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Note to self:

When you go to save a file, and accidentally choose the neighbouring option, 'Close', from the 'File' menu instead, please do not then go on to select the button labelled 'No' from the idiot prompt which pops up. You see, it does not mean "Noooo! That's not what I wanted to do!", but (and if you read the text above it, you will see that I am right), "No, I do not want to save all the work I've done in the last half hour."

The button you want is 'Cancel'. You twit.



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Oct. 3rd, 2005 10:18 am (UTC)
Argh, no! I do the next best thing a lot, which is to open an old word file and use it as a template, so begin to write a new chapter/essay/etc on it, then forget to save it under a new name and thus write-over my old work. I try to blame the computer for it, but it never works... ;)
Oct. 3rd, 2005 10:25 am (UTC)
Yep, I've done that a fair few times, too! Galling, isn't it? And I do blame the software - I mean, what idiot put 'Close' and 'Save' next to each other on the 'File' menu? *shakes fist*
Oct. 3rd, 2005 10:39 am (UTC)
I do that ALL the time, and I never learn. How silly. The software is made wrong obviously.
Oct. 3rd, 2005 11:21 am (UTC)
It sucks when that happens, I've done it before too.
Oct. 3rd, 2005 11:45 am (UTC)
Keyboard shortcuts ftw! They're much easier to get to than mousing around all over the place, and you're significantly less likely to hit the wrong item and screw things up.
AFAIK the standard for Word is Ctrl-S to save, or you can open the file menu using shortcuts by hitting Alt-F, then S to save (or C to close).
Oct. 3rd, 2005 12:22 pm (UTC)
Yes, you're quite right, and this had occurred to me too after I did this. It's a question of changing my habits - and believe me, I am very motivated to do so right now!
Oct. 3rd, 2005 01:31 pm (UTC)
I have the problem when using shortcuts that, on a mac, I keep pressing Apple Q instead of W, which means I quit the program instead of just shutting the window, so I'm trying to do the opposite and actually click.
Oct. 3rd, 2005 03:15 pm (UTC)
Oh blimey! Yes, I can see where keyboard shortcuts are a bad thing in that situation!
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