New features in earlier versions
(pre-October 2003)

 

 
New features in:
 
 
 
Export to Website
 
 
Export
 
 
Multi-language support
 
 
Print
 
 
Tree
 
 
Icons
 
 
Article
 
 
Hyperlinks
 
 
Startup
 
 
Options
 
 
Keyboard shortcuts
 
 
 
New features in:
 
 
Tree
 
Hyperlinks
 
Printing
 
Export

 
 
New features in:
 
 
 
Article and draftpad
 
 
Hyperlinks
 
 
Tree
 
 
User-interface
 
 
Options
 
 
 
 
New features in:
 
 
 
Export to Website
 
 
Import⁄export
 
 
User-interface
 
 
Registration and upgrading
 
 
Search
 
 
Options
 
 
Hyperlinks and auto-dial
 
 
Article and DraftPad
 
 
 
Images
 
 
Icons
 
Accessory pane
 
 
Node properties
 
eBooks
 
 
 
New features in
 

Icons
For more information on icons, please see Node icons
 
 
User-interface
 
 
Import⁄export
 
 
Format
 
 
Copy⁄paste
 
 
Fields
 
 
Convert
 
 
Tree
 
 
View
 
 
Options
 
 
New features in
 
Accessory pane
 
 
Backups
 
 
General, miscellaneous
 
 
Import⁄export
Copy⁄paste

   
Navigate
 
Run from floppy
 
Icons
 
 
Multi language support
 
 
Documentation
 
 
New features in
TreePad™ Business Edition 6.1
TreePad™ SAFE 6.1
TreePad™ PLUS 6.1
 
HTML export
 
 
Automatic fields (option unique to TreePad™ Business Edition)
Added: automatic fields. Using menu⁄insert⁄field you can insert fields into the article which update themselves automatically on print or article reload. Currently TreePad Business Edition supports the following field types:
date
time
date+time
the number of pages
the current page number
the previous page number
the next page number
the current paragraph number
the title of the current node
the title of the parent of the current node
the title of the previous or next sibling node
the current file name
the current file path
the current file name + path
Example for the field 'title of current node': when you change the name of the current node, that field is automatically updated with the new node name every time you print the article, or reload the article.
 
 
Search
 
 
Hyperlinks
 
Tree
 
 
Article formatting and editing
 
 
Added: it is now possible to select text without it becoming color-marked if the text-marker is active. Just press the control key while selecting the block of text, and it will not be marked  (option unique to TreePad™ Business Edition)
 
 
Images
Added: It is now possible to paste from other Word Processors a block of text that contains images
Note 1: when exporting a TreePad™ subtree or article to Web site, pasting text and images separately into the article will still achieve the best results.
Note 2: this addition does not cover pasting images+text in one go from a Web browser -- text and images should be pasted separately, as usual.
 
 
General, miscellaneous
Added, for easy access: system-wide TreePad shortcut toolbar in the navigate toolbar. With this feature you can define which keyboard key will activate TreePad, when it is not the active program or it is minimized to system tray.
Added: shortcut shift+alt+O to activate the options screen in one go
Replaced: old installer with a brand-new installer - though TreePad installation procedure is simple and swift, we are concerned with rendering TreePad a worthwhile companion from the very moment of its instalation
Changed: the article tab now displays the word 'Article', whereas the title of the selected node⁄article is shown on the statusbar
 
Tables
Added: menu⁄table⁄borders and shading, to define borders and colors of individual table cells
Added: menu⁄table⁄select table, to select an entire table
 
 
Printing
Added to options screen: printmode (default print mode and print mode 2) . Should your printer seem incompatible with the default print mode, please try print mode 2.
Added to options screen: an option to print or disable printing the page number
Added to tree-related functions: optional, print can apply to checked nodes only (feature unique to TreePad™ Business Edition)
 
 
Files
Added: favorites toolbutton and corresponding menu item (menu⁄file⁄favorites)
Added: function to manage favorites list of TreePad files + respective settings screen
Added: read-only message when a readonly TreePad file is opened
Improved: a readonly file cannot be saved directly. To save a readonly file, you need to 'save as' another file name
 
