A primary reason for mapping a DOS path to a number (i.e., creating a SmartPath) or a nickname (QuickLink) is for the operator to be able to display a mapped folder 'mouselessly’ and without having to navigate up and down the folder tree. The steps could not be easier.
If you have assigned a folder to a SmartPath (i.e., a number) you can display
1.Type the number of the desired SmartPath on any blank line of an editing screen.
2.Press <Alt-G>. For example:
Instantly a standard Word ‘FileOpen’ dialog appears displaying the contents of the chosen SmartPath.
a specific document within a SmartPath:
1.Type the appropriate SmartPath number (1-12) on any blank line followed by a colon and the name of the document.
2.Press <Alt-G> for the original document or <Ctrl-Alt-G> to open a copy of the document. For example:
8:Letter to Mom <Alt-G>
QuickLinks: Our QuickLinks feature use nicknames instead of numbers, but the operation is the same.
If you have assigned a folder to a QuickLink nickname, you can display
1.Type the nickname you have assigned on any blank line of an editing screen.
2.Press Alt-G. For example: clients<Alt-G>
Instantly a standard Word ‘FileOpen’ dialog appears displaying the contents of the chosen QuickLink..
1.typing the nickname followed by a slash and the sub-folder. E.g.
2.Press Alt-G. For example: clients/jones<Alt-G>
If you are not sure of the spelling of the sub-folder, just type the first few characters. Pathagoras will display all sub-folders starting with those characters.
See QuickLinks pages for more information and illustrations.