creating lists from subject lines

Subject: creating lists from subject lines
From: Mike McGraw <mcgraw -at- BROOKTREE -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 5 May 1995 13:29:06 -0700


I'm looking for some small (software) tool that will help me create

Specifically, I'm thinking of the Copy/Paste function common to Windows
programs, which I use now to move information between documents. It
works, but the "clipboard" holds only one copied item at a time. What
I'd like to be able to do is to page through a long document (the daily
digest of TECHWR-L messages is a great example) and create a sequence of
small clips (a table of contents). Creating a TOC of subject headers
for the messages I save is one specific example.

That is, I'd like to be able to accumulate a series of clips using the
Copy function without having to go over to another open document or area
of the same document and Paste the clipboard contents.

Am I missing something totally obvious that is already available in
Windows? :*) Is someone using a tool like this now? Replies to the list
might be useful to others, but I'll be happy to summarize and post any
suggestions that come my way. Thanks.


I also want to comment briefly on the excellent content of postings
lately. For a while, discussions were tracking pretty far off subject,
and I know one or two folks here who signed off the list as a result.
Too much work sorting wheat from chaff. Following the DC conference
(maybe the AC provoked lots of new ideas) the content has significantly
improved. Keep up the good postings!

Mike McGraw product engineering technician
Brooktree Corp.,San Diego, CA and
mcgraw -at- brooktree -dot- com occasional technical writer

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