The Clippy Bank is a special data storage in Atlantis. You can use it for collecting information from various sources (documents, Web pages, etc).
Clippy Bank looks like ordinary document. You can view and edit its contents as you do with ordinary documents. To open the Clippy Bank for viewing or editing, click the Clippy Bank toolbar button, or press F8, or choose the View | Clippy Bank main menu command.
When you close Atlantis, it automatically saves the Clippy Bank contents to a special file on your disk. In the standard version of Atlantis, the Clippy Bank is saved to the "<My Documents>\Atlantis Clippy Bank.rtf" file. When you launch Atlantis, the Clippy Bank contents is automatially loaded from this file.
Operations on the Clippy Bank
You can modify the contents of the Clippy Bank directly in the Clippy Bank window. But you can also perform various operations on the Clippy Bank even when its window is not displaying:
- To append a copy of the selected text in your document to the Clippy Bank, click the toolbar button, or press Ctrl+F8.
- To cut the selected text from your document to the Clippy Bank, click the toolbar button, or press Shift+Alt+F8.
- To empty the Clippy Bank, click the toolbar button, or press Ctrl+Alt+F8.
- To paste the current contents of the Clippy Bank to the active document, click the toolbar button, or press Shift+F8.
Atlantis has a special mode connected to the Clippy Bank. When this mode is activated, any data that goes to clipboard, is also appended to the Clippy Bank.
You could use this mode to collect excerpts from different documents, pictures or links from Web pages, or any other type of information supported by Atlantis. After this you could use the data collected by the Clippy Bank to compose your own document.
To activate this mode, click the Clippy Bank collects clipboard data toolbar button.
When this mode is on, the Clippy Bank by default collects formatted data. For example, when you copy to the clipboard a text fragment formatted with red font color, it will be added to the Clippy Bank formatted with red font color. In other words, the original formatting of clips is preserved. But sometimes you might wish to collect plain text without any formatting. For this just check the "Collect Plain Text" option from the drop-down menu attached to the Clippy Bank collects clipboard data toolbar button:
When this option is checked, any new text collected by the Clippy Bank will be formatted with the current font and paragraph format of the Clippy Bank.
You can specify the default page settings, column settings, zooming factor, font and paragraph format of the Clippy Bank. Atlantis will use them when you empty the Clippy Bank through the toolbar button or its associated hot key. You only need to adjust the "Clippy Bank.rtf" template under the "Templates" folder of Atlantis.