Valuable tip re. v7's Save As

Peter Haworth pete at lcsql.com
Sat Mar 7 15:05:54 EST 2015


Yes!  I've always thought it weird that Save As leaves you in the "saved
as" file not the original.

On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 12:02 PM J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>
wrote:

> On 3/7/2015 12:36 PM, Dr. Hawkins wrote:
> > On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 9:52 AM, Richard Gaskin <
> ambassador at fourthworld.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> I recently learned that the Save As option in v7 is even smarter than
> I'd
> >> thought:
> >>
> >
> > OTOH, I'm fitting it this morning.
> >
> > I'm using an old XP laptop while my powerbook dries out (grr!), but after
> > saving a standalone, livecode forgets where the current file came from
> (or
> > something like that), and I have to go hunting.
> >
> > Once I have it better nailed down, I'll file a bug.
>
> I think this is a different issue relating to file paths. Richard was
> talking about the stack file version, which is the format of the file on
> disk.
>
> When you "save as," LC opens the new copy which will have a different
> file path. The original copy is closed. It would be nice to add a
> feature request that puts a "Save a copy" into the File menu, which
> would save off a backup copy but keep the original in RAM.
>
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> Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
> HyperActive Software           |     http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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