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11 Mail Merge vs. Document Assembly

Mail merge and document assembly are distant cousins, with document assembly being the more productive of the two. Mail merge is typically used to complete static, one size fits all, type documents. Think letters send to a large list of addressees. Generally…

12 Pathagoras is pulling up the 'wrong' document

Q: I have a document called 'certificate' that is saved in my SuperFolder, but when I type 'certificate'<Alt-G>, a different copy of the document is being called into my document. Why? A: The most likely cause is that a document called 'certificate'…

13 Preview Clause in Clause Selection Screen

You can quickly 'preview' a clause that is listed in the Clause Selection Screen before you decide to select it. Just click the 'Preview' button located between the two panels on the screen.

14 Text that I insert on one computer is not formatted the same as the same text on another computer. Why?

Formatting differences are always related to styles, and styles is one of the most difficult issues to grasp in Word. A style contains various attributes, but let's narrow them down to the two essential ones, 'font' and 'size'. Font is something like Times…

15 What is a 'book' in Pathagoras jargon?

What is a Pathagoras 'book'? A book is simply a pointer to a folder. A Word folder (or a Windows folder). Nothing more. Nothing less. We call it a 'book' (as opposed to a folder) because a book is a sub-division of a library. A library, by reverse definition,…

16 What search order does Pathagoras follow when I press Alt-G against the name of a clause or document?

Whether you call a document or clause by typing its name and pressing <Alt-G> or by inserting a reference in a document using <<clause name>>,Pathagoras will track down that clause in following locations in the order listed: If the term…

17 When I called up a library and clicked on a book, the library screen would expand offering more selections. Why does it not now?

You selected the End User settings in the Utilities/Settings screen. That 'hides' those additional choices from endusers and takes them directly to the Clause Selection Screen.

18 Where is the database in which my Pathagorized documents and building blocks are stored?

This is a trick question, just to see if you were paying attention to the other infomation. There is no such database. Your 'Pathagorized' documents are not moved, converted, reconstructed or in any way changed from the original Word document it was when…

19 Why are my Repeat blocks processing before I have provided an answer?

By design, Options blocks will always be processed before Repeat Blocks. This is so even when the Option block is nested within the Repeat block. (In any program, there must always be a processing order or precedence. Here, with the exception described immediately…

20 Why does the formatting of my original text not match that of the receiving document?

This is always a 'styles' issue and is one of the biggest 'frustrators' of Word while at the same time being its biggest strength. Text is generally formatted at the paragraph level with a style. When a document created with the style called "Normal" in document…

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