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Everyone is welcome to contribute to this wiki.<br>
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Everyone is welcome to contribute to this wiki.
You should however, contact rejetto if you plan a major contribution (which is even more welcome!)
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Remember our motto: "Everything is difficult the first time you do it."<br>
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This implies that at first, the wki should concentrate on helping first-time and beginning users; help for experts comes later.<br>
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"[[Image:MAINICON.png| Main Icon]] A second objective is to get this as complete as possible for HFS 2.1
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You are not prohibited from writing about older versions (although it's difficult to see why anyone would want to), but you should make it very clear exactly which version you are writing about.
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Incidentally, if anyone wonders about  what's normally called the "Documentation Problem" --- MicroSoft employ around 75 full-time professional writers permanently devoted to the Help and user-documentation for just one product -- Word. As their development cycle nears its end, this number rises to over 300.<br>
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Fortunately, HFS doesn't raise such demands, and anyway, the codes probably better written too.
  
[[Image:MAINICON.png| Main Icon]] PHnote Actually, I think you have to do that to get a username/password ... can't remember??
 
 
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===Sources of information===
 
===Sources of information===
If you are in search of information about writing in a wiki, [[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing Help]] is the best we've found, so far.
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If you are in search of information about writing in a wiki, [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Editing Help] is the best we've found, so far. Many find this [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Advanced_editing Formatting] a very useful information source for layout details.
  
Many find this [[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Advanced_editing Formatting]] a very useful information source for more layout details.
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Graphics (or images in wiki-speak) seem genuinely difficult to manipulate. The best source seems to be [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Extended_image_syntax Images].
 
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===Editing policy===
 
===Editing policy===
 
We'd also like to remind you that, under the terms of the Project Copyright Licence, "If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then don't submit it here."
 
We'd also like to remind you that, under the terms of the Project Copyright Licence, "If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then don't submit it here."
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===Markers===
 
===Markers===
 
Throughout this wiki you'll see mysterious PHnote markers. These simply indicate to a contributor, whose initials happen to be PH, that something here needs to be fixed.  You're welcome to adopt the same technique, but please use your own initials so that we can contact you in case of difficulty.
 
Throughout this wiki you'll see mysterious PHnote markers. These simply indicate to a contributor, whose initials happen to be PH, that something here needs to be fixed.  You're welcome to adopt the same technique, but please use your own initials so that we can contact you in case of difficulty.
  
===Big PHnote===
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Some users get confused about the use of folder restrictions, and the "username/password" facilities, in HFS.
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===Menus===
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Wrong way to do menus
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Set Upload → upload for accounts → anyone
  
It is, in fact, perfectly possible to have a highly secure HFS server without using the "username/password" facilities at all.
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Right! way (matches software, uses italic font, and no spaces)
  
The best practice is to just protect your HFS folders (and perhaps files). This a key difference between HFS and conventional file servers. Many have used conventional servers and discovered that you have to login before you can do '''''anything'''''. HFS just isn't like that.
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''Set Upload&rarr;Upload for accounts&rarr;Anyone''
  
On this site for example, "rojetto" (whoever he is) has no account. But he can access the folders "Uploads and "4rojetto". He can't access "Downloads" (he doesn't know the password). You can see that "Downloads" has a padlock icon added, to show that it's locked.
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[[Image:049.png]]
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===Graphic handling===
  
You can also password-protect root.
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We haven't yet worked out the best way to handle screen dumps and other pictures. These are just experiments right now.
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[[Image:ss1.png|thumbnail|left|100px|]] <br>
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Click to enlarge
  
[[Image:051.png]]
 
  
Now "rojetto" (who still doesn't know the password) can see the folders, but can't access them.
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[[Image:ss1a.png|First screen]]
  
Equally, however, for extra security you can set-up user accounts.
 
  
===Graphic experiment===
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One limitation is the disappointingly small size of graphic this wiki can apparently accomodate. This seems to be about the maximum width.
  
