TreePad Business Edition
Current version: 8.1
November 19, 2012
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TreePad Business Edition is a multi-featured Personal Information Manager, database, word processor and more.
It comes with
All features of TreePad PLUS
High-security text encryption
Despite its obvious power, the program is fun & easy to use, as well as portable and small in size.
TreePad Business Edition stores all your notes, letters, emails, texts, hyperlinks, etc. It keeps them accessible, organized, searchable, encrypted (optional) and always just a few mouse clicks away.
As with any TreePad edition, all data is contained inside 'articles'; an article is a text shown inside the right-hand pane of the program (see the screenshot on the right).
Any article is associated with a 'node' which is the most basic part of the tree. The tree can be found inside the left-hand pane.
The article pane consists of a word processor, which allows you to type in your data. It also supports text-formatting, active underlined hyperlinks and images.
The tree pane enables you to browse your data. It consists of 'tree nodes'. Each node is associated with one article. If you select a different node (inside the left-hand pane), then a different article is loaded (inside the right-hand pane).
To locate your data, you can also use the powerful internal search engine.

 

Ease of use
TreePad Business Edition is very easy to use. Quite a number of people will be able to start off without consulting any type of documentation.
You might find the Quick Start Guide and/or video tutorials useful though. They explain how to perform the most common tasks and will help you get started fast.
The Quick Start Guide is also part of the program package.

 

Getting started
The best way to get started with TreePad Business Edition is to:
download, install and run the program.
consult the Quick Start Guide and/or video tutorials if you feel the need.
use the extensive TreePad Manual for reference purposes only.

 

Installation
TreePad Business Edition does not need any complicated drivers, dll's or frameworks (.Net, Java, ActiveX, ODBC, etc. are not needed).
To install TreePad Business Edition, just run the installer or manually copy the files from the zip download package into a directory of your choice.

 

Portability
TreePad Business Edition is fully portable. You can run it directly from a USB stick without installing anything:
The TreePad program files can be copied to a USB stick from the location where you have installed it (usually a subdirectory of C:\Program Files).
You can also copy the TreePad program files directly from the zip download package to the USB stick.
After copying the program files, plug the USB stick into another computer. Double-click on the program and it starts. That's all!
Please note that settings can be stored in
an .ini file which resides inside the program's directory
or in the Windows registry (default).
You can configure the location of the settings through the TreePad options screen.

 

Compatibility
TreePad Business Edition runs on Windows 7, XP, Vista, 200x, NT, 98, all 64 bit editions of Windows and Linux/Wine.
Furthermore, TreePad Business Edition is compatible with all other TreePad editions:
It directly opens TreePad Lite files.
It can import from and export to TreePad Lite.
The file type is exactly the same as used by TreePad SAFE and TreePad PLUS.
TreePad X Enterprise single-user and multi-user are able to import and export TreePad Business Edition files when the password protection is removed.

 

Industrial-strength encryption
TreePad Business Edition supports 256 bit encryption using the highly acclaimed TwoFish algorithm.
Twofish is a state-of-the-art encryption method developed by the team of Bruce Schneier, world renowned cryptographer, also author of the well known Blowfish algorithm.
TwoFish is designed for utmost safety, speed and flexibility, and its level of security is several orders of magnitude stronger than what is produced by older algorithms, such as Blowfish and DES (Digital Encryption Standard).
As a TreePad Business Edition user, you can count on secure and private storage for your data.
Please note that encryption of images is not yet supported but will be added at a later date.

 

Tree icons
Each tree node can be marked with its own icon. TreePad Business Edition comes with a set of 160 tree-icons by default. A large number of additional icon libraries is available for free. You can also create your own icon libraries.
TreePad Business Edition offers various icon management functions, such as: change node icon, copy & paste icons between tree nodes, paste icon into entire subtree, apply icon to entire subtree, hide tree icons, set default icon for subtree, create new icon library, load icon library, add icons to library, remove icons from library, export icons from library, etc.

 

Tree check marks
Tree nodes can be tagged with 'check marks' as well. See the image directly below. When visible, check marks serve as an additional visual indicator.
Check marks can also be used for filtering data during search, print and export.
Checkmarks can be shown or hidden for each node individually, for all nodes inside a subtree and even for the entire tree.

