When you type a clause name followed by <Alt-G>, Pathagoras first determines whether the text to the immediate left of the <Alt-G> press is a number or is text.

   (1) If it is a number between 1 and 12, it opens the SmartPath associated with the number. Pathagoras displays a standard 'File Open' screen and you can open a document shown there, or navigate to another folder.

   (2) If the first character of the text is a number between 1 and 12 followed by a colon (e.g., "2:Johnson Will"), Pathagoras assumes that you are calling for a document in a SmartPath. Pathagoras converts the number to the associated SmartPath. It then locates and opens the document named to the right of the colon. (Please note: this technique should only used to recall original documents for editing, not for document assembly purposes.)

   (3) Otherwise, Pathagoras checks to see if the adjacent text follows the prefix/suffix naming convention:

First, it checks to see if the name begins with 2 or 3 or 4 letters.

If it does, it checks to see if the initial letters are followed by 3 or 4 numbers.

If the prefix/suffix pattern is detected, Pathagoras parses out the prefix and, using the prefix table, determines the location of the book associated with the prefix.

Looking inside the book, Pathagoras locates the specific term and inserts a copy of it onto the editing screen.

All of the above steps are done 'blink of an eye' quickly. (Any time a search fails, Pathagoras implements other logic, discussed in other sections, to locate the requested item.)

  (4) If the prefix/suffix pattern is not discerned, or if discerned, but no table entry for the prefix is found, Pathagoras looks for the term following the Search Order rules.

See SmartPaths

      Search Order Rules

      <Alt-G> calls