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From: Richard Stallman
Subject: address@hidden: Re: Emacs - "Save As" Dialog Window under MS Windows]
Date: Sun, 06 May 2007 13:57:36 -0400

Maybe someone should make this trivial change.

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Date: Fri, 04 May 2007 21:10:21 +0200
From: Wilmar Igl <address@hidden>
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Subject: Re: Emacs - "Save As" Dialog Window under MS Windows

Dear David,

after checking your suggestions I found out that the menu bar "save as" 
dialog does _save_ the file. It did not work in my case as my file name 
included asterisks "*", however, did not show any error message.

Therefore, the only thing that should be changed is the description of 
the button from "Open" to "Save" in the menu-driven "Save as..." dialog 

Best regards,


PS: Do you know whether sort of a package management system is under 
development for Emacs (e.g. based on EmacsWiki).
That would be marvellous!!!

David Vanderschel skrev:
> Hi Wilmar,
> I administer help-emacs-windows.  Your message is
> subject to moderation since you do not subscribe to
> the list.  This would appear to be a bug report.  The
> appropriate list to which to send that is
> bug-gnu-emacs which you can join here:
> http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-gnu-emacs
> It is not appropriate to address your message to RMS
> himself.  There is a staff of folks who support GNU
> software.  RMS himself has more important matters
> to concern himself with than minor bug reports. 
> The graphic you attached is not readable.  In any
> case, a PDF is not a suitable format for distributing
> a screen shot.  PNG would be best for this (though GIF
> is OK too).  However, in this case, the nature of the
> 'bug' is clear without the picture.
> Though the dialogue calls itself an "Open File"
> Dialog, are you sure that it is not being used simply
> as a file name specification dialogue?  I.e., did you
> verify that what it does is to actually _read_ the
> specified file?  Or is the specified file what is used
> for the output?  (Note that you can type in a new file
> name in the Open File Dialogue.)
> Most folks use the function write-file on C-x C-w
> for a "save as" function.
> I will delete your message from the list server.  If 
> you still think this is worth reporting as a bug, please
> feel free to do so.  (Since Windows does offer a
> "Save As ..." dialogue, I would agree that it could 
> be regarded as a bug.)
> Regards,
>   David V.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Wilmar Igl" <address@hidden>
> To: <address@hidden>; <address@hidden>
> Sent: Friday, May 04, 2007 10:58 AM
> Subject: Emacs - "Save As" Dialog Window under MS Windows
> Dear Mr. Stallman,
> please note that unter MS Windows if you choose "save as" from the Menu 
> bar the opened "MS Window" dialog is actually the "Open File" Dialog 
> window. This way the file can't be saved.
> Please refer to the attached screenshot for further explanation.
> Best regards,
> Will

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