8586Re: [NTB] Loss of outline pages
- Jul 4, 2000Hi Larry:
I like your idea regarding incremental backups.
At 10:33 PM 7/3/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Paul,I have had the .bak extension here since acquiring ntp. But
>At 04:07 PM 07/03/2000 -0700, you wrote:
> >Thanks Larry:
> >It has been some time since I lost text in circumstances
> >which caused me to reexamine recovery methods. Thanks
> >for your lucid explanation. I have not only repeated your
> >examples to verify that they work, but I have also printed
> >out your email and posted it above my keyboard for
> >reference. Same for your tips on outline text.
> >Occasionally one can learn more from an error than he
> >suffered from the loss it caused. I am much obliged.
> >Paul King
>You are welcome. I am glad that I could help.
>A special suggestion for you here for future reference is to go to
>View|Options and select the File tab. Then check the "Make Backups" box
>and under the drop down list titled "Backup Types" select "incremental".
your suggestion makes more sense, especially for those
files requiring frequent editing, I also print these out from
time to time and move the copies along by snail mail. More
and more, however, the text travels by email.
>Now whenever you save a file, NoteTab will automatically make a backup ofThis is especially appropriate for my outline files. Many tasks
>the previous file with an incremental extension (up to 999). Example:
>Myoutline.otl will be updated when you save it and a backup copy of the old
>file will be made with the name of Myoutline.001otl. If you update again,
>another backup will be made of the second file with the name of
>Myoutline.002otl and so forth.
I formerly performed in WordPerfect I now perform in ntp
because of its speed and flexibility. Note Tab Pro has nearly
all of the functions I need for editing text.
> You can write a clip or a batch file to
>periodically clean out the .???otl files from the NoteTab folders and run
>it when you want to do this, but in the mean time, you will have a copy
>among these backup files that you can recover lost text from.
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