CHANGES IN THIS RELEASE:
Note: to use this update you need a REGISTERED working
copy of 1.3 (or later). If you have an earlier version,
procure the upgrade files for 1.31 and install them BEFORE
trying to use this update. IT WILL NOT WORK on versions
earlier than 1.30! Don't try it! You'll be unhappy if
After you've updated your copy, when you run the program
the first time you'll see that little has changed. The
things changed were mostly "under the hood" and include a
new spell-checker, better message pointers, and now when
you back up through a conference, when you reach the first
message, instead of going to the first message of the prior
conference, the program goes to the last-read message OR
the last message if you have read them all.
Because of the changes in the spell-checker, there is a
slight delay on loading it the first few times you use
it. It incrementally loads the dictionary (as required)
and only loads into memory those portions it needs.
As you read through a packet, you'll find the "startup
time" of the speller will quickly shrink to just about
nothing. On a 486 it'll check a full page in about a
second once it's loaded.
Double-clicking a word in the speller's suggestion list
is the same as clicking it once and then pressing "replace."
You can now manually-edit the user dictionary (Options menu,
edit private dictionary). If you edit it you must re-start
the program for added words to take effect.
Try to keep the user dictionary smaller than 5,000 words
for maximum speed. It must be smaller than 15,000 words to
function at all. Add more words and you'll cause ugly
problems. If you don't see "import text" on the edit private
dictionary dialogue, your version can't do this.
You can now highlight text in a read window even if you have
color enabled: click once on it with the left mouse button and
it will instantly shift into "text" mode, allowing you to mark
and copy text as much as you'd like. When you go to the next
message, it'll be shown in color (the first time any Read window
is displayed, if you've enabled color in the Read window Options
dialogue, is color). You cannot shift a window back to color
without going to the next message and then backing up.
You can now highlight text in the Read window and after
doing so, if you press T the highlighted text will be
grabbed and put into your tagline file. You will be
given a chance after grabbing tagline-bound text to
edit it before it's added.
The Tagline Thief will also let you edit taglines
you capture with it before pressing OK.
The Paths dialogue now lets you specify *both* default
import and export directories for text file handling.
You can now easily organize large collections of text
files and when you select "import text" the default
directory shown in the file pick box will be the directory
you set it to in the configuration.
Many improvements were made in memory-handling and tracking
of what you do. A free system resource meter was put on
the About box (at our users' requests), and generally the
program was sped up overall.
Note that if you "back up" into a conference, your "last
read" pointers will be lost, because the program can
only track progression in one direction. Backing up using
the arrow key will "erase" the program's memory of which
messages you've read, and thus it won't skip them if you
go back to the beginning of that conference during your
negotiation of the packet's contents.
CMPQwk now ships with a file viewer that you can use as
a stand-alone application, CMPView. You can also tell
the program to use the viewer to view the ANSI screens
inside a QWK packets (and then copy text from them to the
clipboard or print them).
The help file was only changed slightly, to accomodate
some minor enhancements to the Internet capability and
a few other things.
See the README.TXT file for further information. Please
read the documentation before asking for help, the answer
you require is probably already there!
See the help file for the best ways to reach us. Look for
"Support Sources" in the index.
CMPQwk Development Team