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torifile
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2005-05-14, 13:11

I've been starting to use DEVONthink again. It's a pretty nifty app. Anyway, it uses a lot of the frameworks provided by the system for its core functions, including its text stuff. I had made several documents with lists and one day a bunch of my text disappeared! I was ticked, but it turns out it's a 10.4 bug.

TextEdit lists may appear to lose content

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mportant: If your TextEdit document list is missing or has been truncated, please note that the content isn't actually gone; it's just not visible to you. However, if you save the document again, the invisible information will indeed be lost.

For example, if you create the following list in a TextEdit document...

- first
- second
- third
... then save the document and open it again, you might only see this:
-
The note talks about TextEdit but it seems it affects all apps that use the text functions of the OS. I don't know what triggers the loss of text but it's something I thought people should be aware of. Come on 10.4.1!
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2005-05-14, 13:17

I was able to reproduce it as well.

Report it!
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2005-05-14, 13:22

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Originally Posted by Brad
I was able to reproduce it as well.

Report it!
Already known about. How did you reproduce it?
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2005-05-14, 13:25

There's also some other strangeness going on.

Make a list. Press return twice so your list looks like this:
Code:
one two three non-list item
Now go to list item 3 and press return. You list now looks like this:

Code:
one two three non-list item
I don't know if Panther TextEdit did this or not. Anyone running 10.3 wanna check?
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2005-05-14, 13:38

Oh, and bug reporter is down. I tried to log in the other day with my ADC account and couldn't. I had to email them to get access but now I can't get in again. It's almost as if they don't want me to report these bugs.
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2005-05-14, 14:31

I'm actually wondering if Apple is just trying to imitate Microsoft Word's wholly inconsistent and terribly annoying auto-formatting with lists.
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2005-05-14, 19:40

10.3.4 here... can't seem to do lists at all... or i'm just unable to find it..
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2005-05-15, 10:24

Panther doesn't do lists; it's a new feature in Tiger.
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2005-05-15, 13:38

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Originally Posted by chucker
Panther doesn't do lists; it's a new feature in Tiger.
One they probably should have left out.
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