Category : Communication (modem) tools and utilities
Archive   : PFPLUS10.ZIP
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¯ Editor ®
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Commands
Keys
Protocols/Terms
Help for Help
Use the Editor like a word processor. The cursor keys
and editing keys (Ins, Del, etc.) work as you might
expect. Use F3 and F4 to mark a block of lines, then use
an AltKey combination (listed in the lower portion of
the main screen) to command an operation on the block.

See "Commands" or "Keys" for details on commands and
editing keys, and "Protocols/Terms" for information
about editing the Protocol and Terminal fields.
¯ Commands ®
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BackUp
Clear
Exchange
BackUp: saves the state of the directory and the Editor,
for subsequent use by Undo.

Clear: sets the Name, Number, and Script fields to
blanks, zeros the Total and Last fields, and sets all
others to default values over a marked block or the
cursor line.

Exchange: swaps the locations of two blocks.
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Insert
Move
Pack
Insert: places empty lines in a block or at the cursor
line, by pushing non-empty lines down.

Move: moves a block to the cursor line.

Pack: moves the empty lines in a block to its bottom.
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Register
Sort
Toggle
Register: displays licensing and registration information
and offers to print a registration form.

Sort: sorts a block, based on selected fields and
directions (ascending, descending).

Toggle Display: switches between the display of number
and com parameters, and that of call history, terminal
and default protocol settings.
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Editor Help
Undo
eXchange Dir
Exit
Undo: restores the state of the directory and the Editor
to that saved by a previous BackUp.

eXchange Dir: offers to save the current directory and
loads a different one.

Exit: finishes the session, offers to save the directory,
and returns to DOS.
¯ Keys ®
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Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
Del/^G : delete character at cursor
BackSpace/^H : delete character at left of cursor
^Y : delete to end of field
Ins/^V : change between insert and overwrite
F1/AltH : Help
F2 : change between marking on and off
F3 : mark start of block
F4 : mark end of block
(^G means "hold control key and press G or g")
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Editor Help
Windows
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Enter : cursor to start of next line
RtArrow/^D : cursor right one column
LfArrow/^S : cursor left one column
Tab/^I : cursor right to start of field
ShiftTab : cursor left to start of field
^RtArrow/^F : cursor right one "word"
^LfArrow/^A : cursor left one "word"
UpArrow/^E : cursor up one line
DnArrow/^X : cursor down one line
¯ Keys concluded ®
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Editor Help
Commands
Windows
Help for Help
PgUp/^R : cursor up one page
PgDn/^C : cursor down one page
^PgUp/^W : screen up one line, cursor unmoved
^PgDn/^Z : screen down one line, cursor unmoved
Home : cursor to start of line 1
End : cursor to start of line 200
^Home/^T : cursor to start of top line on screen
^End/^B : cursor to start of last line on screen
¯ Protocols/Terminals ®
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Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
To enter a Protocol or Terminal type, just type the name
as it would appear in the ProComm Plus display. When
PFE+ recognizes a type, it completes the field for you.

The Protocol types are:

NONE, MODEM7, YMODEM, TELINK, XMODEM, YMDM BAT,
KERMIT, ASCII, CIS B, WXMODEM, YMDM-G, YMDM-G BAT,
IMODEM, SEALINK, EXT 1, EXT 2, EXT 3
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Protocols/Terms
Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
The Terminal types are:

