TexNet32 - Subwindow and linking assistance

When viewing or editing a text in TexNet32, you can see a view of another part of the same text in a "subwindow" above the normal editing area.

To reveal the subwindow, select "Focus" from the "Subwindow" menu. You can also drag on the splitter above the normal editing area to reveal the subwindow or to change its size.

To return focus to the the normal editing area, click on it or select "Unfocus" from the "Subwindow" menu.

You can use the subwindow to assist you in making links to existing targets in the text: click on the line containing the target in the subwindow; select the text in the normal editing area from which you want to make a link; then select "Link" from the "Subwindow" menu.

If the line selected in the subwindow does not itself contain a target, TexNet32 will look for the first target in each of the preceding lines. If a target still cannot be found, an error message will be displayed.

You can use "First target", "Last target", "Next target", and "Previous target" from the "Subwindow" menu to move quickly between lines in the subwindow containing targets.

The "Structuring aid" function in the "Subwindow" menu is intended to find pairs of places in the text which should be linked; specifically, acronyms and their full forms, first and later passages containing the same proper noun, and anaphoric references using the definite article. This function starts looking at the current position in the normal editing area and at the beginning of the subwindow respectively. If it finds a potential match, it displays the key passage in the subwindow in red and selects the corresponding key passage in the normal editing area.

You can also use the subwindow to see certain classes of words highlighted in context: keywords from a phrase that you supply; frequent keywords from the full text; "ususual" keywords from the full text; or positive or negative cue words. This highlighting takes precedence over the red highlighting of the structuring aid. The highlighting is cancelled automatically as soon as you make any changes to the text.

(In earlier versions of TexNet32, highlighting involved changing the formatting of the text itself, or displaying a transparent overlay that brought out buggy behavior in the Rich Edit control.)


Last updated February 5, 2008, by Tim Craven