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13049RE: [NTB] Clips

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  • Brian Binder
    Mar 1 11:25 AM
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      Thanx 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:

      !Email bbinder@...;Testing;+

      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.


      -----Original Message-----
      From: Don Passenger [mailto:dpasseng@...]
      Sent: Fri 3/1/2002 1:09 PM
      To: notetab@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [NTB] Clips

      > I guess the questions is...are they actually incorporated into the
      document you are typing? Maybe by means of copying and pasting, or ???
      > Or are they simply there so you can have them on the side of your screen
      to use as utilities so that you don't have to exit the program while you are
      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
      your machine.

      I hope that helps.


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