Editing a Page


NoteBook has a built-in text editor.  You cannot access the rest of NoteBook while the Editor is open.

To show the Editor, firstly click on the Rich Text, Plain Text or HTML page you want to edit:

The Editor also appears when you add a new page.

Rich Text Editor

Rich Text Editor
Rich Text Editor

The above picture is the Rich Text Editor, which has editing features that are similar to the Windows WordPad program.  The Toolbar allows you to change the font, font size and other attributes.

Plain Text/HTML Editor

Plain Text Editor
Rich Text Editor

The above picture is the Plain Text Editor/HTML Editor, which looks and behaves like Windows Notepad.

When you try to edit an HTML page, the HTML code will appear for editing.  If you do not know how to edit HTML code or you would rather use a WYSIWYG editor such as Microsoft FrontPage, then you can specify this in the Options dialog box.

If you want your HTML pages to use pictures from your NoteBook file, you must rename you pictures with the name of the HTML page as a prefix.  E.g. if your HTML page was called 'Test', then you would call your picture pages 'TestPicture1.gif' or 'TestCar.gif'.  In the HTML code, you must use the picture name as the images source e.g. <img src="TestCar.gif">.  The picture pages do you not need to be next to the HTML page, they can be anywhere you want.  Cascading style sheets (pages ending with '.css' will automatically be available to all pages).

Editor Menus

File

Options

The Options menu is not available in Plain Text mode because the colours are defined in the Options dialog box.

Color Dialog Box
Color Dialog Box

Tools

Find and Replace
Find and Replace

The Toolbar

The editing Toolbar appears in the Rich Text Editor so that text can be formatted.

Edit Toolbar
Edit Toolbar

The Toolbar has the following buttons:

You can paste rich text by clicking on the Paste button or you can paste the plain text equivalent (if you do not need the formatting) by clicking on the dropdown by the Paste button and choosing 'Paste Plain Text'.

Choosing a colour from the Colour toolbar menu sets the colour that will be applied when the button is next pressed.  If you see a negative number for the Colour button, this is the default Windows text colour (usually black); it is called Automatic on the Colour menu.


Martin Allen 2001 - 2008, 2010 - 2011