I work on our company network. At the end of each day, I delete any unwanted files from the folder(s) I've been working in, and copy the folders for that manual to my local drive. I know it relies on my memory, but I've done it for so long now, it's become a habit.

Dave
On 12/02/2015 11:10 a.m., Fred Ridder wrote:
David Artman wrote:

    5) Generate output and peruse. DO NOT save FM files yet! If it
    boked a couple of times, fix thm; if it borked a ton; rollback to
    your backup.fm <http://backup.fm> files (you DO automatically save
    backup.fm <http://backup.fm> files every save, riiiight? ;) )

No, in fact I *don't* let FrameMaker generate .backup.fm files because they aren't really backups. They are just renamed versions of the *previous* saved version of the file.

Say you open a document FileA.fm. You make a whole slew of changes, and then do a Save. You figure that the newly saved FileA.fm is identical to FileA.backup.fm because you had FrameMaker make a "backup" upon saving, right. Wrong. FileA.backup.fm is the *original* file that you opened, *before* you made any changes to it. The "backup" is always one set of changes behind the content that a real backup would have in it. (And since Frame won't even let you do a Save unless you've changed *something*, the current saved version and the "backup" can *never* be identical.) So rolling back to the automatic "backup" will actually lose you the last set of changes that were in your last save.

-Fred Ridder


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