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From Dale Erwin <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] ODF file formats vs Zip
Date Mon, 10 Jun 2013 05:29:30 GMT
At my age, I can't be trusted to remember to save it with enough 
frequency to be beneficial, so I'd rather "suffer" the few moments' 
delay rather than lose several hours of work which has happened to me in 
other apps that don't have such a feature.

Dale Erwin
Jr. 28 de Julio 657, Depto. 03
Magdalena del Mar, Lima 17 PERU

On 6/9/2013 7:16 PM, Richard Detwiler wrote:
> 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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