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Xantippe

Welcome to Xantippe Help.
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What is Xantippe?

Xantippe
The Information Structuring Workbench Xantippe is a multi-functional tool for the structuring of information. Xantippe can be used as a hypertext/hypergraphics authoring environment for the creation of hypermedia documents, i.e. Windows Help Files. Xantippe can also be used as a tool to organize information for papers or presentations.

Xantippe allows the user to encapsulate bits of information into electronic index cards. These index cards can be catagorized into electronic file boxes. Xantippe also allows the user to link items in each card to other related cards via hyperlinks. Keywords can also be attached to each card. Xantippe also gives the user an overview of the relationship of all the cards in the system to each other with a graphical brower.

Xantippe is a complicated tool and hopefully the following online documentation will help you to become an expert Xantippe user. If you have any problems don't hesitate to contact IRIS Media Systems. We always welcome your comments.
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Getting Started

In The Beginning...
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Xantippe concepts

There are two types of windows in Xantippe, the browser window and the card window.

Every project has one browser window. The browser window gives an overview of how all the cards in the project are connected to each other. There is only one type of browser window.

The card window is where the actual information is store - i.e. text, graphics, etc. The card window comes in several different types, e.g. list,text, depending on what type of information the card window is holding.

In the upper left hand corner of any window is the name of the project the window belongs to. In the upper right hand corner of the card window is the card type and a unique id identifing the card in the project.
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Starting Xantippe

How to start Xantippe. Xantippe can be started in several ways.

1) The Run... command in the File Menu of the Program Manager and File Manager can be used to start the program.

2) If Xantippe was been imported into the Program Manager, then double clicking on the icon will start the program.

3) From the File Manager, double clicking on the Xantippe entry will start the program.

When the program starts the user will be prompted to load a project. If 'Cancel' is selected, then no project is loaded and a new project will be created.
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Creating a new project

How to create a new project. To create a new project use the 'New project' option from the File Menu. When a new project is created a default name is given to the new project and two cards are created in the project.

The two cards created in a new project are file box cards. One is the main file box card which has the name of the project; the other an orphanage file box card.
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The New Project

When a new project has been created, the user will be presented with the browser window for that new project.

The browser will contain two cards. The two cards will be represented by the name of each card. The two cards in the new project are file boxes.

The first file box, which has the same name as the project, is called the main file box; it is from this file box that all other cards in the system will branch out. The second file box is called the orphanage. The orphanage holds any cards that are cut off from the rest of the network.
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The Main File Box Card

The Main Card The main file box card is a specialized file box card.

The main file box card bears the name of the project, and it is from this card that all other cards in the network branch out.
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The Orphanage File Box Card

The Orphanage The Orphanage Card is a specialized file box card. The Orphanage Card contains all the cards that have been cut off from the rest of the network.

A card is defined as cut off from the network if you cannot reach the card from the Main Card.

Cards in the orphanage cannot be cut and cards cannot be pasted into the orphanage. Cards can be copied from the orphanage and pasted into cards attached to the network.

Xantippe will automatically update the orphanage as cards are cut and pasted into and out of the network.
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Create a new card

How to create cards
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Creating cards

How to create a new card. To create a new card, use the 'Create Card...' submenu of the Edit Menu.

From the Create Card... Menu select the card you would like to create. The new card will be created and a link from the currently active card to the new card will be created.

New cards can only be created in a card window. New cards cannot be created in the browser window.
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Creating cards in a file box

How to create a card in a file box. When a new card is created in a file box the new card is displayed in the list field of the file box.

The new card is placed before the currently selected card in the list field. If no card is selected in the list field, then the new card is placed at the end of the list field.
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Creating cards in a text card

How to create a new card in a text card. Creating a new card in a text card is similar to creating a hyperlink. New cards can only be created in a text field that has the hyperlink property.

To create the new card, first select the text that is to be linked to the new card. Once the text has been selected, create the new card with the 'Create Card...' menu. Xantippe will then create the new card and link the selected text to the new card. Xantippe will indicate that the text is linked to the new card by making the selected text italic and enclosing the text in pointy brackets, ''.
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Tutorial


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Step 1: Starting A New Project

After the startup screen, you should see a dialog box that is prompting you to open an existing project. We want to start a new project, so hit the Cancel button.
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Step 2: The New Project.

