TextBoard is a simple program that stores RTF (Word Doc) files for easy copy/paste retrieval. You would select an RTF file name and manually copy (or use Auto Copy) to place the content on the Windows clipboard. Then you would manually paste (or drag-n-drop) the content into an application. Great for programmers and office workers who want a means of keeping track of their most used text and paste them quickly into a document.
The entire roll-up application is resizable and it automatically saves the width, height and window location. The program consists of 3 main tasks: 1) Manage RTF file; 2) Edit and style RTF text and 3) Manage images. The entire application always stays on top of all windows for easy access; along with the roll-up feature (see below).
The Title bar (i.e. TextBoard text) contains a minimize button, rollup/rolldown buttons, menu button and close application button. Double-clicking on the title bar will roll the window up or down. The entire window can be manually resized.
Create New File Button:
To create a new file, click the New (white page) button, And/or just enter in text in the editor.
Save File Button:
To save a new or selected file at any time, click the Save (page/disk) button. When you switch to another file in the file list (below toolbar) it will automatically save the file before you switch to the next one. NOTE: If you begin to enter a new file and decide you don't want to save it, simply just click on another file and the "new" content/file will be discarded.
Save File As Button:
You can save a currently selected file as another RTF file, with a different name. NOTE: You can only save RTF files in the pre-existing "data" folder in the root of this application (more on this below). If you desire to save an RTF file in a different location than in TextBoard's default data folder, see below on "Open / Print" RTF files.
Delete File Button:
To delete a selected file, select a file first and click the Delete (page/X) button to delete the file. You will be prompted to confirm deletion first.
Open / Print RTF Button:
To open or print the current selected file, click the "Open / Print File" button. This will open the RTF file using the default application that is associated with RTF (whether Word or Wordpad). NOTE: Once you open an RTF file, you can print or even save it to another location. However, any RTF you save in another location other than the default TextBoard "data" folder will not be visible in the TextBoard file list. (see below).
Auto Copy Button:
Auto Copy check box allows you to copy any text/images in the editor to the Windows clipboard each time you select a file name from the available RTF files. If left unchecked, you will have to manually copy the text yourself in the editor using the "Select All Text" button and then click the "Copy Text" button. This setting is automatically saved.
File List & Data Folder:
The file list displays all the RTF files available to TextBoard. These files are stored in a default folder called "data" that was set up when you installed the application. This "data" folder is found in the root of the application and CANNOT be moved or renamed; else the application will break. If you wish to save RTF files elsewhere; then see the "Open / Print" section above. NOTE: RTF files not saved in the "data" folder will not be available to TextBoard.
Adjustable Splitter Bar:
There is a very small dotted line under the file list that allows you to adjust the height of both file list and editor windows. Just move your mouse over the bar, click and drag vertically up or down.
When you right-click on the file list, there is a popup menu that displays. This menu has the same functions as the buttons above the file list.
Select All Text Button:
Click the Select All Text (1st button on left) to select all the text in the editor. If you have "Auto Copy" checked, it will automatically copy the text to the clipboard anyways so that you won't need the "Select All". This button is for editing or manually copying text when "Auto Copy" is not checked.
Copy, Cut, Paste and Delete Buttons:
Use traditional copy, cut, paste and delete buttons to pass text/images back and forth through the clipboard. NOTE: When copying RTF text into text-based applications (such as Notepad) that do not accept RTF formatting; any pasted text will be stripped of all RTF formats and images.
Import Image Button:
New to TextBoard is the ability to import existing saved images from your hard drive. This feature accepts the following formats; BMP, GIF, ICO, JPG, PNG, TIFF. NOTE: You can also copy and paste images directly in the editor.
Lock Check Box:
When you create a new file the "Lock" check box is unchecked; this allows you to enter in text. The "Lock" stays uncheck (not locked) until you "tick" it on. This lock is designed to keep your content safe from accidently deleting it. This setting is automatically saved.
Text Alignment Button:
You can align any SELECTED text left, center or right.
Font Attributes Buttons:
Clicking the "Font Style" button will allow you to change the font, font color, font size, font style, underline, strike through. NOTE: For this to work you MUST select the text to edit. This option is not available to unselected text.
Bullet List Button:
Simply click this button to make any selected text a bullet point list similar to word processing features.
The main purpose of Text Board is to copy preset text into other applications by either copying/pasting or copying/drag-n-dropping (see below). However. some applications do not handle "drag-n-drop" of text very well. Some will accept RTF, while others will not.
About RTF Code
When you copy/paste (or drag-n-drop) text from the RTF editor box into another application, sometimes I will also insert the RTF code with it; which doesn't look right. In that case, you will have to remove the code manually by opening Notepad and pasting it there; it may strip the code for you. Most programs should let you paste (drag-n-drop) formatted RTF into it.
How to Copy and Paste Text Into Other Programs
- Select an already existing RTF file. The text will appear in the RTF editor window. NOTE: If you have "Auto Copy" checked the text will be automatically copied to the clipboard for you.
- If it's not checked; either manually select the text from the RTF or click the "Select All Text" button and click on the copy button (or CTRL+C).
- Go to your other application and make sure your cursor is inserted into the location you want your text pasted.
- Either do CTRL+V on keyboard or click the paste menu/button in your other application.
How to Copy and Drag-Drop Text Into Other Programs
- Make sure the "LOCK" button is checked before using drag-n-drop feature or you will remove the text from the editor.
- Select an already existing RTF file. The text will appear in the RTF text box.
- Click the "Select All Text" button.
- Move your mouse over the selected text.
- Click down on the highlighted text and drag it to your other application.
NOTE: If you forget to click the "Lock" button and drag-n-drop the content from the editor (thus removing (clearing) it completely) into another application, and the editor becomes blank. Simply just click on another file name and the content/file will not be saved and your file content will be preserved once you re-click on it again.
If you have any problems with our software, please contact us and let us know. We have limitations on our support for questions on how to use the software; we may or may not respond to those questions.