Hi Fred, I really prefer FrameMaker's backup mechanism as it is. Every some months I notice that I saved something (and closed the file) and then I noticed that the last change was not correct. Then I can take the backup without these last changes. Other applications do the same, e.g. CorelDesigner/CorelDraw. Therefore that's a common approach.
If you want a copy when you save a file, then you might do this via FrameScript or ExtendScript. Similar scripts had been discussed several times on the framescript-users mailing list. You might log a feature request here: https://bugbase.adobe.com/index.cfm Best regards Winfried From: framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com [mailto:framers-boun...@lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Fred Ridder Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 11:11 PM To: David Artman; Tim Pann; email@example.com Subject: RE: Conditional text by paragraph tag? 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 ________________________________ This e-mail contains privileged and confidential information intended for the use of the addressees named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail, you are hereby notified that you must not disseminate, copy or take any action in respect of any information contained in it. If you have received this e-mail in error, please notify the sender immediately by e-mail and immediately destroy this e-mail and its attachments.
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