Save a copy...

Thomas J McGrath III 3mcgrath at
Sat Dec 27 05:06:28 CST 2003


Opening or keeping open the copy is actually normal behavior for most 
applications. What you want is a 'make backup' but 'keep original 
open'. An easy way to accomplish this is to accept the 'copy' as the 
original with a higher number or something.
Like: mystack01.rev and today's save will be mystack02.rev (making 
mystack01 the backup) and a major change in the stack will be 
mystack03.rev.(making mystack01 and mystack02 the backups)
This way the newest number is always the one you are working on.

Or better yet you can use altTools and use the archive button to 
achieve a blind/hidden backup so that today's stack is still 
mystack01.rev and so is tomorrows etc. then in an archive folder at the 
root of the original you will have mystack0100001.rev.

altTools just recently saved my proverbial 'stack' when something I did 
caused my entire stack to get corrupted. I opened the archive and only 
lost an hours work. instead of months of work.



On Dec 27, 2003, at 3:11 AM, Ken Norris wrote:

> Hi Mark,
>> Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2003 02:13:53 +0000
>> From: Mark Smith <mark at>
>> Subject: Save a copy...
>> Anyone got a handy way of 'Saving a copy as...'? I simply want to save
>> a copy of the whole stack file including all substacks and everything
>> each time I open the stack during development. The docs seem to 
>> suggest
>> that 'clone' is the only way to go, but I'm far too stupid to figure
>> out how to clone the thing without the clone opening. 'Save as' has 
>> the
>> same problem. I'm  baffled.
> ------------
> The usual Mac way is all I know:
> 1) Hide Rev in the Finder
> 2) Open the folder your stack is in and choose the file (don't open)
> 3) Pull down the file menu and click on Duplicate or just hit cmd/D. 
> You'll
> see a new file come up in the list, something like "MyStack.rev copy"
> 4) Show Rev
> HTH,
> Ken N.
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