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Saving an <<*Ask . . .>> record

Saving an <<*Ask . . .>> record

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Saving an <<*Ask . . .>> record

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   Starting with version 2012.1, after you have made your choices on the 'Wizard' screen and click the Next button, Pathagoras will ask if you want to save the selections. If you think you will reuse these choices (either in case you have to remake the current document or if you are likely to create new documents with the same values), say 'Yes'. Provide a record name when prompted. (This is similar to the Instant Database used to record personal values that will replace variables. Pathagoras will record your choices for later use and then proceed to implement your selections.)

   If a second or subsequent screen of the Wizard appears, Pathagoras will automatically record the choices in the same file named in the initial screen. Pathagoras will make all changes to your document (making Options choices, deleting optional text you elected not to keep, repeating text blocks and incrementing variables as appropriate, etc.) as reflected in your selections.

    Recalling an <<*Ask . . .>> Record

   The next time you assemble a document which contains Ask prompts, the Wizards screen will display a button in the extreme upper right corner labeled "Read Data". If you wish to recall the values selected from a previous session, click that button. From the screen that next displays, select the appropriate record. Press the 'Go' button to continue. Pathagoras will set the previously recorded values by checking Options radio buttons, checking Optional boxes and filling in Repeat values in accord with the saved data.

   Make changes as appropriate. If a change is detected, Pathagoras will ask you if you want to update the existing record or create a new record. This feature will allow you to record a 'standard' or 'universal' set of answers perhaps named 'Standard' --or anything you wish-- so that Pathagoras will automatically select the 'typical' values for you. You then can modify the selections as appropriate and save the new, more personalized, record for the specific client or customer. (This feature is similar to the 'mask' function of Instant Database records.)