 
Accessory pane
Improved: height of pane separator is now remembered for search pane, history pane, bookmarks pane, icons pane, charmap pane, individually,  within a session
Improved: if a selected item (in any accessoriy pane) is out of view, it is scrolled in view
Added: shortcut ctrl+F9 'toggles' the accessory pane. When the pane is not visible, ctrl+F9 shows the last accessed accessory pane. When the pane is visible, ctrl+F9 closes the currently opened accessory pane. 
Added: DraftPad pane -- this is an article-independent editor, carrying just about all the editing functions used in the article pane, with the exclusion of image display 
Fixed: icons transparency issue
Improved: character map -- please see below
 
 
Character map (option unique to TreePad™ Business Edition)
Improved: the character map is now accessible from a convenient drop-down panel that can be directly accessed from the edit toolbar
Added: option to keep the character map always available or to have it close automatically after every character insert
Added: button to close the character map without inserting a character into the article
Improved: character map now also supports symbol fonts, such as WingDings
 
 
Toolbars
Improved view-toolbar buttons for 'show tree', 'show article' and 'show tree and article'.
Improved history back⁄forward buttons
Improved navigate up⁄down⁄left⁄right buttons
Improved follow hyperlink buttons
Improved hyperlink buttons -- please note that the hyperlink create icon now stands beside the hyperlink follow icon
Improved icons for expand⁄collapse tree
Added: options⁄settings button on the file toolbar
Improved marker button
Other improvements and additions to the Toolbars are mentioned in the sections dealing with the functions that these buttons activate
 
Date and time
Added: new date⁄time toolbutton to the edit menu, including drop-down menu with various functions
Added: calendar dialog to insert a user-selected date - menu⁄insert⁄date, or the date⁄time toolbutton on the edit toolbar
Added: keyboard shortcut shift-alt-d. This shortcut brings the calendar dialog on screen for insertion of a user-selected date. Please note that this function applies both to the tree and to the article.
Expanded: the insert current date functions are now accessed via menu⁄insert⁄current⁄date (or time, or date and time)
Added: when the tree has focus, the menu⁄insert⁄date and menu⁄insert⁄current functions insert a date⁄time into the title of the selected node
Added: self-updating date⁄time fields which function as follows: once inserted into the article, these fields automatically change according to the current date or time (upon article load, preview and print). This function is activated by clicking Menu⁄insert⁄field (option unique to TreePad™ Business Edition)
 
Export⁄import
Fixed: export of a large subtree to a single RTF file no longer generates 'garbage' sections
Added: new CSV options to the settings screen: the field separator and text qualifier for the imported CSV file can now be custom-specified.
 
New features in TreePad™ Business Edition 6.0, TreePad™ SAFE 6.0, TreePad™ PLUS 6.0
 
Tree
Added: menu⁄tree⁄sort⁄subtree (all levels)
Added: the option to remember the node that is selected, as well as the node⁄s that is⁄are expanded, at the moment that TreePad™ is exited. If this option is selected, when you restart TreePad™, the tree state will be the very same as when you last exited. Menu⁄view⁄options⁄tree
 
Tree checkboxes 
Added: tree node checkboxes, which can be shown or hidden for each individual node and subtree
Added: new tab to the node properties screen 'checkboxes' -- menu⁄tree⁄node properties
Added, to the node properties screen: an option to show and hide the checkbox for the current node -- menu⁄tree⁄node properties⁄checkboxes⁄show(hide) node checkbox
Added, to the node properties screen: a function to show⁄hide all the checkboxes in the current subtree -- menu⁄tree⁄node properties⁄checkboxes⁄show(hide) all checkboxes
Added. to the node properties screen: a function to check⁄uncheck at once all the checkboxes in the current subtree -- menu⁄tree⁄node properties⁄checkboxes⁄check subtree ...⁄uncheck subtree
Added: any new child node of a node exhibiting a checkbox will also display a checkbox by default
 
 
Import⁄export
Added: view straightaway the output of tree export to single file and to Web site:
  1. by checking 'view results when finished,' you can now view straightaway the output of tree export to single file and to Web site (menu⁄file⁄export⁄selected subtree). When enabled, this option will launch the associated program after export.
  2. by checking 'view results when finished,' you can now examine at once the output of tree export to multiple files (menu⁄file⁄export⁄selected subtree). When enabled, this option will launch an explorer window displaying the directory into which the files have been exported.
 
 
Auto-dial
 
 
Auto-save
 
 
Article, editing
 
 
Screen, article⁄display options
'Standard' mode is default. Should you experience any text editing related anomaly in 'standard' mode, try switching to '1440 dpi' mode, which might better suit your current display resolution.
 
