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ASPOSTIT(1)		    General Commands Manual		   ASPOSTIT(1)

NAME
       aspostit	- X window system Post-it(r) notes

SYNOPSIS
       aspostit	[ -toolkitoptions ...  ] [ -options ...	 ]

COPYRIGHT
       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published  by  the
       Free  Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your
       option) any later version.

       This program is distributed in the hope that it	will  be  useful,  but
       WITHOUT	ANY  WARRANTY;	without	 even  the  implied  warranty  of MER-
       CHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR	PURPOSE.  See the GNU  General
       Public License for more details.

       You should have received	a copy of the GNU General Public License along
       with this program; if not, write	to the Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
       675 Mass	Ave, Cambridge,	MA 02139, USA.

       aspostit	 is made upon xpostit, Public Domain, by David A. Curry.  (SRI
       International, 333 Ravenswood Avenue, Menlo Park, CA 94025) You can get
       original		  public	   domain	   version	    on
       ftp://ftp://ftp.ers.ibm.com/pub/davy/xpostit3.3.2.tar.gz

DESCRIPTION
       aspostit	provides a mechanism  for  manipulating	 on-screen  Post-it(r)
       notes.	All  six  sizes	of Post-it notes may be	displayed, edited, and
       saved to	disk files.  In	addition, any on-screen	note may be resized to
       any arbitrary size either when it is created or at a later time.

       All notes can be	"hidden" - the notes are still available but not shown
       on the screen until requested by	the user.  Hidden notes	will stay hid-
       den  when  aspostit  is	exited and then	restarted (as long as the user
       saves all notes before exiting).

       When aspostit is	first invoked, it creates a small window with a	 plaid
       background.  This is the	control	window for aspostit.  Additionally, if
       any notes were stored in	the save directory (see	below),	these will  be
       placed  on  the screen at their last locations, unless they were	hidden
       when saved (see below).	Each Post-it note, when	created, makes another
       window  on  the screen.	aspostit is controlled using the mouse buttons
       and a menu.  The	Post-it	notes are controlled  by  using	 a  drop  down
       menu.

OPTIONS
       aspostit	 accepts  all  of  the standard	X Toolkit command line options
       along with the additional options listed	below.

       -bs number
	       Specifies the size of the character buffer  in  which  to  save
	       each  Post-it note.  A note may not contain more	than this num-
	       ber of characters, including newlines.  The default is 1024.

       -nw pixels
	       Allows the user to specify the width, in	pixels,	for  a	single
	       character  of  text.  This is dependent on the font being used,
	       but the Athena Widget set  and  the  Xt	Intrinsics  apparently
	       doesn't	allow  a  program to determine this value at run time.
	       This value is used to determine the width of  the  Name	dialog
	       box,  which  is	used to	provide	a title	for a given note.  The
	       default value for this option is	10 pixels.

       -ao offset
	       The offset is specified in pixels and is	used to	determine  the
	       X  and Y	offsets	from an	anchor note for	a note being cascaded.
	       The default value is 15 pixels.

       -dir path
	       Specifies the path name of the  directory  in  which  to	 store
	       saved Post-it notes.  If	path begins with a `/' it is taken as-
	       is; if it does not begin	with a `/', the	path is	taken relative
	       to the home directory.  If the named directory does not already
	       exist, then aspostit attempts to	create	it.   The  default  is
	       ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/aspostit/.

       -tmpdir path
	       Specifies  the  path name of the	directory to use for temporary
	       files.  By default ``/tmp'' is used.

       -printcmd cmd
	       This must be a quoted command string that can be	 used  as  the
	       format  string to sprintf().  It	must include "%s" for the tem-
	       porary file name	used when printing a note.  The	buffer created
	       with  sprintf(),	this option value, and the temporary file name
	       is passed to the	system() call to print the note.  By  default,
	       the printcmd value is ``lpr %s''.

       -calendarcmd cmd
	       This  is	the command used to produce a calendar for the current
	       month.  On most Unix systems this will be ``cal'', which	is the
	       default.	  The output from this command is redirected to	a tem-
	       porary file and then inserted into a note at the	current	cursor
	       location.

