The Original Pluto help files plus extras
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From: Jonathan Duddington
Subject: Selecting Subsets Date: Wed, 09 Jul 1997 00:00 Source: docs The "Make Subset" dialogue allows you to create a new Article List which contains articles which you have selected according to various search and selection criteria. The "Make Subset" dialogue is invoked by choosing "Subset" from the Article List menu, or by pressing F4 in the Article List window. The fields in the Make Subset dialogue are as follows: ----------------------------- Select All. This simply selects all the articles in the Article List. Search All. This selects articles from the Article List which match the selection criteria given below. Search Subset. This selects articles from the Article List which are currently marked as Selected (i.e. white on black lettering) and which also match the selection criteria given below. ------------------------------- The Selection Criteria: Categories. Enter Category names in here, either by typing the names, or by clicking with Menu to open the Category window, and adjust-clicking a Category in that to add it to this field. Articles which have ANY of the specified Categories will be selected. String. Enter a text string here. Various fields of the articles are searched to match with this string, and articles are only selected if a match is found. The # character can be used in this search string to indicate "any single character". Search ... Author ... etc. These are the fields which are to be searched in the articles to look for a match with "String". The article is selected if a match is found in ANY of the specified fields. Author Title Comment Keys Search the Author, Title, Cmnt, Keys fields respectively of the articles' headers. Note, the Cmnt and Keys fields will not be displayed in the Article Viewer window if they are empty. They can be revealed by clicking on the Yellow Triangle button in the Article Viewer window. Body. Search the main text of the articles (not including the internet header). N.Chars. If this field is set, it restricts a search of the main text of the articles to the first so many characters. Internet headers. If this option is set, then the internet headers (if present) of the articles will also be searched. Case Sensitive. Matches with the search String are case insensitive, unless this option is set. Date From. Only search articles which have this date or later. Earlier articles will not be selected. Dates must be given in the format: 01 Aug 97 Date To. Only search articles which have this date or earlier. Later articles will not be selected. -------------------------------------- New. Create a new article list which contains only those articles which meet the search criteria. Keep. Doesn't create a new list, but just keeps articles in the original list which meet the search criteria. The other articles, which don't, are removed from the list. Drop. Remove articles from the article list which meet the search criteria. Add. Add articles to the current article list from another specified list. Only those articles from the other list which meet the search criteria are added. Type the name of the required article list into the "From" field. The name "All" indicates all articles in all document boxes.
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