This has been bugging me for the past few months. I can't for the life of me figure out how to get the "save data with patcher" attribute of the coll object to function properly. Let me know if this sequence of events is normal or not. I could swear that when I first started using Max I didn't have this difficulty:
1) I create a new coll object and check the "save data with patcher" attribute in the inspector.
2) I open the coll by double-clicking and input my data.
3) I close the coll. Max asks me if I want to save the coll as a text file to my hard drive. If I don't, the data is lost.
The only real problem here is that I end up with a lot of miscellaneous .txt files in my Max folder, which is annoying, but not much else. But isn't there a way to get Max to, well, save the coll data as part of the patcher? Am I missing something?