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Avoid Naming Pear Note Files

If you create a lot of documents, coming up with a name for them can sometimes be a hassle. This is especially true now that search is becoming a more prevalent way to find documents. Pear Note provides a way to have the application automatically generate a filename so you can avoid this hassle. To use this:

  1. Open Saving under Pear Note's preferences.
  2. Select a default save location.
  3. Select a default save name template (Pear Note's help documents all the fields that can be automatically filled in).
  4. Check the box stating that Command-S saves without prompting.
  5. If you decide you want to name a particular note later, just use Save As... instead.

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AutoDoubler Support from Fifth

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AutoDoubler Support from Fifth -- Robert Hess passes on this note. "FileDirector 3.1 from Fifth Generation Systems includes a brand new version of DiskTools which, among other enhancements, includes additional support for DiskDoubler and AutoDoubler from Salient Software. DiskTools has a new checkbox in the Preferences dialog called Show Indicator on Compressed Files. If this checkbox is turned on, DiskTools will:

  1. Stamp the "DD" on the icon for compressed files in the main DiskTools File/Folder list and in the File/Folder Info dialog.

  2. Show the actual disk space occupied by compressed AutoDoubler or DiskDoubler files in the main DiskTools File/Folder list NOT their uncompressed sizes (like you see when you Get Info in the Finder).

    These two are useful for determining from within DiskTools which files are compressed (and by how much) and which are not, information that can be extremely useful to know at times.

  3. Copy compressed DiskDoubler files in their compressed state.

Why is this pretty cool? Because those of you who use AutoDoubler & AppleTalk Remote Access can use DiskTools to perform faster copies by using DiskTools instead of the Finder. Then again, the "hacked" Finder that increases throughput/cache-size, or 7th Heaven, will still do better." [It's nice to see some third parties supporting each other in their products directly because it makes customized Mac environments more seamless. -Adam]

Information from:
Robert Hess -- ENDPOINT@applelink.apple.com

 

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