Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2012 6:20 AM (in response to Glorius)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2012 7:57 AM (in response to dominic23)
Thanks for the feedbacks.
Well it is not the AutoSave. I never wait 5 minutes. Preview simply changes the original file!
BTW, it would be very silly if any application would simply change the original file without giving you the chance to get back to the original!!! Even MS Word has auto save but still gives you the possibility to restore your original file. Older editors simply renamed the original file name to kind of .BAK and created a new file with the same name; so you had anyway the original file in the .BAK file.
Really strange and absolutely destructive for users!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2012 7:59 AM (in response to Zyriab)
Also thanks to you for your feedback.
Well what a solution should this be???
What if I simply forget to duplicate my original file??? In this case it gets lost by this silly application!
What kind of thinking the developers had as they produced this kind of software??? I am sooooo disappointed! I really wanted to get rid of silly Windows problems but the more I work with Apple the more problems I get! Maybe I should switch to Linux! I am so disappointed!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to Glorius)
Forgetting to duplicate is like forgetting to choose 'save as', in either case when you save you lose your original. It's just a case of changing your thinking slightly. It does actually work pretty well.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2012 8:39 AM (in response to Zyriab)
Yeh! as usual it is the user who has to learn to work in another way because Apple know it better!!!
OK, I see there is no chance to resolve this issue. As I have paid so much for the computer I have to learn to work Apple-wise :-(
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to Zyriab)
Well Zyriab, thanks for your feedbacks.
All other applications are working more or less uniquely and all users have learned to deal with the saving issues. Just Apple has to do things of course differently!
Currently Being ModeratedJun 17, 2012 10:02 AM (in response to Glorius)
Is there anyway to fix these issues in Preview?
Actually, there is. The version of Preview in Snow Leopard 10.6.8 will run in Lion and preserve good old Save As. While there is a way to return to the original condition of your file in Lion's Preview, I agree that shouldn't be necessary; keep any changes in RAM and either discard them or save them with an explicit Save or Save As command when the file and/or application is closed, as had been done since 1984.