Re: KeyNote for PowerPro resources
> Your apt distinction between ".knt for active users" and ".chm
> for passive users" is a revelation to me. I definitely prefer
> to be active rather than passive, so keynote should suit me.
> In the spirit of overcoming my mild bias against keynote--because
> it is really mild and driven mostly by ignorance of this tool--
> let me ask you some questions about it.
Before looking at your specific questions (which are fair criticisms
of KeyNote) let me say generally:
Like all programs (even PowerPro) KeyNote is not perfect.
IMHO it has several more important shortcomings than those which
As a writer/editor/designer these two really annoy me:
- the alleged "Styles" are not true Styles as in Atlantis, MS Word,
etc. They are just macros which apply a set of characterisitics to
the current selection, just like you have formatted it manually.
- there is no ¶ (the Alt+182 char) icon on the toolbar, which
usually toggles show/hide special chars such as paragraph marks.
I need that to see where I have used mid-paragraph line breaks
(Shift+Enter) vs full paragraph breaks (Enter) and to see whether
white space is made of Indents or Tab chars or Space chars.
> I have used keynote for a while to jot down notes, manage call
> lists, etc. and came across one serious deficiency of its link
> mechanism. It seems to me that when you're linking from a note