In the examples provided, the clauses were built primarily from one book (observe in the immediately preceding example the ‘cntr’ prefix, suggesting the same book). A ‘fully qualified’ terms was thrown in for illustration purposes to show that you can easily mix and match terms from different books (glossaries and/or folders) within a clause-set.
You may call in as ‘shorthand’ any term contained in any of your books or any of your SuperBooks. See Order of Search rules.
Final notes re: the “set_” prefix.
▪You can easily display ‘clause-sets only’ onto the Clause Selection Screen. (That way you are not required to scroll through the individual clauses to get to the collection of sets.) Here are several techniques provided by the program to allow this:
oWhen you activate Document Assembly (Libraries & Books) screen, and select a book, one of the options in the large box that will appear is “Show Clause Sets.” Select it. This is the fastest way to indicate to Pathagoras that you want to see only clause-sets.
oPathagoras can easily be set to automatically filter on clause-sets. In the Document Assembly Settings screen, set the prefix of the book to “set_” (no quotes; the underscore character is mandatory). Books so designated are marked by an asterisk to the left of the book's name in the initial Document Assembly (Libraries & Books) screen.
▪The 'set_' prefix is required only if you intend to take advantage of the displays discussed above. If you would prefer not to so name your clause sets, Pathagoras will not mind. However, you should still name your clause sets in such a way that they will appear at the top or bottom of, or otherwise clustered within, the Clause Selection screen display.
Remember, a clause-set (even one that is shown as a table) is a Word document. It can be freely edited and re-edited until it does what you need it to. There are several ways to open the clause-set document for editing, but the quickest way may be this:
1.Display the Libraries & Books screen.
2.Click on the book from which the set was built and into which the clause-set was saved.
3.Click the 'Open Folder' or 'Open Glossary' choice in the center panel.
4.Locate the set in the folder or glossary. Edit as needed and save your work.
'New Page' Issues
Many users will use Clause Sets (or other multiple document tools) to assemble a 'package' of documents, some or each of which should begin on a new page. The placement of the 'new page' marker is sometimes of critical importance. Most users (understandably) place the new page marker at the end of the earlier clause or document. While there is nothing necessarily 'wrong' with this approach, in most cases it will insert a carriage return (Enter mark) as the first character of the subsequent document. This may throw of the arrangement of text, tables, etc. of items on the next page.
A better approach is to set a 'new page' marker at the top of the 'next' document. Do so via Word's Paragraphs control. Right click in the text that is to be the first line of the 'next' page. Click the 'Paragraph' entry and the 'Line and Page Breaks' tab. Check the box labeled 'Page break before.'
This is an extension of the above topic, but uses Pathagoras tools to accomplish the goal. Perhaps you want each selection not to appear just on a new page but as a new, separate, document. But initially you want to have all of the text assembled together so that you only have to replace variables one time. This can be easily accomplished.
On the Clause Selection Screen, select each term you want in the ultimate package, but in between each selection, insert a "New Doc" marker. Do so by clicking the green bar that sits in between the two panels, just beneath the Add>> button.
When you click the Next>> button, all selections will initially be one big document, and the text "&New Doc&" will appear at strategic locations (at the point where one selection ends and another begins). You will also see a floating toolbar which reads "Break into Separate Docs." When you have finished replacing variables via the Instant Database, and otherwise finished editing the combined document, click the "Break into Separate Docs" button and Pathagoras will, as expected, break the combined document into its separate sections. The result will be new documents added to your editing screen, each behind a new tab or Word button.