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Feature suggestion: Protecting help patches from being saved when changed

October 6, 2008 | 9:13 am

Hi,

My help patches always ask about being saved when I have copied/cutted parts from it into my patch, but I never want to do this.
Could I set some place in preferences to protect my help patches?

Cheers


October 7, 2008 | 6:55 pm

marlon brando schrieb:
> My help patches always ask about being saved when I have
> copied/cutted parts from it into my patch, but I never want to do
> this. Could I set some place in preferences to protect my help
> patches?

You can write protect them in the finder, but then they don’t get
updated with the next upgrade… ;-)

I actually change the help files quite often and I want the changes to
be saved. Mostly there was a question to the object which had not been
covered yet. If I save it I can remember easier…

Another option is to duplicate all help files and keep them at a safe
place (for example on the computer of your kids… ;-)

Stefan


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October 8, 2008 | 12:17 pm

Another approach: on Mac OS 10.5 you could use Time Machine to keep originals of any files you might change.

This still leaves you with a "Do you want to save changes?" alert, which is probably not what you want.

Yet another approach: when I borrow from .maxhelp patches to start off a new patch, I always use Copy rather than Cut. No mod to the old patch, no "Save?" alert, no change to the original file.

Your suggestion of having a global option to make .maxhelp files Read-Only and (if I’ve understood correctly) to automatically trash all changes on Close… that idea may appeal to some people, but it also opens up cans of worms that will seriously annoy a lot of others.



waj
October 9, 2008 | 12:16 pm


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