AnswerTool Newsletter; Issue #1; May 13, 2002
Welcome to the first issue of the AnswerTool newsletter. In this
newsletter we will provide you with information about new releases
of AnswerTool, tips and tricks for getting the most out of the
software, and other related news. If there is information you
would like to see in this newsletter that we are not currently
including, let us know by using one of the feedback links below.
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Table of Contents:
- Tell a friend about AnswerTool
- Tips and tricks
- AnswerTool 2.1 beta 1
- Getting AnswerTool updates
- Send us your feedback
- Upcoming product: FAQTool
- Other DTLink Software products
- How to unsubscribe
Tell a friend about AnswerTool
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Tips and tricks
Since one of the goals of this newsletter is to provide information
about using AnswerTool more efficiently, we will be including tips
and tricks in this section. If you have any tips or tricks you
wish to share with fellow AnswerTool users, please send them to us.
Our tip for this issue concerns copying answers between questions.
To copy text from one answer to the next, you normally select the
answer, then select or create the question where you will copy the
answer. If you have the "automatically copy to clipboard" option
selected you will notice that when you select the destination,
it wipes out the clipboard. While it is expected that AnswerTool
will do this because of how the automatic copy option works, this
is not the desired behavior in this case. The solution is to
temporarily disable the "automatically copy to clipboard" option
in the program preferences.
Tell us what you think about this problem. Do you frequently copy
text between answers? Do we need to make this process easier?
One thing to keep in mind is that with the QuickPaste feature in
AnswerTool 2.1, (described below) the automatic copy option becomes
less important and depending on your requirements you may be able to
leave it disabled permanently.
AnswerTool 2.1 beta 1
We are pleased to announce AnswerTool 2.1 beta 1. We listened to
you and made a number of improvements which we believe will make
AnswerTool even more useful. Here are some of the highlights:
- QuickPaste. Not only does this improve the speed at which you
use AnswerTool, but dramatically improves integration with other
software. Instead of switching to AnswerTool, selecting a question,
switching back to your application, then pressing Paste, with
QuickPaste you just press the hot key combination, select the
question, and press Enter. The answer is automatically pasted into
your application. You can even paste multiple answers in a row.
- QuickCopy. Makes creating your answer files even easier. Copy
your answer to the clipboard and press the QuickCopy hot key.
This captures the answer from the clipboard and allows you to
easily create the entire question and answer combination.
- Open from the Web. In addition to having your files on a LAN,
now you can store answer files on the Internet and open them
by specifying the URL or dragging an Internet Shortcut into the
There have been a large number of other minor improvements, and
those are detailed in the release notes.
This beta release is believed to be stable, but we still wanted
to run a short public beta just to work out any problems we may
not have caught. Because this is a beta release, it is not
available through the built-in Check for Updates command. Please
visit the beta download page at
Getting AnswerTool updates
AnswerTool includes our AppUpdate(tm) technology that lets you
check for and download the latest official release of the software.
Be sure to check for updates to ensures that you have the latest
fixes and features.
You can check for updates at any time by selecting the Check for
Updates command under the Help menu, or download the latest version
directly from our web site:
Send us your feedback
As we work on future releases of AnswerTool we ask for your
continued feedback. Let us know what features you like, what you
don't like, and what we can do to make AnswerTool work even better
Also, let us know what you're doing with AnswerTool. We know many
people are using it for more than just answering email, and we're
in the process of updating our web site to reflect how our customers
really use the software. Send us your stories! If we include them
on our web site we will include a link to yours.
Upcoming product: FAQTool
Almost everyone has a FAQ on their web site, but how often does it
actually get updated? FAQTool is our upcoming product for auto-
matically generating and maintaining the FAQ pages on your web site.
FAQTool generates single and multi-page FAQs, creates your table of
contents, and includes a built-in FTP client that can automatically
upload the FAQ to your web site. You can use one of the included
templates, modify one, or create your own from scratch to get exacly
the look you want.
Here's the best part: Whenever you need to change anything in the
FAQ, whether it's changing a single answer, rearranging questions
or topics, changing the entire look and feel, or changing from a
single page FAQ to multiple pages, it's all as simple as checking
off a few options and running through the FAQ generator wizard.
Of course FAQTool can import your AnswerTool files, so you can easily
generate FAQs from the answer files you already have.
We currently anticipate a FAQTool beta in late May or early June.
Keep watching this space for the announcement.
By now you're probably thinking, "where is the AnswerTool FAQ?" Well,
we're working on it. Actually, it appears that using AnswerTool is
so easy that we just don't get many questions about the software.
Do you have a question that you think we should answer in the FAQ?
Please send it to us.
Other DTLink Software products
For information about other DTLink Software products, including
AppUpdate PAD Edition, visit our company home page at
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