Re: Fast saves (was Re: Team Reviews of Word 97 docs)

Subject: Re: Fast saves (was Re: Team Reviews of Word 97 docs)
From: "Richard J. Collins" <writejob -at- DNAI -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 14:14:15 -0700

Yep, I never use Enable Fast Saves. That thing causes so many problems, I just don't
understand why Microsoft doesn't just rip it out and get rid of it. Empires have crumbled,
happy homes have been rent asunder, the world is littered with doleful orphans ... all
because Microsoft insists on keeping it in the application.


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU]On Behalf Of Hope Cascio
> Sent: Monday, May 18, 1998 7:49 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Fast saves (was Re: Team Reviews of Word 97 docs)
> <major snippage fore and aft>
> 3. Problems with Word version 7 and 8. This mainly involves the fact that
> the application
> has to save so much extra information that as the file gets
> marked up it is
> easily
> corrupted and grows to immense proportions. You really risk crashing in a
> way that trashes
> your file and could make you strip out all the formatting and do it all
> over again.
> Have you disabled the Enable Fast Saves feature in the Options dialog box?
> This has literally cut my file sizes in half, I don't notice a difference
> in save time, and it decreases the risk of "nasties," for want of a more
> technically precise term, like corruptions and crashes.
> HTH, YMMV, et al,
> Hope Cascio
> &^&^&^~~~

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