Using the clip library

The clip library works like the standard clipboard but the text that you copy is given a category and name so you can paste many different items.

To view the library, select Clip Library from the main View menu.

The Clip Library window contains a tree that lists the categories with child nodes showing the items. You can add new categories and items, edit and delete items and paste the text into the current document. You can also rename a new item by clicking on its name in the tree.

The tree is populated with data obtained from two files: a) ClipLib.ini is a read-only library of standard clips and b) UserClips.ini is a file that is created when you add a new clip or edit a standard clip. [Note that if you delete a standard category or item then it will be restored when you get your next upgrade.]

Right click on an existing category to create a new category.

Ctrl+Shift+V pastes the currently selected clip into the text. You can also use this accelerator key when the library is not visible.

Linefeeds can be included in the paste. Also the paste can include a special character (a centre dot) that represents the current selection. This means that if you select some text then the paste will be wrapped around the selection.

When you create a new item (or a new category and item) you must provide the required names. Use the tab key to move from one edit box to the next.

When using the clipboard, Plato remembers the last 16 clips and stores them in a "clipboard ring". These can be recovered by using the accelerator key Alt+V and then selecting from the displayed list.



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