Re: [Clip] Basic Clip Basics
- Hi Harvey and Alan,
> If you need a correlation couldn't it be said; the librariesNot really, because you are using Clipbooks, as in plural. I
> directory represents an entire library, the clipbooks represent
> individual books, clips represent the chapters within the book?
understand where Alan is coming from though. If you try to
relate NoteTab to a physical Library, it will not make sense,
because Libraries and book are backwards with the two.
You just need to remember the hierarchy and amount:
Clipbook (only one)
Libraries (one or more)
Clips (one or more)
Lines in a Clip (one or more)
If you can remember there is only one Clipbook, then the rest
should fall in place. The Clipbook allows access to Clips via
Libraries so it is a book with many Clips in it. ;)
If you move all your Libraries out of the Libraries folder you
can still open the Clipbook, but there are no Libraries to open
in it. Therefore, the Clipbook is not a Library and visa versa.
You cannot open more than one Clipbook, so there is only one
Clipbook. You can activate more than one Library, but just not
at the same time.
- Hi Jody, Stephen, and Jim,
>The Editor Clipbook tool is often referred to as just Clipbook.At first, I called the Clipbook just that when it was first developed. But
when I noticed that some people confused it with the Windows NT Clipbook
utility (a more sophisticated Clipboard), I decided to refer to is as
"Editor Clipbook" to distinguish it from the "Windows Clipbook".
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- Jody wrote:
> If you can remember there is only one Clipbook, then the restYes, but each of the Libraries is also a book with many Clips in it
> should fall in place. The Clipbook allows access to Clips via
> Libraries so it is a book with many Clips in it. ;)
(thus naturally people think of 'library' as synonymous with
'clipbook'); and isn't it more the libraries and not the clips that
are edited in the "Clipbook Editor"; (as the clips themselves get
edited in the Clip Editor Shift-Ctrl-E)
- so I don't see the purpose of calling it a Clipbook Editor if it is
merely a library editor? That is, what is the point of having both
terms - library and clipbook - if in some ordinary logical sense they
end up meaning the same. The only difference is that one term
[Clipbook] is given uppercase chosen to prefix the word Editor,
and this Editor is visualized within the domain of the 'tool' (again,
'Clipbook tool') within which these libraries/clipbooks are being
It is as though it is considered completely coincidental and not
relevant that the clips are bundled into libraries, and yet it is
actually the libraries that are being edited in the "Clipbook Editor".
Why even call them Clipbook libraries? They are more realistically
called clip libraries.
So to sum up, I assert the term Clipbook in its association with the
word Editor should be hereby purged from the annuals of this
illustrious list; even the term *Clipbook tool*, should be changed to
- Hi Jody, All;
Sorry about that. I was mislead by the fact that the
Libraries folder contained files with the .clb extension
which I assumed was an acronym for Clipbook but I see now
that it probably stands for Clip Library. Also Libraries
usually contain books rather than visa versa. :))
Hey Eric, you might want to reconsider the terminology for
the gold version. I think "Clip" is a somewhat mundane term
for a programing language with this much power, however not
as bad as Gwak. :))
At 10:18 PM 04/30/2000 -0500, you wrote:
>Hi Len,Leonard O. Hargrove, Jr.
> > Editor Clipbook = NoteTab (NT) Clipbook also called Library.
>I do not believe those are interchangeable Len. The Clipbook is
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- Hi Stephen,
>> If you can remember there is only one Clipbook, then the restOK, how about this? In itself, the Clipbook is a book cover, the
>> should fall in place. The Clipbook allows access to Clips via
>> Libraries so it is a book with many Clips in it. ;)
> Yes, but each of the Libraries is also a book with many Clips
> in it (thus naturally people think of 'library' as synonymous
> with 'clipbook'); and isn't it more the libraries and not the
> clips that are edited in the "Clipbook Editor"; (as the clips
> themselves get edited in the Clip Editor Shift-Ctrl-E)
shell that wraps a book whether it is paperback, hardback,
plastic, etc. You can see the "shell" if you move all the
Libraries out of the Libraries folder (when NoteTab is closed).
A Library is a collection of Clips. By itself, it is a book
without a cover. Once it is activated in the Clipbook, it now
has a cover with its name or title of the Library in the combo
box field, the small upper window. The combo box is nothing more
than the Library index contained in a window pane which is in
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> A Library is a collection of Clips. By itself, it is a bookYes, and what is being displayed in the clip list is a library of
> without a cover. Once it is activated in the Clipbook, it now
> has a cover with its name or title of the Library in the combo
> box field, the small upper window.
clips, not a 'book' of clips. :-/ (Clipbook??) Otherwise, let us
call libraries 'books' and be done with it. (*.book instead of *.clb)
So then: here is how I see it (re terminology).
F4 opens the Library Tool. Note: the Library Tool doesn't need to
display any libraries to open as a library tool.
Shift-Ctrl-E opens the Clip Editor.
[ And the term 'ClipBook' is resigned to be of historical interest
only, re development of NTP, as Eric set out both to mess to people
heads via terminology, and to create a very fine program. :-| ]
- Hi Stephen,
> And the term 'ClipBook' is resigned to be of historicalI can't imagine NoteTab without the Clipbook. Your line
> interest only,
there even brought a sadness about me. :(
There would be so much work to do at this stage also, hundreds
and hundreds of sites and reviews would be obsolete. I just
can't image NoteTab without *thee* Clipbook.
(I do think you had some good terminology though FWIW.)
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