Personal Notes File

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NOTEFILE is prepared by Fedon Kadifeli. This is a utility which can be used for keeping personal notes information. For example, you can keep people’s addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, etc. It is similar to the old Windows CARDFILE.EXE program and it can read CRD files created by that program. You can use this program to keep personal notes too, just as you can use Windows NOTEPAD.EXE for this purpose. However, by using this program, you can organize your data and access any information you need more easily.

Information is stored normally in NTF format. The NTF format stores data in compressed binary format. But you can save to and read from TXT files also. You can optionally encrypt your NTF files.

NOTEFILE has an integrated phone dialer similar to, but better than the one in CARDFILE.

NOTEFILE allows the user to extend its functionality by using Pascal scripting and external commands. Pascal scripts stored in a special script file and external commands stored in a special command file can be executed as user-defined NOTEFILE menu commands.

Another useful feature is the ability to execute single system commands stored as strings in your data file.

This program was written mainly to overcome some limitations of CARDFILE. For example, in CARDFILE the size of a card cannot be larger than 12×40 characters including the index line. In NOTEFILE there is no such limitation. The main philosophy behind this program is its simplicity and easiness of use.

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Main window
Main window
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File Setup
File Setup
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Find and Replace
Find and Replace
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Quick Search Items
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NOTEFILE runs on 64-bit Microsoft Windows environments like Vista, 7, 8, 10, 11, etc. and Linux systems like Ubuntu. (Unsupported versions for 32-bit Windows and 32-bit Linux environments will be also provided for those who cannot run 64-bit programs.) NOTEFILE gets an optional parameter indicating the file to be opened and edited. The window displayed when you run the application contains a menu and tool bar at the top, a status bar at the bottom, a card index list at the right, and a multiline edit box at the left (the selected card’s contents). The text displayed within the edit box at the left is related to the card selected from the index list at the right. The index value of a card is the first line of the card data. When you start with an empty notes file, the first thing you must do is to add a new card and then edit the contents of this card. Then you need to save your notes file to disk.

The relative widths of the notes information area (card contents) and the notes index list can be adjusted by dragging the area between them with the left mouse button. If you double click on this area, the sizes will be adjusted to their defaults. The positions of the notes information area and the notes index list can be changed by using the File Setup... menu option. There is also an option in the File Setup dialog box that will allow you to Reset main window geometry; in case you messed up it very badly, use this key combination: (Esc,) Alt+F, E, Alt+M, and Enter.

Program menu options are given below:

- New
- Open...
- Save
- Save As...
- Setup...
- Stay on Top
- Page Setup...
- Print...
- Clear Recent
- Exit
- Undo
- Redo
- Cut
- Copy
- Copy ASCII
- Paste
- Paste Random String
- Delete
- Calculate TOTP...
- Change Case ▶
- Select All
- Edit TRANSLIT File
- Find and Replace...
- Find Next
- Quick Search Items...
- Add...
- Delete
- Duplicate
- Restore
- Print...
- Information...
- Autodial...
- Execute ▶
- Reload Scripts
- Test
- Insert Previous ▶
- Edit PSCRIPT File
- Scripts to run
- Check Version...
- Check Time...
- Reload Commands List
- Commands to run
- Help Topics
- Open README File
- Registration...
- About...

There are also pop-up menus that give you context-sensitive menu options. The available options are the same as the above-listed ones. To see the pop-up menus, press the right mouse button while holding the mouse pointer either on the card (notes) index list at the right or on the multiline notes information area (edit box) at the left.

The toolbar has also some icons for frequently used menu options. To see a short explanation of these icons, i.e., the menu options they are related, place the mouse pointer on any of these icons and wait for a help hint to pop up.

For solutions to some common problems see Troubleshooting and Frequently Asked Questions.

Please read the Disclaimer before using this software.