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It often happens that I write an email and want to attach a
document I've just been editing. Invariably, I attach the
document, then wonder "did I save the latest version of the
document before attaching it?". So, I have to un-attach it,
back to the document I was working on, save it,
what is now the latest version of it.
I'd like a simple option to update the attachments in any
about the sign. It would simply re-attach the same
thereby ensuring that it really was the last-saved-version of
[Note - if this idea flops, I reserve the right to modify into a
method of dumping all my existing close friends and
replacing them with more interesting and topical ones.]
||[points at this recent invention called cloud
computing in which you work on the latest version
of a document all the time and then dont actually
attach it but link to it so that if it changes in the
meantime even after the email has been sent it
still represents the latest version]
||[looks at [Ian Tindale] and wonders why he's pointing. A
dwarf appears! You're in a maze of twisty little passages all
||How is this halfbaked, do tell?
||Now if it was to be attached to a little washing line by means of a digital clothes peg, this could be developed into something. Older washing would have grubby stains on it to reflect on there being newer edited versions ready for auto-replacing when the message was being sent. Clean laundry would show that the original version was unchanged. There would be options to customise stain and laundry types. ie boke on T'shirt; egg yolk on tie; urine on shirt tail...... etc
||This does seem about 4 years out of date, but yes,
I'm also a stubborn document emailer.
||You might always just send a link around that directs
folk to the document?
||You'd be surprised at the number of businesses still sending
documents as email attachments. This idea seems like an
easy addition, and I'm surprised it doesn't already exist.
Another variation would be for the email program to
recheck when you hit send. If the document has been
updated since when it was linked, ask the user if they want