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How to Use a Generic Recitable Note

With a Generic Recitable Note, you can create notes that others can "read" or recite. A recitable note enables you to display or read the text of the note one line at a time rather than all at once in one big chunk of text. In order to "recite" the note line by line, however, you need to be "holding" the note. You need to "get" or "take" the note into your possession first before reciting it.

Verb Summary

recite Recitable Note
@setdelay Recitable Note to #seconds
pause/inter*rupt Recitable Note
stop Recitable Note
r*ead Recitable Note
er*ase Recitable Note
wr*ite anything on Recitable Note
del*ete/rem*ove anything from Recitable Note
encrypt Recitable Note with anything
decrypt Recitable Note

mailme/@mailme Recitable Note
copy/paste Recitable Note
g*et/t*ake Recitable Note
d*rop/th*row Recitable Note
gi*ve/ha*nd Recitable Note to anything
v*iew Recitable Note
dis*play Recitable Note
connect Recitable Note to anything
@webpref*erences Recitable Note

Note: "Recitable Note" in the commands above (and below) refers to the name of the note.

Instructions and Information on Specific Verbs (Commands)

Using the Encore Object Editor

From within the enCore Object Editor (whether as you create the Note or as you seek to edit it), you can write the message the Note contains--line by line--in the NOTE TEXT portion of the editing window. Hitting enter at the end of the text will define the end of that one line.

Using Specific Verb Commands

get/take recitable note
In order to recite the note, you must first be holding it. Before you leave the room, be sure to *drop* the note again or you will be carrying it off.

recite recitable note
Will begin the reciting of the text of the note. The note will display line by line at whatever speed the @setdisplay is set for.

@setdelay recitable note to #seconds
This will set the speed at which the lines of text display. Example: @setdelay Recitable Note to 10

read recitable note
Prints the entire text written on the recitable note. Type: look recitable note will display the text of the note as well.

write any text on recitable note
Adds a line of text to the named note.  Only the owner of a note may do this.

erase recitable note
Deletes all of the text written on a note.  Only the owner of a note may do this.

pause/interrupt recitable note
stop recitable note
Each of these commands will stop the "reciting" of the note. No command exists to resume or restart the reciting of the note from the place where it was stopped. You must start over from the beginning.

encrypt recitable note with key-expression
Restricts the set of players who can read the named note or letter to those for whom the given key expression is true.  See 'help keys' for information on the type and semantics of key expressions, or look at the section explained in the help text for the Generic Letter.  Only the owner of a note may encrypt the note.


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Questions? Comments? Email Lennie Irvin
This guide is based on materials developed for the Encore Open Source Documentation Project by Lennie Irvin and Erin Karper.

Page last updated 01/28/2003 -- EK