 
Tables
Text Boxes
Spell-check
 

Accessory pane
 

Shortcuts
 
Command-line parameters
Menus
 
 

Search
 
 
Article Search and Article Replace
 

New: forms !
 
Here is an exciting addition that greatly enhances the functionality and power that you enjoy with TreePad™.
 
Introduction
TreePad™ now supports the concept of forms. A form is a screen containing fields (special areas), which you can fill in with your own data.
For example, below is an illustration of the TreePad™ password manager form, which was designed for storing a password entry.
 
 
 
Forms such as the one above reside in the Article Pane, each associated with an individual node, just like any other article on TreePad™. Thus, a number of these forms, grouped under a common parent node, yields a password database that is easy to build and to manage, as further illustrated below.
 
How to use forms
You can use TreePad™ forms to create simple databases, address books, card indexes ... and all else that your needs or creativity may call for. Forms come in handy whenever structured data is preferable to normal text.
 
In other words, forms are a very convenient asset for getting down and storing data that share recurring patterns or structures, such as addresses, collections (books, CDs, stamps, etc.), shopping lists, appointments, special rosters (school-related records⁄notes, memberships, sports teams, championships, etc.), recipes, patient information, product orders, clientele, employees, and so forth.
 
Forms currently available --  allowing you to create a forms-based database. Each form type below is followed by its related menu item(s).
Other form alternatives will be added in future TreePad™ updates.
 
The menus spelled out above enable you to create a structured database from scratch. Within this database, you can optionally group all your entries, according to whatever distinctive feature(s) or characteristic(s) that you see fit for organizing sets of entries in classes or categories. You can also alternatively add ordinary TreePad™ nodes⁄articles anywhere within a forms-based database.
 
 
Illustration
 
Thus, menu⁄file⁄new⁄password manager allows you to convert TreePad™ into a password manager program, menu⁄file⁄new⁄music collection allows you to convert TreePad™ into a music database, and so forth.
 
TreePad™ password manager form, already illustrated with the image above, is further elaborated below.
 
The menu item menu⁄file⁄new⁄password manager creates a new file, containing the following default nodes:
  1. a root node -- as in all TreePad™ files
  2. a number of child nodes -- these indicate different classes or categories, so you can group together data of the same type. For example, you may wish to assemble all e-mail passwords under a common parent node, all web site passwords under another, all passwords for encrypted documents under another, and so forth.
    Each of these main nodes (marking different  classes or categories) appears as a direct child node of the root node. Though this is the default, you are of course able to organize, add to, rename, move, delete, etc., any of these 'category' or 'class' nodes. You can handle them according to your needs and preference, just the way you are used to handling your data, regardless of the TreePad™ version(s) you have used so far.
  3. data nodes containing the forms, themselves, in which you will store your password entries. By default, these data nodes are subjacent to one of the 'category' nodes just mentioned in 2., above. But, once again, you are free to organize and customize your database in the way it suits you best, just as you do regarding the standard TreePad™ nodes that you are used to handling. You are likewise free to add⁄delete 'form' entries, much the same way as you handle article (with their respective nodes)s within a tree structure.
 
TreePad™ Business Edition additionally allows you to insert any of these forms and structures within an already existing database (a TreePad™ file). That is to say, in addition to individual data eBooks, as illustrated thus far, you can create TreeBooks (eBooks embeded in the tree structure of an existing database).
 
To start creating a TreeBook, use menu⁄tree⁄insert special, instead of the menu items appearing under menu⁄file⁄new⁄..., as detailed above.
 
TreePad™ Business Edition offers, moreover, special template functions, which can interact with and splendidly complement the forms function just dealt with. The variety of eBook and TreeBook.possibilities thus spawned, can amply provide for individual needs and creativity.
These special 'template' functions are dealt with at the end of the current section.
 
TreePad™ new forms feature greatly increases the program's generous functionality as a data organizer. And, in association with TreePad's™ high performance search engine, all information stored is always accessible in a blink.
 
Forms: Active fields
Some of the fields contained in the forms are  'active fields'. That is, they perform a specific action when you double click on them.
Thus, a web address field will launch your browser, whereas an email address field will activate your email program. A phone number field will likewise activate the auto-dial feature (TreePad™ Business Edition only) when double clicked.

