how to clear residual garbage in a stack?

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Thu May 24 14:18:08 EDT 2018


Brian Milby wrote:
> Ok, I can summarize what is happening here.  When a card that contains a
> background with shared text disabled on a field, the data is indeed
> retained.  The extra data survives saves and "compact this stack" as long
> as the shared group remains on any card.  If you remove the group from the
> last card and then do a compact, then all of the extra space is recovered.
> When you place the group back on a card, the fields are now empty.
> 
> As implied by the documentation, if you remove the group from the last card
> and do a save from the menu, the space is also reclaimed.

Impressive sleuthing, Brian.  Well done!

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