Working With Papyrus Files

Your can recognize your Papyrus text documents by the extension “*.pap”. Backups also use the same extension.

Projects” also consist largely of the “*.pap” documents that make up your main text. In addition, a project can also have character and research databases as well as other documents you have assigned to the project.

Thus, Papyrus helps you keep track of the documents in your project by creating a folder with the name of your main text.

If you have started with only a main text and now would like to add research or a Character Database, you can change it to a project at any time. The main text, the character and research databases as well as any attached document will all be put into a folder with the name of your project. This keeps your documents well organized.

Papyrus’s databases consist of the main “*.pb” file; changes that you just made are stored in the “*.log” file. Together, these two files contain all the information in your database.

Your entry formulas can be found in the “*.pbf” files (Papyrus Base Formula). Other database files include the “*.idx” and the “*.set” files for the settings in the database.

File Selection

“File” menu → “Open…” will open a file selection window, in which you can choose the file you would like to open. This does not necessarily have to be a Papyrus Word Document (“*.PAP”), but can also be a Word, a Word Perfect, an RTF, a ASCII, or an HTML document.

Your operating system’s file selection window allows you to open and save all your Papyrus documents, as well as other document types (e.g. documents in RTF, ASCII, DOC or HTML formats you want to import or export).

The Title Line of the file selection window will show you which document operation (open, save, …) will be carried out.

The drop-down list “Document Type” allows you to determine which type of documents will be shown in the file selection window. Documents are labeled with an Extension, i.e. the last three letters in the document name assigning that document to a specific program.

Papyrus’s standard extension is “*.PAP”. You can also choose to open or save files in MS Word / Office Format (“*.DOC”), PDF, the e-book format “ePub,” HTML, RTF, or ASCII.
You can choose which types of documents you will be offered in “Import/Export” (“Preferences” → “Import/Export”).
You can make changes to the type of extension for HTML documents under “Preferences,” “Import/Export,” “HTML.”

In the “File Selection” window you can use your mouse to select the hard drive partition (C:\, D:\, E:\, …), in which you would like to save your document, as well as for clicking between folders.

Last updated by Leon Ramps on October 10, 2017