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Deciding on the Scope of a Clause

Deciding on the Scope of a Clause

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Deciding on the Scope of a Clause

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   As you are marking your document for dis-assembly, and deciding what should be a 'clause,' remember that not every paragraph or bullet point needs to be a separate clause. Clauses can span many paragraphs. If certain bullet points, paragraphs, or other text block always stay together, mark them as such. If you determine that a collection of paragraphs that you left 'intact' really should be further broken apart, you always can do so later. (Likewise, if you were overzealous in your disassembly efforts, you can later recombine clauses into an appropriate single term by remarking the Master and re-running the disassembly.)

   Be mindful that a clauses can be anything. Of course, it can be text, but the scope of a clause can also encompass charts, pictures, embedded spreadsheets. Anything.

   The '(*)' method of marking up text with break-points is used in several modules within Pathagoras. That particular character sequence is not mandatory. You can use whatever characters you choose. Just be sure that the break-point characters do not otherwise appear 'naturally' within the document.