[futurebasic] Re: [FB] [FB^3] Indexing manual with eDOC

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From: Chris Stasny <staz@...>
Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 13:08:33 -0600
This oversite has been corrected and the new edoc reader now comes with
FB^3 (in the help folder).

>I think we've all been struggling with optimizing use of FB^3's eDOC
>Reference Manual. Unfortunately, the manual was delivered without an
>index. For those on the list interested in creating a very handy
>index, you may find the following suggestions helpful:
>1). To perform the indexing, you will need to download the latest
>shareware version of eDOC Reader 2.1.1 from:
>2). Install eDOC Reader. (Note: A new Chooser extension which allows
>creation of  eDOC documents is installed without notification to the
>3). Prior to launching the eDOC Reader application, I suggest you
>increase the application's memory allocation to as much as you can
>afford for the one-time indexing operation. (I set mine at 50MB). The
>default settings may cause eDOC to run out of memory before indexing
>is completed. (I did not experiment to determine the minimum memory
>partition to peform the indexing.)
>4). From inside eDOC Reader, open your FB^3 Reference.
>5). In your menu bar, go to Edit -> Edit Index. This creates a
>double-arrow split window adjuster in the lower left-hand corner of
>your FB^3 Reference window. Once this is created, you can move the
>adjuster to open the new blank index window.
>6). Indexing is based on font point size, giving the user several
>options. After being certain Edit -> Copy/Drag -> Text was selected,
>I chose to go to Page 3 and selected the word "Introduction."
>7). With "Introduction" still selected, I went to Index -> Set Item
>Level -> Level 1.
>8). I next scrolled down to Page 13 and selected the heading "#DEFINE
>9). With "#DEFINE statement" still selected, I went to Index -> Set
>Item Level -> Level 2.
>10). Optionally, you may want to go yet another level deeper (I did)
>and while still on Page 13 lasso the subheading "Syntax:" and set it
>as Index -> Set Item Level -> Level 3.
>11). With your levels set, you can go to Index -> Build Index (or Cmd
>K), and in less than a minute (on my G3 converted 8100) your new
>index is ready. You can monitor the process by watching the pages
>being indexed in the box at the lower right corner of the window. If
>indexing stalls before completion, increase eDOC's memory partition
>and try again.
>12). Once your index is created, you can use the standard Mac
>convention of holding down the Option key while clicking on the Index
>expander triangles to collapse or expand the thread. The completed
>index is very similar to FB's  familiar help menus. The index also
>can be collapsed or hidden. When you reopen the completed stand-alone
>Reference, you will find that the index has changed to a much nicer
>appearance than when opened in eDOC.
>The indexing process is one that is simpler to do than explain. I
>hope these instructions have not obsfucated that fact. The index has
>greatly improved my ability to use the FB^3 Reference efficiently and
>I hope it does the same for you.
>Let me know what you think.
>Ken Shmidheiser               Systems Administrator/General Manager
>Internet: kshmidheiser@...       Fax:  606.679.9225
>Somerset, KY 42502-0221                        Phone:  606.679.4266
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