Xantippe will now create a new project and present you with the browser for your new project. The browser is used to get an overview of all the cards in your project and the relationship between them. The new project contains two cards, 'Untitled' and 'Orphanage'. Just ignore the 'Orphanage' card. The 'Untitled' card is the main card in your project. This card can never be deleted and it is from this card that all other cards in your project will branch out.
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Step 3: Opening A Card From The Browser

Now we are going to open the 'Untitled' card. You can do this by single clicking on the word 'Untitled' in the browser. This will bring up the browser pop-up menu. To open the 'Untitled' card, choose the 'Open' menu item.

You can also open cards in the browser by double clicking on the name of the card in the browser.
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Step 4: The File Box Card

Once you have opened the 'Untitled' card, you will see the 'Untitled' card window. What you are looking at is a file box card. A file box card is a type of list card, and the two terms are used interchangably in this document.

A file box is used to hold other cards in the system.

The smaller top field of the file box card is a text field which can hold a short comment about the file box. The larger, lower field is a list field which is used to list the cards that the file box holds.
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Step 5: Creating A Card In A File Box

We will now create a new card in the 'Untitled' or main file box. To do this we go to the Edit Menu and into the Create Card Menu. From the Create Card Menu you can see that you can create three types of cards: File Box Card, Text Card, and Picture Card. We want to create a File Box Card and a Text Card. Do that now. Make sure that the 'Untitled' file box is the currently active window.
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Step 6: The File Box Card With Cards

After you have created the File Box Card and Text Card you will see two new entries in the larger field of the 'Untitled' or main file box card. The entry in bold text is the file box and the entry in italic text is the text card. If you had created a picture card it would have been in plain text. Xantippe has also given each card a default name.
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Step 7: Renaming A Card.

We will now rename the cards we just created. To rename a card in the list field of the file box card, select the card you want to rename by single clicking on the entry until it is highlighted. Then go to the Edit Menu and choose the Rename command.

Once you have invoked the Rename command, you will be presented with a dialog box prompting you to enter a new name. To change the name, just type in the new name and hit the OK button. Xantippe will then change the name and update the change throughout the project.

If none of the entries in the list field had been selected or the currently active card had been a text card or picture card, then the rename command would have renamed the currently active card.

If I rename the main file box, the project will also be renamed since the main file box always has the same name as the project.
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Step 8: Opening A Card In A File Box

To open a card in the list field of a file box, just double click on the entry. Try double clicking on the file box entry in the main file box. You should see the file box window open up just below and to the right of the main file box window. Following the instructions in step 5, create picture card in the file box window you just opened.
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Step 9: Viewing the Browser

To view the browser, go to the Project Menu and invoke the Update Browser command. This command will bring the browser window to the top. The browser shows you the relationships between all the cards in the system. Just as in the file box card, bold text indicates a file box card, italic text indicates a text card, and plain text indicates a picture card.

You should be able to see how the cards you have created in this tutorial are arranged in a hierarchy. It is in this way that you can build up a hierarchy of information, using the file box cards as nodes and the text cards or picture cards as leaves.

Now open up the text card from the browser. Refer to step 3 if you can't remember.
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Step 10: The Text Card

The text card is used to hold textual information. The smaller top field is a text field that is used for a short title for the card. Text in this field is boled and centered. The lower larger field is the body of the text card and where most of the text should go. The larger lower field can also hold hypertext links. A hypertext link will connect a word or phrase in the body to another card in the system that is related to the word or phrase.
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Step 11: Creating HyperText Links

To create a hypertext link, first make sure that the card window you want to link the text to is open and visible, or that the card is visible in the browser. Next select the word or phrase in the body of a text card you want to link.

Once the text has been selected, go to the HyperLink Menu and invoke the Create command. When you invoke the command, the cursor will turn into a plus sign. Now single click on the card you want the link to point to. You can either click on the card window or on the card name in the browser. Remember that card names that are underlined in the browser are just placeholders and therefore cannot be clicked on to create a link.

When you click on the card you want to link to, Xantippe will create the link. This will be indicated by italicizing the text and enclosing the text in pointy brackets.

