Re: [NTB] Help files as cleas as mud
- Hi John,
I just did this and have no trouble understanding it.
Did you actually try it?
Here is what I did.
I clicked on the tools menu.
I selected Clipbook.
I Then selected New Library.
NoteTab created a document called Clip01.clb.
All it contained was this text:
= V5 MultiLine NoSorting TabWidth=30
I assume Eric is an intelligent person. He wrote this application all
by himself after all.
The only vague thing I've noticed so far is I don't know what a header
is, but since the only thing in the document is "= V5 MultiLine
I added the word "Outline" to it so it looked like this:
= V5 MultiLine NoSorting TabWidth=30 Outline
Next I copied some random stuff into the document.
Here and there I added stuff in the format
(This is what you do for clip libraries.)
(If you doubt me, open one.)
Then I saved the document (Clip01.clb) as "temp.otl".
You seem to be having a problem with this. It must be your operating
If you cant change the extension to .otl in the Save As dialog, surely
you can rename it using explorer.
Then I reloaded the document (what is now "temp.otl") and voila! an
Perfectly clear to me, but then again I have faith in Eric.
Would you like me to take some screen shots of what I'm doing and post
them on the web somewhere. It's possible a picture is worth a couple of
> Here is a piece of text from the Help menu reguarding how to convert a
> normal document to Outline doc
> There is a relatively quick way to convert an existing document into an
> outline. Basically, an outline file uses the same structure as a Clipbook
> library. To start off, create a new library file by using the Tools |
> Clipbook | New Library menu command. This will create a new document with
> the appropriate Clipbook header. Add the keyword Outline to the header.
> Next, copy the document that needs converting into the new library file
> (You can use the Document | Insert File command). Then, change all the
> topic headings so they use the following format:
> This is exactly the same text as in Help460 ; it is as clear as mud. As I
> have written earlier, I could not figure it out. This is no step ny step
> instruction what to do, nor an example. So I wonder if NTB has some plans
> to rewrite some parts of the help files.
> Happy Note Tab`n
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