 

Tree node formatting
Not only can tree nodes can be individually marked by an icon and/or check mark, you can also change the color, size, style (any combination of bold, italic, underline, strikeout), background color and font-name of each node separately. See the image directly below.

 

Electronic publishing
As already mentioned, TreePad Business Edition helps you store, organize and access your data. You can also publish your data, royalty-free, without any additional costs:
as a regular TreePad file, using TreePad Viewer, a freeware reader program which enables anyone - registered and non-registered users alike - to read and view TreePad files. TreePad Viewer also supports password protected and encrypted files.
as a single executable (a program) using exe-eBook Creator. This is a freeware utility to compile TreePad Viewer and your database into a single executable. If you compile a password protected TreePad file into an 'exe-eBook', then this exe-eBook will be also password protected and encrypted.
as a TreePad-generated Website, which looks just like TreePad, having a dynamic (expandable, collapsible) tree pane on the left and an article pane on the right.
as a PDF file using TreePad-to-PDF (freeware edition). Currently this option does not include images and text formatting.
More export functions can be found elsewhere on this page.

 

Drag-drop
TreePad Business Edition supports various types of drag-and-drop. It is possible to:
rearrange the tree by dragging nodes to another location.
drop blocks of text from the article into the tree to create new nodes/articles.
drop texts and hyperlinks from other programs (like Mozilla and MS Word) directly into the article or tree.
drop one or more files (or folders) into the article to create file-hyperlinks.
drop one or more files into the tree to import them as new nodes/articles.

 

Tree clipboard
Like the regular Windows clipboard, TreePad's tree clipboard acts as temporary storage for data on its way to final destinations. Whereas the Windows clipboard is a repository for text and images, TreePad's tree clipboard holds nodes, subtrees and articles.
The tree clipboard can be used to copy, paste and transfer subtrees within the current database, or between databases.
TreePad can copy (or cut) a complete subtree (including all contained nodes, articles, images and icons) to the tree clipboard. Then, from the tree clipboard, you can paste the subtree to a different location inside the current database, into another database, or even into another running instance of TreePad.

 

Article editing
The article pane of TreePad Business Edition contains a full-fledged word processor, with support for text formatting, images, underlined hyperlinks and tables. In more detail:
Font: bold, italic, underline, strike through, subscript, superscript, text color, highlight color, font name, font size
Paragraph: align left, align right, align center, justify, bullets (normal, numbered, alphabetic, etc.), indents, adjust left & right margins, optional line-select and word-select, subscript, superscript
Images: insert, delete, copy, paste, cut, import, export, convert, move and clone. Supported formats: PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, EMF, WMF and ICO. Images are stored in their native format without loss of information. They can be exported to their native type or converted to other image file types. Up to one gigabyte of images can be stored inside a .tpd database.
Tables: create, insert & delete rows, insert & delete columns, combine rows/columns/cells, show & hide table borders, set a different color for each individual cell, show & hide borders of individual cells, resize columns, resize table, align table, align text inside cells.
Hyperlinks: active/blue/underlined hyperlinks, images as hyperlinks, anchors, plain text hyperlinks.
Spellchecker supporting more than 20 languages.
Thesaurus: English.
Character map: insert special characters using the TreePad character map.
ASCII code entry: insert a special character by typing in its ascii code.
Sort selected text alphabetically.
Reverse-sort selected text alphabetically.
Convert selected text to uppercase, lowercase, title case, sentence case, invert case, to plain text
Draftpad: secondary editor pane.
Formatting clipboard: this allows you to (1) copy text-formatting (such as bold, italic, font size, font name, color) from one location in the text, (2) select some other text-block, and (3) apply (or 'paste') the text-formatting to that block.
Format painter: when active, any text that you select using your mouse will be automatically formatted (according to your specifications).
Color marker: when active, any text that you select using your mouse will be automatically marked/highlighted with a color of your choice.
Automatic fields are small pieces of text which can update themselves automatically, such as: with the current date, current time, current node title, current node path, current database filename, etc.
Zoom: the contents of the article can be zoomed from 10% to 1000%.
Plain text support: articles without any text formatting are automatically stored as plain text, to save disk space.
Undo/redo: 100 levels of undo/redo for the most common types of editing.
Auto-indent, optional. It can be enabled through "Menu: Format/Indentation/Auto indent".