To test the link, first you must select the text of the link. You can do this by double clicking in the text of the link. Then go to the HyperLink Menu and invoke the HyperJump command. This will open or bring to the top the card that the hypertext link is pointing to.
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Step 12: The Browser Again

Bring the browwser back to the top by using the Update Browser command from the Project Menu.

You will now see the hypertext link you just created. The hypertext link will be indicated by a dotted link line.

You may also notice that some of the entries in the browser are underlined. The browser was designed only to hold one instance of each card. But to show links that may cross the hierarchy or go up the hierarchy, placeholders are shown in the browser. These placeholders are shown with an underline. You only can look at placeholders. You have to find the first instance of a card if you want to open it or do some other operation.
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Step 13: The Picture Card

The last type of card is the picture card. Open the picture card from the browser.

The picture card is just an open area in which a picture can be placed. To place a picture, go to the File Menu and under the Insert... Menu invoke the Picture command. You will now be presented with a dialog box to open a picture file. Xantippe can only open BMP files.

Try loading a picture into the picture card.

Once the picture has been loaded, you can create hyperareas in the picture. To create a hyperarea, first select the area by dragging a rubberband box in the picture card. Once you have the area selected, use the same method as when creating a hypertext link in a text card. Invoke the Create command in the HyperLink menu.

Unfortunately, if you are creating RTF files for the Windows Help Compiler, the Windows 3.0 Help System does not support hyperareas.
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Epilogue

This is by no means all the functionality of Xantippe. The preceding tutorial gives you a basic understanding of Xantippe concepts, but there is much much more to the Xantippe System.
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Creating Help Files

Creating a Windows 3.0 Help File
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Mixing Text and Graphics

There is a trick to mixing text and graphics in a Xantippe project for export to a help system. To do this use the following command (if you are looking at the final Xantippe Help File you will be looking at the result, not the command):



'bml' can be interchanged with 'bmr' and 'bmc'.

bml is for left justified.
bmc is for centered
bmr is for right justified.

X383.BMP can be interchanged for whatever bitmap file you would like to use. Placeable Windows metafiles (.WMF), Multiple-resolution bitmaps (.MRB), and Segmented-graphics bitmaps (.SHG) can aslo be used in Windows 3.1 WinHelp. Only BMP files can be used in Windows 3.0 WinHelp and OS/2 2.0 IPF Help.

Remember to place the bitmap file name in your HPJ file in the [BITMAP] section. If you use the Build command Xantippe will automatically put the bitmap name in the HPJ file.
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Automated Method


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Step 1. Do Build.

The Build Command Under the File menu is the Build menu. From the Build menu, select the help file you would like to create. This command will take the currently active project and create the correct files and compile them. If you are creating a Windows 3.x WinHelp file and you have multiple Xantippe projects loaded, you will be prompted as to whether you want to combine the Xantippe projects into a single WinHelp file.
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Step 2. Build Dialog

The Build Dialog The Build dialog allows you to specify the name of your help file and the help compiler to use. A default help compiler will appear in the bottom edit field.
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Manual Method


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Step 1. Save As...

Create RTF File The first step is to save the Xantippe project as an RTF file. To save a Xantippe file as an RTF WinHelp file, choose the Save As... option in the File Menu. From the Save As dialog choose 'RTF WinHelp' as the format to save as. Then save the project. Xantippe will then save the project in RTF WinHelp format.

The bitmaps from picture cards will be saved in separate BMP files. The files will have names in the format:

Xindex.BMP

index is the id number of the card.
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Step 2. Create HPJ File

Help Project File The SDK help compiler needs an *.HPJ file to compile the RTF file. The HPJ file is a command file that tells the help compiler how to create the help file. Refer to the SDK tools manual for a more complete description of how to create an HPJ file. A very basic HPJ file would consist of the following:

[OPTIONS]
INDEX=PROJECTNAME_256

[FILES]
PROJECTNAME1.RTF
PROJECTNAME2.RTF
.
.
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PROJECTNAMEn.RTF

[BITMAPS]
XID1.BMP
XID2.BMP
.
.
.
XIDn.BMP

PROJECTNAME is the name of the project. ID is the id number of the picture card that contained the bitmap. INDEX is used to indicate the first card in the project.
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Step 3. Compile

Compile the files The last step is to use the SDK help compiler to compile the files. Refer to the SDK tools manual on help on using the help compiler.
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Menus

Xantippe Menu Bar
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File Menu

File Menu Entries
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New

New This function will create a new project.
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Open...

