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Old 05-29-2005, 12:55 PM   #1
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Cool index (menu) expansion engine

I'm not even sure I've got the opening description right, but here's what I wanna do. The kinds of menus usually found with, say, tutorials will respond to a mouse click, and then go to the verbose text associated with that menu item. It has occurred to me that I could do a lot of organizing of many of my own [outline] papers using that concept. What sort of an engine (have I got that part right?) works that kind of magic, and could I find one that was Python friendly.

I have Googled this one to ground, but my sense of it is so vague that Good ol' Google can't seem to figure out what I'm asking. Hopefully, a live person can make the fuzzy link.

(On another very different note, but perhaps someone could reach out to me here; someone who understands what I am's about 2:00 pm on an incredibly gorgeous, sunny weekend (3 day, no less). Why am I choosing to sit here at my computer and delve into murky matters of scripting, etc.?)
Old 05-30-2005, 04:39 PM   #2
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The kinds of menus usually found with, say, tutorials will respond to a mouse click, and then go to the verbose text associated with that menu item.
Exactly what do you mean? Like the gnu manuals (

Then texinfo is the preferred format. I haven't got any (well, much) experience with it, but it looks as if it's good for what it's meant for: writing functional works (references, tutorial, manuals, dictionaries, cookbooks, whatever).

Exactly what do you mean by `python friendly'? What do you expect that python will do for you?

... and python rocks

hth --Jonas


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