 

Spellchecker
The internal spellchecker will quickly detect most spelling errors, while supporting more than twenty languages.
It has many configuration options, you can define your own custom dictionaries and it comes with an English thesaurus as well.

 

Tree editing
Create any tree structure you want!
Add new nodes using menu, toolbar or keyboard.
When adding a node, the corresponding article is created as well.
It is just as easy to delete nodes. When you delete a node, the associated article is deleted as well.
Sort subtrees recursively (all levels) or non-recursively (one level).
Reverse-sort subtrees recursively (all levels) or non-recursively (one level).
Use the mouse to move nodes (to other locations) by drag-drop.
You can also move entire subtrees by drag-drop.
Number nodes inside a subtree (recursive or non-recursive).
Remove subtree numbering (recursive or non-recursive).
Yet more tree editing functions can be found inside the program's main menu, tree context menu and the tree toolbar.

 

Flexible toolbar system
TreePad Business Edition comes with a flexible toolbar system, which includes the following toolbars:
File
Article edit
Tree edit
View
Format
Paragraph
Navigate
Table
HTML
Screenshot (click to enlarge):
The toolbars are fully customizable:
A toolbar can be dragged to another location inside the toolbars area.
Toolbars can be shown or hidden on an individual basis.
Any toolbar can be transformed into a "floating tool window" (see image directly below). Just drag the toolbar to some location outside the toolbars area.
Paragraph toolbar, floating
If you have little vertical screen space, like on a small laptop, you might prefer to hide all toolbars. This can be done through the options screen or the toolbars context (right-click) menu.
Likewise you can choose to have only one row (or perhaps two rows) of toolbars instead of three rows, which is the default.

 

Character map
The character map included with TreePad Business Edition can be used to insert non-standard characters, special signs and symbols from other languages.
To activate the character map, just click on the corresponding button inside the 'article edit' toolbar. After this, click on one or more symbols to insert them into the article at the cursor position.
You can also use it to find character codes (decimal and hexadecimal) by hovering your mouse over the individual signs.
The font which the character map uses is the same as the font of the article text at the cursor position.

 

Language packs
The default language for TreePad's user-interface is English. The "user-interface" is the collection of menus, buttons, messages and dialogs.
TreePad Business Edition has been translated into other languages, such as: German, Portuguese and Dutch.
You can change the default language of TreePad Business Edition by downloading and installing a language pack (freeware).

 

Non-western fonts
Support for non-Western fonts is provided through the Windows DBCS (double byte character set) system. One can enable the article's DBCS mode using the options screen. Full Unicode support is planned for future TreePad editions.

 

Images
An article may contain not only text, hyperlinks, tables, etc. but also images.
More specifically:
Images can be inserted from file or pasted from clipboard.
Supported image file-types are: PNG, GIF, JPG, BMP, EMF, WMF and ICO.
Using the 'Insert images(s) from file' dialog, one can insert multiple images at a stroke.
Export & convert images to PNG, GIF, JPG, BMP, EMF and WMF file format.
A TreePad .tpd database (the default data format) can contain up to 1 Gigabytes of images.
A .hjt database (the classic text/ascii & zip data format) can contain up to 100 Megabytes of images.
Using the 'Edit' menu, one can copy & paste images to/from the clipboard.
When you insert an image from file, it will be stored in its original format and dimensions, without any conversion or information loss. Consequently, you will always be able to export it back to the original file type, preserving its initial dimensions, resolution and quality.
The 'Format image' dialog gives you precise control over how an image is resized. One can resize an image by changing the exact width and height in pixels. It is also possible to scale it as a percentage of the original.
An image can also be resized manually. Select it first, then drag its handles using the mouse.
Please note that resizing an image using either of the above methods does not alter the way it is stored. It only changes the way the image is displayed. An image is always stored in its original format and dimensions.
Cloned images. A cloned image is stored only once, but can appear in multiple locations inside the database.
Image hyperlinks. These are images which are also hyperlinks. An image hyperlink can be activated (i.e. followed) by double-clicking on the image.
Images are stored compressed to save on disk space.