       -emailcmd cmd
	       The  "Email"  option  from  the notes menu will pop up a	window
	       prompting for an	email address.	The -emailcmd command line op-
	       tion  or	 .emailCmd  resource can be set	to your	systems	mailer
	       command.	 The mailer must accept	the text of the	mail via stan-
	       dard input (actually as a pipe from "cat	tmpfile").  "cmd" must
	       be a Unix style command in printf() format.  See	the section on
	       Configuring the mailer.

       -sb     Enables	scroll-bars.   If  specified, a	scroll bar will	be at-
	       tached to each Post-it note.

       -sv     Enables save-on-exit.  When specified, this option tells	aspos-
	       tit  to	save all Post-it notes to disk files when exiting.  If
	       not specified, notes can	be saved to disk files manually	by the
	       user or via the autosave	feature.  It is	useful to specify this
	       option since hidden notes cannot	be  saved  unless  either  the
	       "Save  All Notes" option	is used	or the autosave	option has not
	       been disabled.  Its also	to use this option since its not guar-
	       anteed  that  the  autosave  feature  will have saved all notes
	       since their last	updates	when aspostit exits.

       -c      Enables compatibility mode.  Initially this is for  notes  cre-
	       ated  using  the	 %!  magic  cookie.   In  version 2.2 this was
	       changed to %%!! because the original cookie was the  one	 being
	       used  for  Postscript files.  In	the future this	mode may cover
	       other items that	are not	compatible between versions/releases.

       -ns     Disables	the autosave feature.

       -na     Disables	alarms.

       -interval
	       Sets the	timeout	interval (in minutes) for  when	 the  autosave
	       timeout	should expire.	When this timer	expires, all notes are
	       automatically saved to disk.  The default value is 10 minutes.

       -homedir	path
	       Specifies the base directory from which the File	Selection Win-
	       dow will	look for files and directories.	 If not	specified, and
	       the associated resource .homeDir	is not set then	 the  environ-
	       ment  variable  HOME  is	used.  If this is not set either, then
	       the File	Selection Window uses the root (/)  directory  as  its
	       start point.

       -version	-V
	       Displays	the current version of aspostit.

       -help -h
	       Displays	a usage	message.

WIDGET USAGE
       aspostit	uses several widget types to construct the objects it uses.

       The control window is a Plaid widget called ``Plaid''.

       The menu	is a pop-up shell called ``Menu'' containing a SimpleMenu wid-
       get.  From this menu the	hidden notes menu can be popped	up.  The  hid-
       den notes menu is also a	SimpleMenu widget.

       Each Post-it note is a pop-up shell called ``PostItNote'', containing a
       Form widget called ``Note'' which contains a Text widget	called ``Note-
       Text'',	and a MenuButton widget	called "Options".  The Options button,
       when selected, pops up a	drop-down menu called  "OptionsMenu".	Inside
       of  this	 menu  are  five  menu items called ``Save'', ``Erase'', ``De-
       stroy'',	``Hide'', and ``Name''.

       The confirmation	box is a pop-up	shell called ``Confirm'', containing a
       Form  widget  called  ``Buttons''  which	 contains  two Command widgets
       called ``Confirm'' and ``Cancel''.  There is also dialog	box which pops
       up when the Name	menu item is selected which is called "Dialog".

RESOURCES
       aspostit	 understands  all  of  the  core  X Toolkit resource names and
       classes as well as those	listed below, which are	all of class aspostit.

       .bufSize
	       Specifies the size of the character  buffer  used  to  store  a
	       Post-it note.  The default is 1024.

       .nameWidth
	       See  the	 -nw  command line option.  The	default	value for this
	       resource	is 10.

       .noteDir
	       Specifies the path name of the  directory  in  which  to	 store
	       saved  notes.  The default is /GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/aspos-
	       tit.

       .tmpDir Specifies the path name of the directory	to use	for  temporary
	       files.  By default ``/tmp'' is used.

