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"SAVE or "SAVE AS" Thread Before Posting?

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posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:15 PM
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Hi there,

Wondered if there is any way of saving your thread before posting it?

So you may be half way through a long thread or a new thread and want to take a break or post it the following day, is there no way of a "SAVE" or "SAVE AS" function so you can revisit it before posting?

thanks, G.


[edit on 16-1-2010 by grantbeed]




posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:18 PM
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Put it in your Favorites.
You might want to make a special folder for threads you want to save and name them so you know which one it is.



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:18 PM
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If you type up your post in a word document, you can post it whenever you want. Also, sometimes people who take a long time to type up a lenghty post, sometimes lose it for some reason or another, ( pc crash, etc.) so typing up your post, saving it in a word doc and then posting is a good way to go.



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:22 PM
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When I am writing a long thread I like to write it in notepad or Microsoft Works then cut and paste it into the field when I have completed it. This way I can take my time to write/edit it before posting it. I save my work to my desktop and then am able to have a copy of my own and it allows me to take my time and make sure I have completely gotten my thoughts together and the document is perfect before posting. I hope this helps.

LifENcircleS



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:22 PM
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Additional reason to draft in Word doc. is that if one's post goes over the character req. you have the ability to post back to back if it's already pre-written, thereby eliminating that "response" post in-between and breaking the flow...



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:23 PM
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Thanks for the Advice. I've always just used ATS when writing up a thread, but i've lost a few and it's very annoying!!

Think I will try the MS Word next time.

cheers. Grant.



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:24 PM
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1. Put the cursor inside the text box (where you write your post)
2. CTRL+A (to mark all text)
3. CTRL+C (to copy all the marked text)

If you lose your post somehow, SHIFT+INS will paste the copied text back in. If you want extra backup, copy/paste your text to notepad



posted on Jan, 16 2010 @ 06:27 PM
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You can write anything in something like "Notepad" and then copy and paste it in the reply box before you post it.

If you have a long post, or are starting a thread with a lot of content, I recommend it. The content remains on your system, you can edit all you want, and save it as a txt file as you go along.

When it's done, post it to ATS.



posted on Jan, 17 2010 @ 07:13 AM
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I do what hellmutt suggests and if it's long and I'm not ready to post, I just paste it in a Word document.

I know it's frustrating! I've done it so many times, it's natural now for me to do a CTRL+A and CTRL+C before I post every post.



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