BoxPress is a versatile hypermedia export system for Tinderbox users. Its huge collection of macros, stamps, templates, and content-specific prototypes give writers and thinkers painterly dominion over page frame, style, structure, and granularity.
BoxPress uses “dynamic templates” that let you alter the page frame amenities and granularity right from the Key Attributes table. The “frame amenities” are the familiar elements that frame your webpage—the navbar, banner, sidebar, and footer. To suppress any (or all) of these, just (1) run the Keys • Tech stamp to access the $blogFrameOpt popup, and then (2) pick your desired frame option:
- Frame options include NONAVBAR, NOBANNER, NOSIDEBAR, and NOFOOTER.
- To relocate the sidebar to the left-hand side, use SIDEBARLEFT.
- To suppress all Frame Amenities, use NOFRAME.
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BoxPress employs default granularity contexts, harnessing the principle of anticipation to harmonize your writing effort with the structure of your final product. Write inside Blog PAGES to append children as SmartButtons and export them as their own pages. Write inside Blog POSTS to concatenate children seamlessly—at all outline depths—into a single page. To override these defaults, just (1) run the Keys • Basic stamp to access the $blogExpOpt popup, and then (2) pick your desired export option.
- Granularity options include COMPILE, BLOCKS, COLUMNS, TABLE, and NOCOMPILE. These let you append children as seamless subsections, bounded rubrics, auto-balanced columns, table rows, or SmartButtons.
GRANULARITY OPTIONS: http://mapself.com/index/Pages/BoxPressLearningCenter/BoxPressReference/Exportoptions/ExportoptionsblogExpOpt.html#id_indexPagesBoxPressLearningCenterBoxPressReferenceExportoptionsExportoptionsblogExpOptGranularityoptionshtml
Templates adjust automatically according to whether the note is a person_note, event_note, book_note, article_note, and so on. For example, article_notes prepend their export with citation information in APA format, and book_notes prepend author and year. These will export differently depending on the granularity you choose. That is, each can export as a webpage, subsection, SmartPanel, Well, or SmartButton.
Best of all, BoxPress lets you export your Map Views as fully functional HTML imagemaps! This feature has been available since version 1.5.
IMAGEMAP TUTORIALS: http://mapself.com/index/Pages/BoxPressLearningCenter/BoxPressTutorials.html
IMAGEMAP HOW-TO VIDEO: http://mapself.com/index/Pages/BoxPressLearningCenter/BoxPressVideos/MakeanHTMLImagemap.html
By default, BoxPress exports as a canonical blog. But with a few clicks (i.e., picking one or more frame options from the $blogFrameOpt popup for normal_note) you can also export in other formats—as an academic essay factory, a TinderPoint Presentation, a Research Browser, and so on.
The goal of BoxPress is to create an export system as powerful and versatile as Tinderbox. If you have any requests or suggestions, let me know.