Understanding the auto-save

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  1. KD-did

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    This is one of the most frustrating pieces of software I've ever owned. I just want to save what I've worked on. I click on Save a Version and it shows "all files *.*" not any extension. So I enter just "logo" thinking it will save a file, but it creates a folder. So I try again as logo.logo as an extension and it creates another folder. Then I go to the help videos and click on the AutoSave video and nothing comes up. I go here: http://www.thelogocreator.com/tutorials/autosave/. There is no video. I'm using Chrome so I figured maybe I'll try FireFox since sometimes it handles video better. No luck. I don't even have IE on my pc but I can't imagine that anyone would just make a video that only plays in IE since no one uses IE anymore. Now I'm stuck because I can't close the program otherwise I have to redo all of my work, I can't save it, and I can't view the help video. Please help.
     
  3. Rancher

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    Hi Rob.
    Here's the link to the video on autosave on YouTube.



    Hope this helps,
    Mike
     
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    Auto save saves templates as a .tlc files by default ONLY. An editable file that can ONLY be opened and seen with TLC..For a non-editable file you must export the file. The file choice can only be between jpg,png or swf
     
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    Folders are used simply because a working, editable logo consists of many individual elements: You add an image, that image is added to the folder, You add a background, that image gets stored in the folder, get the idea? My personal record is a logo with 65 elements, and it was about 100MB in size--- it worked, but sloooooowly......

    The actual TLC file serves 2 purposes: 1. It contains the text you add to a logo and 2. It tells the software how to put all the parts together so it looks all purty.

    When you open a logo, regardless of how you do it, the program looks for the folder with the name of the logo, and simply opens up the logo using all the different "parts" it sees in the folder. The program looks in the folder, "talks" to the TLC file, and the TLC file says "OK, I understand what to do..." and then like magic, the logo appears in an editable form.
     
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    I just checked: the links on that page appear to be out to lunch.

    Select the video from this page....
    Use this: http://www.thelogocreator.com/tutorials/


    Please use the following link to go Marc's page on Youtube. ALL of his videos are located there!
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTeq2d2pawwSliouLrHe_tw

    Please use the following link to access the Laughingbird Software Facebook page, a great place to leave general comments and view the latest announcements:
    https://www.facebook.com/Laughingbird.Software

    Please use the following link to access the Laughingbird Forum, a great location for tips, tricks, and general questions about the software:
    http://www.laughingbirdsoftware.com/forum/
     
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