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    saving incomplete posts

    Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by Rickie writes, Apr 14, 2008.

    Is there a way to save a incomplete bit of writing, on this forum site, out of viewer sight and then retrive at another sitting, compleated and then posted??

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    Yeah you can do it in PM form and then send the PM back to yourself and it will be waiting in your outbox. ;)





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    Or, presumably, save it as a draft.

    EDIT: Or not. Doesn't like there is the option to save as a draft. I wonder where I got that idea from... :confused:
     
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    You culd type it up in Word or notepad or something, finish it later and when it is finished, paste it into a box here. :)
     
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    However, PMs are more limited in length than ordinary posts. The same is true of blog entries.

    The best thing to do is to just save your content in Notepad on your local computer until it is complete enough to post. You can edit it and preview it in the forum editor without actually posting it, so you can make every effort to get it the way you want it before it is displayed to the public.
     
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    You were thinking of an e-mail service, Bambi, which is what I would recommend--especially if you may need to access the file on another computer in the meantime. In addition, you would also benefit from Zoe's suggestion of simply writing in a word processing document (such as Microsoft Word).
     
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    Good ideas but I can't do them through my company computer. How many words does it take to fill a PM? I could use several of them to complete a document.
     
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    If you are at work, you could Email your work home to yourself, as I don't think there is a word limit on Emails.
     
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    Another good idea but I can't cut and paste e-mails at work either.

    It's not that my company is controling but I deal with a lot of personal & financial information and I can only e-mail internally. Anything going to the outside world is restricted and limits what can be copied or attached.

    The PMs seem like the best choice.
     
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    Why not a Word file? That would remain on the hard drive and allow you to store much more information.
     
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    The short answer is no, you can't save incomplete posts on the site. You can use your PM box or a word file until you're ready.

    Banzai - I think you probably got the idea of a draft from a blog. Unlike posts, you can save incomplete blog posts as drafts, which make them only visible to yourself until you're finished.
     
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    Ah, okay. Then by that virtue surely one could use the blog draft function :p
     

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