copying information to file folder

copying information to file folder

Post by Meo » Thu, 05 Jun 1997 04:00:00



A long time ago I saw a message posted regarding copying information
(eg creating custom colours) into a file folder so that it could be
referred to at anytime.  I copied the information, following the
directions, and then copied more interesting things.  My whole file
has since disappeared - somewhere - .  Now, although I have tried  to
do it again, it is not working.  Could anyone explain this procedure
to me again?  Thanks.  I would look it up in deja-news but I do not
know what the subject was.

Jane.

 
 
 

copying information to file folder

Post by DABla » Thu, 05 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Hi Jane,

I'm the one who originally posted this info, so I looked it up on DejaNews
and recopied it here.  I print my accumulated post tidbits once a month
now so that I have a hard copy--feels safer!  You should see the size of
my collected pages NOW--even though I save only a sentence or two for each
idea!  It's great to peruse anytime or when I'm looking for inspiration
(though not simple to search through. . .)   Diane B.

                                          88***********************88

I do this too but I only copy the *relevant portion* of a post to my word
processing
program (Word, in my case).  It works very well and I have great notes to
keep!

To do this (this works for me anyway):

--I highlight the text I want
--hit COPY under Edit (or press Ctrl + C)
--switch to word processing program (click on minimized icon, or Alt + Tab
to it)
--PASTE to my "clay file" (or press Ctrl + V)
--then switch back to a the newsgroup postings and off-click the text I
     highlighted .  

(DH, aka resident computer person, says this should work with any word
processing program--maybe not if you "log" messages though, rather than
downloading the whole batch to your filing cabinet via a flash
session--AOL terms).  

After a number of pages have accumulated, I print them out and put them in
a
3-ring binder.  I also send that dump of pages to a friend of mine, via
e-mail.  Often, before printing out, I will go through the info. and hit
BOLD over a few words describing the subject, making it much easier to
scan/read through.  Another good idea is to keep a separate word
processing file for a  subject or subjects that you're particularly
interested in, like pens, buffing, get-2-no-u, humor, etc.  Unfortunately
I don't always realize until  l ter that a subject is going to be
something I'd like separated, and I'm not *quite* compulsive enough to do
this with general topics like***, surface techniques, machinery
(buffing, pasta machine), ideas  I really want to try, etc.

Don't forget that there is also DejaNews for finding old postings.

Diane B. (from Sunnyvale, South Bay--by the way Naomi--we're neighbors)


Quote:
>A long time ago I saw a message posted regarding copying information
>(eg creating custom colours) into a file folder so that it could be
>referred to at anytime.  I copied the information, following the
>directions, and then copied more interesting things.  My whole file
>has since disappeared - somewhere - .  Now, although I have tried  to
>do it again, it is not working.  Could anyone explain this procedure
>to me again?  Thanks.  I would look it up in deja-news but I do not
>know what the subject was.


 
 
 

copying information to file folder

Post by BarbBra » Thu, 05 Jun 1997 04:00:00


I find it easier to save the entire post to my word processor and then
edit and delete excess parts of the post at a later time within my word
processor.  Each save is a different file which I number and then combine
the edited posts to one file.

Barb

 
 
 

copying information to file folder

Post by BDRA » Fri, 06 Jun 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
(Meow) writes:

>A long time ago I saw a message posted regarding copying information
>(eg creating custom colours) into a file folder so that it could be
>referred to at anytime. <snip>  Could anyone explain this procedure

to me again?

I think you might be referring to my post. I do this all the time. What I
do is:

1)  Highlight the section of info I want to save (by clicking my mouse at
the beginning of the section and dragging the mouse to the end of the
section).

2) Hold down the Ctrl key and press the C key, to copy the info to the
clipboard.

3) Hold down the Alt key and press the Tab key, as many times as necessary
until I get to the Program Manager (of Windows).

4) Double click on the Word for Windows icon. (This is what I use. You
might have a different word processing program, but it should work
similarly.)

5) Either stay there (to begin a new document), or go into the File (upper
left corner) and Open to choose an existing file to which I want to add
the new info.

6) Once I'm in the file where I want to put the info, I find the spot
where I want it to go (usually at the end), click the mouse there, and
hold down the Ctrl key and press the V key to paste the info there.

7) Save the file (in Word for Windows, by holding down the Shift key and
pressing the F12 key).

8) Hold down the Alt key and press Tab until I get back to AOL.

This looks and sounds complicated, but it really isn't and once you get
used to it you can do it in a few seconds.

Hope this helps! Happy claying!

Nuchi (BDrai)

 
 
 

copying information to file folder

Post by LynnD » Fri, 06 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Since I copy so *many* of the posts from this great ng, I had to find
an efficient way that didn't drive me nuts.  

Here is what I do (if anyone knows a way to decrease steps, I'm a
willing listener).  

I create a new outgoing e-mail message each month (I don't ever send
it, however--it's just a message collecting spot) in which I collect
the information I want.

1.  Highlight and copy the part of the message I want to keep.
2.  Open the "clay collection" outgoing e-mail message; I name them by
the month, e.g. "June clay."
3.  Paste the information into the message.  I separate messages with
symbols, like .... or >>>>>  Using this method I can quickly go back
and forth between the ng and the "file" in which I'm saving info.
4.  At the end of  the month I usually have about 12 pages of
information.  I open the message, select all, and copy into a word
processing document, edit and print.  

I have a 3" binder full of this good stuff!

LynnDel

(currently sorting through the second repeat influx of over 200
messages from this ng that my server has given me. Aaaarrrrgh!  Why
does this happen???  I thought that once you downloaded a message,
you're never supposed to get it again! Once is perfect, twice is too
much, thrice is enough to make me get my*** rope ready...)

<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
Remove 2 Z's from address to e-mail.

 
 
 

copying information to file folder

Post by 2x4 » Mon, 09 Jun 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> I find it easier to save the entire post to my word processor and then
> edit and delete excess parts of the post at a later time within my word
> processor.  Each save is a different file which I number and then combine
> the edited posts to one file.

> Barb

I click on REMAIL and then send it to myself.  Then I can cut and paste
at leisure.  Nancy