More on File Save anomaly and WP_xx files...
- This has happened to me also, using both Mac OS X
Jaguar 10.2.8 and currently Panther 10.3.9. When I use
the "command-s" keys to save the current document, my
changes are NOT saved to the current file. Instead,
they are saved in the same directory as the current
file but with a file name WP_xxnnnnnnnn, where each
"n" is a number. I lost a lot of writing before I
caught on to this.
WORKAROUND: I now avoid this problem by manually
saving the current document using the keys for "Save
As" (cmd-shift-s). Each time I do this, I increment a
number at the end of the file name; i.e., "Client
Letter 12", then "Client Letter 13", and so on. After
I quit from WordPerfect, I delete all versions of the
file except for the one with the largest number. This
is not the most convenient procedure, but I haven't
lost any data since I've started to use it.
SOLUTION (?): Initially, WordPerfect's "saving"
functionality works properly. However, at some unknown
point, the problem appears. I have inadvertently
"fixed" the problem twice now by erasing my hard disk
and installing a fresh version of Mac OS X, Classic,
WordPerfect 3.5e and updates, etc.
I have not been able to determine exactly what causes
this WordPerfect "saving" problem to start. Most
recently, it MAY have begun when I replaced Adobe's
ATM Light v4.6.2 with ATM Light v4.5.2, or enabled
Apple's GXGraphics extention. These and other changes
were part of my efforts to run SoftPress' Freeway
v2.0.3 to run under Classic; some time later I noticed
the WordPerfect problem had reappeared.
I will be installing Mac OS X Tiger in the next few
weeks, either using the "Archive & Install" option or
erasing the entire hard disk and installing everything
again from scratch. This time, I'll try to better
record what I do between the time WordPerfect saves
properly and the time this anomaly reappears. I'll
post anything I learn.
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> SOLUTION (?): Initially, WordPerfect's "saving"I have WP's timed backups set for 15 minutes, and am
> functionality works properly. However, at some unknown
> point, the problem appears.
watching to see if the problem tends to start 15 minutes
after I open a file.
> I will be installing Mac OS X Tiger in the next fewThanks for your good post; I'll look forward to an update.
> weeks I'll post anything I learn.