... Hi Jody: I find this explanation particularly instructive. I even printed it out and mounted it above my computer. I think beginners are prone to seeMessage 1 of 6 , Apr 29, 2000View SourceAt 08:04 PM 4/29/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Paul,Hi Jody:
> > The first five watt bulb lit up for me when I saw clearly the
> > relation between the clip editor and the document editor. Then
> > I understood that clips are first articulated in the document
> > pane and conveyed to the clip editor.
>The difference between the two is the Clip editor has a name of
>[Clips] on its tab and only displays the active Clip. The
>document window where one can edit a file/document displays the
>name of the document on the tab and the full document.
>If you open Utilities.clb as a document in NoteTab like you would
>any other file you will see the whole document. Examining it
>closer you will see lines starting with H=". They contain the
>name of the Clips. Activate the Utilities Library in the
>Clipbook and look at the names of the Clips. You will see the
>corresponding name wrapped in H="" or H="ClipName". Now, if you
>right click over one of the Clips and choose Edit Clip, you will
>see it only shows that Clip and not the whole document or Library
>if you will.
>You do not have to write a Clip in a regular new document, but
>can simply right click over the Library and choose, "New Clip..."
>Name the Clip and the when the Clip Editor opens (if not already)
>you may write your Clip in it.
I find this explanation particularly instructive. I even
printed it out and mounted it above my computer. I
think beginners are prone to see things in the order
in which they appear on the screen which leaves us
short of seeing the entire picture.
You can be sure I will open Utilities.clb as a document
to make this idea stick.
... Try being away from this stuff for a couple of months and then try to catch up on what has been discussed, changed and/or added to NoteTab. I still haveMessage 1 of 6 , Apr 30, 2000View SourceAt 08:28 PM 4/29/2000 -0500, Larry Hamilton wrote:
>Seriously, different parts of the clip language are still foreign to meTry being away from this stuff for a couple of months and then try to catch
>after a couple of years. Just in the last few months the String commands
>started to make sense. I am still lost on the regular expression stuff. I
>know it is powerful and I am sure I can use it, but it just is not making
>sense. I wish it was Greek to me, instead of more like Chinese ( I at
>least studied a semester of New Testament Greek!).
>My biggest problem is too many simultaneous clip projects, so I get a lot
>of rough clips in a short period of time, and then not enough time to go
>back and clean them up.
up on what has been discussed, changed and/or added to NoteTab. I still
have over 500 messages in my ntb-clips list folder to scan through, with
more pouring in every day. I'm beginning to wonder if I will ever catch up.
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... My first multi-watter came when I put together my first newbie clip to prettify a highlighted paragraph, one I still use daily... H= Paragraph fixerMessage 1 of 6 , Apr 30, 2000View Source"Paul M. King" wrote:
>My first multi-watter came when I put together my first newbie clip to
> Hi Class:
> The first five watt bulb lit up for me when I saw clearly
> the relation between the clip editor and the document
> A ten watt bulb will light up when I write my first useful clip
> and I'm close enough to taste it now.
> I am curious about when the switch snapped on for others.
prettify a highlighted paragraph, one I still use daily...
^!ToolBar Join Lines
^!ToolBar Split Lines
Ah... from such small beginnings... My clips are primarily to do text
and document manipulation, and NoteTab is such a ready and willing
helper. Yet, not a day goes by where I don't think "I wonder if I
could do [fill in the blank] using NoteTab"? And off I go.
That's how it started for me, 2 years ago...
||||| Carl Swann, Kingsport TN
(o o) "Starting slow, and coasting downhill from there"