Q.  Where should I store my source documents?

A.  'Source documents' are those files that provide the content to your assembled document. If you are using paragraph based document assembly, they are the individual paragraphs that are displayed in the Clause Selection Screen for you to select. If you adopt 'assembly by template' (using a complete document as the source text), it is the source template.

You can store your source documents anywhere. Pathagoras absolutely does not care where you store your source documents. That is one of the 'beautiful' aspects of the system.

So, as you are implementing Pathagoras, keep the following in mind:

You do not have to move your clauses to a central location

You do not have to disrupt the way you currently store and locate files.

You do not have to make any changes whatsoever in the way that you manage your files.

All you need to do is point a book to the location where you currently store your files.

 

Q.  How can I determine where my source files are currently located?

A.  If you are just implementing your system, and are looking for your source files in order to create new books, please refer to the next question.

   Otherwise, to determine the location of the files currently assigned to one of your books, display the Document Assembly Settings screen. Follow these steps: (1) click the Document Assembly button. (2) When the Libraries & Books screen appears, drop down the Libraries list. (3) Select the <<Show Settings>> button. You can see all of the current file locations for the various books in that library.

  Alternative: On the initial 'Libraries & Books' screen, you can simply hover over any assigned book. A pop-up tip will appear showing the full path to the underlying source text.

Q.  I am adding new books to my library. How can I determine where the source files are currently located?

A.  If you are just implementing your system, and have not assigned any 'books' to a shelf in a new or existing library, we are afraid you are on your own. Pathagoras couldn't possibly know where you (or your system administrator) have placed those files.

   However, if at least one other person on your network has set up a library, you can ask that person where the substantive files are. Have that user display the Document Assembly Settings screen. Follow these steps: (1) click the Document Assembly button. (2) When the Libraries & Books screen appears, drop down the Libraries list. (3) Select the <<Show Settings>> button. You can see all of the current file locations for the various books in that library. Mimic the settings on the new installation. See Pointing and Re-pointing.

 Alternative: On the initial 'Libraries & Books' screen, you can simply hover over any assigned book. A pop-up tip will appear showing the full path to the underlying source text.

Q.  Can I change where my source files are located?

A.  Absolutely. And after you have done so, just re-point the various books or other elements that were affected by the move. (Failing to do so is not 'fatal.' Pathagoras will simply report back to you that the files you want it to find in, let's say a document assembly session, cannot be found (because you moved them). See Pointing and Re-pointing and follow the steps to get everything pointing to the right folders.

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