I just love DSE and am finding it so helpful as I develop my latest story where it is helping me work through the developing story dramatics in a way I have never been able to heretofore and I just wish there was a way to import all of this directly into Scrivener for draft development instead of having to manually copy and pasting all of this information.
Well that is for another day so onto another topic, A Warning When Creating Gists by James R. Hull was a great post and really has saved me from disaster in not only successfully saving Gists, but also in successfully saving my DSE projects too and has helped me with the understanding of why some things are not saved when you think they might have been saved.
For example, I notice a number of things seem to not save, autosave, etc unless you actually quit out of DSE where I have not posted on this behavior before as I attributed it to the way the software was developed and documented, but on second thought after not seeing this in the documentation I thought it best to post this in case other new DSE writers come across the same thing working through their projects so will document the latest occurrence of this behavior in this vein.
That is, I noticed that changing my IC in 'Players' from 'Complex' to 'Guardian' was not reflected in all the places it should have been throughout the 'StoryGuide' and 'Reports' until I quit and restarted DSE.
It goes without saying my MO is to 'command + S" every time I make any change, however slight and have set 'Prompt to Save every 5 minutes' via 'Dramatica Story Expert > Preferences > Files > Prompt to Save every 5 minutes' just in case, but it is hard to know for certain when something is truly saved within DSE or not.
So henceforth, a best practice might be to quit and restart DSE whenever you have made a fair number of additions, edits, etc just to ensure they have been saved.