       .printCmd
	       This  must  be  a quoted	command	string that can	be used	as the
	       format string to	sprintf().  It must include "%s" for the  tem-
	       porary file name	used when printing a note.  The	buffer created
	       with sprintf(), this option value, and the temporary file  name
	       is  passed to the system() call to print	the note.  By default,
	       the printcmd value is ``lpr %s''.

       .calendarCmd
	       This is the command used	to produce a calendar for the  current
	       month.  On most Unix systems this will be ``cal'', which	is the
	       default.	 The output from this command is redirected to a  tem-
	       porary file and then inserted into a note at the	current	cursor
	       location.

       .emailCmd
	       The "Email" option from the notes menu will  pop	 up  a	window
	       prompting for an	email address.	The -emailcmd command line op-
	       tion or .emailCmd resource can be set to	 your  systems	mailer
	       command.	 The mailer must accept	the text of the	mail via stan-
	       dard input (actually as a pipe from "cat	tmpfile").  "cmd" must
	       be a Unix style command in printf() format.  See	the section on
	       Configuring the mailer.

       .saveNotes
	       Controls	the state of the save-on-exit option.  The default  is
	       false.

       .scrollBar
	       Controls	 placing scroll	bars on	Post-it	notes.	The default is
	       false.

       .compatibility
	       Enables compatibility mode.  This shouldn't really  be  set  in
	       the  app-defaults  file.	  If you wish to use this feature, use
	       the -c option.

       .interval
	       Sets the	timeout	interval (in minutes) for  when	 the  autosave
	       timeout	should expire.	When this timer	expires, all notes are
	       automatically saved to disk.

       .anchorOffset
	       The offset is specified in pixels and is	used to	determine  the
	       X  and Y	offsets	from an	anchor note for	a note being cascaded.
	       The default value is 15 pixels.

       .noSave If set to true then the auto-save feature is turned off.

       .noAlarm
	       If set to true then the alarms feature  is  turned  off.	  This
	       will have the effect of graying out the ``Set Alarm'' and ``Un-
	       set Alarm'' options from	each Notes pull	down menu.

       .homeDir
	       Used to set the starting	directory for the File Selection  Win-
	       dow used	with the Open and Export features.

ACTIONS
       It  is possible to rebind the mouse buttons in the Plaid	widget to per-
       form different functions	by changing the	widget's translations.	It  is
       not recommended that other actions (as specified	in the application de-
       faults file) be changed,	however.  The raise() action,  normally	 bound
       to  the	left mouse button, raises all notes.  The lower() action, nor-
       mally bound to the middle mouse button, lowers  all  notes.   The  menu
       raising	function,  normally  bound  to the right mouse button, is per-
       formed  by  calling   the   actions   XawPositionSimpleMenu(Menu)   and
       MenuPopup(Menu).

       This can	now be configured by changing the following lines in the Xpos-
       tit.ad file:

       Xpostit*Plaid.Translations: #replace\n \
	  <Btn1Down>: raise()  \n\
	  <Btn2Down>: lower()  \n\
	  <Btn3Down>: XawPositionSimpleMenu(Menu) MenuPopup(Menu)

       to the following:

       Xpostit*Plaid.Translations: #replace\n \
	  <Btn3Down>: raise()  \n\
	  <Btn2Down>: lower()  \n\
	  <Btn1Down>: XawPositionSimpleMenu(Menu) MenuPopup(Menu)

THE CONTROL WINDOW
       aspostit	allows three operations	to be performed	from its control  win-
       dow.   Pressing	the left mouse button in the control window will cause
       all Post-it notes on the	screen to be raised to the top.	 Pressing  the
       middle  mouse button in the control window will cause all Post-it notes
       on the screen to	be lowered to the bottom.  Pressing  the  right	 mouse
       button in the control window raises the aspostit	menu.

THE PLAID MENU
       The aspostit plaid menu provides	the following selections:

       Create 1.5x2 Note
	       Create  a  new  Post-it note, 1.5 inches	tall by	2 inches wide.
	       The window will normally	need to	be positioned using the	window
	       manager.

       Create 2x3 Note
	       Create a	new Post-it note, 2 inches tall	by 3 inches wide.

       Create 3x3 Note
	       Create a	new Post-it note, 3 inches square.

