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Ausdaz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I've just upgraded from Leopard to Snow Leopard (I know I'm a dinosaur...) and am now having major problems saving Appleworks files. 

 

When I'm doing corrections, I sometimes need to save a file over 10 times and my helpful "Do you want to replace this file?" box has gone and instead it's saving as a new file and adding another 'full stop' at the end of the file name.  It's driving me nuts!

 

Is there any way to get back to just over-writing the file?

 

Any help gratefully received...

 

Thanks

Take care

Marianne

  • Munas Level 4 Level 4 (1,260 points)

    have you tried http://www.tool-forcesw.com/foreversave/

    according description this would bring an autosave glory of Lion and Mountain Lion to your Snow Leopard...

    I do not see foreversave Light version (free) on developer site...

  • Ausdaz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the suggestion...but that still saves a new version of the file.  What I really need is to be able to over-write the file each time...when I'm doing accounting stuff for one particular client (I have my own wp business) he's forever making changes (not including my typos ) and to have 10 or 20 versions of the same file is beyond ridiculous. 

     

    It was so easy with Leopard <sigh>

     

    Take care

    Marianne

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (72,485 points)

    Do you get this problem if you simply hit command-S? I just checked AW on Snow Leopard and it behaved perfectly normally - you shouldn't be getting the 'do you want to replace...' message anyway, if you hit command-S it should simply overwrite the previous version seamlessly.

  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,120 points)

    Marianne, there shouldn't be any difference in the saving behaviour between Leopard or Snow Leopard. There isn't. Are you sure that you haven't added a third party application creating these new versions of the files??

  • Ausdaz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This is turning out to be really crazy. I haven't added any third party application at all.

     

    Last night I tried Roger's 'command-S' and it worked on a different document I opened.  I tried the same document, changed it, 'Saved As' and it asked me if I wanted to over-write the file. 

     

    I then opened the original document I was having trouble with, hit 'Save As' and the same thing happened; it just made multiple copies of the file.  It seems to be a problem with this particular client and all his files; unfortunately, he's the client I do the most work for.

     

    Now I don't know why it's happening on some documents and not on others.

     

    Any further ideas?  Can I do something to this client's files, re-save them or whatever, so I don't have this problem?

     

    Thanks again...

    Marianne

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (72,485 points)

    Is the original file locked?

  • Ausdaz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Err, that's a new one on me.   How do I tell if it's locked or not?  (I've never had any trouble saving with Leopard so I would imagine not?)

     

    Take care

    Marianne

  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (72,485 points)

    I just did a few experiments. There are three things you can do, though they don't seem to cause quite the symptoms you describe.

     

    1. The file could be locked, but then if you try to open it you will be asked if you want to open a copy.

     

    2. The file could be checked as a stationary pad in the get info pane. Opening it will produce a copy with 'copy' appended to the title.

     

    3. The file could have been saved as an AW template. This will open as a version called 'untitled' but will also throw up a copy if the stationary pad checkbox (which gets checked in this process) hasn't been unchecked.

  • Ausdaz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for spending so much time on this.

     

    1. Don't know if the file is locked but I can't see why it should be.

     

    2 & 3. File is not a stationary pad or an AW template.  In Get Info it's a "com.apple.appleworks.document".  It's actually an older file which I opened, made corrections to and saved with a different name.  (i.e. it was, say GA2040 and it's renamed as GA2097).

     

    Thanks again

    Marianne

  • Munas Level 4 Level 4 (1,260 points)

    If you could create a new file and save it to another location, let's say on your Desktop. Will it create these strange duplicates when you save the file again?

  • Ausdaz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Created a new file, saved to desktop, changed content, saved again with 'save as' to desktop and it created multiple copies of the file, adding another full stop each time.  ie. strange duplicates...

  • Munas Level 4 Level 4 (1,260 points)

    and why do you use Save As command instead of Save (Cmd+S) ?

  • Ausdaz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Habit I guess...plus to be sure I'm saving it to the right place; I save to the Client's folder, then back it up to the external hard disc and also on zip disc.  If I'm working on 2 documents at the same time, I don't want to use command-s in case it saves to another client's folder.

  • Ausdaz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Got to go out for a while.

     

    Thanks again for your help...will check in later to seei f you can come up with a logical reason why it's doing this...

     

    Take care

    Marianne

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