I knew nothing
- A week ago, I sent a message headed "I know nothing". Thanks to several
very helpful replies, I am now up and running. But, my underlying
problem was not answered directly by anyone, so I thought it might me
useful for me to put it on the record.
I asked "How can I start experimenting with programming in NoteTab?"
I found clear documentation on
* how to create clips
* the programming language
* how to incorporate programs in clips
* how to copy clips into documents
What I could not find was anything that mentioned how and when the
programs in clips are executed. The answer, which I found out by trying
out exercises is that:
Any program incorporated in a clip is executed when the clip is copied
into a document.
If this is wrong, please put me right.
If everybody in the universe except me thinks this is blindingly
obvious, forgive me for wasting your time.
- judybutland <judybutland@...> wrote:
>Any program incorporated in a clip is executed when the clip is copiedHm, you don't copy clips into documents. You start them (not to sure about
>into a document.
templates never worked with it). You start them for several reasons:
- to insert text
- to do something which you have programmed
Clips are like Macros in Officeprodcts. You use them to ease your working.
They are executed when you tell them to.
- by doubleclicking on the clipwindow
- if you're desired clip is highlighted and you press ctrl-space
- when you press Escape and type the first letters and then press enter
- if you have made a button on the clipbar and click this
- when called from another clip
They don't automagically start sometime. :o)
»What's this for?« Dust Puppy (being hugged by A.J.)
»It's for all of the people who can't do this anymore.« A.J. (crying)
In Memory of September 11, 2001 - Please take a moment for those who have
none left. (http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20010912)
- Hi Judy,
>Any program incorporated in a clip is executed when the clip isI think it is only obvious to those who have done it before or
>copied into a document.
>If this is wrong, please put me right.
>If everybody in the universe except me thinks this is blindingly
>obvious, forgive me for wasting your time.
read "Use the Editor Clipbook" or "Clip Basics" that says to
double click on a Clip and perhaps some other sections of Help.
However, it is just a single sentence and can be overlooked if
one is not reading closely. (If you look in View | Options |
Clipbook you can check the feature "Single click to Execute" in
order to only have to single click to run/execute a Clip.)
Like Nicole mentioned you can execute a Clip that is focused in
the Clipbook by pressing Alt+Spacebar; you can also press Enter
when a Clip is highlighted. I suppose you could say Clips perform
two main functions and a third being a mixture of the first two.
A Clip can simply paste text into a focused document, run scripts
to achieve many tasks like little mini programs, or do both at
the same time.
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At 10:51 AM 11/3/01 -0600, you wrote:
>Hi Judy,Just a minor correction to eliminate confusion, and I know that your brain
>Like Nicole mentioned you can execute a Clip that is focused in
>the Clipbook by pressing Alt+Spacebar;
had a run time error and failed to properly engage fingers this time
because you have typed it correctly at least 1000 times before. :-)))
Nicole correctly said "- if your desired clip is highlighted and you press
ctrl-space". (meaning Ctrl+Spacebar.)
As we all know, Alt+Spacebar pulls down the TitleBar Menu, the one that we
all forget even exists. :-)