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Mac OS X Lion Autosave (Notes)

HOW DOES AUTOSAVE WORK?

Actually, I don’t know.

So let’s explore this feature in Apple’s own Pages program.

First of all, I can’t find this feature. Where is it?

Does it not activate until the first draft is saved?

Apparently AutoSave saves a draft every 5 minutes and does not activate unless you save the FIRST draft.

So if you’re some kind of savant or gifted writer and write that 10 page essay in under 5 minutes, then the light goes out in your office, you’re dead.

Hm?

If you write a whole paragraph and then erase it within 5 min. the same thing would happen. You lose it.

Let’s see if there is a time setting on it.

Also according to
http://www.blueboxmoon.com/wordpress/?p=281
It seems as though AutoSave does destructive editing Automatically!! Therefore, you’d probably always want to work on a copy of a document – or have a backup of the original on TimeMachine. Without a backup, you’ll probably end up saving over files on a USB drive your friend brought over.

Posted in Apple, English.


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