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Select Document to Disassemble

Select Document to Disassemble

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Select Document to Disassemble

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   The first step in any document disassembly session is to select the document that you wish to disassemble. Any document will do, but it should be one that contains the essential aspects of (1) the content of what a good final document of that genre should contain (the substance) and what it should look like (the layout).

   Don't worry that what you select is not a 'perfect' document. You can 'throw away' extraneous text and augment later what you feel is missing. Pathagoras is very accommodating in this regard.

Copy or move the selected document into its own folder.

   This folder should be where want the book (the final disassembled product) to reside.

   Don't fret to much about location. Pathagoras doesn't care where you store files. However, let's be a little 'practical' here. If the document from which you wish to harvest clauses is currently sitting in a 'Client' folder, you should move it to a more appropriate 'office forms' folder.

   If the source document is your 'real estate rental agreement,'  name the folder something like 'Rental Agreement Clauses'. And perhaps that folder should be located under a more topical 'Real Estate' parent folder. (Pathagoras will operate just fine with randomly placed folders, but your overall office goal should be to work with well organized forms folders. It just makes life easier.)

Rename the document to include the term "Master" (optional).

   The word "Master" is not mandatory, but we suggest it in order to distinguish your marked up document from its source. The Master document (whatever its name) will contain the markups discussed in the following pages.

Keep the Master

We encourage you to save this Master and to make all future changes (simple edits, add new clauses, renaming clauses and subjects) to this document. That way, if you wish to perform a disassembly routine a second (or third, etc.) time (but now on future-modified Master), it becomes easy to do so. You never have to 'start from scratch' with Pathagoras style of document dis-assembly.