 

Agendas, calendars and to-do lists
TreePad Business Edition comes with very flexible and powerful built-in eternal agendas/calendars.
This functionality never runs out! You can even generate agendas and calendars for dates as far away as 2010, 2109, 2264, etc.
You can generate tree-based agendas and calendars, as well as article-based agendas, calendars and to-do lists. Furthermore, agendas and calendars can be grouped by days, weeks or months. More information.

 

Tray and taskbar
The taskbar is the panel displayed (usually) at the bottom of the Windows desktop. It contains - among other things - the Windows start button and the clock.
The tray is the small area inside the Windows taskbar often containing the clock.
TreePad Business Edition offers a number of functions to cooperate with the Windows tray and taskbar:
Directly minimize to tray using a menu
Show always in tray when minimized (optional)
Show always in taskbar when minimized (optional)
Show always in tray when active (optional)
Show always in taskbar when active (optional)
Activate from tray by single or double click
Define a system-wide keyboard shortcut to activate TreePad (bring to the foreground) whenever TreePad is not the currently active program.

 

Automatic fields
These fields, when inserted into the article, update themselves automatically on print, export or article reload. Examples of self-updating field types: current date, current time, current date+time, the number of pages in the article, the current page number, the previous page number, the next page number, the title of the current node, the title of the parent of the current node, the current file name, etc.

 

Miscellaneous
System-wide activation keyboard shortcut. You can specify a Windows-wide keyboard shortcut which brings TreePad to front when it is not the active application.
History list: a scrollable list of previously visited nodes.
History back & forward buttons.
History back & forward keyboard shortcuts.
Bookmarks list: a scrollable list of nodes which you have bookmarked previously.
Make TreePad stay on top of other programs (optional).
Check for software upgrades through the help menu.
Skinning
etc. etc.

 

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Search engine
An extremely useful feature to locate any node or article in your database is the internal search engine.
It offers various options which you can combine to optimize your search:
Search the entire database or just the current subtree.
Search node-titles only, articles only, or both.
Search for articles and/or node-titles containing 'all the words'
Search for articles and/or node-titles containing 'some of the words'
Search for articles and/or node-titles containing a phrase
Advanced (Boolean) search, using a combination of 'all words' (AND), 'some words' (OR), 'none of the words' (NOT), and a phrase.
Limit search to checked nodes only (optional)
Search using regular expressions
Sort search results on date/time, node caption, location or node path
Display node path, name, date/time in search results
Case-sensitive and case-insensitive search
Easily switch between article search and tree search
Internet search with: standard search, advanced search, search the Web, search discussion groups (usenet), search news and online newspapers, search for images, lookup words in an online dictionary and lookup words in an online thesaurus.

 

Article search dialog
While the TreePad search engine (see above) locates items on the tree level, the article search dialog seeks inside the current article.
The article search dialog offers various options, such as: case (in)sensitive search, count occurrences, start from cursor, find whole words, search&replace, count replacements, replace all/one, confirm replace, show/hide options, switch to tree-search.

 

Hyperlinks
TreePad Business Edition supports hyperlinks to:
Nodes/articles
Anchors inside the same article
Pages on the Internet
Files, folders, images, documents and programs on your local computer
Email addresses
FTP addresses
News groups
Phone numbers (auto-dial)
Operating system commands + parameters
Other (user-defined) target types
which makes it possible to:
Create your own 'start menu' for fast access to programs, documents and folders.
Compose collections of bookmarks to Web pages.
Add an additional level of organization to your database through node-hyperlinks.
Include lists of contacts with clickable email addresses.
No doubt you can think of more ways to use hyperlinks.
Hyperlinks by default are active, clickable, blue and underlined. It is also possible to use an image as hyperlink. Plain text hyperlinks are supported as well.
Moreover:
You can drag-drop hyperlinks and URLs from other programs (such as Web browsers and word processors) into TreePad's article
Auto-detection of typed (and pasted) hyperlinks is supported (optional).
Relative and absolute file-hyperlinks are supported.
Image hyperlinks: these are images which also contain a hyperlink. An image hyperlink can be activated (i.e. followed) by double-clicking on the image.
Hyperlinks by default are activated by double-click. This way, single mouse clicks can be used for placing the text cursor anywhere for editing, even inside a hyperlink.
You can configure hyperlinks to be single-click activated.
To activate a plain text hyperlink, just select the entire link, then click 'Menu: Navigate/Follow hyperlink' or press 'Ctrl H'.
The following functions enable you to insert multiple hyperlinks into the article (in one go):
Using a file dialog, you can simultaneously insert multiple hyperlinks (to files) into the article.
You can drag-drop multiple files simultaneously onto the article to create a set of file-hyperlinks.
Insert Table of contents, one level. Through
"Menu: Insert/Table of contents/One level"
one can create a list of hyperlinks to all child nodes (of the selected node).
Insert Table of contents, all levels. Through
"Menu: Insert/Table of contents/All levels"
one can create a list of hyperlinks to all descendant nodes (i.e. child nodes, child-child nodes, etc.) of the selected node. This includes indentations at each level mirroring the structure of the subtree.
In a similar manner one can insert a list of hyperlinks to all items inside the search results.
One can also insert a list of hyperlinks to all items in the browsing history.

