Add Content to Your Session Document
Each time you launch ThoughtOffice, you begin with a clean
slate. You can immediately begin adding content to your
Session document, or you can continue to work on Sessions that you have
ThoughtOffice allows you to add new content and images into your Session Document in 3 ways:
1. Use the Topics Browser to add questions from any eXpertTopic Modules that have been imported into ThoughtOffice.
the Idea Browser to add more content, creative inspiration, ideas, and
images that result from your searches.
3. Or add your own thoughts and ideas by selecting the add entry button in the toolbar.
more information about adding content to your Session Documents from
the Topics Browser or Idea Browser, please refer to their respective
topic headings in the Table of Contents of this Help guide.
Add and Delete Entries
We've set up ThoughtOffice so that each time you launch the
program, you can begin working on a new Session Document right away. To
begin adding comments, simply do the following:
1. Select the Add Entry button from the toolbar.
will create a new entry box within the Session Document
Window. Inside this box you will see the words 'edit comment
3. Start typing!
you have already added Questions from the Topics Browser to your
Session, you can simply select the Entry box that contains the question
and add your comments in the same box, or you can add a new entry box
immediately underneath your question. To do this, make sure
that you have selected the entry box that contains the question you
would like to answer, select the Add Entry button, and a new entry field
will be inserted directly underneath the question.
*To delete an entry, select the Del Entry button located next to the Add Entry button.
Now let's learn how to add our own images to an entry!
Add and Delete Images
There are three ways to add images to your Session Document.
that are attached to comments and questions located in the eXpertTopic
modules and added to your Session Document.
2. Images that you have found using the Idea Browser and added to your Session.
3. Images that you have on your hard drive that you can add to your Sessions.
this section, we will focus on adding your personal images to an
entry. For more information on images associated with the
Topics Browser or Idea Browser, please refer to those headings in the
Table of Contents of this Help Menu.
we've added an entry to our Session and now we would like to enhance
our comment by attaching an image to it.
1. Select the entry box that you would like to add an image to.
2. Select the Add Image button located in the toolbar.
your image on your hard drive. Please note that images must
end in the extension .jpg.
4. Voila! You
should now see your image in the entry box. All images will
automatically be positioned to the left of your comments.
can also view your image at full scale in a separate window by
selecting the View Image button located in the toolbar.
delete an image, select the entry box that contains the image you wish
to change or delete, then select the Del Image button located in the
Once you have added a series of entries to your Session Document,
you may find that you need to re-arrange the order of those entries from
time to time. Here's how.
1. Select the entry box you would like to move.
the Move Up or Move Down buttons located in the toolbar to reposition
your entry to a new location in your Session Document.
sure to Save your Sessions frequently to ensure that you do not lose
any changes you've made to them. That would be bad....
Change Color of Text
Now that you know how to add text and images to entries, let's
cover the basics for changing the color of your text. In the
toolbar you will find a Text Color button. There are two
parts to this feature; the colored box accesses the Colors Palette, and
the 'A' font applies the color to your selected entry text.
first thing we want to do is click on the colored box to open up the
Colors Palette. You will notice several options to select
colors along the top of the Colors window. Simply scan
through those to learn more about them. To keep things
simple, you can select the box of crayons icon and pick a color quickly
2. Once you've picked out a
new color, highlight the entry text you would like to change, and click
the 'A' font in the Text Color button. This will change your
text to the new color.
You can also change the font, size, and style of your text by accessing those features from the Menu Bar.
can also pre-set your font preferences for both Topic Modules and
Session Documents in the Preferences section. You can find
this in the ThoughtOffice heading located in the Menu
Bar. For more information about Preferences, please refer to
the topic heading in the Table of Contents of this Help
Create URL Link
If you will be sharing your Session Documents with others, we've
made it convenient for you to create URL links throughout your
1. Highlight the word or phrase that you would like to link to a specific URL.
2. Click on the URL Link button located in the toolbar. This will open up a new window.
3. Simply enter the URL you would like to link the text to by typing it in the field. Click ok.
Presto! Your selected word or phrase will be underlined,
indicating that it is now linked to the prescribed URL.
Timestamp Your Session Document
Use the Time Stamp feature when you wish to
mark your Session Document with the current date and
time. Simply select the text block you wish to mark and click
the Time Stamp button.