Open Project... This function will open a project.

The user will be prompted with a dialog box to select the project file.

The Open function can load a Xantippe file or an RTF file.

When Xantippe opens an RTF file, it will place each page of the RTF file in a different text card. Each page in the RTF file must be separated by a page break.
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Close

Close Project This function will close all windows associated with a project and unload the project from memory.
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Save

Save This function will save the currently active project.
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Save As...

Save As... This function will allow the user to save the currently active project to a different name, directory, or file format.

Xantippe currently supports several file formats, Xantippe native format, RTF WinHelp format, HTML World Wide Web, RTF document, QuickHelp format, text document, and OS/2 2.0 IPF.

Xantippe Native Format - The internal Xantippe data file.
RTF WinHelp 3.x Format - An RTF file format used by the Windows WinHelp compiler for creating WinHelp files.
HTML World Wide Web Format - Hypertext Markup Language used by the World Wide Web on the Internet. Xantippe can create one big HTML file for your whole project or break your project up into individual HTML files, one for each card.
RTF Document - An RTF file of the Xantippe project arranged in a linear manner.
QuickHelp Format - A text file used by the QuickHelp compiler to create QuickHelp files.
Text Document - A text file of the Xantippe project arranged in a linear manner.
OS/2 2.0 IPF - An IPF file used by IPFC, the OS/2 2.0 help compiler, to create OS/2 help files.
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Build

Build Menu Entries
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Windows 3.0 WinHelp
This function will create the WinHelp 3.0 RTF, HPJ, and header (.H) file for the current project. The function will also compile the help project.
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Windows 3.1 WinHelp
This function will create the WinHelp 3.1 RTF, HPJ, and header (.H) file for the current project. The function will also compile the help project.
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QuickHelp
This function will create the files needed to create a QuickHelp file. This function will also invoke the QuickHelp compiler.
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OS/2 2.0 IPF
This function will create the files needed to create an OS/2 IPF help file. This function will not run IPFC, the IPF help compiler, because it will only run from OS/2.
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Insert...

Insert Menu Entries
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Text
Insert Text... This function is used to insert text from a data file into a text card.
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Picture
Insert Picture... This function is used to load a picture into a picture field.
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Print Window

Print a Window Print the contents of the currently active window.
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Print File Box

Print File Box Hierarchy Print a file box and all the cards contained in the file box.
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Print Project

Print Project Print all the cards associated with the currently active project.
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Printer Setup...

Setup Printer This function will setup the printer.
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Exit

Exit the program Terminate the program.
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Edit Menu

Edit Menu Entries
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Undo

Undo last action
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Cut

Cut information to Clipboard The function will cut the selected information to the clipboard.
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Copy

Copy information to clipboard. The function will copy the selected information to the clipboard.
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Paste

Paste clipboard information into card. This function will paste the selected information in the clipboard into the currently selected card.
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Clear

Destroy information. This function will destroy the currently selected information. The selected information will not be placed in the clipboard. The information will be lost forever.
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Duplicate

Duplicate the selected information. This function will duplicate the selected information.
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Select All

Select all information. This function will select all the information in a field.
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Rename...

Rename a card. This function allows the user to rename a card.

The user will be presented with a dialog box to do the rename.

The rename command will always rename the currently active card, unless the currently active card is a list card/file box and a card is selected in the list field of the card. If this is the case, then the rename command will rename the currenly selected card in the list field.
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Keywords...

Edit keywords for card. This function will display a dialog box from which the user can edit the keywords associated with a card.

The keyword dialog consists of a small top field, a larger lower field, and three buttons on the bottom. The larger field is a list of the keywords currently attached to the card. New keywords are entered in the smaller field, and when the Enter key is hit the larger lower field is updated with the new keyword.

To edit an existing keyword select the entry in the lower field by single clicking the entry. When the entry is selected the key word will be placed in the upper field for editting.

If a keyword needs to be deleted then select the entry and hit the Delete button.

When all changes are done, hit the OK button or the Cancel button if you want all changes canceled.

Remember the keyword list is not updated with a new keyword until the Enter key is hit and the larger field is updated.
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Empty Orphanage

Empty orphanage. This function will destroy all the cards in the orphanage.