       Create 3x4 Note
	       Create a	new Post-it note, 3 inches tall	by 4 inches wide.

       Create 3x5 Note
	       Create a	new Post-it note, 3 inches tall	by 5 inches wide.

       Create 4x6 Note
	       Create a	new Post-it note, 4 inches tall	by 6 inches wide.

       Raise All Notes
	       Raise  all  Post-it  notes  to  the top.	 This is equivalent to
	       pressing	the left mouse button in the control window.

       Lower All Notes
	       Lower all Post-it notes to the bottom.  This is	equivalent  to
	       pressing	the middle mouse button	in the control window.

       Unhide All Notes
	       All notes that have been	hidden will be unhidden.

       Save All	Notes
	       Save all	Post-it	notes to disk files in the save	directory.

       Hidden Notes
	       Pops  up	 another  menu which lists all the notes that are cur-
	       rently hidden.  The list	contains the names of the notes	so  it
	       is wise to give a note a	meaningful name	(using the Name	option
	       from the	pull-down menu of each note) before it is hidden.

       Cascade Notes
	       Each note can be	"anchored".  If	one or more notes are anchored
	       and the "Cascade" option	is chosen from the aspostit menu, then
	       all the visible notes are cascaded onto the anchored notes.  An
	       attempt	is made	to distribute all visible notes	evenly amongst
	       all the anchored	notes.	Each note also has an  "unanchor"  op-
	       tion  as	well.  Only one	of "anchor" or "unanchor" is sensitive
	       for any given note.  Hidden notes are not affected by the  cas-
	       cade  feature.  The default offset for cascaded notes (from the
	       anchor) is 15 pixels.  This can be changed with the -ao	option
	       or the .anchorOffset resource.

       Find A Note
	       If you "lose" a note and	want to	bring it up at the cursor, se-
	       lect ``Find A Note'' from the plaid menu.  A pop	up  window  of
	       all  notes  will	be presented.  Select the note you want	and if
	       its not hidden it will pop up at	the cursor.  If	it  is	hidden
	       it  will	pop up in the appropriate spot.	 The ``Cancel''	button
	       will close the pop up if	no note	is selected.

       Exit    Exit aspostit.  If the -sv command line option  was  given,  or
	       the saveNotes resource is true, all Post-it notes will be saved
	       to disk first.

       To select an item from the menu,	drag the mouse cursor to that item and
       release the mouse button.

THE HIDDEN NOTES MENU
       This  menu  pops	up from	the ``Hidden Notes'' option of the plaid menu.
       It functions the	same as	the plaid menu except the menu does not	disap-
       pear until either a menu	option is selected or the label	(at the	top of
       the menu) is clicked on.

THE POST-IT NOTE
       Each Post-it note is made up of three parts (plus  an  optional	scroll
       bar):  a	Title bar, a text window where the text	of the note is stored,
       and a menu bar.

       The menu	bar has	two menus: File	and Notes .  The first of  these  con-
       tains  options  pertaining  to file input and output, such as Open (for
       importing a file	to the note), Export (for saving the text contents  of
       the note	to a file), Print and Email.

       The second menu contains	items for manipulating the note:  Hiding, Nam-
       ing, Erasing, Adding a calendar or date/time stamp, etc.

       To enter	text into a Post-it note, simply move the  mouse  cursor  into
       the  text window	and start typing.  Since the text window is actually a
       Text widget, all	the Text widget	 translations  are  accepted.	Essen-
       tially,	this  means  you can use most of the EMACS control keys	in the
       window.	Additionally, the various mouse	buttons	used for  manipulating
       the selections and cut buffer are understood.

