When you encounter an error or any other message box while running NoteBook, take a look at this page to find out what the message means and what to do about it.
Some text may appear differently to the examples shown below. Messages specific to the demo version of NoteBook are not included below.
Recent File List
Scanner/Camera Image (TWAIN)
If you edit either a new file or a file that you opened, and try to close it, one of the above messages will appear. Choose Yes to save and close, No to close and discard changes or Cancel to return to NoteBook.
Choose Yes if you want to delete all pages from the file. If not, choose No. Please note you cannot undo deleting all pages unless close the file without saving and then re-open.
If you try to delete a page, this message will appear. Choose Yes to delete the page or No to return to the document.
Make sure that the file you are trying to save is not read-only if you are trying to overwrite a file, you are allowed to access the drive you are trying to save to or that another application is not using the file.
If you try to open a file with NoteBook that was not found e.g.:
You will get this message. Use a valid filename and try again.
You pressed Ctrl+F1 or 'About' on the 'Help' menu. 'Your Name' is replaced with the registered owner of the program.
If you are trying to open a file who is being used by someone else, you will see this message. The file will open in read-only mode. If you try to save the file, this will only work if the user who first had the file open has closed it. If that user still has the file open, you will only be able to save the file as another name using the Save dialog box.
This error occurs if your file becomes corrupt. If this should happen to you, then send it to me and I might be able to repair it. This would only happen if your computer crashes when saving the file. (Please note e-mail address only accepts e-mails with attachments).
An extension you have added in the Page Editing Associations section of the Options dialog box has a start in folder that does not exist. Check the start in folder location and either remove or correct the entry.
This message will appear when you edit a page with an external program. The NoteBook program will be hidden and the relevant editing program will open. Once you have finished editing the page (file) with the external program, save and close it and then press OK to return to NoteBook.
If NoteBook recognises that the page you have edited externally has been updated, you will get this message. Click Yes to update the page or No to keep the version you had before.
This message may appear if there is a problem trying to launch the program or file when you want to edit a page with an external program. Check the Page Editing Associations section of the Options dialog box Try renaming the page or if you cannot get the file to launch, try exporting the page and then open it from the file system.
This message can appear if an error occurs when you try to export plain, rich text file or HTML. Make sure that the file is not read-only if you are trying to overwrite a file, you are allowed to access the drive you are trying to export to and that another application is not using the file such as Microsoft Word.
When an error occurs upon trying to import a file, make sure that you are importing the correct file type. I.e. don't try to import a Rich Text Format file after you have clicked on Import a .txt file. A new page will be created anyway.
The most likely cause for this error message is if the NoteBook you are trying to import is in already open by you or someone else. You can only import NoteBook files when they are not open by anyone.
The file you are trying to save is read-only as it is currently open by another person. If you try to save the file, this will only work if the user who first had the file open has closed it. If that user still has the file open, you will only be able to save the file as another name using the Save dialog box. The Save dialog box will appear when OK is clicked.
When you are changing the password, the text in the 'Confirm New Password:' must be the same as the text in the 'New Password:' textbox.
If you get this message when trying to open a password-protected file and you put in the wrong password. Remember that passwords are case sensitive.
This message is shown if you try to close the Page Editor without saving any changes you have made.
This message is displayed in the Page Editor if you click on 'Apply Default Rich Text Format' in the 'Options' menu. If you choose Yes, all formatting will be changed to the default rich text formatting as specified in the Options dialog box. Warning: this cannot be undone, unless you exit the editor without saving.
This message appears in the main window and in the Page Editor if when NoteBook cannot find or replace another instance of the text specified.
You can only add one instance of an extension in the Page Editing Associations section of the Options dialog box.
If you press the 'Reset' button on the Default Rich or Plain Text section of the Options dialog box, you will be asked to confirm, choose Yes to reset the text format. Only the currently selected format will reset.
Choose Yes if you want to remove the selected item from the Recent Files dialog box.
Choose Yes if you want to remove all the items from the Recent Files dialog box.
If you try to open a file that does not exist from the Recent Files dialog box, you will be asked if you want to remove it.
The recent file list is stored in a file called C:\Program Files\NoteBook\Recent.dat (or wherever you installed NoteBook). If this file cannot be opened, make sure that it is not being used by another program. If the file cannot be opened, your recent file list will be empty.
If the recent file list cannot be saved, you will get this message. Make sure the file is not read-only, you are allowed to access the drive or that another application is not using the file so that next time you close NoteBook, this error message does not appear.
The text you tried to search for in the Search All dialog box was not found in any page.
In the Scanner/Camera Image dialog box, this error can occur if there is an error opening the image file when using the Open button. Make sure the file is available and not being used by another program.
In the Scanner/Camera Image dialog box, this error can occur if there is an error saving the JPEG file when using the Save button. Make sure the folder the file is being saved to is available and if the file already exists, that it is not being used by another program.
This message may also appear when there is a problem opening a file in the Scanner/Camera Image dialog box.