This function should be used with care, since once the cards have been destroyed and the project saved there is no way to retrieve the destroyed cards.
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Search


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Text...
Search for text in project.
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Text Again
Repeat previous text search.
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Replace
Replace text.
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Keyword
Search for keyword in project.
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Card...
Search for card with specified text phrase in title.
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Card Again
Repeat previous card search.
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Create Cards...

Create New Cards Menu Entries
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File Box Card
The file box card. The file box card is a card in which other cards can be placed.
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Text Card
The text card. The text card is a card in which textual information can be placed. Chunks of the textual information can then be linked to other cards with hypertext links.
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Picture Card
The picture card. The picture card is a card in which graphical information can be placed. Chunks or areas of the graphical information can then be linked to other cards with hyperarea links.
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Project Menu

Project Menu Entries
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Open Browser

Open a browser This function will open the browser associated with the currently active card. If no cards are currently active then Xantippe will open the browser for the first project in its internal list.
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Find Card

Open a card by its id. This function will prompt the user to enter the id number for a card. The specified card will then be opened. The id for a card can be found in its upper right hand corner.
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Renumber Card

Change the id of a card This function allows the user to change the internal id of a card. The id of a card can be any integer less than 65535. Every card has a unique id.
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Preferences...

This function will prompt the user with a dialog box to change certain preferences about the system.

The following preferences can be changed:

- Display and edit card ids as hex or decimal values.
- Prompt to rename cards when created.
- Update browser quickly by not showing hyperlinks in text cards. Browser may not look correct.
- Export card ids to final help file.
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Update Browser

Update the browser. This function will update the browser associated with the currently active card.
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Where Am I?

Move the browsesr to display the currently active card. This function will reposition the browser so that the currently active card is viewable.
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AutoUpdate Browser

Automatically Update the Browser This is a check function. When this function is active, Xantippe will automatically update the browser when a change is made to the network.
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Follow Me

Currently active card is always visible in browser. This is a check function. When this function is active, the currently active card will always be viewable in the browser.
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Create SuperProject

Create superproject. This function will create a SuperProject from the currently loaded projects.
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Import Project

Import project file. Import a project file into the currently loaded super project.
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Export Project

Export project This function will export the currently active project to a standalone project file.
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Project List

List of loaded projects This menu contains a list of all the currently loaded projects.

The currently active project is indicated by a mark to the left side of the menu entry.

To open the browser associated with a project, select the menu entry for that project.
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HyperLink Menu

HyoerLink Menu Entries
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Create

Create a hyperlink This function will create a hyperlink. A hyperlink is a link that connects a chunk of information in one card to another card. A chunk of information can be a phrase in a text field or an area of a picture in a picture card.

To create a hyperlink, select the area in the card that is to be linked and choose this function. The cursor will then change to a plus sign, directing you to choose the card the chunk of information should be linked to. Click on the card to link the chunk of information to and Xantippe will create the link.

Xantippe can create two types of links, jump links and pop-up links. The type of link is selected from the HyperJump Link command and the HyperPopup Link command.
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Examine

Examine an existing Hyperlink This function can be used to examine an existing hyperlink. Xantippe will display a dialog box showing where the hyperlink points to.

To invoke this function, select the chunk of information that is hyperlinked and choose this function. Xantippe will then display the dialog box.
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Modify

Modify an existing Hyperlink This function can be used to change the properties of a hyperlink. The type of link can be changed and a text comment can be added to the hyperlink. The text comment is used when creating the Windows 3.1 WinHelp file. The text comment becomes the macro.
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HyperJump

Open card linked to. This function will open the card that the selected chunk of information is linked to.

To invoke this function, select the chunk of information to hyperjump. Then invoke this function and Xantippe will open the card that the chunk of inforamtion is linked to.
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HyperLink Mode

Toggle hyperlink mode This is a check function. When this function is active Xantippe is in hyperlink mode. In this mode the hyperlinks can be tested in a simulated run-time environment.

