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Take Notes with Scratch Pad

Use the Scratch Pad to keep notes associated with a session. From the task pane you can print or save the Scratch Pad notes as .RTF or .TXT files.

To reopen the file later, it must be saved in a trusted location.

To take notes with Scratch Pad

  1. On the Session ribbon, from the Productivity group, click the Scratch Pad button, and do one of the following:
    • Open the Scratch Pad task pane.

      -or-

    • Click the down arrow to open the Scratch Pad gallery.
  2. Type your notes into Scratch Pad.
  3. Save your notes by clicking the Save As toolbar button.

The following commands are also available from the toolbar in the Scratch Pad task pane (You can also use common keyboard shortcuts like CTRL+A, CTRL+C, and so on):

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Save

Save the contents of the Scratch Pad task pane as a Rich Text File (.RTF) or as plain text (.TXT). When you close your session, your Scratch Pad is not maintained unless you save it to a separate file.

Open

Open any .RTF or .TXT file.

The file must be in a trusted location for Reflection to use it.

Print

Print the contents of the Scratch Pad.

Cut

Cut the selected item and copy it to the Clipboard.

Copy

Copy the selected item to the Clipboard.

Paste

Paste the contents of the Clipboard at the cursor location on the Scratch Pad.

Clear All

Clear all of the contents at once.

Auto-hide

Put the task pane into auto-hide mode. This collapses the task pane against the side of the application frame. (To re-open the task pane, mouse over the side of the frame.)

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