<div><font size=1 color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
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[[Image:073.png|First screen]]
<div><font size=1 color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=1 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=0>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td width=153><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><img border=0 width=153 height=250"></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td width=489><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>to file</b></font></div>
 
<div><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Verdana">All options are written to a file. (This file is named HFS.ini).</font></div>
 
<div><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>to registry (current user)</b></font></div>
 
<div><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Verdana">All options are written to the current user's registry. (This should work on all versions of Windows.)</font></div>
 
<div><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>to registry (all users)</b></font></div>
 
<div><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Verdana">All options are written to the current user's registry. (This is essentially an XP feature.)</font></div>
 
<div><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Clear options and quit</b></font></div>
 
<div><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Verdana">The current options are discarded, no options are saved, and HFS shuts down. The next time HFS starts, it uses the default options, or the current settings in HFS.ini.</font></div>
 
<div><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Auto-save options on exit</b></font></div>
 
<div><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Verdana">Normally, you should make sure that this is checked. It means your saver will look exactly the same when you re-start it.</font></div>
 
<div><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Auto-save every:</b></font></div>
 
<div><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Verdana">Set this if you wish to ensure that your settings are saved within a specific time interval. The method used depends on whether you have selected "registry" or "file" above.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><font size=1 color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
  
===Menus===
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[[Image:ss073.PNG|thumbnail|left|100px|]] <br>
Wrong way to do menus
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Click to enlarge
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<br>
  
Set Upload → upload for accounts → anyone
 
  
Write! way (matches software, uses italic font, and no spaces)
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This suggests that the maximum safe size is a width of 480 pixels (12.6 centimetres). Height is not so important, although the above is 280 pixels (7.6 centimetres).
  
''Set Upload&rarr;Upload for accounts&rarr;Anyone''
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The ''absolute'' maximum size is a width of 500 pixels (13.2 centimetres):
  
===Graphic handling===
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[[Image:Frame01.png|Max size]]
  
We haven't yet worked out the best way to handle screen dumps and other pictures. These are just experiments right now.
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Aesthetic purists might note that "Golden Rectangle" ideal heights for 500 pixels are 810 pixels and 310 pixels. For 480 pixels, 778 pixels and 298 pixels.
[[Image:ss1.png|thumbnail|left|100px|]] <br>
 
Click to enlarge
 
  
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This frame might be useful:
  
[[Image:ss1a.png|First screen]]
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[[Image:Frame02.png]]
  
===Tables===
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See also [[HFS: Gallery]]
  
These are great for attaching text to images, but not yet understood. This provides basic information:
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[[http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Table]]
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This is actually an example of a tiny 2x 2 table.
  
 
{|  
 
{|  
| A || B
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| [[Style notes]]  ||   English usage guidelines.
 
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| C || D
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| [[Graphic experiment]] || Yet another sandbox.  
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But what PHnote wants is all the first column cells merged (and containg an image), with say 6 cells in the second row. See save Options
 
 
 
{|
 
|-
 
| cell codes go here
 
|- more cells in the same row here
 
| cells in the next row go here
 
 
 
