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From: "Roger" <>
Subject: RE: [FHU] File safety in FH
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 00:23:52 -0000
Thanks for your comments.
>There is an undo function.
>Don't save the file and re-open it. You will be back to where you
>in the first place.
You are joking, aren't you? <g> That is not an option I would take
lightly if I had just done a lot of work on a file! Sure, I can SAVE or
SAVE AS periodically, however that isn't ideal either because unless I
SAVE before every change, I have to try and remember what changes I have
made since the last save.
>More interestingly why would you need an undo function.
Makes stepping back and forth through the previous actions very easy
without having to inspect the data in order to work out what needs
correcting. By pressing UNDO and then REDO (undo UNDO) one can see the
detail of any change made to the file. This is a real benefit if, for
example, one accidentally deletes or changes an item in a large file and
you do not know precisely what you just did. This can happen and does
happen - increasingly for me as I get older! <g>.
>None of the other
>family history packages to my knowledge have one.
Hardly a good reason not to want the function. Seems to me that these
packages have something to learn from other well developed Windows
applications. If you have ever used MS Office and other power
applications intensively then the benefits of such functionality speak
I admit that I am new to these genealogy packages but, speaking as a
computer professional, I am amazed that they do not have such basic
functions as UNDO/REDO, even a simple one step UNDO would be better than
nothing. And it's not too difficult to implement either from what I
recall from my programming days.
>You can quite easily
>overwrite anything that is incorrect.
Yes, as long as you can spot the errors. Sometimes that is easy,
sometimes difficult - at least it is for some of us <g>.
I see that some others on this list would quite like an UNDO function
too. I cannot say that it is my top priority but I would like to see it
in a future release. I will send in a formal suggestion or two to
Thanks to everyone who responded.