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Old 04-25-2005, 08:57 PM   #11
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I'd have to agree with Hungry on this one Elfy. Office programs normally save files in use as they go in temp files (for recovery on power failures etc), even if you haven't named them, and recovery should be available.

I still use an oldish version of Lotus 123 - is heaps better for printed reports, but excel is very powerful. First spreadsheet I used was Visicalc on an Apple II+ back in '82, wasn't that an experience (now showing my age ).
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Old 04-26-2005, 02:30 AM   #12
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. First spreadsheet I used was Visicalc on an Apple II+ back in '82, wasn't that an experience (now showing my age ).
Join the club! Visicalc was my first love on the Apple II+, after WordStar. (that may have came after CPM??? Long time ago)

The came DbaseII, but that's another story.

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Thanks for everyone's help - it is truly appreciated. I was spending too much time trying how to recover when I realized I could have a good bit of it done again - I ended up re-typing. BUT I am now learning the ins and outs of the recovery process.

I lost it when I got an Adobe error message from trying to open something (Russ - I think it was your sandwich list). There was no way to save it after I got that error message - it closed it down. I went straight to my history in my documents and it wasn't there.
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Scary isn't it Hungry.......... My favorite game in those daze was MS Flight sim - the original line graphics.

Wasn't a real Wordstar fan and yep on CPM.. I used Zardax, then got a CPM coprocessor (card) for the II+ with an 80col card to learn Wordstar to tutor our older "Injunears" - the sliderule set, in computer basics & word processing. Had a great time with Pascal but the younger Eng's all used COBOL.....

Unfortunately Elfy you've learnt the hard way. Regardless of what you are doing with an application, either set autosave on or save your work every ten minutes or so, it does save a lot of work and grief in the long run.

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