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Re: Get FM stop to asking to save unchanged file

Fred Ma wrote:
> Hello,
> My post seems to have gotten lost enroute again....
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Get FM stop to asking to save unchanged file
> Date: 11 Jun 2003 02:20:11 -0700
> From: fma@doe.carleton.ca (fred ma)
> Organization: http://groups.google.com/
> Newsgroups: adobe.framemaker,comp.text.frame
> Hi,
> 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.
> Fred

Thanks, all, for your suggestions.

Regarding David's suggestion, I don't want to turn
off updating, I just want to know when real
changes have been made.  But I would be interested
on where the archive of recent postings can be

So it looks like I cannot avoid that save message
if I want to be able to browse the document on a
different computer from the one on which it was
generated, unless I save it in view- only.

Regarding Becky's suggestion, I did a search on
Document Info, and it seems to apply to the
generation of PDF documents.  I'm not sure how
it can help in my case, but perhaps I missed the

Regarding Chuck's suggestion, reverting-to-saved
is like saying no to saving the file.  I prefer
not to do this unless I'm sure that the changes
are not content changes.

I realize I can get the exact time-stamps on
solaris on windows (I use cygwin, since I'm more
familiar with unix).  In order to trust the
meaningfulness of the time stamp, I have to avoid
saves when the document changes are not content
changes.  Otherwise, a slightly obsolete draft may
have a more recent timestamp.

Thanks again for the suggestions.

Fred Ma, fma@doe.carleton.ca
Carleton University, Dept. of Electronics
1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario
Canada, K1S 5B6

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