How to save data from standalone?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Mon Feb 6 21:31:43 EST 2006

Mark Smith wrote:
> Also, we shouldn't ignore the idea of saving data in a stack, rather 
> than a text document. Not a substack, but a separate, faceless stack, 
> that simply has your data  in it's custom props, and mixing binary and 
> text data is then possible, too. The size of an empty stack is about 4 Kb.
> This makes it easy to keep whatever structure your data has natively in 
> Rev, and makes it possible, if desired, to simply keep the data there, 
> work with it, and save it whenever necessary. The stack can live 
> wherever you choose, and you could easily store the user's name in it to 
> identify it.
> Stacks make excellent 'structured documents', and using them in Rev is 
> obviously much easier and more efficient than working with XML.

Whenever I'm working in Rev stack files are my favorite format - here 
are some enticing tips for that:


  Richard Gaskin
  Managing Editor, revJournal
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