Sunday, April 1, 2012

TextPad Clip Library Updates

Some of you may be aware that I post my custom TextPad Clip Libraries, as well as Syntax Definition files, up on my downloads site.  I've had a few people e-mail me about a nagging issue where they download the files, drop them into the "%ProgramFiles%\TextPad 5\Samples" folder, but do not see the version number change in the Clip Libraries side bar heading (click the "_ About (x.x)" clip item.

The reason for this is that the Clip Libraries are copied into the folder path "%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Helios\TextPad\5.0", so that comply with Microsoft's Windows 7 compatibility guidelines (makes the files manageable by non-administrator users).

A quick way to update the Clip Library file is to right-click on the the name, on the drop-down button at the top of the Clip Library panel, and select "Edit book".

This will open the .TCL (TextPad Clip Library) file in the main editor panel.  Then you can open the updated version, select all (CTRL+A), and copy (CTRL+C), and then select all in the destination copy and paste over it (CTRL+V) before saving the changes (CTRL+S). To see the updated results, simply select a different Clip Library and then select the updated one again (toggle away from it temporarily).  That will force it to reload from the updated copy.
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