Forms: export
A form can be exported to an XML file, in addition to .txt, .rtf, and .html files, as follows:
- to XML files, as XML-structures (i.e., a similar format to the one appearing in the treepad article) -- Article-export only
- to HTML files, as HTML-forms -- Tree-export and Article-export
- to RTF files, as tables -- Tree-export and Article-export
- to txt files, as lines of plain text -- Tree-export and Article-export
 
Forms: print
A form will ordinarily be printed as a table.
The Template directory and files
TreePad's™ \templates subdirectory, now default in the program directory, comprises two types of 'template' files, as follows:
- .tpt files (TreePad™ template files), which are responsible for generating single node forms and managing the overall functioning of the templates-established databases.
- .hjt files, which create forms-based databases, and in which the data that you fill in is stored.
 
 
TreePad™ Business Edition only:
 
 
Further reading
 
 
New features in TreePad SAFE 5.4, TreePad Business Edition 5.4, TreePad PLUS 4.11
 
 
Article formatting⁄editing
 
Import⁄export
 
Print
File
 
Hyperlinks
Help
 
 
New features in TreePad SAFE 5.3.3, TreePad Business Edition 5.3.3, TreePad PLUS 4.10.3
 
Images
 
Formatting
 
 
New features in TreePad SAFE 5.3.1, TreePad Business Edition 5.3.1, TreePad PLUS 4.10.1
 
 
Zoom
 
Tree
Table
 
Help
 
 
New features in TreePad SAFE 5.3, TreePad Business Edition 5.3, TreePad PLUS 4.10
 
 
Templates
 
 
Export to Web site and HTML
 
 
Tree editing
 
 
Article editing⁄formatting
 
 
Miscellaneous
 
 
Icons
 
 
New features in TreePad Business Edition 5.2.3
 
These new features are only found in TreePad Business Edition.
The difference between TreePad BIZ and TreePad PLUS is that TreePad BIZ supports password protection, advanced encryption, spell check in 20 languages, thesaurus, full-screen presentation mode, auto-dial. More to come!
 
 
New: spell check !!
 
 
New: presentation mode
 
 
New: auto-dial
 
New features in
TreePad SAFE 5.2 and TreePad PLUS 4.9
 
 
Export to Web site
 
 
Bookmarks
 
 
Toolbar icons
 
 
Article formatting⁄editing
 
 
Statusbar
 
 
Search
 
 
Tree: node numbering
 
 
Tree navigation
 
 
Tree icons
Command-line parameters
 
Miscellaneous
 
 
 
 
New features in TreePad SAFE 5.1
 
These new features are only found in TreePad SAFE.
The only difference between TreePad SAFE and TreePad PLUS is that TreePad SAFE supports password protection⁄encryption of the text data (not the images) and TreePad PLUS does not.
TreePad SAFE requires a new serial number⁄registration number. Your TreePad PLUS serial number will not function with TreePad SAFE.
Password protection⁄encryption
 
 
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 4.8.1
 
 
 
 

New features in TreePad PLUS 4.8
 
 
Tree node icons
Added: custom tree node icons. You can now tag individual tree nodes with different icons.
Added: 'icons' tab, next to the article tab, containing the optional tree icons. To assign an icon to the currently selected node, simply double-click on an icon inside the icon area. To assign the default icon to the current node again, just click on the first icon.
Added: a new menu to show⁄hide the icons area: menu⁄view⁄icons.
Added: a new icons menu (menu⁄icons) to manage (import⁄remove) icons. This menu will only show when the icons area is visible. It contains these sub menus:
* menu⁄icons⁄add new icons; this enables one to import one or more icons at the same time into the icons area.
* menu⁄icons⁄remove selected icons; with this menu one can remove the selected icons from the icons area.
Added: icons library update file treepadlib.tpzu. This file is part of the installation package and contains the icons you can see in the icons area. At startup, TreePad imports new icons from this file into the actual icons library, treepadlib.tpz
 
 
Tree navigation
Added: pressing the explode tool-button while holding the keyboard shift key will expand only one level of the selected subtree (pressing explode button without the shift key will expand all levels).
Added: pressing the implode tool-button while holding the shift key will only collapse one level the selected subtree (doing this without the shift key will collapse all levels).
 
 
Tree editing
Changed: name of menu⁄tree⁄insert⁄child node to menu⁄tree⁄insert⁄child node at bottom.
Added: menu⁄tree⁄insert⁄chid node at top (only visible in advanced mode). This also has been added to the tree context menu.
 
