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Creating and Editing Documents all in ' plain text'
Creating variables It doesn't get any easier than this (4:00) (HD) It is a simple matter of surrounding words such as 'Client Name' and 'Customer Address' with square brackets. Give it a try.
Create Variables Assistant-Part 1 Actually, it does get easier Use this technique when you are cleaning up ('sanitizing') an original document that has lots of pre-existing personal information (names, addreses, etc.).
See how simple it is to create your own Libraries, Books and DropDown Lists, and how to add content to each. Our customers say "I never thought anything could be this easy!" But it is, we promise.
Creating a New Library
A library is simply a collection of pointers to up to 10 books. Learn how to create a new library and then begin adding the appropriate books to your collection.
Adding Book to Library
While a component of a library, a book is a simple pointer to a Word folder. The folder can be anywhere on your system -- even the 'cloud'. This video shows how easy it all can be.
Adding text to a Book -- It's simply 'Highlight & Add'
Have a piece of text that you want to add to one of your books? Just highlight it and press Alt-G. Select the book to which you want to add the text. All done.
Adding text to a Book, yet another incredibly easy approach (1:30)
If you want to quickly add the current on-screen text to one of your books, it can be done in three steps. Watch how here.
Those incredible DropDown Lists --Create from an existing book
A DropDown Lists is the best thing since sliced bread. You can maintain up to 10 always-on, always-active Lists of the content of any folder. Point & Click to display any document. No more navigation. (This comes from our original video series. The quality is not very good, but the lesson is still valid.)
Those incredible DropDown Lists --Create 'free style' (2:09)
If you have folders of text that you have not assigned to a book, you can still assign them to a DropDown List. Navigate once more to that folder and never have to navigate again. (This also comes from our original video series. Quality is not very good, but the lesson is still valid.)
Overviews of Pathagoras' Basic Features and Tools (these are older videos and they are a bit 'grainy,' but they do give you a sense of what you can expect from a 'plain text' document assembler
Libraries and Books (the essentials -- how to create them; how to use them) (46:24)
The Care and Feeding of DropDown Lists (Two clicks to any document in your system)(27:56)
Mouseless Assembly (recall documents and terms straight from your keyboard; the Names and Subjects Editor) (33:43)
The below videos are the first videos ever created for Pathagoras. They contain no audio, but are unique, and therefore preserved here, in that each presentation is highly interactive. Pause points are embedded into the video which require you to take action to move to the next section of the video. You click on appropriate 'hotspot' in order to proceed. The action is identical to the action required if you were actually using the program.
(Note: Some videos may require the user to scroll the containing page in order to see instructional text or to click 'hot spots.' Note also, that the program has evolved significantly since these original videos. Some screens will not match those of the current program. But the essential underpinnings and operations of Pathagoras -- plain text variables; no behind the scenes fields, etc.) are still the same, and you should still be able to get a good feel for the program from these videos.
Introduction to Pathagoras
Creating a new library
Adding a book to a library
Tools for adding large quantities of text into
Additional Program Features :