 

Website generation
TreePad Business Edition can generate a complete Website from any subtree (as well as the entire database) at the click of a button.
A thus generated Website has tree pane on the left, and an article pane on the right, just like TreePad itself.
The tree pane inside the Website is dynamic and Javascript-based. This means that subtrees are fully expandable and collapsible.
In more detail, a Website generated with TreePad Business Edition includes:
An article pane
A dynamic Javascript tree pane (optional)
A title frame (optional)
A navigation panel (optional)
The nodes and the entire structure of the selected subtree
The articles, including text formatting
Hyperlinks, active/blue/underlined
Image hyperlinks
Images: GIF, JPG, PNG.
BMP images are exported as JPG.
ICO, WMF and EMF images are exported as GIF.
Tree icons are exported as GIF images.
Metatags: title, description and keywords
Background images (optional)
Background color
Article page sheets (optional)
Website-related functions can be accessed through the File-export menu, HTML-toolbar and HTML-menu.
The HTML-toolbar and HTML-menu offer the following options:
Quick export of the selected subtree to a Website.
Quick preview of the selected subtree as a Website.
Quick export of a single node/article to a Website.
Quick preview of a single node/article as a Website.
Quick preview of the generated article HTML source code.
Directly insert HTML 'source code sections' into the article. HTML source code sections can contain raw HTML code, Javascript, PHP, Python, Perl, ASP, etc. This advanced feature is explained in more detail in the manual.
Please also note that:
You can save and load the TreePad Web-generator settings to/from a template file.
TreePad X Enterprise (single-user and multi-user) offers all of the above Website export functionality and comes with a PHP Website search-engine as well.
More information and examples can be found on this dedicated page.
For more information, see also the dedicated TreePad Website generator page.

 

Catalog of files
Looking for specific items on your harddisks, USB sticks and DVD's can be a time-consuming task.
Wouldn't it be nice to have the information readily available?
TreePad Business Edition offers this possibility. It can scan your DVD's, CD's, USB sticks, folders, harddisks, SD cards, etc. and create a catalog of all contained files and folders.
With the generated file-catalog you will be able to locate your files within seconds using the internal search engine.
To create a file-catalog using TreePad Business Edition, just follow these simple steps:
Open an existing database or create a new one.
Click 'Menu: Tree/Insert/Catalog of files'.
Select a folder or disk.
TreePad Business Edition will now scan the selected folder or disk and generate a catalog of all contained files, folders and their location.
Inside the generated file-catalog, each tree-node corresponds to a directory. Each article contains the list of files in that directory.
If a directory has sub-directories, then that is reflected in the tree structure as well.
The file-catalog function is fully configurable using the TreePad options screen. While an article always contains a list of (zero or more) files, in addition, it can optionally contain:
a list of (zero or more) subdirectories
the file date for each file (and directory)
the total size for each file (and directory)
the total number of files, directories and the total size of a directory
the amount of free disk space
absolute or relative hyperlinks to the files (and directories).

