Advanced and miscellaneous features
 
(Follow the hyperlinks in the headings for full information)
 
Tables
As you will see throughout this manual, tables add to your ability to organize and display information in articles. They may be used to tabulate data in rows and columns (hence their name), enhance article layout particularly where text and images are juxtaposed, and create forms. Paragraph borders may be considered to be a type of table allowing text to be contained within boxes with or without color fills.
 
Agenda, calendar and todo-lists
TreePad offers various methods of creating agendas, calendars and todo-lists. You can create tree-based agendas and calendars, article-based agendas, calendars and to-do lists. Agendas and calendars can be split into days, weeks or months. You can also customize the number of days, hours, weeks or months in an agenda or calendar.
 
Article fields
These are self-updating data fields which can be inserted anywhere in an article, i.e., do not require manual update by the user. The fields are automatically updated each time the article is refreshed, e.g., a date⁄time field, a node caption field or a page number field.
 
Node checkboxes
These can be displayed against individual nodes or the whole subtree, and may be checked⁄unchecked to give you a quick visual indication of task completion, etc. One can also employ them to select only checked nodes to be searched, exported or printed.
 
Case conversion
You can convert any highlighted block of text to upper case, lower case, title case or sentence case using the appropriate Format menu commands.
 
Text cleaning
TreePad can help you strip various unwanted characters such as ">" inserted into e-mails, without resorting to an external text cleaning program.
 
Spelling checker and Thesaurus
Use these tools to help you express yourself better and more accurately.
 
Character map
This facilitates selecting and inserting unusual characters as found in scientific text and foreign languages.
 
Toolbars
Select which toolbars you want to appear via the Toolbar context menu. You can drag any toolbar into the pane areas via its "handle" and dock it again.
 
Article viewing options
Use Zooming to increase or decrease article font size. Enable or disable Word wrap according to your preference. Display formatting symbols that are normally hidden, in order to help your text layout.
 
Presentation (full screen) mode
Display just the article pane if you wish for classroom presentations. TreePad can create an excellent picture show for you without needing to resort to third party presentation software.
 
Stay on top
Keep TreePad on top of your other application windows using this feature.
 
Tray icon
Keep TreePad in the Windows System Tray out of the way of other programs if desired.
 
Recycle bin
The TreePad recycle bin contains images and icons which are no longer used in the currently opened TreePad database
 
Searching and replacing
TreePad has powerful inbuilt tree and article search capability, including wildcard and Boolean search features. An Article search-and-replace function is available.
 
Skinning: changing TreePad's appearance
You can change TreePad's appearance by selecting various skins
 
Printing
TreePad can print all or selected nodes or subtrees and offers two print modes and page numbering.
 
Autodial
TreePad can automatically dial a telephone number for you using this feature.
 
DraftPad
Keep this Accessory pane visible while you change articles, to hold text snippets, hyperlinks to important nodes, telephone numbers and Web pages, lookup tables, etc. It can be as small or as large as you want. Images are not supported.
 
Exporting a subtree to 'Website'
With only a few mouse clicks you can generate a complete Web site from all the information you have stored in TreePad, including HTML pages, images (GIF, JPEG, PNG), internal and external hyperlinks, navigation panel, tree pane and title pane.
File, disk and directory catalogs
TreePad can create a searchable database of all your removable disks (CD's, floppies, ZIP disks, etc.). Having such a database will simplify finding the right disk when you need a certain program or data file.
 
Multi-user database access
The TreePad suite of programs offers various methods of enabling multiple users access to a shared TreePad database.
 
Drag-and-drop support
Drag-and-drop is an easy, direct way to transfer nodes and data, which TreePad supports across and within panes, and between TreePad and compatible applications.
 
Date and time formats
Use the options provided to set your preferred format for date and time.
 
General hints and tips
Read this section as well as the Handy hints in the articles if you have a problem.
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