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From: "... valentine53179" <>
Subject: [ROOTS-L] CLIPPING howtos
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 10:09:58 -0600
this was written a while ago and might have been to the list last year.
but this is a more detailed way that I do my clips and it might help you keep your genealogy links in an order that you can get to them and avoid a lot of printing and filing and space.
when I am travelling, I send the resulting document (I actually have four across the alphabet) as an attachment.
then if I am at a library and need to see a link, I can open the attachment and see it.
don't need to carry any books or files this way except the focus work.
hope it helps in your own genealogy works..
Subject:"clipping your emails?"
When I see an email that I want to CLIP..
When I say CLIP, I mean that I BLOCK the area of material that I want to save and then I COPY it and then PASTE it into a WORD document that I have set up for INTERNET GENEALOGY commentaries
On that document I have the alphabet .
AAA BBB CCC etc and
then mixed in the proper place I have key subjects
perhaps MAPS which I enter as MAPSMAPS or GERMANYGERMANY or POLANDPOLAND
So, all the map emails that have links or comments that I wish to keep, I COPY/PASTE into their place in the documennt .
In three months time, you might end up with several hundred pages of these clippings .So in order to keep from Paging through them All, I do a CONTROL+F and then enter in for example MAPSMAPS or MMM or SSS and the system brings me to that place pronto
just a little filing tip that I've used for years . W does cause a problem . because of the WWW.com but for W I use instead WWWW .
(actually I have several of these documents .one is A-F then G-L then M-O and then P-Z each about 200 pages in Arial/8font )
(I name the documents 0internetA-F, etc so that they come up FIRST on my list of documents .)
After each addition to my documennt, I CONTROL+S SAVE it and
before I end the session, I CONTROL+A which is BLOCK ALL and then I change the font to my font of choice annd SIZE of choice so that all the contents is standard .!!
Be careful of COntrol+A B-e-f-o-r-e you do this ALWAYS, ALWAYS be sure that you have done a SAVE because if you have blocked ALL and then have hit the delete key or some other key, allof your material might disappear!
If this were to happen IF then just be calm .and look for your UNDO arrow and click on it JUST BECAREFUL .
One of the other things that I have to do, is to delete all the END OF LINEs that come through with the PASTE doing this as it occurs makes the volume easy to handle SURE beats PRINTING and FILING all this material
PLUS you can CONTROL+F FIND whenever you need it
Here are the COntrols I Use if you do not wish to use the icons
COPY is CONTROL+C
PASTE is CONTROL+V
FIND is CONTROL+F
ANyway, If I want the material, I CLIP it
I seldom have a lot of anything in my email accounts
I clear it almost every day .
The only things that remain are actually things that I will be forwarding on to others or things that I have written but have not yet
seen on the LISTS .
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