[Clip] Re: Clip to select line of text?
- Hi Sleepless,
At 01:32 PM 2/3/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>Larry Thomas wrote:
>> I am talking about NoteTab's on line help. If you look at the menu bar you
>> see help. If you click on help a drop down menu appears and the first two
>> items on it are "Help Topics" which lists all of the help in a tree style
>> format that you can search through and "Search for Help on" which brings up
>> the help index that allows you to search for a particular item you are
>> looking for.
>>From the online help I gather that there are at least two ways of
>creating a clip:
> 1. Clipbook Tool
> 2. Manually
>Am I right so far? [y/n]
>Are there other ways to create clips, beyond these two? [y/n]n
>So, before I jump in with both feet, I should probably decidey
>which method I'm going to use to create my first clip, right?
>I greatly enjoy writing batch files and BASIC programs, as welly
>as writing key definition macros in DOS using a program called
>Prokey. So, if there is a choice in how I begin, my preference
>would be to begin at the level that most closely resembles
>writing batch files or BASIC instructions in a simple text file.
>Is that an option? [y/n]
>If so, then the first things I'll need to learn arey
> 1. what type of file to use (ANSI text?)
> 2. and some rudimentary command syntax
>Does that make sense? [y/n]
>And then a way to test and debug my first attempts? [y/n]y
>If I'm on the right track, then my first question would be how toPress F4 to open the clip library on the left side of the document. Or you
>name the file for my first clip(s). What is the format for
>naming a "clip" file?
can use your mouse to open it from the library buttons at the bottom of the
At the top of the list you will see a drop down menu (a combo box actually)
with the name of the current library displayed in it.
Place your mouse pointer onver that clipbook name and click the right button.
Select "New" from the menu that appears and you will get a dialog box that
asks for a nme for the new clipbook.
Enter the name and press Enter and a new clipbook will open with that name.
You do not have to worry about the format of the name. NoteTab places a
.clb extension on it automatically.
Place your mouse pointer on the blank area below the combo box and click
the right button and select "Add a new clip" from the menu that appears.
Enter the name of your first clip that you want and press enter.
The clip editor window will open, the name you typed for your clip will
appear in the clipbook list and you are ready to start typing in your first
When you type in clip instructions, you will have to save the file (same
method as for any other document) before you can run it.
Make sure you have a new blank doc open or an expendable doc that you can
run your tests on before you test it.
To test you must switch to the test document away from the Clip Editor
window. The clip cannot be run with the editor window in focus. (It can
with the clipbar but I am not getting into that here.
Double click your mouse on the clipname or press F6 to highlight it and
press enter and your clip will execute.
That is it.
I am sorry for using so many references to the mouse but I am just so used
to using it and you will need to experiment to see which keys switch you
from the document to the clipbook list and back and the other areas. You
can go to the on line help and select the index tab and type in "shortcuts"
and then display and list of the NoteTab shortcuts.
- Hi Sleepless in Seattle,
> From the online help I gather that there are at least two ways ofI see you've gotten to
>creating a clip:
> 1. Clipbook Tool
> 2. Manually
"How To --> Create Clipbook Libraries"
That means you have already discovered the weakest point of
NoteTab, the Help file organization. From now on it can only
What you really need is to find where the programming help
Click "Help --> Help Topics --> Content -->
Reference --> Tools --> Editor Clipbook -->
1. Read "Clipbook Libraries",
2. read "Clip Basics",
3. read "Clip Programming",
4. open "Clipbook Programming" folder,
5. READ "Cliplanguage - Introduction".
This last is the only help page I have bookmarked,
because it contains links to all the other topics
you'll need in the future.
As to Y/N answers -- it'll take forever to learn
NoteTab this way <grin>.
- Hi Sleepless,
At 07:00 AM 2/4/2000 -0800, you wrote:
>OK, we're half-way there. The clip worked to select a line ofI am not aware of any way to assign clips to short-cut Keys. With the
>Now, how do I assign that "clip" to the key combination Ctrl-Tab?
clipbook open and the clip selected/highlighted, you can run it by holding
donw the control key and then pressing the space bar. Each press of the
space bar while holding the control key will run it again. You can also
close the clipbook and press the escape key. You will se a combo box open
in the document area. This is the in-context clip menu. Type in the first
few leters of the name of the clip until it appears in the box and then
press enter. The box will disappear and the clip will run. From that
point on until you run a different clip or switch libraries, or close
NoteTab, you can run this clip over and over again just by pressing and
releasing the escape key and then pressing and releasing the enter key.
The newest version which you have (the beta) will be out in about two
weeks. It has a clipbar and you can make a button on it for your new clip
and just click it with the mouse every time you want to run the clip.
To add your new clip to the clipbar:
1. One the menu bar select View|Clip Bar and the empty clipbr will appear.
2. Open your clipbook and place your mouse pointer on the clip you want to
make a button for on the clip bar.
