Re: [Clip] Toolbar/Button Help
- bibbings wrote:
> Does this sound like something that NoteTab could do?Very easily. Your cheat sheets are more or less equal to the most basic
and primitive use of clips. You can have headers, your index, and on
clicking them, their content, if it is pure text without any CLIP
commands, will be pasted into the currently open document.
Alternatively you could make them open alert boxes with your switch
parameters. You can also make them run external batch files like a DOS
batch copying a command string to your serial connection, other DOS
commands like ping or what have you.
> That's the great thing about NoteTab, there are many ways to get theEric has a very good track record when it comes to maintaining backward compatibility, which is very commendable (especially compared to some other software authors I could name).
> same result. I hope Eric never phases this format out,
> ^[yyyymmdd-hh:nn:ss^], but, if he does I'll adapt.
Excellent. This works great. Thanks. Now I have a bunch of work to do...
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Axel Berger <Axel-Berger@...> wrote:
> bibbings wrote:
> > Does this sound like something that NoteTab could do?
> Very easily. Your cheat sheets are more or less equal to the most basic
> and primitive use of clips. You can have headers, your index, and on
> clicking them, their content, if it is pure text without any CLIP
> commands, will be pasted into the currently open document.
> Alternatively you could make them open alert boxes with your switch
> parameters. You can also make them run external batch files like a DOS
> batch copying a command string to your serial connection, other DOS
> commands like ping or what have you.
- bibbings wrote:
> I was very frustrated at 2amDon't worry. You didn't come off as unfriendly at all.
>the other night when I composed my original email so if my original
>post didn't seem to friendly, that would be why.
>but had totally forgottenPart of the problem is that there are two help files. And some things
>everything about making the button on the clipbar. I remembered it
>being fairly simple, but could recall none of it. I thought that
>somehow the template feature on the file menu had something to do
>with it but was unable to make it work for me. I searched the help
>files and could find nothing that described the process that you so
>simply laid out below. There is extensive info on syntax and what
>particular commands do, but very little to nothing on how to
>implement these things, at least for a non-programmer type of person
that one assumes should be in Clip Help is in the other help file. Of
you open the "ordinary" Help ( Help menu | Help topics) and type
"clipbar" in the search box on the index tab all will be revealed. :-)
Sorry, I missed this bit.
>Each file isYou definitely want to open a file named ReadMe.otl and read the
>from many hundreds of lines long to several thousand lines long. I
>have an index at the top of the file and have named the cooresponding
>sections with the same name as what is in the index so I can
>highlight and <ctrl-f> to quickly find it.
section about Hyperlinks. The file is in Notetab's program directory.
Actually, outline documents are probably well suited for your cheat
sheets, so maybe you should look into how to use them also, but note
that the hyperlink feature isn't limited to outlines. It works in
ordinary text files too.
One thing though. The document with hyperlinks in it needs to have
been saved once, exist as a disk file, or the hyperlinks won't work.
Then you can edit it and use the hyperlinks when the document is
"unsaved", it's just that it must have a location on disk.