13049RE: [NTB] Clips
- Mar 1 11:25 AMThanx for the reply.
I see what you mean about the clip being not embedded into documents, but then what is the point of the clip?
I just want to make sure that I understand them. I can look at the "Utilities" on the bottom of the screen. Those are examples of Clips, right?
Now if I look at Windows Utilities and double-click "Explorer", explorer launches on my system. Is that the point, or is it supposed to be put somewhere in the document. Is it a shortcut instead of actually navigating to Explorer? That's what I mean.
You can use the clips on the "Clip Assistant" to perform tasks, right? For example...I can go to "Specific Commands", then "Email"
It comes up with a dialog box...I fill in the blanks and when I am done, I get this in my document:
That is the point of that? How do I use that clip to do anything? Should it have automatically mailed? Is it for use in an HTML file to act as a link to mail me something? That's what I am getting confused on.
Sorry for the hassle on this; I'm just trying to understand them better. I feel at a disadvantage at this point for not using them.
From: Don Passenger [mailto:dpasseng@...]
Sent: Fri 3/1/2002 1:09 PM
Subject: Re: [NTB] Clips
> I guess the questions is...are they actually incorporated into thedocument you are typing? Maybe by means of copying and pasting, or ???
>to use as utilities so that you don't have to exit the program while you are
> Or are they simply there so you can have them on the side of your screen
typing something up?
I would say the answer is no .... *grin*
When you make a clip it is saved on your machine as a "utility" macro that
can be used to do something. There is nothing embedded into your document
per se. A person receiving the file doesn't get the clip because you used a
clip to make it.
This is different, for example, then Microsoft macro's which can be embedded
in documents ... resulting in a hackers dream ... because when you open the
file the macro can fire.
Where you might get confused is that a clip can by typed out and if I give
you the clip you can copy it to the clipboard and make it into a clip on
I hope that helps.
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