separate - plain text - help
This is the "separate - plain text" section. The left text area must contain only non-scrambled text. That text cannot 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 plain text in the left box. Scrambled text is always plain, so the right text area is for plain text only.
If you are working with a plain text document containing a single scrambled section, and if its original non-scrambled data was rich text (or if you don't know), then you should not be in this section - you need to switch to the "separate - rich text" area.
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 Mixed - 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 plain 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 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 plain 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 plain 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 - plain 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 - plain 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 plain text area into the scrambled area or to unscramble the entire scrambled text area into the non-scrambled plain 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.