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   The absolute simplest, fastest, and according to many, the most elegant method of copying text from a source into a  Pathagoras book is what we call Highlight & Add. As its name implies, to break out a piece of a document, all you do is highlight the desired selection and press a designated key stroke. With very little effort, the highlighted text is moved to the desired location. (Not to drag out the suspense, the 'designated key stroke' is <Alt-G>.) However, rather than repeat here was is discussed in great detail elsewhere, we are going to refer you to the "Term Works" section of this Manual. There you can read the step-by-step illustrated instructions regarding Highlight & Add.

   As powerful as it is, obvious drawbacks inherent in the Highlight & Add method arise when the document is long and number of building blocks you want to create from the document are many. In such cases, Highlight & Add can actually become a tedious and counterproductive exercise. That's why Pathagoras offers the alternatives discussed in this section.

   Highlight & Add was designed for situations where you want to copy a single clause (or just a few clauses) into a book. When the number of potential building blocks approach 10 or more, consider the Bulk Add or Instant Book techniques discussed immediately below. There, we describe how to pre-mark an entire document to denote the appropriate building blocks, to pre-name the clauses, to provide appropriate 'subjects' to the clauses and, when you are satisfied with the pre-markings, to deconstruct the marked document en masse.