       After  entering text in the Post-it note, you may wish to save the note
       in a disk file.	This way, if the machine goes down, or if you exit as-
       postit,	the  Post-it  note  can	be restored when you restart aspostit.
       (Post-it	notes are also saved automatically (if saveNotes is true) if a
       SIGHUP,	SIGINT,	 SIGTERM, or SIGQUIT signal is received.)  To save the
       note to a disk file, click on the Notes button and drag the mouse  cur-
       sor  to	the menu item labeled ``Save'',	then release the mouse button.
       The note	will be	saved as the file ``noten'' in	your  save  directory,
       where n is some sequence	number.	 Note that the ``Save''	menu item will
       not allow you to	save unless something have been	typed in the  Text  of
       the  note,  the	name  of the note has been changed, or the text	of the
       note has	been erased.  This is a	good way for checking if  you've  made
       changes	to  the	note.  If the Save menu	item is	"insensitive" (grayed-
       out) then you haven't made any changes to the Text of the note.	 NOTE:
       it  is  important  to  remember that if you have	disabled the auto-save
       (sv)feature then	the note will not be saved until you have pressed  the
       ``Save''	 button.   You	can  also make sure changed notes get saved on
       exit by enabling	the ave	on Exit	feature.

       To erase	the entire contents of the text	window,	you can	click  on  the
       Notes  button and select	the ``Erase'' menu item.  This will bring up a
       confirmation window, which has  two  buttons  labeled  ``Confirm''  and
       ``Cancel''.   If	 you  press  the  ``Confirm'' button, the text will be
       erased.	If you press the ``Cancel'' button, the	operation is canceled,
       and nothing will	happen.	 NOTE: erasing the text	in the window does not
       affect any contents of the note you have	saved on disk unless you press
       the ``Save'' button again.

       To  destroy a Post-it note, getting rid of its window on	the screen and
       the disk	file it	is saved in, click on the Notes	button and select  the
       ``Destroy'' menu	item.  This will bring up a confirmation window	as de-
       scribed above.  If you confirm the operation,  the  Post-it  note  will
       disappear  from	the  screen  and the disk file it was saved in will be
       deleted.

       To rename a note, you can click on the  Notes  button  and  select  the
       ``Name''	 menu  item.   This  will bring	up a dialog box, which has two
       buttons labeled ``Confirm'' and ``Cancel'' as well as a field to	 enter
       text  for  the  new name.  If you press the ``Confirm'' button, the new
       name will be placed in the title	bar of the note.   If  you  press  the
       ``Cancel'' button, the operation	is canceled.

       To  hide	 a  note,  you	can  click  on the Notes button	and select the
       ``Hide''	menu item.  This will cause the	note  to  disappear  from  the
       screen.	 To  bring  the	 note back, select the ``Hidden	Notes''	option
       from the	plaid pull-down	menu.  Then select the note you	wish to	 bring
       back  up.  NOTE:	The hidden notes will not stay hidden between aspostit
       sessions	unless you first select	the "Save All Notes" option  from  the
       plaid  menu or options to save on exit (see discussion above) have been
       set.

       To anchor a note	you can	click on the Notes button and select the ``An-
       chor''  menu  item.  This will mark the note as an anchor note.	Anchor
       notes are the bottom note, the "anchor",	when  the  Cascade  option  is
       chosen from the aspostit	plaid menu.

       To  unanchor  a	note  you can click on the Notes button	and select the
       ``UnAnchor'' menu item.	This will remove the note from the list	of an-
       chor notes.

       Note  that  only	 one of	the ``Anchor'' or ``UnAnchor'' options will be
       sensitive (allow	user selection)	at any time.  They are mutually	exclu-
       sive options within any give note.

       To  print  a note, you must have	configured aspostit with a valid print
       command (via the	-printcmd command line option  or  the	.printCmd  re-
       source).	  Select  the  ``Print'' option	from the Notes pull down menu.
       The text	of the note is printed.

       To email	a note use the ``Email'' option.  This option will  pop	 up  a
       window  prompting for an	email address.	Fill in	the text field and se-
       lect ``Accept'' to send the message.  The notes title will be  used  as
       the subject line.  Select ``Cancel'' to cancel sending the message.

       To  set	a  notes alarm,	select ``Set Alarm'' from the notes Notes pull
       down menu.  A window pops up with month,	day, hour and  minute  fields.
       Set  each  of  these for	the day	and time you wish the alarm to go off.
       If you wish to save this	value between invokations you should  use  ei-
       ther  the  notes	 ``Save'' option or the	``Save All Notes'' option from
       the plaid windows menu.	When a notes alarm is set an icon of  a	 clock
       will be visible next to the Options menu	button in the notes menu bar.

