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Copy Before Submitting Web Forms

Filling in Web forms (like the one used to submit this tip) can be a bit of a gamble - you put in your pearls of wisdom, perhaps only to lose them all if the Web page flakes out or the browser crashes. Instead of losing all your text, "save" it by pressing Command-A to select all and then Command-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Do this periodically as you type and before you click Submit, and you may "save" yourself from a lot of frustration. It takes just a second to do, and the first time you need to rely on it to paste back in lost text, you'll feel smart.

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Larry Leveen



Other articles in the series StorySpace 1.1


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Storyspace Introduction

Storyspace 1.1 Eastgate Systems P.O. Box 1307 Cambridge, MA 02238 800/562-1638 617/924-9044 Rating: 7 Penguins out of a possible 10 Price and Availability: -- Single copies of Storyspace cost $160Show full article

What You See

MATT: Storyspace's fundamental metaphor is the "writing space," whose algebra is simply this: a writing space may contain one "text space" and/or any number of writing spaces; a text space is a scrolling field which may contain text and pictures. A little thought will reveal that this describes merely an outliner of the old Apple ][ ThinkTank variety: a hierarchy of headings, each with or without an associated "paragraph." And in fact, one of Storyspace's "views" of your document is outline formatShow full article

Is What You Link

MATT: We've already said that the fundamental metaphor of spaces within spaces is nothing more than an outliner, and that Storyspace's three "views" are merely graphic manifestations of that fundamental metaphorShow full article

Storyspace Tools

MATT: Creating links is easy, but charting and rearranging them is not so easy. Links are shown graphically only in storyspace view, and even there they are readily understandable only if just one link emanates from a space and both ends of the link are at the same level of the hierarchyShow full article

Storyspace Readers

MATT: Thus far we've been describing things you do while Storyspace itself is up and running, and no doubt you've been thinking of uses in your own life to which its read/writable windows and configurable links between them might be putShow full article

Storyspace Conclusion

ADAM: Storyspace does have some problems. As I said above, I would like the text entry environment, most notably the backspace key, to be more responsiveShow full article

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