Finale Forum Store | Buy Sheet Music

general forum question

The place for beginner Finale users. ("How do I...")

Moderators: miker, Peter Thomsen

general forum question

Postby lynndavidnewton » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:14 pm

A few minutes ago I had spent about ten minutes composing a post and inadvertently
touched my mouse in a way that effectively ran the "back button" and I was unable
to find any trace of what I'd written, not a draft, nothing. I didn't get a warning
saying something like "Are you sure you want to leave this page before saving or
sending this post?" Disappointing.

Is there some way around that that someone knows about? This happened once before
a couple of months ago. I'm anticipating that the answer is no. I think in the future
I should compose my posts elsewhere and cut and paste them into the forum window.

Also once before, I saved a draft, and when I came back later, I could find no
evidence of the draft. In that case I'm sure that must be a problem with me because
there wouldn't be a "Save draft" button if it were not possible to go back and
retrieve my drafts, revise them, and send them. (But I wish the quorum software
saved things automatically, sort of like Gmail does.)

Assuming I'm either stupid or blind, where can I find my drafts that I was obviously
unable to find earlier?
lynndavidnewton
 
Posts: 154
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:11 pm
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Finale Version: 25.5.0.259
Operating System: Mac

Re: general forum question

by Sponsor

Forum Sponsor
 

Re: general forum question

Postby motet » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:20 pm

I've done that, and find that if I hit the forward button, the text is usually still there.
User avatar
motet
 
Posts: 2727
Joined: Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:33 pm
Location: Northern California
Finale Version: 2014.5,2011,2005
Operating System: Windows

Re: general forum question

Postby zuill » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:22 pm

Did you try the forward button to go to the page you left? I have buttons on my mouse for both directions. Maybe Windows works differently. Also, I'm not sure how to use the Save draft button, but maybe that might give some options as you work so as to not lose work in the future.

Zuill

P.S. I just tested it, and maybe, save occasionally as you go on a long reply and see if that may give you a viable backup in the event you go back accidentally.

P.P.S.: It even saves multiple versions of a post. That could be a good solution. Save drafts as you go, just in case.
Windows 7, Finale 2011-v25.5
"When all is said and done, more is said than done."
User avatar
zuill
 
Posts: 2282
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:35 pm
Location: Southern California
Finale Version: Finale 2011-v25.5
Operating System: Windows

Re: general forum question

Postby lynndavidnewton » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:09 pm

I tried the forward button. Didn't work.

BTW, I'm on a Mac (and running Chrome for a browser).

Ah well, it's gone. I'll repost it later if I still think my question was important.
lynndavidnewton
 
Posts: 154
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:11 pm
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Finale Version: 25.5.0.259
Operating System: Mac

Re: general forum question

Postby heinzfan » Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:21 am

Because of such mishaps I'll first type a post into Word or Notepad and then paste it to the forum.
Finale 26, Windows 8.1
heinzfan
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:42 pm
Finale Version: 26
Operating System: Windows



Similar topics


Return to Beginners

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


Music Engravers and Music Copyists
   Finale - Sibelius - Cakewalk - Archives - Finale Books - Contact


Copyright © 1994 - 2019 by C.M. Press, LLC