Stacks continues to improve, but old forum posts never die.
The info in this thread is out of date.
I’m not sure if you (or anyone else reading this thread) is aware of this feature. We blogged about it recently here: http://blog.yourhead.com/stacks-3-2-0/ (note the details under “Partially Amazing”)
So, in answer to your question:
- if you tried to delete the partial and it came back: YES send me the file.
- if you have not tried to delete the partial: NO try that first, see more below.
RW 7.1 allows Stacks to store partials even when they’re not being used. Which is a nice addition. So if you’re using RW 7.1 you have to explicitly remove the partial to get it to go away.
Just Control-Click on the partial and choose Remove from Library from the pop-up.
Of course, if you are still using it inside the document somewhere it will just be hidden until the next time you open the document.
The reason for the change is… well… basically this thread. The old way was hands-free – keeping only the partials you actively used – nevertheless confusing – and worst of all, a potential way for people to inadvertently lose their hard work. But prior to RW 7.1 there wasn’t much to be done about it. Now with RW 7.1 we have some new tools in our tool-belt. Woo hoo!
I suspect I will continue to refine the user-experience going forward. The entire concept of re-usable components that are saved with a specific document is not something that too have done – so there isn’t a lot of tried and true designer idioms or user muscle-memory to fall back upon. We’re blazing new trails!!!