. If it really bothers you, you can turn the autosave
>> off in the Tools->Options dialog. I also check the "Always create
>> backup file" (.bak) in the same dialog. This acts much like the old
>> editors and word processors - saving the original before any editing
>> takes place. The downside is the risk of losing a whole day's work,
>> and the restore after LO crash function.
>> Girvin Herr
> I always have auto-save off for those reasons, and instead I'm in the
> habit of very frequently saving the file (which takes about half a
> second using Ctrl+S (on Windows, may be different on other operating
> systems). That way, the save can happen when I want it to (like when I'm
> looking at what I've written or thinking about something ...).
> Also, I don't know if this is the case with auto-save, but when manually
> saving, I'm pretty sure that things can not be "undone" prior to the
> save. If this is indeed the case with auto-save, this is another very
> good reason not to use it. You may have done something you really want
> to undo, but if the auto-save happens, you can't. (Again, I'm not
> positive whether this is the case with auto-save like with manual save,
> but I'm guessing it may be.)
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