3. Press and hold down the left mouse button and drag the clip to the
clibar and then release the left mouse button and a new clip bar button
will appear. You will see a circle with a slash through it when you start
dragging the clip to the clipbar. When you have the clip in a position
where you can drop it on the clipbar, the circle with the slash in it will
turn into an icon that looks like a tiny blank page to let you know.
4. Now you can run the clip just by clicking the button whether the
clipbook is open or not.
- Larry Thomas wrote:
> I am not aware of any way to assign clips to short-cut Keys.Gee, I wish someone had thought to tell me that when I posted the
first message in this thread:
"I'd be grateful for help creating a macro (or should I say
"clip?") that will allow me to type <Ctrl-Tab> to select a line
It would have saved me from spending so much time and effort
trying to do what can't be done.
- Hi Sleeples;
Make the following clip
; You may want to use ^!Save on this line.
Type Spacebar X at the end of the desired line, before the CRLF,
and press F2.
See Expand Text in Help and let your imagination work.
Have fun, Len
At 08:55 AM 2/4/00 -0800, you wrote:
>"I'd be grateful for help creating a macro (or should I sayLeonard O. Hargrove, Jr.
>"clip?") that will allow me to type <Ctrl-Tab> to select a line
Avionics Systems Engineer
E-Mail: Len <NoteTabA@...>
- This is in response to message on [clip] area of NTP newsgroups by Eb
Guenther dated Feb 4 at 9:41 am.
1. I received the original as e-mail because I recently subscribed to the
news group. Now, in responding, by pressing the "reply" button (MS Outlook
Express 5) it appears this note is going to the news group for public
display. That's ok by me in this instance, but how would I send private
mail directly to Eb Guenther or any other author?
2. Am I spoiling the thread by accepting the default subject:
"Re: [Clip] Re: Clip to select line of text?"
3. If this default subject spoils the thread, how should I proceed in order
to maintain the thread? Would it be enough to delete the "Re: [Clip] " from
the default subject?
4. Now to get to the actual question related to Mr. Guenther's message:
>> ...READ "Cliplanguage - Introduction".How does one set a bookmark in the help files that will still be there when
>> This last is the only help page I have bookmarked,
>> because it contains links to all the other topics
>> you'll need in the future.
one re-opens the help files? For some reason, after I set a bookmark in the
NTP help files and then exit help, the bookmark has evaporated next time I
open NTP help.
I'm using NTP4.6a and Win98 and Outlook Express 5.
- Hi Ray
> ...but how would I send private mail directly to Eb Guenther orWhen you were on the reply page and you saw the group's address
> any other author?
there was a pull down button (or click anywhere in the To: field)
and you will see the sender.
> 3. If this default subject spoils the thread, how should IIt is best to try to keep the threads on Topic, but they do
> proceed in order to maintain the thread? Would it be enough to
> delete the "Re: [Clip] " from the default subject?
drift. You could have replied to the post about selecting a line
of text and started a new Topic by using the [ Post to this group
] link located on the Index pages where all the posts are listed
> How does one set a bookmark in the help files that will stillMine are saved in Pro ver. 4.6a and beta #26 even after restarting
> be there when one re-opens the help files?
NoteTab. What version are you in?
Subscribe, UnSubscribe, Options
- Hi Ray,
>Message-ID: <027401bf6f9d$ae9656a0$84c6accf@...>That is how you receive messages from a listserver,
>From: "Ray Shapp" <rayshapp@...>
>This is in response to message on [clip] area of NTP newsgroups by Eb
>Guenther dated Feb 4 at 9:41 am.
>1. I received the original as e-mail
though the list owner would be the authority here.
>display. That's ok by me in this instance, but how would I send privateYou have to dig into the headers (look for a way to display
>mail directly to Eb Guenther or any other author?
"All headers"), and pick out the "From:" header.
In your case this looked like:
>From: "Ray Shapp" <rayshapp@...>And you would now copy the email address
("Ray Shapp" <rayshapp@...>)
and paste it into the "To: " field of your outgoing message.
>How does one set a bookmark in the help files that willI use Windows NT 4, and have no problem with:
>still be there when one re-opens the help files? For
>some reason, after I set a bookmark in the NTP help files
>and then exit help, the bookmark has evaporated next time
>I open NTP help.
>I'm using NTP4.6a and Win98 and Outlook Express 5.
From a Help topic window, click the Bookmark menu button:
or in shortcut keys, from the topic window, press:
The next time you display the Bookmark window, it
should display the bookmark name you assigned.
If not, you have just discovered another of the many
"Undocumented Feature" of Windows 98. Also one of the
many reasons why some people sign their messages with
Microsoft releases Service Release 1 for Windoze 2OOO
before the actual Windows 2000 is released, beating
their own record of SR1 a week after WIndows 98 debut.