Autosave from field?

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Sat Mar 30 16:34:15 EDT 2013


just say "LGBT community". Easier.


On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 1:31 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>wrote:

> Thanks chaps, but after some thought I went for a completely different way
> of doing things
> and had the stack save a backup RTF document every time the end-user
> pressed a key on her/his
>
> (and I really should apologise that I am not entirely sure how to signal
> that I should like to include the transgendered community in this
> statement; I would be most grateful if a transgendered person who may be
> lurking on the Use-lIst - Hey, come out of the closet into the Livecode
> sunshine could tell me the T possessive pronoun)
>
> keyboard by putting an export to file statement at the end of an on
> rawKeyDown script.
>
> Richmond.
>
>  OOPS!
>>
>> *In your openStack script:*
>> put "10" into tSaveInterval -- assuming minutes
>> send saveMeCheeses to this stack in (tSaveInterval*60) secs
>>
>> *In your stack script:*
>> on saveMeCheeses
>>    -- gather all your text into a variable
>>    put tMyText into URL (file:C:/someplace/really/**safe/MyFile.txt")
>>    send saveMeCheeses to me in (tSaveInterval*60) secs -- this one will
>> keep
>> it repeating
>> end saveMeCheeses
>>
>>
>> On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 5:54 PM, Roger Eller <roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
>> >**wrote:
>>
>>  *In your openStack script:*
>>> put "10" into tSaveInterval -- assuming minutes
>>> send saveMeCheeses to this stack in (tSaveInterval*60) secs
>>>
>>> *In your stack script:*
>>> on saveMeCheeses
>>>    -- gather all your text into a variable
>>>    put tMyText into URL (file:C:/someplace/really/**safe/MyFile.txt")
>>>    send saveMeCheeses to me in saveMeCheeses -- this one will keep it
>>> repeating
>>> end saveMeCheeses
>>>
>>> ~Roger
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, Mar 24, 2013 at 5:17 PM, Richmond <richmondmathewson at gmail.com>*
>>> *wrote:
>>>
>>>  Merry LibreOffice allows one to set it so that it autosaves a document
>>>> at a set time interval in case your computer goes wonky, or LibreOffice
>>>> crashes.
>>>>
>>>> And a jolly good idea that is too (even if they pinched it from
>>>> Microsoft).
>>>>
>>>> Now I would like to have the same sort of feature in my "next thang";
>>>> the
>>>> up-and-coming-and-sweeping-****all-office-suits-before-it
>>>> 'Richmond-Scrubby-Cupboard'
>>>> (well, round these parts that's what passes for an office) made,
>>>> needless to say, entirely in Livecode.
>>>>
>>>> Obviously, central to my text entry component "Wobbly Word",
>>>> there will have to be a field, and any autosave feature will have to
>>>> save
>>>> and/or export
>>>> and/or overwrite a rtf and/or html document at regular intervals.
>>>>
>>>> Now what I don't understand is how to have a script working away 'in the
>>>> background'
>>>> checking the time and autosaving every 2-3 minutes without it
>>>> interfering
>>>> with
>>>> user-initiated scripts in the foreground or the reverse.
>>>>
>>>> Richmond.
>>>>
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