A clause-set can be manually created. We describe two techniques below.
1. You can manually create and save a table that contains all of the features described in the previous section. Don't forget that (because it is a Word document) one way to do so is to copy an existing clause-set and paste it into a new document as the 'rough draft' of the one you wish to create.
2. You can simply type onto any editing screen the desired clauses in the order in which you wish for them to appear in the final document. Instead of creating a table as Pathagoras will generate in the 'automatic' method, you need only enclose each clause reference between "<<" and ">>" braces (no quotes).
Note: The "<<" and ">>" marks are not 'keyboard codes' that require special keystrokes to insert. They are the 'lesser than' and 'greater than' symbols. Find them above the 'comma' and the 'period' on your keyboard.
The following text illustrates and more fully develops the process of manually creating clause-sets using technique "2" above.
By using "<<" and ">>" markers to create a clause-set, your final product can comprise nothing other than clause references. Check this out:
Your clause set can also include text surrounding the external clauses you inserting. In this example, a ‘clause-set’ letter contains regular text intermingled with clause pointers. A few variables are thrown in to show how you can create a complete 'package'. Just beneath this example, we dissect its content and composition to help you in creating your own clause-sets.
Note in the above letter that some pointers are simple prefixed/suffixed references, and others are ‘fully qualified’ references. If the names in the document source follow the prefix/suffix naming style, the short-name is all that is needed. Pathagoras will check the prefix table to see where the clause resides and quickly find it. If the clause is not in prefix/suffix style, Pathagoras can still handle it so long as you provide a ‘full path’ to the target clause.
Pathagoras is exceptionally flexible regarding how it uses and processes clause-sets. You can mix and match Clause-Set Tables (those created using the 'automatic method' and <<pointers in braces>>. Those in tables are processed as a unit. But you can type in freehand a clause name within the table (just add another row) or remove an item from the clause table (delete a row). You can remove it from the table and manually place it into the body of your new clause-set. Just make sure the manually inserted term appears between braces (e.g., <<con130>>). You can change the order of the clauses. You can add anything else you want into the document (pictures, boxes, lines, etc.). Pathagoras will process both the table and the <<newterm>> as it (and in the order that it) encounters them.
Here is a re-write of the 'contract' shown on the 'Creating Clause Sets Automatically' screen with the 'mixed' elements discussed in the immediately preceding paragraph.
See also: Creating Clause Sets Automatically