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Basics

Entering Commands

  • Command Box: You interact with DIALOG by typing commands in the Command Box and pressing Enter or Shift+Enter. Use Enter to send all of your commands in the Command Box at once and use Shift+Enter to send your commands line by line. Commands with up to 2,000 characters in length are allowed. The Command Box acts as a Type Ahead Buffer, and you can separate multiple searches using a semicolon (;).

  • Previous Commands: Each command entered in the Command Box is added to the Session Window. You can link to any command submitted in the Command Box in the Session Window by clicking on the command. You can copy multiple commands by selecting the checkbox next to the command and then clicking the "Send to Buffer" button.

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Cancelling Commands

To cancel a command before it completes, click the STOP stop button in the DialogClassic Web product. The browser's STOP button WILL NOT cancel your request to DIALOG.

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Tabs


  • Command Tab: The Command Tab is where you will interact with DIALOG. It consists of a Type Ahead Buffer (where you edit and submit commands), an Output Buffer (where your output from DIALOG appears), a Database window (shows links to bluesheets for all open files), and a Session window (shows all of your commands issued during your session).

  • Editor Tab: The Editor tab gives you a fully functional text editor directly in DialogClassic Web. You can take output from your DIALOG session or any source and create a personalized document. Once you have finished editing, you have the option to save the resulting document in HTML, TEXT, MS Word, or PDF.

  • History Tab: The History Tab stores all of your DIALOG sessions, including all output and commands, for thirty (30) days. Each session is date and time stamped, and you can access your session by clicking on a link in the Sessions window.

  • Preferences: The Preferences Tab enables you to set certain behaviors in DialogClassic Web, including preferred billing model, highlighting, etc.

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Button Functions

Load Script Load Script: Click the Load Script button to load pre-made command scripts that are stored as TEXT file. Any .TXT file can be loaded as a script.


Save Save: Click the Save button to save all or highlighted sections of your output. You can save your output in HTML, TEXT, MS Word, or PDF format by choosing your desired format in the drop down list next to the Save button. Clicking on the Save button without highlighting will save all of your output. Clicking on Save after you have highlighted output will save the highlighted output only.


Clear Buffers Clear Buffers: Click this button to clear any or all of buffers in the product.


Send Highlighted Text to Editor Send Highlighted Text to Editor: Click this button to send highlighted output to the Editor for later use and formatting.


Stop Stop: Click this button to Cancel your current command to DIALOG. When you do not have a command being processed by DIALOG, then the button will be "grayed" out No Command Being Processed.


Lock Typing Lock Typing: Click this button to lock the Type Ahead buffer in order to allow you edit command statements before submitting them to DIALOG. Click padlock again Unlock Type Ahead Buffer to unlock the Type Ahead buffer.


Logged On Logon: Click the Logon button to open a session with DIALOG. You can also use the LOGON command in the Command Box.


Logged Off Logoff: Click the Logoff button to close your session with DIALOG. You can also use the LOGOFF command in the Command Box.


Contact Dialog Contact Dialog: Click this button to send feedback to directly to DIALOG support.


Order Documents Order Documents: Click this icon to access DIALOG's Patent and Document Delivery services.


Print Print: Click on the Print button to print all or selections of your output.


Access Help and Support Materials Access Help and Support Materials: Click on this button to be taken to DialogClassic Web Help and Support Materials. Note: The HELP command for DIALOG commands and services is still available.

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