separate - rich text - help
This is the "separate - rich text" section. The left text area must contain only non-scrambled text. That text can have rich text formatting like changes in fonts and colors. The right text area must contain only a single scrambled section, typically corresponding to a scrambling of the rich text in the left box. Scrambled text is always plain, even when it comes from originally non-scrambled rich text, so the right text area is for plain text only.
Plain text areas are limited to 65535 characters. Rich text areas don't have that restriction (there is one, but it is very large). If you run out of room, you must work in rich text areas to resolve the problem. However, since scrambled text is always plain, even if you work in rich text, you may create too much plain scrambled data. This can be resolved by working strictly in the Intermixed - Rich area. You can place plain text in there and still work with it. And, if you scramble it, it goes back into that single rich text area - avoiding the 65535 limit. You can always copy the text from the rich text area to the clipboard as plain text if you really need it to be plain...
There are three sections of information above the two text areas:
non-scrambled area status: displays the current number of characters, the cursor position, and the number of selected (highlighted) characters in the left-side non-scrambled rich text area. The display is generally correct, but at times can be slightly out-of-synch if a lot of changes have occurred in the rich text area. At any time you can press "Refresh" to update the display and to reshow the current cursor location. Pressing "Clear" will clear the entire non-scrambled rich text area.
clipboard status: tells whether the system clipboard contains rich text (text that contains formatting such as fonts and colors), plain text (text that contains no formatting), or HTML. The clipboard gets filled via "cut" and "copy" operations. Currently, the fact that the clipboard contains HTML is informational only (it is not used in the application). You may check/refresh the status by pressing "Refresh". You may clear the clipboard by pressing "Clear".
scrambled area status: displays the current number of characters, the cursor position, and the number of selected (highlighted) characters in the right-side scrambled plain text area. The display is generally correct, but at times can be slightly out-of-synch if a lot of changes have occurred in the text area. At any time you can press "Refresh" to update the display and to reshow the current cursor location. Pressing "Clear" will clear the entire scrambled plain text area.
The number of characters in the scrambled area is particularly helpful if you are sending the scrambled data to a recipient via a product that has a small maximum size for sending. For instance, Messenger often restricts a single sent message to no more than 400 characters. If the scrambled text exceeds that, you will know because of the status display. Then you can go to the "separate - rich text - settings/tools" panel and can use the tool that allows you to split the scrambled text area into smaller chunks.
You can read the supplied help. You can also get more help, read about the product, or go to the web site for assistance.
You can also choose one of the other tabs:
"settings/tools" - to enter your personal preferences for working in the "separate - rich text" area.
"copy" - to manipulate data to and from the text areas, the system clipboard, and files.
"scram/unscram" - to scramble the entire non-scrambled rich text area into the scrambled area or to unscramble the entire scrambled text area into the non-scrambled rich text area.
Note that if you have a shareware copy of the product, you will not be able to do scrambling of text (among other things…). You will be able to unscramble messages sent to you. Only owners of registered (purchased) versions are allowed to do scrambling.