At 02:07 AM 7/7/04 +1000, you wrote:
>Hi Alan or whoever can help,
>Thanks for the letter but I could not get "copy all" to copy just the clip
I highlighted. Instead that function copied every clip I have ever saved
after I double clicked on the PasteClip and clicked on the text on the right.
>The only function that seems to work is "Copy to Clipboard" but I cannot
find or create a button for it therefore I have to right click on PasteClip
name in the library and then select Copy to Clipboard from the window that
>Is it possible to create a button for the "Copy to Clipboard" function?
>Your help is appreciated
I have a suggestion for you. Go to your clipbook panel and go to the top
of it where the name of your clipbook library appears. Place your mouse
cursor over it and click the left mouse button and select "Open as
Document". Now the file is open as if it were a regular text document with
all of your clips show as:
And the text for that clip is located here below the clip name.
Now what I want you to do is to go to the menu bar and select File/Save As
and when the save dialog box opens browse to the NoteTab Light\Documents
folder. Now look at the bottom of the dialog where it is labeled "File
name" and you will see the name of your clipbook library - something like
Clipbook.clb. Click your mouse button to position your cursor at the right
end of the file name and backspace over the clb extension and then type otl
and click the "Save" button.
This has created a new file with the same name as your clipbook library but
it is in the documents folder and the extension has ben changed from clb to
otl. Now look at the very top of the new file and you will see a header as
= V5 MultiLine NoSorting TabWidth=30
Your new outline file will not display as an outline file with this heading
since this heading is set for clipbook libraries only. You should change
this heading to:
= V4 Outline MultiLine NoSorting TabWidth=30
And save the file again. Now go to the menu bar and select Edit/Reload and
your new file will be converted to an outline file.
Now you can just go down the left side of that file on the topic panel and
select the clip you want to copy/paste and then you can select Edit/Copy
All and you will get a dialog asking "Copy whole outline document to
clipboard?". Answer no and only the topic will be copied to the clipboard.
This just seems like too much trouble to me. I would even prefer to use
the "Copy to Clipboard" you are already using than this.
There is another way to do this though. You can use keystroke shortcuts to
do it. The easier way to copy an outline topic is to Press Ctrl+A and then
Ctrl+C. In other words press and hold the Control key and while holding it
press and release A and then press and release C and the copy is done
without any dialog at all. A selects all of the text in the topic and C
copies it to the clipboard. The only thing you have to watch out for is to
be sure to press a non printing key such as the cursor right or left keys
or the home or end keys to unselect the text. If you do not, you might
accidentally hit a key or the space bar and delete all of the selected text
in the topic. There is a method to recover if you do. Just go to the menu
bar and select Edit/Reload and all of the text will be restored.
I hope that this helps.