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Reverse 'Bulk Add'

Reverse 'Bulk Add'

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Reverse 'Bulk Add'

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   In the previous pages, we discussed the possibility that, when you have major changes to make to your system, you could make them to your 'Master' document and then just recreate the glossary or folder. This works well when the disassembly (and the resulting book) is fresh.

   Frequently, especially with mature books, changes were made to the actual glossary or to the individual documents within a folder. In such cases, it simply is not possible to make changes to the Master and recreate the book.

   But is IS possible to create a new "Master Document" from the current version of the book. With that Master, you can make whatever universal changes that you wanted and then recreate the glossary or folder from the new (reverse engineered and updated) Master.

   To reverse engineer a book into a master:

1.Display the book (at the time of this writing, the reverse bulk add feature can only be applied against a glossary).
2.Click the Pathagoras features list,
3.Select "Authoring/Editing Tools" and then "Clause Creation Tools" selections.
4.Click the "Conversion Tools" entry which will bring up a new screen. The Conversion Tools tab will be selected. Click the "Miscellaneous Tools" sub-tab.
5.Click the entry called "Reverse Bulk Add." A new document containing all of the elements of the source text, but in a more readily editable format, will be created. You will be offered the chance to save it in a new folder and to name anything you wish. (Of course we do recommend that you include the word "Master" to indicate the nature of the document.)