Working with Pages


Rich text, plain text and HTML and can be edited with the built in editor.  Just click on the Edit toolbar button.

When you try to edit any other type of page, the program associated with that page's extension will launch.  For example if you have associated .jpg files to open with Adobe Photoshop, this program will open allowing you to edit the page.  Once you have saved your changes and closed the file in Photoshop, the updated page will appear in NoteBook.

The program/editor used to edit different page types can be specified in the Options dialog box.

When a page is clicked on its contents will appear in the page area, in its own format i.e. you can view rich text as rich text and HTML code as if it were in a browser window (which it is really).  New pages can be added, renamed and deleted, all of which are easy things to do.

Adding Pages

There are three ways to add another page:

  1. Choose 'New Rich Text Page...' (Shift+F4), 'New Plain Text Page...' (Shift+F5) or 'New HTML Page...' (Shift+F6) on the 'Edit' menu
  2. Click on the 'Add Page' icon on the Toolbar.  The icon that is on this button shows what type of page will be added, but if you click on the drop-down arrow beside the icon, a popup-menu will appear allowing you to choose what type of page to add
  3. Right-clicking on a blank part of the Page window will display a popup-menu.  Choose 'Add' and then either 'Rich Text Page...', 'Plain Text Page...', 'HTML Page...', 'Picture...', 'Sound...', 'File...' or 'Scanner/Camera Image (TWAIN)'

By default, the Page Editor will display as soon as a Rich Text, Plain Text or HTML page is added.

Adding a page from the Toolbar Adding a page with the popup-menu
Adding a page from the Toolbar Adding a page with the popup-menu

Renaming Pages

There are four ways to rename a page:

  1. Choose 'Rename page' from the 'Edit' menu (F2)
  2. Click on the 'Rename' button on the Toolbar
  3. Right-click on the page and choose 'Rename'
  4. Click on the page's icon and then shortly after, click on it again.

All of these methods will allow you to rename the page (as if you were renaming a file in Windows Explorer) - see the picture below-left.

Renaming a Page Renaming a page with the popup-menu
Renaming a Page Renaming a page with the popup-menu

When renaming pages of the type 'Picture', 'Sound' or 'File', the file extension is always kept, if deleted, to prevent problems.  E.g. if renaming a page called 'Picture.jpg' to 'Tree', the page will end up with the name 'Tree.jpg'.  You can, however, change the extension if necessary.

Deleting Pages

There are three ways to delete a page:

  1. Choose 'Delete Page...' from the 'Edit' menu (Del)
  2. Click on the 'Delete' button on the Toolbar
  3. Right-click on the page and choose 'Delete...'

You can delete all pages at once by choosing 'Delete All Pages...' from the 'Edit' menu.

Cutting, Copying and Pasting Pages

If you want to move one page to another NoteBook file or if you want to make a copy of a page within the same file, there is no easier way than to use the Cut, Copy and Paste commands.

Once the page is in NoteBook's clipboard, you can paste it into the same file, any file you have open and even any instance of NoteBook you have running at the moment.  Unlike the Windows clipboard, the NoteBook clipboard will still be there even after the computer has been switched off.

Page View

There are four different views for the Page window:

  1. Large Icons
  2. Small Icons
  3. List
  4. Details - this view allows you to see all information about all pages in columns

To change the view, click on the arrow next to the 'View' button on the Toolbar and select a view.

Changing the view using the Toolbar
Changing the view using the Toolbar

You can also right-click on a blank part of the Page window, choose 'View' and then select a view from there.


Martin Allen 2001 - 2008, 2010 - 2011, 2018