The pointer cursor will turn into a hand when the cursor is in a hyperlink field. The user can then click on the hyperlink information and Xantippe will open the card that the hyperlink is linked to.
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HyperJump Link

Link Type: Jump Link Selecting this option will instruct Xantippe to create jump links when using the 'Create' HyperLink command.
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HyperPopup Link

Link Type: Pop-up Link Selecting this option will instruct Xantippe to create pop-up links when using the 'Create' HyperLink command.
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HyperMacro Link

Link Type: Macro Link Selecting this option will instruct Xantippe to create macro links when using the 'Create' HyperLink command.
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Style Menu

Style Menu Entries
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Plain

Change Text Style to Plain This function will change the style of the currently selected text to plain.
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Bold

Change Text Style to Bold This function will change the style of the currently selected text to bold.
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Window Menu

Window Menu Entries
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Open

Open a window. This function will open a window for the selected card. This function only applies to the list field of a list card.

To use this function, select an entry in the list field, then invoke this function. This function will then open the card associated with the selected entry.
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Close

Close currently active window. This function will close the currently active window.
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Circulate

Circulate windows. This function can be used to circulate through all the currently open windows.

The currently active window is pushed to the bottom of the window list and the next window is made active.
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Window List

List of open windows. This menu contains a list of all the currently open windows. The type of card in each window can be distinguished by the style of the text used to display the name.

The currently active window is indicated by a mark to the left of the menu entry.

To make a window in the list the active window, select the menu entry for that window.
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Help Menu

Help Menu Entries
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Index

Open Help Index. This function will open the Xantippe Help file and go to the main index card.
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Tutorial

This function will open the Xantippe Help File to the tutorial section. The tutorial is a basic introduction to the Xantippe system.
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Creating WinHelp Files

This function will open the the Xantippe Windows Help File to the seciton on creating a Windows Help File from a Xantippe project.
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License

Product License Agreement Copyright to this software is held by IRIS Media Systems, USA. In consideration of your payment of the agreed purchase price and your agreement to these terms, you are hereby licensed to use the software.

You must treat the software as if it were a book. For example: you may loan the software to someone - but you must not retain a copy for your own use if you do so. You must not allow the software to be used by any other individual or company to the extent that IRIS Media Systems could be deprived of a further sale. You agree not to copy the software except for the purpose of making a backup and protecting your investment. You may not copy or reproduce the printed and electronic manuals in any form for any reason.

You may copy the software to a hard disk or to memory for your own use. Multiple copies of the software must not be used by two or more persons without the written permission of IRIS Media Systems in the form of a site or multi-user license. You may use the software on a network or multi user system provided that it is accesed by only one user at any one time.

IRIS Media Systems has chosen not to use copy protection on the diskettes in the package for your convenience. Projects and files generated using this software may be distributed free of charge. They may be used with the shareware version of the software. The shareware version of the software may also be copied and distributed free of charge if the proper information notice is attached to the copy. The shareware version of the software may not be distributed for a fee without the written permission of IRIS Media Systems.
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Contact

Whom to contact in case of emergency. Xantippe is marketed and supported by IRIS Media Systems.

IRIS Media Systems
1684 Locust St., Suite 125
Walnut Creek, CA 94596 USA
Phone: +1 510 256 4673
Fax: +1 510 256 6353
CompuServe: 76547,706
AmericaOnline: RodneyLai
Internet: rlai@netcom.com
WWW: ftp://ftp.netcom.com/pub/rl/rlai/home.html
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Browser

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What is a browser?

The Browser The browser is a graphical representation of the information network. From the browser window the user can see the relation between cards in the network. Different line types will indicate different link types. Different name font styles will indicate different card types.

A solid line indicates a link from a list card to another card. A dotted line indicates a hyperlink from a text card or picture card to another card.

Bold text indicates a list card. Italic text indicates a text card. Plain text indicates a picture card.

A card's name is underlined, this indicates that the name is just a placeholder in the browser. A placeholder cannot be opened from the browser, it is only there for viewing purposes.

The browser is uses only to view the network. Editing commands will not work; e.g. creating cards will not work.
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Pop-up Menu


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Open

Open card Open the window associated with the currently selected card in the browser.
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Zoom

Zoom in on card. This function will zoom the browser in on the currently selected card. The browser will show all the links entering and exiting the selected card.
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Fields


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Text Field

Text Field A text field is a field that can contain textual information.

There are two types of text fields. A standard text field can hold only text, but a hyperlink text field can also hold hypertext links to other cards in the system.

