RoboHelp auto save?

Subject: RoboHelp auto save?
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 13:19:31 -0400

Also chiming in late here (don't use RoboHelp anymore, so didn't pay attention to the question), so I'm quoting Al Geist and thus may have missed some subleties of the original question. Al said: <<... if I rmember the original poster needed some form of autosave because of power problems. If that is the case, then I suggest getting into the habit of pressing CTRL=>S on a regular basis. This is especially true if power is a problem, because those power glitches could also reset the autosave process.>>

I certainly support Al's suggestion, since it's one of the standard things I teach newcomers to computers. In fact, I've got this keystroke down to a subconscious twitch that kicks in after I've done anything I don't want to have to redo, whether or not 5-10 minutes have elapsed. Highly recommended.

However, if the problem is unreliable power, there's a better solution: buy an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and plug your computer into that. In addition to giving you 5-10 minutes of power when you lose power completely, a UPS typically provides much better power filtering and surge protection than the usual power-strip surge protector. This will also keep your computer's power supply as well as the rest of the electronics safe should lightning hit the transformer across the street.

Of course, if the unreliable power is inside the computer, replace the power supply (typically much less than US$50, possibly including labor). Why put up with something that's so easy to fix?

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Geoff Hart ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca
(try geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com if you don't get a reply)
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RE: RoboHelp auto save: From: Humphries, Ola
RE: RoboHelp auto save: From: al . geist

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