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RE: Get FM stop to asking to save unchanged file

I asked this very question last September. The response was taken from the
archives - Lester C. Smalley (Archives; Sat, 21 Apr 2001).

To disable this behaviour, enable Suppress Automatic Updating for either
individual files or throughout a book.

In individual files, Edit>Update References>Commands>Suppress Automatic

In books, Edit>Suppress Automatic Reference Updating.

Doing this is problematic in individual files because you have to remember
to update your files one-by-one. 
If you do it book-wide, updating is more manageable because one update
operation takes care of all files in the book.


David Schor
Technical Publications Manager
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-----Original Message-----
From: Fred Ma [mailto:fma@doe.carleton.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2003 12:56 PM
Cc: framers@omsys.com
Subject: Get FM stop to asking to save unchanged file

Is there a way to get FM to not ask to save
a file on exitting, if the file has not been
changed?  It is the only app to do this, so
I usually pause and say "Wait a minute...did
I change something?  I don't want to lose it."
Most of the time, it's just not worth the
trouble to save it under a different name and
compare documents with the original.  Instead,
I just say "yes" to save the file.  But this
changes the time stamp.  I rely on the time
stamp as a sanity check to see which copies I
have on different machines is the most recent
(I archive my files and transfer them from
machine to machine depending on my location).
So by saving a few minutes by saying "yes" to
saving the file, I waste quite a few *more*
minutes scratching my head and figuring out
the most recent file, without trusting the
time stamps.  Been going on for years.


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