A hypertext link is created by selecting the word or phrase to be linked and using the 'Create...' command in the 'HyperLink' menu. When the command is invoked the cursor will change to a plus sign and the user should click on the card to link to. Xantippe will then italicize the text to indicate that it is linked,

New cards can also be created in a hyperlink text field. Just as in creating a hypertext link to an existing card, select the word or phrase to link the new card to and use the 'Create Card...' menu. Xantippe will then create the card and create a hypertext link to the card from the selected text.
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List Field

The list field A list field is a field in which a list of other cards in the system are placed.

Cards can be created in the list field with the 'Create Card...' menu or cut and pasted in with the edit functions.

A card in the list can be selected and unselected by single clicking the card in the list field. A double click will open a card in the list field.

When creating a new card or pasting a card into the list field, the new card being placed into the list field will be placed before the currently selected card. If no card is selected, then the new card is placed at the end of the list.
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Cards

Card Types
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List Card

The List Card A list card contains a list of links to other cards in the system.

The list card consists of two fields, a text field and a list field.

The text field is the smaller field at the top of the card and is used to place a one line description of the list. Text can be typed directly into the text field by placing the cursor in the field and typing.

The list field is the larger lower field and is used to list a series of cards in the system. Cards can be created in the list field with the 'Create Card...' menu or can be cut and pasted in the field using the edit functions.
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Text Card

The Text Card The text card is used to encapsulate textual information.

The text card consists of two text fields. The first text field is a title field. The second text field is the body of the textual information. In the body of the text the user can place hyperlinks to other cards in the system to indicate a relation between the connected cards.
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Picture Card

The Picture Card The picture card is used to encapsulate graphical information.

The picture card consists of one big picture field. A picture can be inserted into this field by using the 'Insert...' submenu of the 'File' Menu.

To see an example of a picture card hit HERE.
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Glossary

Definition of Xantippe Terms.
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Browser

The browser window gives the user an overview of how all the cards in the system are connected to each other.

The browser is used for viewing the project only. To create cards you must open up one of the index cards in the browser.
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Card

Card A card (or window) is a basic unit of information encapsulation in Xantippe.

A card can be a text card, list card, or picture card depending on the type of information the card is encapsulating.
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Field

Field A field is the primitive elements that is used to make up a card.

A field can be used to store text, graphics, or a list.
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File Box

A file box card is a subtype of the list card. The file box is used to hold other cards in the system.
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Jump Link

A jump link in Windows help 'jumps' the help system to the new text.
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Macro Link

A macro link in Windows help will execute a command when the link is clicked on. To change the macro associated with the hyperlink in Xantippe, change the text comment associated with the link using the 'Modify' hyperlink command.
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Popup Link

A popup link in Windows help is invoked by holding the mouse button down over the popup hypertext. The linked text is displayed in a box until the mouse button is released.
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Project

Project A project is a group of cards. Physically, a project is a single file stored on a disk.
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RTF

RTF RTF stands for Rich Text Format.
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Rich Text Format

Rich Text Format The Rich Text Format (RTF) is an ASCII interchange format for the transfer of wordprocessor data files from one wordprocessor to another.
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SDK

SDK SDK stands for the Windows 3.x Software Development Kit.
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Socrates

Soc ra tes (Sak're tez') 1. 470?-399 B.C.; Athenian philosopher teacher.
2. A computer expert system to assist social workers - the Social Assistant.
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SuperProject

SuperProject A superproject is a multi-file project.
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Xantippe

1. 5th cen. B.C.; wife of Socrates; the prototype of the quarrelsome, nagging wife.
2. A Knowledge Structuring Workbench.
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Credits

Who's who of Xantippe. Xantippe is the result of a joint development project between Scaitech A/S of Denmark and Rodney S.K. Lai of the United States of America.

The following people have contributed to the development of Xantippe:

Technical Consulting:
Per Husmann Rasmussen
Hans-Ole Hovgaard Nielsen
Anette Petersen
Hanne Peitersen

Interaction Designer:
Michael Malcolm Andersen

Software Engineer:
Rodney Lai
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WinHelp Format

RTF WinHelp Format RTF WinHelp Format is an RTF file that can be compiled into a Windows 3.x help file using the SDK help compiler.
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Picture Card


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Bitmap

This is a bitmap.
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