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DropDown List Notes

DropDown List Notes

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A DropDown List ("DDL") is a document assembly tool. It presumes that you are building or adding to a new document. Only a copy (and never the original) of the selected item is inserted into the active document.  But all formatting from the original is maintained.
Because it is so easy to create, delete and recreate DropDown Lists, don’t get ‘hung up’ on how ‘best’ to create one. Just do it! Play with them until you get the hang of it all.
Pathagoras doesn’t care whether a DropDown List contains links to complete documents, to individual clauses, to pictures, spreadsheets, PDF files, or whatever. If Word has the capacity to insert a particular kind of file, it can be fed into a DropDown list.
As you point-and-click in text, Pathagoras will attempt to 'operate' on that text, firing off <<*Optional*…>> and <<*Options*…>> text or Clause Sets that reside in a block of inserted text. If you do not want these features to be automatically processed, check the “Do not auto-process . . .” entry found in the Utilities/Settings|DropDown List tab.