Flat File Export Dialog Box

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Use this to export clips to text (.txt) or image (.bmp, .jpg, .png) files for use in other programs.

Export Directory - This is the directory where ClipMate will put the exported files.  Use the Browse button to select a new directory

File Naming - This gives you the option to control the names of the exported files.  You can have it number the files sequentially, use the serial numbers already in the Clips, or use the title of the Clips.  In version 7, you can now have it prompt you for the filename.

JPEG - Most Clipboard images are Bitmaps, which are notoriously large.  If you're going to be making graphics for a web page, or sending via E-Mail, then you want to save as JPEG, which has a high rate of compression.  There is some reduction of image quality, but for things like screen shots, the compression savings are well worth it.

PNG - similar in space savings to JPEG, but without the loss in image quality.  Version 7 users will want to use PNG instead of JPEG, except in cases where JPEG is required, such as when e-mailing pictures to someone who does not have the ability to view PNG.  TIP: All modern versions of Internet Explorer CAN view PNG - just drag/drop the file into the web browser - it should open right up!

Erase Directory Contents Before Exporting - This gets rid of any old files from previous exports, before exporting the new files.

Open Export Folder When Finished - Opens the folder in Explorer, so you can start working with your exported data right away, without having to find it yourself.  This is useful for dragging and dropping the resulting files into another application, especially e-mail. You can usually attach a file to an e-mail message by dropping into into the note.