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Poll: Have you ever lost progress of your job by pressing the "Don't Save" button?
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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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Dont save Mar 24, 2016

Had to think about that one.

No, because I always use "Ctrl S" - less effort


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Maxi Schwarz
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I didn't know... Mar 24, 2016

.... that there was a don't save button.

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
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once or twice Mar 24, 2016

This was long time ago. I closed the file and I pushed the button DON'T SAVE.
Then I bought Wordfast... and this doesn't happen anymore


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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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Yes, big time Mar 24, 2016

When I started out on an 8-bit micro that was running CP/M - yes, we are going back quite a few years.
I had to use a wildcard to make some space on a - gasp! - 5¼-inch floppy disk, but I used the wrong wildcard and wiped out all of the work I had done on that disk just before a delivery. Aaaaagh!

This was in the days before Norton Utilities, which was the best thing ever (period!) to happen in the world of computing.

Out of interest, are there any other Prozians out there who remember CP/M.

BTW, the "Don't Save" button" didn't even exist in WordStar, another blast from the past!

added last line

[Edited at 2016-03-24 14:23 GMT]


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M. Anna Kańduła  Identity Verified
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"Don't save" button? Mar 24, 2016

I don't think I've ever heard of such a button, let alone have or press it.

I often press CRTL+S to save my work, and have all kinds of auto-save on in my software, so at worst I lose minutes of work, if something crashes.


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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I learned to use Ctrl+S Mar 24, 2016

I had a 'Monday computer' for the first couple of months when I worked in-house. Back in those days, RAM capacity was limited, but this computer was worse than most, and it crashed at frequent intervals. Mercifully the firm had a capable IT man, who got tired of being called out to our office to sort out the emergencies, and he replaced it.

Being employed does occasionally have its advantages over freelancing!

I still use Ctrl+S frequently - when the phone rings, when I pause to look things up in the dictionary, take sip of coffee, whatever, and whenever I think of it. Certainly before closing a document as routine.

And I practically NEVER hit 'don't save' before closing the document, unless I really, seriously mean it.


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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Occasionally ... Mar 24, 2016

I've very occasionally lost the job I'm working on (or my most recent addition to it) not because I pressed "don't save" but because my computer froze (or crashed?) for some unknown reason. For that reason, I now press "save" frequently while I'm working and I always save my latest version of a file to an external disk, just in case. This has saved my bacon many times. It's well worth the small amount of extra trouble to make a back-up of some kind.

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Teresa Borges
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Yes, once... Mar 24, 2016

It happened once at the very beginning - and trust me - it's a lesson you won't forget! Since then I have been using Ctrl+S frequently…

What I seem to do quite often is to put a file in the wrong folder by accident and get quite frustrated thinking that I have lost it. This tends to happen when on the same day I’m dealing with different files from different clients…

[Edited at 2016-03-24 13:35 GMT]


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Chris S  Identity Verified
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One of the benefits of CAT Mar 24, 2016

is that it saves your work automatically sentence by sentence so if you manage to lose your work you can regenerate it just like that (ish).

Where I did frequently lose quite a bit of work in the old days was when dictating in ViaVoice, which had a limit on how much you could dictate in one go, and because I was looking at a printed source document it could be half an hour before I noticed ViaVoice had gone on strike...


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Melanie Nassar  Identity Verified
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Not quite, but Mar 24, 2016

I learned very early on to save the final version of a file before attaching it to an email after I had inexplicable errors in a file as a result of sending it straight from my desktop and then saving it.

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
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for those who do not know the button Mar 24, 2016

When you close a word file for example, if you haven't saved before, a pop up window appears with the following options: don't save, cancel, save

[Edited at 2016-03-24 16:49 GMT]


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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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None... Mar 24, 2016

...of these bells and whistles of which everyone speaks existed in the CP/M and pre-CP/M days.

Youngsters these days have just got it sooo easy!

Just wanted to rub it in....Tee, hee, hee

Please, anyone out there want to join me in the 'Manual Typewriter Club' or even the 'Pencil and Paper Club?'


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
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I'll sign up for the 'Pencil and Paper' club :-D Mar 24, 2016

Julian Holmes wrote:

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Please, anyone out there want to join me in the 'Manual Typewriter Club' or even the 'Pencil and Paper Club?'


While laptops are SO much better than manual typewriters, even during a power cut... pencil and paper are definitely not redundant yet.

It's not just me - a recent article in our newspaper's science section reports that the younger generations do not learn things as well as we did with pen or pencil and paper to note down important things.

At college, even if I read the handouts given by lecturers and did not read my own notes thoroughly, it was my experience that scribbling an instant summary of the lecture and the important keywords was a valuable aid to learning and remembering.

A pencil is also an important aid to formulating - I definitely still use pencils. Laugh all you like, but I start most of my translations that way, noting the terminology and tricky phrases.

It 'saves' them somehow in my brain!


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Teresa Borges
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I'll sign up for the 'Pencil and Paper' club too Mar 24, 2016

Christine Andersen wrote:

Julian Holmes wrote:

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Please, anyone out there want to join me in the 'Manual Typewriter Club' or even the 'Pencil and Paper Club?'


While laptops are SO much better than manual typewriters, even during a power cut... pencil and paper are definitely not redundant yet.

It's not just me - a recent article in our newspaper's science section reports that the younger generations do not learn things as well as we did with pen or pencil and paper to note down important things.

At college, even if I read the handouts given by lecturers and did not read my own notes thoroughly, it was my experience that scribbling an instant summary of the lecture and the important keywords was a valuable aid to learning and remembering.

A pencil is also an important aid to formulating - I definitely still use pencils. Laugh all you like, but I start most of my translations that way, noting the terminology and tricky phrases.

It 'saves' them somehow in my brain!



Me too, I start most of my translations by highlighting with a marker or underlining with a pencil or pen everything that seems tricky at first sight.


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