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» Boilerplates


Q: How do I delete a boilerplate collection?

Boilerplate collections are just directories filled with our special format files. Go there and delete the directory. (STOP the program first.)


Q: Why in the world do you call them boilerplates?

Got a better name? Actually, it's newspaper/publishing term that more-or-less fits.

» Operating system (OS)


Q: What OS will YC3 run on?

Any 32Bit Windows setup, ie: Win95/98/ME and NT4/Win2K/XP. Also, if the OS will run, so can Yankee Clipper- no special memory or processor requirements.


Q: I'm running Windows XP and my tray icon has disappeared. What's up with that?

Not our fault! Right click on the taskbar, select "Properties", and beside the "Hide inactive icons" checkbox hit the "Customize" button. Set Yankee Clipper to "Always show".


Q: How about "Fast user switching" with Windows XP?

Well, next version will handle this just fine, but with Yankee Clipper III you can only be running YCIII as exactly ONE user at a time. (It's to keep you from overwriting another user's clippings.) Next version will store your clippings under the user's profile directory hierarchy.

» Miscellaneous


Q: How to translate international file?

The international file contains number of sections that correspond to each form in YC3. All sections are enclosed in brackets. For example the section containing all phrases/words for Configuration form will look like [Configuration]. Names of sections are NOT to be translated. Only words/phrases to the right of the = sign are to be translated into appropriate language.

In order to put the international file to work please restart YC3 after translating the file and make sure the file is named International.ini and it is located wherever the YankClip.exe is located.

Please use file "International.ini.English" located in YC3 installation directory for template.


Q: YC3 keeps collecting the same clipping over and over.

Some Microsoft Office applications every few minutes or so perform re-copy of text that was previously copied to the clipboard. Sometimes the cause of it is that the text that was copied to clipboard is left highlighted. As a result of this Yankee Clipper 3 will continually get new clippings that seem to have the same contents.

We are currently working on this issue. To fix this problem copy clipping from another application to change clipboard contents.


Q: Why Yankee Clipper 3 stops collecting clippings?

This is a very difficult problem to 'fix'- because it's not our program that causes it, we only suffer from the consequences. The clipboard is implemented somewhat like the old game you played at summer camp where you whispered something in the next person's ear and they pass it along. ("Hey- the clipboard changed!") Well, on your machine the next person is either getting up and leaving or they drop dead. (Over-simplification.) So, the link in the chain that is supposed to pass the 'clipboard changed' message to Yankee Clipper (or another application that is next in chain) is missing or absent.

To correct this problem please check option "Periodically re-attach to clipboard" on Advanced Options panel on Configuration window.


Q: I would like to hear some audible feedback when YC3 captures a clipping.

Rename 'Clip.wav.bak' to 'Clip.wav' in the YC3 directory and stop/start Yankee Clipper.