5.4 Advanced Editing Techniques

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The Tack

There is a "tack" icon at the left end of the toolbar.  Click it.  Notice how it looks "pushed in", or "tacked".  This will "tack" the editor to the clip that it is currently on.  It will no longer insist on displaying the current clip.  Try it - select another clip from the ClipList, and you'll see that the editor does not synchronize with the rest of ClipMate.  This opens up some interesting possibilities, as you can now use the cut/copy/paste buttons (on the editor toolbar) as if you were in a regular text editor, without the editor scrolling to the newly-copied data.


Untack the editor, and copy these two clips.




This is cool.


Now tack the editor again, so that it is frozen on "This is cool.".

Now select the "VERY" clip in the ClipList above.  The editor should still say "This is cool".

Position the cursor between "is" and "cool".

Click the Paste button on the editor toolbar.

I'm sure you'll agree, this is VERY cool!


Cut and copy work the same way - you will get new clips created from the clip being edited, but you'll stay on that clip.  You can, for example, cut a word from a sentence, and paste it back into the same clip somewhere else.


Floating Editors

Since the editor window is docked into Explorer, you can drag its dockbar and undock it from Explorer.  Or there is a button (2nd from the left) that will do this too. Or, you can simply pop open an editor window with the F2 key, (which also has the advantage of working in ClipMate Classic).

Floating windows are most effective when Tacked, and are great if you want to do some heavy editing on a particular clip, or keep it visible without the rest of ClipMate.


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