 
|}
 
|}
 
<html><head><title>x</title>
 
<meta name="GENERATOR" content="GemX TexNotes Pro 4.3"></head>
 
<body bgcolor="#ffffe8" leftmargin=5 topmargin=5 rightmargin=5 bottommargin=5>
 
<font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font size=3 color="#ffffff" face="Verdana"><b>Using Tables</b></font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Tables are indispensable</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> tools when it comes to formatting text and objects in a structured way while maintaining flexibility. You can do wonderful things with tables, such as creating various forms, and even build good-looking websites without learning any HTML code.</font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">TexNotes Pro offers some very advanced table editing options. </font></div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=0>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffcc00"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Inserting Tables</b></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">You can insert a table by using the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Insert Table</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> command on the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Insert</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> menu, or simply clicking the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Insert Table</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">&nbsp; </font><img border=0 width=35 height=22 src="img1.jpg"><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> button on the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Insert</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> toolbar.</font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">By default, the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Insert</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> toolbar is situated at the bottom of this canvas area.</font></div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=1 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=0>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">If you accept the default definitions in the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Insert Table </b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">dialog box, the table above is placed on the canvas. When inserting tables you can specify some of the table properties immediately, such as the number of columns and rows, and the layout. </font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">The default table layout is</font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b> Size table to fit window</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">, which means the table resizes itself to fit the window as the canvas size is changed. If you choose </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Autosize</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">, the table automatically resizes when you change various cell or table properties. For example, if you change the right column of cells, the table adjusts itself to accommodate the new cell sizes. You can also choose to </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Size table manually</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">.</font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">You can select tables in the same way as selecting lines or paragraphs of text. The table below can be created either by pasting the example shown above (twice), or by inserting a resizing table with eight rows and two columns.</font></div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=1 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=0>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td colspan=3 bgcolor="#ccffcc"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">These two cells have been joined together and filled with color. To join two neighboring cell, select the cells and click </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Merge Cells</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> on the table format toolbar.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#c0c0c0"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td colspan=2 bgcolor="#ffffff"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td rowspan=2 bgcolor="#def5f8"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">You can merge cells horizontally as well as vertically.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffdd"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Split cells any way you wish using </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Split Cells</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> situated on the table format toolbar.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ece1f4"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Use the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Split</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> dialog box to specify the number of split rows and columns.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td colspan=2 bgcolor="#ffe9d2"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Split</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> and </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Merge</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> cells opens a whole new world of design, so you can produce the forms and layouts you want.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">To insert additional row of cells, place the cursor in the last cell and click </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Insert Row Below</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> situated on the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Table Format</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> toolbar. To have cells inserted at the top, place the cursor in one of the cells at the very top of the table. </font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">After you've inserted a table, you can also change the column widths by sliding the ruler markers. </font><img border=0 width=270 height=20 src="img2.jpg"></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">When you do this, you'll find it works much better if you avoid selecting (highlighting) cells or the complete table. Simply click inside the table or cell first, and then drag the slider.</font></div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=0>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffcc00"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Tools Table panel and Table Format toolbar</b></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">When working with tables, most users find it helpful to have the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Tools Table</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> panel and/or the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Table Format</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> toolbar visible.</font></div>
 
<div><table width="65%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=0>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td width=208><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div align=center><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Tools Table</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> panel</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td width=200><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div align=center><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Table Format</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> toolbar</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td width=208><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div align=center><img border=0 width=201 height=469 src="img3.jpg"></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td width=200><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div align=center><img border=0 width=27 height=402 src="img4.jpg"></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">You can open the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Tools Table </b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">panel</font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b> </b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">from the Tools menu, or use the&nbsp; </font><img border=0 width=23 height=26 src="img5.jpg"><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> button.</font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Note that the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Table Format</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> toolbar is only visible if you have selected to display </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Table Tools</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> from </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Show Toolbars</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> in the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>View </b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">menu. It is only active (the buttons are not grayed-out) when the cursor is in a table cell.</font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=0>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffcc00"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Inserting Tables</b></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=4 bgcolor="#2d6f93">
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#00ccff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Play with the table border width, spacing, and color fill to achieve different looks.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffff99"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Play with the cell's border-width, spacing, coloring and padding for more looks.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#99ccff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#c0c0c0"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ff99cc"><br>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ccffcc"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Delete individual borders by using the table's properties tools.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Change individual cells border color. To change multiple cell border colors, select them.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#cc99ff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=0>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffcc00"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Example</b></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">This example shows how to place text and images on a page in a way that would not be possible with the standard text formatting options. Start by inserting a new table with two columns and one row.</font></div>
 
<div><font size=4 color="#ffffff" face="Verdana"><b>MY GRAND TITLE</b></font></div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=2>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td width=137 bgcolor="#e6e6e6"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div align=center><img border=0 width=128 height=128 src="img6.jpg"><br>
 
<font color="#000000" face="Verdana">John Lennon</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#f8f8f8"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>First</b></font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">After inserting this table, some of the table and cell borders are deleted to better merge with the page. </font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Cell background color fill is used to emphasize certain areas.</font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Vertical and horizontal cell spacing is set to 2 pixels, with 4 pixels cell padding.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<hr noshade size=5 color="#b48dbc" >
 
<div><table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=1>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td width=137 bgcolor="#fff9ff"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=2>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#fff0ff"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div align=right><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">History</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#fff0ff"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div align=right><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">His Work</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#fff0ff"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div align=right><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Fan Club</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div align=right><img border=0 width=127 height=138 src="img7.png"></div>
 
<div><font color="#800000" face="Verdana">Images are positioned using </font><font color="#800000" face="Verdana"><b>Insert Picture</b></font><font color="#800000" face="Verdana"> on the </font><font color="#800000" face="Verdana"><b>Insert</b></font><font color="#800000" face="Verdana"> toolbar. It's normally found at the bottom of the canvas area.</font></div>
 
