Templates and the 'StartHere' Location

   Regardless of the suggestions previously made that Pathagoras considers template as a 'blank' document which provides 'shape' (styles, headers, footers, etc.) to the clauses that will be poured into it, a template can be more than that.

   Oftentimes, in addition to fonts and styles, you may want the template to contain some introductory language. Of course, if Pathagoras 'always' inserted assembled text beginning at the top of the document, this introductory text would be shoved down to the bottom, defeating your goal. Easy solution.

   You just need to set a 'StartHere' location in the template. This location is set by inserting a simple bookmark in the source document at the end of the introductory text.

   With the 'StartHere' location set in a template, Pathagoras will first lay down the template. Before pouring in the selected clauses, it will first jump to the 'StartHere' location.

   Pathagoras recognizes 3 types of StartHere locations. In addition to the 'point' -- the bookmark named 'StartHere', a 'StartHere' location can be (1) a specific page or (2) a specific section
 
   You can use the Templates Screen to automatically set the 'StartHere' page, section or bookmark for you. Display the template. Place the cursor at the point you want Pathagoras to begin inserting selected clauses. Then, display the Template Screen and click 'Create StartHere' point from the available options.

    You can also set a StartHere 'point' manually. Recall the template to your editing screen and place the cursor at the point you want Pathagoras to begin inserting selected clauses. Click 'Insert |Bookmark' from Word's menu bar. Name the bookmark "StartHere". Save the template.

   There is also an EndHere bookmark as well. It is used (as is StartHere) in conjunction with StyleSheets to allow the insertion of 'closing text' (including text such as signature blocks and certifications.) Place the EndHere bookmark just before the closing text.

 

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