       To  turn	 off  the a notes alarm, select	``Unset	Alarm''	from the Notes
       pull down menu.	This will disable the alarm for	that note  and	remove
       the clock icon from the menu bar.

       To  insert  a copy of the current calendar month	in the text select the
       "Insert Calendar" option	from the notes menu.  The  text	 will  be  in-
       serted  at  the current cursor location,	so you should be sure to posi-
       tion the	cursor first.  You can position	the cursor by just clicking in
       the text	window of the note.

       Adding the date and time	is done	using the "Insert Date..." option from
       the notes menu.	A dialog box providing a variety of  formats  is  pre-
       sented.	 Select	the format desired by clicking on the small box	to the
       left of the format string and then click	on "Accept".  The text	string
       will  be	 inserted at the current cursor	location.  Be sure to position
       the cursor prior	to using the option.

       To import a text	file at	the current cursor location in a note, use the
       File menu's Open	option.	 A File	Selection Window opens.	 Choose	a file
       and select ``Accept''.  See the section on the  File  Selection	Window
       for more	details.

       Exporting  the  text to a file is similar to opening a file for import.
       Choose the Export option	from the File pull down	menu.  Select  a  file
       from  the File Selection	Window.	 Again,	see the	section	on the ile Se-
       lection Window for more details on how to use that window.

CONFIGURING THE	MAILER
       In order	to use your systems mailer with	the Email feature of aspostit,
       you  need  to configure the appropriate mailer command using either the
       -emailcmd command line option or	the .emailCmd resource.	   The	format
       for  both  of these is the same:	 a double-quoted string	which contains
       the name	of the mailer command, the option for  providing  the  subject
       line,  and  the addressee.  By default the Unix command "mail" is used.
       It is defined in	the Xpostit.ad (and in the source  code	 fallback  re-
       sources)	as:

		 "mail -s\"%s\"	%s"

       The  format  is the standard format used	by printf().  The first	string
       parameter is the	subject	line.	The backslashes	are required  so  that
       the following double quotes are passed properly to the shell.  If these
       are left	out the	subject	will be	truncated to the  first	 word  of  the
       first  string  parameter	 and  an attempt will be made by the mailer to
       send mail to non-existant recipients.

       The second string is the	addressee.  The	order of the string parameters
       is  required (subject first, addressee second).	The mailer command ac-
       cpets the text of the mail via standard input.  This too	is required.

       If you use elm, you might want to change	this to:

		 "elm -s\"%s\" %s > /dev/null"

       The difference here is that elm prints out a few	messages when it  runs
       in batch	mode and you should send those to /dev/null.

USING THE FILE SELECTION WINDOW
       The File	Selection Window contains two scrollable windows, a text input
       field, and two buttons.	The scrollable windows contain the directories
       (the  left-side scrollable window) and the files	(the right-side	scrol-
       lable window) in	the current directory.	These windows may not  be  the
       same size if the	number of directories or files isn't enough to stretch
       the window to its maximum size before it	allows scrolling (ie don't re-
       port  the windows being different sizes as a bug	- its a	feature).  You
       can scroll the windows the same way you scroll the text of the notes.

       The buttons inside the scrollable windows only require a	 single	 click
       to  activate  them.  Clicking on	a directory button will	close the File
       Selection Window	and reopen it using the	new  directory	as  its	 base.
       The  scrollable windows will be updated to reflect the files and	direc-
       tories in that directory	and the	text input field will  be  updated  to
       show the	current	directory.

       Clicking	 on  a	button	in the files scrollable	window will cause that
       file to be selected.  If	you are	opening	a file then  the  file	chosen
       will be added to	the current note at the	location of the	cursor in that
       note.  Be sure to set the cursor	to where you want to import  text  be-
       fore  opening a file.  If you are exporting a file then the text	of the
       file will be written to the file	chosen.	 It is assumed that since  you
       manually	selected a file	known to exist that you	want to	overwrite that
       file, so	be sure	you know what you're doing before you click on a  file
       for exporting!

