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by lynnec
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Textmaker losing thousands of words.
Replies: 21
Views: 28259

Re: Textmaker losing thousands of words.

Funny you should say that. I bought Atlantis last week, after giving it a thorough trial! It has some really useful tools, and so far it's been solid. When I had a problem, they did work hard to get it sorted out, which was heartening.
by lynnec
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Textmaker losing thousands of words.
Replies: 21
Views: 28259

Re: Textmaker losing thousands of words.

It's not Windows. If you search this forum, you can find other people who have had similar problems. It's intermittent, and it seems to happen with longer files. It happened to me three times before I gave up. What is corrupted is that day's backups, not all the backups, so I had to go back a day to...
by lynnec
Thu May 25, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Textmaker losing thousands of words.
Replies: 21
Views: 28259

Re: Textmaker losing thousands of words.

Copying to the cloud - I have a separate folder for cloud storage, and I have set up a separate backup to that folder that runs a couple of times a day. So nothing from the cloud touches my original files, because, like you, I don't trust the sync properties! So I do exactly as you suggest. I write,...
by lynnec
Thu May 25, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Textmaker losing thousands of words.
Replies: 21
Views: 28259

Re: Textmaker losing thousands of words.

Thanks for your reply! I'm still searching for the perfect word processor, but LibreOffice is close.
by lynnec
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Saved file sometimes disappears
Replies: 6
Views: 3030

Re: Saved file sometimes disappears

I set Textmaker to save 21 backups of each file, and I set File History to save every hour to internal media. I also have OneDrive running, and save twice a day to an external hard drive. Even then, the most recent copies, ie the ones worked on in the current session, are all corrupted and not opena...
by lynnec
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Textmaker losing thousands of words.
Replies: 21
Views: 28259

Re: Textmaker losing thousands of words.

Thank you, Paul! I do have Scrivener, but I can't stand the interface. Too untidy, and it tries to organise me in a way I don't like. Word is fine, especially the latest versions, and it handles large documents easily, but I won't rent my software, and the cost of buying it outright is outrageous. A...
by lynnec
Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Saved file sometimes disappears
Replies: 6
Views: 3030

Re: Saved file sometimes disappears

Is this another example of that feature that seems to crop up intermittently? Textmaker did that to me three times last year, and I had to resort to a backup and rewrite what had gone missing. The file was either not there at all (including backups, and backups to external media) or corrupted beyond...
by lynnec
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: And entire document turned into ? marks after computer update.
Replies: 3
Views: 2753

Re: And entire document turned into ? marks after computer update.

It happened to me, too. I posted about it earlier in this forum, and was told it had never happened to anyone else before. Well now it has. I got hashtags. Two pages of hashtags instead of over 30,000 words. The backup was also corrupted and so was the file in Windows File History for that day. I tr...
by lynnec
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Textmaker losing thousands of words.
Replies: 21
Views: 28259

Re: Textmaker losing thousands of words.

Lynne, I am sorry to hear of your ongoing troubles. You are the only user ever to report such issues. We take this very seriously, but it is hard to figure out what is going on. Martin answered your e-mail from 17.12.2015 on 18.12.2015 but we haven't yet received an answer. I answered, and I sent t...
by lynnec
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Textmaker losing thousands of words.
Replies: 21
Views: 28259

Re: Textmaker losing thousands of words.

I think it's the length of the document. Textmaker doesn't seem to cope with long documents. I took great care with it but it still managed to corrupt itself and the backup. It's something to do with a malformed header, or so an error message told me. I love the program, but if I can't trust it, I c...
by lynnec
Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Textmaker losing thousands of words.
Replies: 21
Views: 28259

Re: Textmaker losing thousands of words.

I never heard any more about this. And now - it's happened again. 5000 words lost, corrupted backups which this time won't open. Is it because Textmaker can't cope with long documents? The older versions of Word had this problem, too.
by lynnec
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Problem with opening a document
Replies: 2
Views: 2269

Re: Problem with opening a document

The program also reset itself to its defaults. I think it can't cope with long documents. I can't afford to keep losing files like this.
by lynnec
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Problem with opening a document
Replies: 2
Views: 2269

Problem with opening a document

I don't know what's going on here. I've had problems with Textmaker before, but not like this. I have a 30,000 word document. I saved it last night. When I came to open it this morning, I got two pages of question marks. Nothing else. Using Previous Versions didn't work. Windows couldn't find any, e...
by lynnec
Wed Dec 07, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: TextMaker 2016 for Windows
Topic: Macros
Replies: 1
Views: 2649

Macros

While I'm here - is there any chance of a macro recorder for Textmaker/Basic? I've tried to learn the macro language, but I don't have a clue where to start. I have lots of Word macros I would love to put on Textmaker, but they're in VBA, and I don't know what to do. So an alternative would be a con...

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