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Used to save your current selection of texts. Useful if it's complex, e.g. involving several different folders. Essential if you've attached a date to your text files.

Saves a list of text files whose status is either unknown or known to meet your requirements when selecting files by their contents, ignoring any which do not.

 

get favourites Outopen

Used to read a previously-saved selection from disk.

 

By default the file name will be the name of the tool you're choosing texts for plus recent_chosen_text_files.dat, in your main WordSmith folder.

 

You may use a plain text file for loading (Outopen) a set of choices you have edited using Notepad, but note that each file needed must be fully specified: wildcards are not used and a full drive:\folder path is needed. You may date the text file if you like by appending to the file-name a <tab> character followed by the date (any date after 1000BC) in the format yyyy/mm/dd e.g.

c:\text\socrates.txt        -399/07/01

c:\text\hamlet.txt        1600/07/01

c:\text\second world war.txt        1943/05/22

 

See also: Choosing Texts, file dates