 

Import/export
Under the "File" menu, TreePad Business Edition offers a multitude of options to import and export your data:
Export a subtree (nodes and articles) or the entire database to multiple files (HTML, Text or RTF). This can be done recursively (optional) creating directories at each tree-level. It is possible to export checked nodes exclusively, export only un-checked nodes or export all nodes (regardless of their state, default).
Export a subtree (nodes and articles) or the entire database to a complete Website including dynamic (Javascript) tree pane, hyperlinks, images, icons, text formatting.
Export a subtree (nodes and articles) or the entire database to a single HTML file with tree indentations at each level.
Export a subtree (nodes and articles) or the entire database to a single RTF file.
Export a subtree (nodes and articles) or the entire database to single text file.
Export/import a subtree (or the entire database) to/from TreePad Lite .hjt file. This file format is text/ASCII based and fully public.
Export/import a subtree (or the entire database) to/from TreePad PLUS/SAFE/Biz .hjt file, including text formatting, images, hyperlinks and tree icons. This file format is text/ASCII based and fully public.
Export/import a subtree (or the entire database) to/from TreePad PLUS/SAFE/Biz .htmhjt file, including text formatting, images, hyperlinks and tree icons. This file format is text/ASCII based and fully public.
Export/import a subtree (or the entire database) to/from TreePad .tpd file, including text formatting, images, hyperlinks and tree icons.
Conversion of a subtree into a stand-alone exe-eBook for easy distribution. This is a single executable file containing the data (text, images, icons, links) as well as the viewer program (including search engine).
Export to PDF through TreePad-to-PDF. Currently this does not include images and text formatting.
Import multiple (.txt, .rtf, .html) files into a subtree. Any combination of these file types can be imported simultaneously. Each file is imported as a separate node/article.
Recursively import a directory structure containing files (.txt, .rtf, .html). A tree-structure (corresponding to the directory structure) is created, while files are imported as nodes/articles.
Generate multiple hyperlinks to files in one go.
Import (one or more) images directly from (any combination of) .png, .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .emf, .wmf and .ico files. All image types are stored compressed without any loss of quality, and in their native format.
Convert and export all image types directly to .png, .jpg, .gif, .bmp, .emf and .wmf files.
Any individual article can be exported to an HTML, Rich Text or plain text file.
Insert a HTML, Rich Text or plain text file into the article at the cursor position.
Import Windows shortcuts and Internet Explorer bookmarks into the tree ('Menu: File/Import/Into tree').
Import Mozilla bookmarks as a regular HTML file.
Export/import to/from other formats using (mostly freeware) external utilities.
Export search results to a TreePad .tpd, .hjt or .htmhjt file. This means that all nodes and articles from the search results will be exported to file.

 

Template Nodes
Template nodes can save you time and effort. For example, to set up a database of friends, business relationships, books, DVD's, or anything else:
Choose a node to be your 'template node' or create a new node for this purpose.
Make sure the node is selected. Activate the 'Node properties' dialog through 'Menu: Tree/Node properties'. On the first page of this dialog, enable the option 'Use as treebook template'. Finally click 'OK'.
Inside the article of the template node, add the template text. If you want to create a contacts database, then just add lines such as 'name:', 'address:', 'phone:'.
From now on, each time you create a child node (of the template node), its article will contain the template text by default. To complete the new article, you just need to type in the real data (after 'name:', 'address:', etc.).
A template can contain text, as well as images, text-formatting, tables and hyperlinks.
Please note that a new grandchild of the template node will also contain the template data. In fact, any new descendant of the template node will do so.

 

Database size
There is no formal limit to the number of nodes and articles which can be inside a TreePad Business Edition database, nor is there a limit to the number of files/databases that you can create and use.
For a .tpd database (the default data format for TreePad Business Edition) we recommend not to exceed 1 Gb of images and 35 Mb of text (nodes + articles).
For a .hjt/.tpz database (the classic text/ascii & zip data format) we recommend not to exceed 100 Mb of images and 35 Mb of text.
If database size is an important issue for you, then you might want to consider TreePad X Enterprise (single-user), which supports databases of up to 384 Gigabytes (or 12 Gigabytes, depending on the edition).