       The  text  input	field can be used to manually type a directory or file
       name.  If the name typed	is a directory,	the File Selection  Window  is
       closed  and  a  new one opened using the	new directory as the base.  If
       the name	typed is a file	then that filename is  used  for  the  current
       task,  either opening or	exporting.  If exporting, and the file exists,
       a window	is popped up asking for	confirmation to	overwrite  that	 file.
       Click  on  ``Accept''  to proceed with the export or ``Cancel'' to skip
       it.

       The two buttons in the File Selection window  are  the  ``Accept''  and
       ``Cancel'' buttons.  The	Cancel button closes the File Selection	Window
       with no further actions taken.  The Accept button only has  meaning  in
       relation	 to  the text input field.  If you click on Accept, then what-
       ever is in the text input field is used as the filename for the current
       task (open or export) and the appropriate action	is taken.

SEE ALSO
       X(1)

BUGS
       The  sizes of the Post-it notes are only	as accurate as the display di-
       mension and resolution returned by the server.  On the Sun  server  and
       possibly	others,	this means they	aren't all that	accurate.

       On  Linux systems the word wrap feature of the Text Widget appears bro-
       ken.  The words get wrapped to the next line but	they do	not get	erased
       from  the previous line.	 I'm not sure how to fix this.	You can	resize
       the note	using AfterStep	to clear the problem, or scroll	the note  win-
       dow.

       The  message:  ``Warning:  XtRemoveGrab asked to	remove a widget	not on
       the list'' may be written to stdout after an alarm popup	is  dismissed.
       This  is	 a  timing issue in the	X libs,	I think, and doesn't appear to
       cause any problems.

       The Dialog used to name a note doesn't limit the	number	of  characters
       that  can be used in a name, although it	does prevent (by use of	trans-
       lations)	a user from putting a newline in the text.   The  drawback  to
       not limiting the	length of the name is that the dialog box's text field
       won't resize or scroll to the right as characters  are  typed  off  the
       right  hand  edge of the	field.	Bummer dude.  This might be fixable if
       key events force	a resize on each keystroke.  Hmmm.  I'll have to think
       about that one.

       The  -c option has been reported	to not read in old notes properly.  It
       eats the	first line.  This can be worked	around by adding a blank  line
       to  the old notes.  However, I couldn't reproduce this problem.	I sug-
       gest creating a backup of your old notes	before trying to run with  the
       -c option, just in case.

       Hidden  notes  have  their shell	x and y	coordinates set	to 1 less than
       the note	originally had them set	to when	the program starts.   I	 think
       this  is	 either	a problem with the way fvwm was	placing	the notes when
       they were visible (with window manager borders) or a problem with the X
       libs.   Probably	 fvwm.	 In  anycase, over time, the notes will	slowly
       move toward the upper left, but only while  invisible.	When  you  pop
       them up,	things are fine.  Basically, its not something worth fixing.

       On  some	 systems (all?), specifically Solaris, setting the num-lock on
       prevents	the pull-down menus from allowing the user to select menu  op-
       tions.  The fix:	 turn off numlock.

       The File	Selection Window is not	graceful, but its functional.  I could
       have used the FWF FileSelection widget, but that	required including the
       complete	FWF kit, which I didn't	want to	have to	do.

       Without a color display for canary yellow notes and red plaid, the aes-
       thetic value of aspostit	cannot be fully	appreciated.

AUTHOR
       David A.	Curry, <davy@ers.ibm.com> wrote	original  xpostit  Michael  J.
       Hammel  <mjhammel@csn.net>  added  many	features  Guylhem Aznar	<guyl-
       hem@oeil.qc.ca> added little changes

       ``Post-it'' and the plaid design	are registered trademarks of 3M.

Unix/X11R4-R6			 21 June 1998			   ASPOSTIT(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | COPYRIGHT | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | WIDGET USAGE | RESOURCES | ACTIONS | THE CONTROL WINDOW | THE PLAID MENU | THE HIDDEN NOTES MENU | THE POST-IT NOTE | CONFIGURING THE MAILER | USING THE FILE SELECTION WINDOW | SEE ALSO | BUGS | AUTHOR

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