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1 . . . exclude certain bracketed text from being seen as a variable?

Q. I really need certain text in my document to be surrounded by brackets, and don't want Pathagoras to treat it like a variable. Is there a way to tell Pathagoras to ignore that text? A. Yes. Simply put two asterisks inside the opening bracket. This tells…

2 . . . open the folder of the current document.

SaveSmart provides a 'cool tool' that allows you to instantly open the folder that contains that document. Just click the SaveSmart icon and then click the 'Open Folder' button. Word2007+ users: click the lower half of the SaveSmart button. You can also assign…

3 . . . call in clauses into a document by reference?

Q: "I have a group of clauses stored in a folder. I want my form document to be able to call in one, some or all of these clauses depending upon certain considerations. Can I call in a document 'by reference'? (I really don't have to have the same text in…

4 . . . close the last document without closing Word?

This is a Word tip, not Pathagoras, but we run into it all the time. And there really is not much you can do about it unless you are willing to forgo the display of the open documents in your toolbar. Read more about how to revert back to Word 2003 style…

5 . . . create an 'Intelligent A'?

An Intelligent A is one that knows its place. It is an 'a' when it appears in front of consonants, but becomes 'an' when it appears in front of a vowel. "a Texas corporation" versus "an Illinois partnership." This is all you need within your document: "[**a]"…

6 . . . disassemble a document?

Pathagoras provides several techniques to disassemble a document into its various parts. Indeed, a separate manual exists discussing all of the options. But we want to provide the 'coolest' and easiest-to-use answer here. This answer works best when you only…

7 . . . keep my variable names consistent from one document to the next?

Was it '[Client Name]' or '[ClientName]'? Perhaps I used '[Name of Client]'? Little is more frustrating as you are designing documents than not remembering the specific spelling of the particular variable you now want to insert. Pathagoras provides several…

8 . . . make verbs match nouns

How do I structure my documents so that my nouns and verbs are consistent. "He files", "She files", "It files", "They file", etc. There are several approaches you may wish to take. 1. If you want to handle the logic as a 'process item', and you are using…

9 . . . mirror my Skydrive to my local computer

This is directed toward Windows 7 and Windows 8 users who are using Skydrive to store documents. Mirroring: Skydrive has the capacity to mirror the storage in the cloud to your local computer. When that happens, you have esentially what DropBox does. You…

10 . . . perform a Mail Merge using Pathagoras?

Pathagoras is the only major program on the market that can mail merge data with fields when those fields are all 'plain text'. (You know, the kind of plain text bracketed variables that Pathagoras is reknowned for!) Setting up the fields you want data merged…

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