 

File functions
Apart from opening and saving database files in the regular way, TreePad Business Edition offers:
Autosave: let TreePad save your data periodically and automatically. You can specify the interval, ranging from three to 1000 minutes. Optional.
Automatically save your data on exit (optional)
On exit, ask whether or not to save your data. Optional.
Built-in backup function through "Menu: File/Backup to".
Automatic safety copy: before saving your data, TreePad creates a safety copy of the database file.
Multiple safety copies are allowed. You can specify the number of safety copies before the oldest one is being overwritten.
Favorites. Open a database from the list of favorite files, which can be easily accessed using the toolbar system or by "Menu: File/Favorites".
Recent files. Open a database from the list of recent files, which can be accessed through "Menu: File/Reopen".

 

Article clipboard
You can find the various article clipboard functions under the 'Edit' menu:
Copy & paste "as plain text"
Copy & paste of text including formatting
Copy & paste of images
Cloning images. A cloned image is stored only once, but can appear in multiple locations.
Copy & paste of the URL inside a hyperlink
Copy & paste of the title of a hyperlink
Copy & paste inside the article pane is done mostly through the Windows clipboard.
See also:

 

Automatic paste
When auto-paste is enabled, each time you put a text (or image) onto the Windows clipboard, TreePad will automatically capture it:
When the article has focus, the text (or image) is inserted into the current article.
When the tree has focus, the text is included as a new article/node.
You can activate auto-paste through the 'Tools' menu. After this, move TreePad to the background, and use other applications to browse the Internet, access documents, open e-mails, etc. Now, each time you copy a piece of text to the Windows Clipboard, it is automatically pasted into TreePad. Audible feedback is offered through a short 'beep'.
Additional features:
Automatic paste 'as plain text'. No text-formatting is pasted, just the text itself.
Automatic paste of text including formatting.
TreePad can also auto-paste images when the 'text including formatting' option is enabled.

 

Presentation mode
You can convert TreePad Business Edition into a presentation program by activating the (full-screen) presentation mode. Please see the screen shot below.
Navigate to different slides/articles by clicking on the tree, by using the floating navigation tool bar or by using keyboard shortcuts.
In presentation mode you can also hide the tree or the article, or show both. The screenshot below shows the full-screen presentation Mode. Only the article is visible and the navigate tool bar is floating.

 

Options screen
The TreePad options screen enables you to tailor the program to your needs. You can access it through "Menu: View/Options".
The following is a small selection of the available options:
Change default article font size, name, style, color
Change default article tab size
Change default tree node font and color
Change default caption for new tree nodes
Show or hide tree icons
Show or hide tree tooltips
Preserve state of tree between sessions (state = which nodes are expanded and which node is selected)
Autodetect hyperlinks
Activate hyperlinks by double-click (default)
Activate hyperlinks by single-click
Autodial using a VOIP program (such as Skype)
Autodial using the Windows telephony service
Specify an autodial prefix
Customizable date-time formats
Customizable units: inches or centimeters
Show or hide individual toolbars
Show or hide the statusbar, horizontal ruler, vertical ruler, line numbers
Show TreePad program icon in statusbar and/or system tray when TreePad is active
Show TreePad program icon in statusbar and/or system tray when TreePad is minimized
Store settings in the Windows registry or an ini file inside the program directory
Automatically load last accessed file
Ask whether or not to load the last accessed file
Show Quick start dialog (for selecting a file upon startup)
Automatically save changes on exit
Ask whether or not to save changes on exit
etc. etc.

 

Additional functionality
The features listed in this section are unique to TreePad Business Edition: they can not be found in TreePad PLUS nor in TreePad SAFE.
They are grouped together below to help you compare TreePad Business Edition with TreePad PLUS/SAFE.
The vast majority of these features is also included in TreePad X Enterprise.
Advanced tree search (Boolean)
Additional search options
Regular expression tree search
Website export with dynamic Javascript tree pane
Additional Website export functions
Spellcheck in more than 20 languages
Thesaurus: English
Draftpad (secondary editor pane)
Agenda/calendar functionality
Additional toolbars and tool-buttons
Reverse sort subtree one level
Reverse sort subtree all levels
Sort and reverse sort article
Automatic fields (date, time, current node title, current node path, current file, etc.)
Create a table of contents, including hyperlinks to all child or descendant nodes
Create list of hyperlinks from search results
Create list of hyperlinks from browsing history
Additional file export functions
Additional hyperlink functions
More: see the comparison chart.

 

 
 
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