 
File import and export
Added: when exporting a subtree to TreePad PLUS file, all article images contained in this subtree are also exported to that file.
Added: when importing a TreePad PLUS file, all article images are imported
Added: when exporting a subtree to a TreePad PLUS file, all user-defined node-icons are exported to that file.
Added: when importing a TreePad PLUS file, all user-defined node-icons are imported.
 
 
Printing
Improved: the printing quality of vector⁄metafile images has improved.
 
 
Hyperlinks
Improved: support for https hyperlinks. Previously, https hyperlinks could only be inserted when selecting the type 'user defined' in the 'Insert Hyperlink' dialog. Now you can also use the link type 'WWW'.
 
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 4.7
 
 
Tree node formatting and properties
 
Search
 
TreePad Shutdown options
 
Auto backup
 
Images
 
Export and images
 
Format
 
File
·       Added: shortcut ctrl-F4 to close the current file.
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 4.6.1
 
 
Tree node text formatting
Hyperlinks
 
Search
New features in TreePad PLUS 4.6
 
 
Drag-and-drop of a block of article text into the tree
 
 
Drag-and-drop of files into the article
 
 
Drag-and-drop of files into the tree
 
 
Drag-and-drop of a block of text from another program into the article
 
 
Drag-and-drop of a block of text from another program into the tree
Drag-and-drop of a hyperlink from another program into the article
 
 
Drag-and-drop of a hyperlink from another program into the tree
 
 
Tree drag-and-drop
Insert hyperlink to file(s) dialog
 
 
Automatic paste
More information on Automatic paste can be found here.
 
Copy⁄paste
 
 
New methods of creating hyperlinks to nodes
The article on Creating underlined hyperlinks contains more information on this subject.
 
 
Status bar
Wrap
Catalog of files
 
 
Article statistics
 
 
Manual
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 4.5
 
Hyperlinks
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 4.4
 
Images
Clipboard
Evaluation period
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 4.3
 
File operations
Hyperlinks
 
Tree
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 4.2.1
 
Tree
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 4.2
 
Date and time
 
Tree
Export
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 4.1.2
 
Article
New features in TreePad PLUS 4.1.1
 
HTML TreePad files
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 4.1
 
Tree
Article
 
Hyperlinks
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 4.0.1
 
Images
 
Manual
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 4.0
 
Images
Web site export
(Menu ⁄view⁄options, Menu ⁄file⁄export files⁄from subtree)
Hyperlinks
Tree
Article
Article tab
Program icon
 
Files
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 3.4.5
 
Options
 
Web site export
Menu ⁄view⁄options, Menu ⁄file⁄export files⁄from subtree.
 
 
Article
 
Toolbars
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 3.4.4
 
Tree
Article formatting: color
Plain text Hyperlinks
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 3.4.3
 
New Basic⁄Advanced mode options
HTML export
New features in TreePad PLUS 3.4.1
 
Article formatting
Article display options
Article editing
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 3.4.2
 
Search⁄replace
Startup
HTML export
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 3.4.1
 
Article formatting
Article display options
Article editing
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 3.4
 
Export to Web site
 
 
Browsing history
 
 
Article options
 
 
Formatting menu
 
 
Insert menu
 
 
Tree editing
 
 
Hyperlinks
 
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 3.3.5
 
Shortcuts
 
Hyperlinks
 
Menus
 
Insert
 

 
New features in TreePad PLUS 3.3.1 - 3.3.4,
compared to the previous version
 
Export⁄import
 
Running TreePad PLUS
 
Options⁄settings
 
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 3.3,
compared to the previous version
 
 
Settings⁄options
 
 
Search
 
 
Printing
 
 
Article editing
       
 
Tree editing
 
 
Export⁄import
 
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 3.2.1,
compared to the previous version
 
 
Article editing
 
 
Search
 
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 3.2,
compared to the previous version
 
 
Hyperlinks
 
 
Article editing
 
 
Tree editing
 
 
Running TreePad PLUS
 
 
Menus and toolbars
 
 
New features in TreePad PLUS 3.1.16 ,
compared to the freeware 2.7.3 version
 
 
Running TreePad PLUS
 
Article editing and formatting
 
Tree
 
Browsing and history
 
 
Search
 
Hyperlinks
 
Printing
 
Import
 
Export
 
Tray icon
 
View
 
TreePad PLUS registration: