Mudcat Café message #2689543 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #122543   Message #2689543
Posted By: GUEST,DWR
29-Jul-09 - 09:40 AM
Thread Name: IMPORTANT--about lost posts-to save them
Subject: RE: IMPORTANT--about lost posts-to save them
I think those are good suggestions from Sandra and Geoff. I have used variations of both those methods along the way.

The email (I use gmail) save that Sandra suggests dumps the information into the draft file where it is both searchable and sendable, just in case I want to send it to someone later. This is an especially good method when repeatedly listening to a song while trying to decipher the lyrics. It is also quite easy to add the bold, italics and other html to see what it will look like in Mudcat. Of course, you have to add the actual html later, but still it helps you to see what things will look like before making your final copy.

I sometimes use Geoff's method of dumping a notepad work in progess on the desktop. As he does, I use it for other things as well, and change/add/subtract as needed.