Applets are used to add features to Ovation Pro. For more information see Chapter 18 of the Reference Guide.
All the applets on the Ovation Pro CD are listed below. You should remember that every applet you install will make Ovation Pro slower to load and use more memory. The idea of applets is to let you add just the features you need, so try to only install applets you really need.
Applets are best manipulated by using the Ovation Pro applet manager, this is available from the Applet menu in Ovation Pro. The applet manager will let you install and remove applets and investigate the help files supplied with them.
Applets are contained in files with the .oap extension. They can be installed by opening the .oap file by double clicking. Clicking on the location links below will give you a chance to install the relevant applet.
If you're not sure what an applet does or how to install it, don't.
Provides abbreviation expansion as you type.
Allows documents to be made read-only, or password protected.
Spaces or aligns selected objects.
Provides options to create, delete and go to bookmarks.
Pop-up calculator for adding and subtracting numbers at the caret.
Capitalise selected text.
Multiple clipboard manager.
Palette which allows colours to be applied and edited.
Colour Supplement - colour printing and image processing.
Contents table generation.
Converts values into different units.
A safe home for any files you may want to use for customising Ovation Pro.
Relational database facilities with CSV files.
Displays menu listing documents that have recently been edited.
Inserts date with 'th', 'st' or 'nd' suffix in superscript.
Graduated, patterned and hatched fills.
This applet corrects common typographical errors. For example double spaces will be replaced by single spaces.
This applet prints out an analysis of any selected text. The idea is to give a quantitative indication of how easy the text is to understand.
Generates a list of all fonts available to Ovation Pro displaying some text in each font.
Generates a list of fonts used in the current document.
Converts selected text in the form n/d into fraction format.
Provides a new grabber hand tool, which may be used to drag the document around in the window.
Automatic generation of page headers.
Displays Ovation Pro hints.
The purpose of this applet is to allow certain words to be ignored by the spell-checker for example words with numbers in like post codes.
Adds new print formats, Booklet (four up printing), Tile (print large pages over a number of sheets), Thumbnails (print many pages on each sheet).
Each time a document is saved an incrementing number is added to its filename.
Provides a quicker way of joining lines of text that are terminated by Return characters.
Automate the printing of individual labels onto sheets of labels.
Converts character pairs to ligatures as-you-type.
Automatically logs date and time of file and print operations.
Simple applet that provides buttons to toggle the snap to guide and frames preferences. What is interesting is that the buttons show the current state and this applet is an example of how to create such buttons.
Easy insertion of matched pairs around selected text.
This applet allows Encapsulated PostScript files to be loaded directly into Ovation Pro. Support is provided for RGB EPS files, pre-separated CMYK EPS files and CMYK DCS (desktop colour separation) files.
This Applet enables Ovation 1.XX documents and stylesheets to be loaded directly into Ovation Pro.
Gives warnings before over writing documents.
Page Palette allows you to move quickly through the chapters and pages of a document.
Applets for inserting Post Office bar codes into documents. The first version is suitable for use in the UK, the NL version is for The Netherlands.
This applet looks for possible problems when documents are sent for professional printing.
Saves unsaved documents in Temp directory without prompting.
Converts plain quotes into smart quotes as-you-type.
Automatic generation of section numbers.
Used to maintain one or more sequences of numbers and references to those numbers. For example, it can be used to automatically generate numbers for figures in a document and to keep track of references to those figures in the text. This makes it easy to insert a new figure without having to manually renumber all of the ones later than it in the document.
Easy entry of the date for yesterday, tomorrow, next week, next month or the end of the month.
An applet which intercepts spelling errors and sees if the words are mere variations on known words, designed for use with the accompanying French dictionary.
This applet checks Italian words with an apostrophe and avoids many variants of the same words in the Italian dictionary.
This applet makes it possible to search for words in a particular style, and then replace it with another word in either the same or a different style.
Allows document templates to be chosen from the icon bar menu.
Palette which allows user styles to be added, removed and edited.
Auto capitalisation of sentences.
This applet creates a palette that gives easier access to some text attributes.
Intelligent copy/paste/select of words.
Insert date and name of day e.g. "21st August 2000
(St. Francis De Sales' day)".
Keep section headings and text together.
Output date, translated to different languages.
Allows images to be imported via the TWAIN protocol into any picture frame. Twain is typically used by scanners and digital cameras. Adds Scan entry to Applets menu. TWAIN is an alternative to WIA, see the WIA applet.
Inserts unique number with optional prefix at the caret.
This applet allows version control of documents. It automatically keeps track of who created a document, who last edited it and when, and how many times it has been edited.
Allows images to be imported via the WIA protocol into any picture frame. WIA is typically used by scanners and digital cameras. Adds Scan entry to Applets menu. WIA is an alternative to TWAIN, see the TWAIN applet. WIA is more likely to be supported by cameras than TWAIN.