<div align=right><font color="#800000" face="Verdana">Experiment </font></div>
 
<div align=right><font color="#800000" face="Verdana">with </font></div>
 
<div align=right><font color="#800000" face="Verdana"><b>Advanced Properties</b></font><font color="#800000" face="Verdana">.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">This could be the start of a quickly produced,simple, web page. </font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">All that remains is to add other pages and link them together.</font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">The paragraph background color option is used for the text </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><i>MY GRAND TITLE</i></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">, and the horizontal divider line.</font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Place the cursor on the title and click the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Change Paragraph Indents, Tabs, Borders and Background button on</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> the paragraph format toolbar. </font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Then click the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Background</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> tab and selected purple. </font><br>
 
<font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Set background padding to 4 pixels for all sides so that the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><i>My Grand Title</i></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> text has a small edge margin.</font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> </font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">See </font><a href="Tables.html"><font color="#0000ff" face="Verdana"><u>Change Paragraph Indents, Tabs, Borders and Background</u></font></a><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> for more information.</font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">The alternative is to insert a table with one column and one row, without any table cell borders, or with the table and cell borders set to the same color. </font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Then insert a thick horizontal line break and change its color to purple. To change the horizontal line break color, place the cursor on the horizontal line break, right click, and then choose from the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Properties</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> menu. </font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">The main body area is built by inserting a table with 1 row and 2 columns. </font><br>
 
<font color="#000000" face="Verdana">In the left column, another table is inserted with a 3 row and 1 column layout. </font><br>
 
<font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Use </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Table Properties</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> to adjust the table and cell borders, fill colors, cell spacing, padding and background fills.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=0>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font size=1 color="#000000" face="Verdana">You could insert a footnote or copyright notice here.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=0>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffcc00"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>More Examples</b></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>You can do so much more with tables in TexNotes Pro: </b></font></div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=1 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=0>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td colspan=3 bgcolor="#333399"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#ffffff" face="Verdana"><b>TABLE</b></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#969696"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Column 1</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#969696"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div align=center><font color="#ffff00" face="Verdana"><b>Column 2</b></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#969696"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#0000ff" face="Verdana"><b>Column 3</b></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#969696"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#969696"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#969696"><br>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#969696"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#969696"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#969696"><br>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#969696"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#969696"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#969696"><br>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><font color="#ffff00" face="Verdana"><b><br></b></font></div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=1>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td colspan=4 bgcolor="#417ba7"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#ffffff" face="Verdana"><b>TABLE</b></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td width=92 bgcolor="#5b95bf"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#ffffff" face="Verdana">Column 1</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td width=165 bgcolor="#5b95bf"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#ffffff" face="Verdana">Column 2</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td width=67 bgcolor="#5b95bf"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#ffffff" face="Verdana">Column 3</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td width=149 bgcolor="#5b95bf"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#ffffff" face="Verdana">Column 4</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td width=92 bgcolor="#ffcccc"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td width=165 background="img8.jpg"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Apply background image to a cell.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td width=67 bgcolor="#effcc7"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td width=149 bgcolor="#d5df97"><br>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td width=92 valign=top bgcolor="#f0e1ff"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Align to Top</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td width=165 valign=middle bgcolor="#daf8a3"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div align=center><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Align to Middle</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td width=67 valign=bottom bgcolor="#c5fafe"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div align=right><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Bottom</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td width=149 bgcolor="#ffcc99"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><img border=0 width=32 height=32 src="img9.png"><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> Insert image. You can't insert an icon file in a cell.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td width=92 bgcolor="#d0f5f9"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td width=165 bgcolor="#ccffff" background="img10.png"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Apply background color as well as an image. Image is semi-transparent to show the color in the background.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td width=67 bgcolor="#ffe1f0"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td width=149><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Transparent cells allow the background to show through.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b><br></b></font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Insert an image in a cell, and fill cell with an image-based background, are two different operations and produce two different results.</font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">To fill the above cell with color and a semi-transparent image, first fill the cell with a color. Then open the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Table and Cell Properties</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> dialog box and select the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Cells</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> tab:</font></div>
 
<div><img border=0 width=430 height=228 src="img11.jpg"></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">You can then click the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Picture</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> button and use </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Open</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> in the next dialog to select a suitable image.</font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">The above dialog box is also displayed if you click </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Advanced Properties</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> in the </font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Tools Table</b></font><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> panel.</font></div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=0>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffcc00"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><b>Form Example</b></font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><font size=3 color="#ffffff" face="Verdana"><b>GENERAL WEB-SITE RECORDS FORM</b></font></div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=0 bgcolor="#276fa3">
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td width=87 bgcolor="#ecf4ff"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div align=right><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Directory:</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td width=208 bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td width=49 bgcolor="#ecf4ff"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div align=right><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Date:</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td width=133 bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><table width="100%" border=0 cellpadding=4 bordercolor="#000000" cellspacing=1 bgcolor="#2d6f93">
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#e9e9f3"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">Page Description</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#e9e9f3"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">URL</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#e9e9f3"><font size=2 color="#000000" face="Arial">
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">URL</font></div>
 
</font>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
<tr valign=top>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
<td bgcolor="#ffffff"><br>
 
</td>
 
</tr>
 
</table>
 
</div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"><br></font></div>
 
<div><font color="#000000" face="Verdana">See </font><a href="Sample Invoice Form.html"><font color="#0000ff" face="Verdana"><u>Sample Invoice Form</u></font></a><font color="#000000" face="Verdana"> to view an example that you can personalize to use in your own work.</font></div>
 
</font>
 
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Latest revision as of 11:53, 19 June 2008

Everyone is welcome to contribute to this wiki.

Remember our motto: "Everything is difficult the first time you do it."
This implies that at first, the wki should concentrate on helping first-time and beginning users; help for experts comes later.
"Main Icon A second objective is to get this as complete as possible for HFS 2.1

You are not prohibited from writing about older versions (although it's difficult to see why anyone would want to), but you should make it very clear exactly which version you are writing about.

Incidentally, if anyone wonders about what's normally called the "Documentation Problem" --- MicroSoft employ around 75 full-time professional writers permanently devoted to the Help and user-documentation for just one product -- Word. As their development cycle nears its end, this number rises to over 300.
Fortunately, HFS doesn't raise such demands, and anyway, the codes probably better written too.


Sources of information

If you are in search of information about writing in a wiki, Help is the best we've found, so far. Many find this Formatting a very useful information source for layout details.

Graphics (or images in wiki-speak) seem genuinely difficult to manipulate. The best source seems to be Images.


Sandbox

The above sources suggest that "If you want to try out things without danger of doing any harm, you can do so in the Meta:Sandbox".

However, we'd far rather you used your personal sandbox. You can find this under "Personal tools" in the tool bar on the right of the screen. It matches your wiki username.


Editing policy

We'd also like to remind you that, under the terms of the Project Copyright Licence, "If you don't want your writing to be edited mercilessly and redistributed at will, then don't submit it here."


Markers

Throughout this wiki you'll see mysterious PHnote markers. These simply indicate to a contributor, whose initials happen to be PH, that something here needs to be fixed. You're welcome to adopt the same technique, but please use your own initials so that we can contact you in case of difficulty.


Menus

Wrong way to do menus

Set Upload → upload for accounts → anyone

Right! way (matches software, uses italic font, and no spaces)

Set Upload→Upload for accounts→Anyone


Graphic handling

We haven't yet worked out the best way to handle screen dumps and other pictures. These are just experiments right now.

Ss1.png

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First screen


One limitation is the disappointingly small size of graphic this wiki can apparently accomodate. This seems to be about the maximum width.

First screen

Ss073.PNG

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This suggests that the maximum safe size is a width of 480 pixels (12.6 centimetres). Height is not so important, although the above is 280 pixels (7.6 centimetres).

The absolute maximum size is a width of 500 pixels (13.2 centimetres):

Max size

Aesthetic purists might note that "Golden Rectangle" ideal heights for 500 pixels are 810 pixels and 310 pixels. For 480 pixels, 778 pixels and 298 pixels.

This frame might be useful:

Frame02.png

See also HFS: Gallery


This is actually an example of a tiny 2x 2 table.

Style notes English usage guidelines.
Graphic experiment Yet another sandbox.