VT52, VT102, ANSI, HEATH 19, IBM 3101, ADDS VP, ADM 5,
TVI 910, TVI 920, TVI 925, TVI 950, TVI 955, WYSE 50,
WYSE 100, 3270/950, TTY
¯ Sort ®
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Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
To Sort: Mark the top and bottom of a block of lines.
Press AltS. A window will open, listing the fields on
which you may sort: Name, Number, Area Code, Exchange,
Baud, Total Calls and Last Call; as well as the
directions in which you may sort: Asc and Des. Use the
space bar, cursor keys, and Enter to move from field to
field and between the two columns. Number the fields on
which you wish to sort, with "1" being the most
significant field, and "6" being the least. Continued...
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Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
Place the numbers in the column under the direction for
each field. Example: Put "1" across from "Baud," under
"Des," to sort by speed, in descending order. When you
have numbered as many fields as you wish, press F10 to
begin the sort--or press Esc to cancel it. The next time
you command Sort, your last chosen fields and directions
will appear as the defaults. Accept them by pressing
F10, edit them in the same way you originally entered
them, or Esc to cancel. Continued...
¯ Sort concluded ®
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Page or Block
Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
You cannot sort on Number if you sort on Area Code
and/or Exchange (and vice versa). Sorts on Area Code and
Exchange will probably not be correct if your numbers
are not right justified, in the format "aaa eee nnnn"
(where aaa is an area code, eee is the exchange, and
nnnn is the rest of the number). If the block being
sorted is two or more complete pages, Sort will prompt
whether to sort individual pages or the block as one
unit. See "Page or Block" for more information on that.
¯ Pack ®
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Page Or Block
Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
To Pack: Mark the top and bottom of a block of lines.
Press AltP. Pack moves the empty lines in the block
to its bottom, pushing the rest to the top. (Empty lines
are those that are filled with blanks in the Name,
Number and Script fields.) If the block being sorted is
two or more complete pages, Pack prompts whether to sort
individual pages or the block as one unit. See "Page or
Block" for more information on that.
¯ Page or Block ®
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Pack
Sort
Editor Help
Help for Help
The prompt "Page by page or the entire block (P/B)" is
given when the marked block extends over two or more
whole pages (starting on a line number ending in "1",
ending on a line number ending in "0") and the command
is Pack or Sort. Choosing Page (by pressing "P" or "p")
causes all lines to stay on the page where they start.
Choosing Block (by pressing "B" or "b") causes the
command to treat the entire block as one unit. Pressing
Esc closes the prompt window and cancel the command.
¯ Move ®
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Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
To Move: Mark the top and bottom of a block of lines,
then put the cursor where you want to move them. Press
AltM. The block will be inserted ahead of the cursor
line and the line which was at the cursor will be the
next one after the block. (If the cursor is on the last
line, the block will be moved to the end of the file,
and the cursor line will move up.) The cursor cannot be
within the block for Move to work.
¯ Undo ®
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BackUp
Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
To Undo: Press AltU. Undo puts the file and the Editor
into the same condition they were at an earlier time,
when BackUp was called. If an Undo can be made, the U of
"AltU" will be visible in the command key list. A number
to the right of "Undo" will show how many backups are
available for Undo. (The displayed number will change as
BackUp is called or other procedures require the memory
used by Undo.)
¯ BackUp ®
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Undo
Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
To BackUp: Press AltB. BackUp saves the condition of the
file and the Editor, to be restored by Undo. BackUp is
also called internally before each operation which
changes the file (other than BackUp and Undo). After
every such operation, and at the start of the session,
the first change made in the Editor also makes a call to
BackUp. (A number displayed to the right of Undo shows
how many backups are available. That number will change
from time to time.)
¯ Insert Lines ®
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Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
To Insert: Press AltI. If a block is marked, Insert
pushes the marked lines down, replacing them with empty
lines. If no block is marked, Insert pushes the line at
the cursor down, replacing it with an empty line. The
empty lines move from below the block, so Insert is
similar to Pack, but in reverse. If there are not enough
empty lines below the cursor to replace those being
pushed down, a message window will open.
¯ Exchange ®
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Windows
Help for Help
To Exchange: Mark the top and bottom of a block of
lines. Put the cursor at the top of another (unmarked)
block of lines. Press AltE. Exchange moves the marked
block to where the cursor line is, and moves an equal
sized block, starting at the cursor line, to where the
marked block was. If the two blocks overlap before the
exchange, or if the cursor is too near the end of the
file, a message window will open and Exchange will not
operate.
¯ Exit ®
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Save
Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
To Exit: Press Esc. Exit quits PFE+ and returns to DOS,
prompting to confirm the command. To quit, simply press
Y or y. To continue, press N, n or Esc. If the file has
been changed, Exit will prompt to save it. See Save for
more information.
¯ Save ®
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Exit
eXchange Dir
Editor Help
Help for Help
Save is called by Exit and eXchange, if the file has
been changed. To save the file and Exit or eXchange,
press Y or y. To Exit or eXchange without saving the
file, press N or n. To continue with PFE+, not Exiting
or eXchanging, press Esc. If space is available on the
disk, the original disk file will be kept with the
extension ".BAQ". (Any existing file with the same name
and the extension ".BAQ" will be erased.)
¯ Clear ®
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Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
To Clear: Press AltC. If a block is marked, Clear
replaces the lines in the block with empty lines. If no
block is marked, Clear replaces only the cursor line.
The Name, Number and Script fields will be filled with
blanks. The Total and Last fields will be zeroed. The
remaining fields will be set from default values.
¯ Toggle Display ®
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Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
To Toggle the Display: Press AltT. PFE+'s initial
display includes the phone number and com parameters for
each entry. At the first Toggle, the display is changed
to replace that information with the record of total
calls, most recent call, default protocol and terminal
emulation for each entry. Subsequent Toggles switch
between the two display formats.
¯ eXchange Directory ®
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Save
Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
To eXchange Directories: Press AltX. eXchange prompts
for a new file name, including drive, path and
extension, as required. (The file name extension will
be forced to .DIR.) eXchange then attempts to locate and
read in the given file.

If the current file has been changed, eXchange will
prompt to save the file. (This can be used as a "save
file" command, by Escaping from the file name window.)
¯ Help for Help ®
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Editor Help
Windows
When a Help window opens, its contents depend on factors
such as whether a message window is open. Each Help
window is linked to others, whose subjects are listed at
its bottom. One subject will be highlighted. To move the
highlighting, press the space bar or the cursor keys. To
see the window for a particular subject, press Enter
when the subject is highlighted. To close the Help
window, press Esc. "Editor Help" is the starting point
of the Help window system.
¯ Windows ®
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Sort
Editor Help
Help for Help
Any PFE+ window can be closed by pressing the Esc key.
Windows that require some other keypress for input will
usually prompt for that input. PFE+ never cares about
letter case when accepting input. For example: "Quit?
(Y/N)" would accept "Y", "y", "N", or "n" as input, as
well as being closed by Esc. (Esc usually provides a
"no" response to the prompt, if a response is required.)
The only more complicated window is the Sort fields
window. See Sort for more information on that.
¯ Registration ®
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Editor Help
Windows
Help for Help
Register displays licensing and registration information,
and offers to print a registration form on your printer.
To exit Register, press Esc. To move through the
information screens, press any other key. When Register
prompts for printing the registration form, press "P" or
"p" to print the form, or Esc to exit. In most cases, if
your printer is not accepting input, PFE+ will tell you
that, and return you to Register, where you may repeat
the attempt or exit without printing.