Joe Lewis Wilkins pepetoo at
Fri Dec 5 12:04:23 EST 2008

Hi Craig,

Possibly you may remember me from MY HC days.

Regarding your problem: My solution, something I've done a jillion  
times, is to just create my own msg box for each project. It may be as  
simple as a single field, or more if needed. My particular favorite is  
a field that I can paste equations into with it spitting out the  
result in a second field. Then I copy and paste the results into other  
docs upon which I am working at the time. Much better than a hand or  
desk calculator and easier on my failing eyes. (smile) Can even print  
as a paper whatchmacallit.

Just a thought!

Joe Wilkins

On Dec 5, 2008, at 8:43 AM, dunbarx wrote:

> All;
> Kind of. I am an experienced HC author, trying this rev thing out.
> Spent an hour learning that the message box is married to the stack  
> it was opened with.
> If I create a stack and fool around with the msg box, then go to  
> another stack, all my efforts to do simple tasks fail. Why? Because  
> the names of objects were invalid, since msg was still linked to the  
> earlier stack. I only got a clue to this when I used object numbers  
> instead of names, and of course there it does not matter, and my  
> simple commands worked. I closed msg and reopened it with the second  
> stack in front. No problem.
> My question is, why on earth? And more important, where does it say  
> this anywhere in the docs. At least msg should say so.
> I see the benefits of Rev. I miss the natural, almost perfect  
> transparency of you know what. And I know that thread is old.
> Hello, Jacqueline.
> Craig Newman
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