Help with Scripter's Scrapbook 3.1
graham.samuel at wanadoo.fr
Mon Mar 8 11:24:36 CST 2004
Hugh - thanks for replying so promptly
On Mon, 8 Mar 2004 08:02:16 EST, FlexibleLearning at aol.com wrote:
>Do you have an older version to export the records from? If so, simply export
>a backup, close the old version, open the new one and import. If you do
>cannot do this, you will need to create new entries and populate them with
>assortment of tidbits, scripts etc.
- no, I think I said, I never used the product before, so I have to
populate it from scratch.
> >want to import scripts, stacks and text files that I've already collected.
> >Clearly this is possible, even so easy that it doesn't need explaining
> >except to the GUI-challenged, but there it is.
>Like any database, the first job is to set up the records. The simplest way
>is as above.
Well, it took me some time to notice 'New' - it was in the toolbar and in
the 'Entries' menu but not in the 'File' menu. Dumb of me not to notice -
sorry. I guess I was thinking you just import the objects you want to
store: I thought of them as being text essentially (I still do; but with
the addition of links).
> >I also so far I haven't developed a mental model of what the scrapbook
> >is - a collection of cross-linked files, a database that points to files,
> >converted to special format, files in their original form, etc?
>Yes. Basically that's it. A flexible way to store information and access
So, it's all these things? I imagine that this means that text entries are
**really** in the database, and attachments are somewhere else. When an
attachment is attached, is this an imported copy of the file? I have
assumed that is the case. (BTW I note that there is no indication that
there is an attachment to an entry, but you can find out by looking in the
'Files' dropdown: is this right?)
>It was requested that the Scrapbook be delivered as a standard, toplevel
>window. This means that it will behave as you describe it. It seems, with
>hindsight, that the original 'modeless' window would be more appropriate
>to avoid this
>confusion. A revised version will be uploaded today.
So the new version won't ask me to save itself... after I'd written my
original message I realised that I could have avoided the problem by using
the standalone version of the product, but I will be happier to use the
plugin, so I'll look for the download.
>Hope this helps.
Yes... I guess what I needed to launch my work was a statement like "this
is really a database, so you need records: this is how to create your first
one." And I got that from your message, so I can take things from here.
Thanks again for the quick reply.
Graham Samuel / The Living Fossil Co. / UK & France
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