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Linda Stansen (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 10:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I routinely create a folder called 'retired' so can remember where the heck I put something - you never know when you're going to be asked to retrieve a section.
Guest (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 12:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I use separate Deleted Sections subfolder; had to retrieve on a few occasions...after prelim draft-editing. Personally, I dont' clutter project folder with unused sections, as I use other apps on occasion to rename, create filename lists, etc., on entire folder contents.
anon (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 12:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

This is so easy using eSpecs LINX as the editor. Click of a button renders any section as "inactive" and another click reactivates the section when/if project team changes mind again, with all edits retained that were made previously.

I will never go back to hard editing Word documents again. Way too time consuming.
Dan Helphrey
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Username: dbhelphrey

Post Number: 75
Registered: 12-2018
Posted on Friday, October 15, 2021 - 01:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Yep, I've learned the hard way never to entirely delete a section...and I still sometimes forget and get bitten.
Phil Kabza
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Username: phil_kabza

Post Number: 692
Registered: 12-2002

Posted on Monday, October 18, 2021 - 02:46 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Glad to hear that e-specs accommodates these needed specifier operations. Our culls go into the NOT folder. Additions to the project NOT folder made late in the game sometimes get counted when specification scope has significantly crept above the # allotted in our agreements. I too revisit projects to collect odd and custom sections for a working junkyard saved next to our masters folders.
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James Sandoz, AIA, CSI, CCS
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Username: jsandoz

Post Number: 336
Registered: 06-2005
Posted on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 08:44 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Phil, I once had a project that wound up with 28 sections in the "Not Used" folder. It was a very poorly organized and run project. I certainly let the project manager know.
David G. Axt, CCS, CSI ,SCIP
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Username: david_axt

Post Number: 1896
Registered: 03-2002

Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 07:24 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I also use a "Not Used" folder. I also will sometimes rename a copy of a file "XXXX OLD.com" On a few occassions I have had to refer back to the previous old copy to put something back in the project. I guess this is an advantage to database specification writing software where you can turn on and off text/sections.
David G. Axt, CCS, CSI, SCIP
Specifications Consultant
Axt Consulting LLC
Ronald J. Ray, RA, CCS, CCCA, CSI, SCIP, AIA
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Username: rjray

Post Number: 205
Registered: 04-2004
Posted on Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 09:34 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

I use ACMUTM (Architect Cannot Make Up Their Mind)

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