Thanks, but what I'm trying to do is have it store without making the user save the document. I'm working on a standalone app that I want the user to be able to enter some information and have that information retained for subsequent launches of the app.
Reading your request literally, I don't think there is a way to do this *without* writing to an external file or modifying the patch, however it is entirely possible to automate the process of writing a preset file so the user does not need to be involved.
There's probably be a more elegant way to do this. This example requires the manual creation of the preset file in the first instance.
@AudioMatt: is embedMessage a 3rd-party external? I'm not familiar with it.
@Patrick: coll was actually my first thought, but I couldn't get the data to stick without either saving or writing to an external file. It's beginning to look like I need to explore some sort of data encryption as you suggest.