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Editor EDIT ENTRIES
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Commands
Keys
Help for Help
Modes
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 (or F6) to mark a
block of lines, then use a command (listed in the lower portion of the main
screen) to perform an operation on the block.

Select "Commands" or "Keys" for details about commands and editing keys.
Select "Help for Help" (or press AltF1) for details about using the help
system.

(AltF1 means "hold the Alt key and press F1".)
Commands COMMANDS
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More
(find) Again
Clear
Dupe
Exchange
Find
Again: repeats Find, using the previous search text rather than prompting
for a new one.

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

Dupe: copies selected fields from the cursor line over a marked block.

Exchange: swaps the locations of two blocks.

Find: searches for specified text from the line after the cursor through
the rest of the .FON.
Commands Continued.. COMMANDS
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Insert
Kopy
Load
Move
Other info
Insert: places empty lines in a block or at the cursor line, by pushing
non-empty lines down.

Kopy: if two .FONs are loaded, copies a marked block from the one that is
not visible to the one that is.

Load: loads another .FON, optionally keeping the present one loaded.

Move: moves a block to the cursor line.

Other info: changes the displayed fields from Number, COM and Script to
Password, LastCall, Total, P and D.
Commands Continued... COMMANDS
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Pack
Revise
Sort
Undo
Editor Help
Pack: moves the empty lines in a block to its bottom.

Revise: change from Command Mode to Edit Mode.

Sort: sorts a block on selected fields and directions.

Undo: restores the state of the directory and the Editor to that saved at a
previous time.

Commands Concluded COMMANDS
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sWitch .FONs
eXit
Quit .FON File
Editor Help
sWitch .FONs: if two .FONs are loaded, changes which one is displayed.

eXit: finishes the session, offering to save the .FON files, if they may
have been changed, and returns to DOS.

Quit: offers to save the displayed .FON file, if it may have been changed,
and discards, making the RAM available for other uses.
Editing Keys (In Edit Mode) EDITOR KEYS
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Editor Help
Commands
- Cursor Movement -

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
End: : cursor right to end of field
ShiftTab : cursor left to start of field
^RtArrow/^F : cursor right to next "word"
^lfArrow/^A : cursor left to previous "word"
UpArrow/^E : cursor up one line
DnArrow/^X : cursor down one line
PgUp/^R : cursor up one page
PgDn/^C : cursor down one page
Home : cursor to first column of line
^PgUp : cursor to first page
^PgDn : cursor to last page

- Editing -

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 (overwrite is forced in
some fields, including the LastCall field)

- Function Keys -

F1/AltH : Help
F2 : turn marks off
F3 : mark start of block
F4 : mark end of block
F6 : mark entire .FON

- Function Keys in Help -

AltF1 : Help for Help
Shift F1 : Last Help

(AltH means "hold the Alt key and press H or h".)
Quit .FON File COMMAND
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Save
eXit
Editor help
To Quit the displayed .FON file: Press Q in Command Mode.

Quit disposes of the displayed .FON file, after a confirming prompt, and
makes that RAM available for other purposes. If the .FON file has been
changed, Quit will prompt to save it. See Save for more information.

At either prompt, to quit the .FON file simply press Y or y. To return to
the Editor without quitting the file, press N, n or Esc.

Quit only works if you have two .FON files. Otherwise, QFE will display an
"oops" message.
(Find) Again COMMAND
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Find
Editor help
To (find) Again: Press A in Command Mode.

Again repeats a previous Find, starting from the line after the cursor line
and continuing to the end of the .FON. Again is like Find in all ways
except that Again does not prompt for a search text, but uses the previous
one.
Clear Lines COMMAND
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Editor Help
To Clear: Press C in Command Mode.

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.

In the empty line(s), the Name, Number Script, Password and LastCall
fields will be filled with blanks. The Total field will be zeroed. The
remaining fields will be set from default values.
Duplicate (Copy) Entry over Block COMMAND
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Editor Help
To Duplicate : Mark a block and press D in Command Mode.

A window will open displaying all fields from the cursor line. Duplicate
will copy fields from the cursor line over a marked block. If you don't
want a particular field (such as the Number field) to be copied, use Tab or
ShiftTab to move the cursor to that field, and press AltB. The field will
fill with #### to show that it won't be copied. (Pressing AltB on a ####
field will restore its contents, and it will be copied.) After selecting
the fields to copy, press AltF10, or press Esc to close the Duplicate
window without copying.

Note that Duplicate can be used to clear fields--such as the Password
field--by blanking those fields on the cursor line, and using Duplicate to
blank that field over the block.

Duplicate can also be used to change the baud rate over a block, by
changing it on the cursor line, and using Duplicate to change it over the
block.

(AltB means "hold the Alt key and press B or b".)
Exchange Lines COMMAND
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Editor Help
To Exchange: Mark a block. cursor at the top of another (unmarked) block of
lines. Press E in Command Mode.

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 the exchange will
not be made.
Find COMMAND
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(find) Again
Editor Help
To Find: Press F in Command Mode.

A window will open to accept search text. Enter the text you want to find,
up to the limits of the input area. Press Enter when you have finished
input, or press Esc to close the window without doing a search.

Find will search for a match for your text, starting with the line after
the cursor line and continuing to the end of the .FON. If a match is found,
Find will adjust the display to show the line where the match occurred, and
put the cursor on that line.

Find does a case-insensitive search. For example, 'FORBIN', 'FoRbIn', and
'forbin' are all the same to it.

To continue searching for the same text, use the (find) Again command,
pressing A.
Insert Lines COMMAND
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Editor Help
To Insert: Press I in Command Mode.

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. If there are not enough empty
lines below the cursor to replace those being pushed down, a message window
will open and the insert will not be made.

(Empty lines are those that are filled with blanks in the Name, Number and
Script fields.)
Kopy from Other .FON File COMMAND
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Load new .FON
sWitch .FONs
Editor Help
To Kopy: Switch .FON displays. Press K in Command Mode.

If a block is marked in the .FON which is not displayed, that block is
copied to the displayed .FON, starting at the cursor line.

If not block is marked in the nondisplayed .FON, the entry at that .FON's
cursor will be copied to the displayed .FON at the cursor line.

If the cursor is too near the end of the file, QFE will display an "oops"
message and not make the copy.

The purpose of Kopy is to let you move entries from one .FON to another.
You must have two .FON files loaded in order to Kopy.

Kopy writes over entries in the displayed .FON--it does not try to push
them out of the way.
Load New .FON File COMMAND
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Keep .FON
Editor Help
sWitch .FONs
Kopy
To Load a new .FON: Press L in Command Mode.

Load prompts for the name of a .FON file, including drive, path and
extension, as required. (The extension will be forced to .FON.) Load
prompts whether to keep the displayed .FON file, then attempts to locate
and read in the requested file.

If two .FON files are already loaded, Load will require that one of them
not be kept before it loads a new one.

If the current file has been changed, Load prompts to save it.
Move Entries COMMAND
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Undo
Editor Help
To Move: Mark the top and bottom of a block of lines. Put the cursor where
you want to move the block. Press M in Command Mode.

The marked block will be moved to where the cursor is. The exact
positioning of the block and the lines moved to accomdate it depends on the
direction of the move (toward the beginning or end of the .FON file) and
the location of the block relative to the cursor. The results may not
always be what you expect. See the entry on Undo.

Move is nondestructive--entries are moved, but not overwritten or otherwise
changed.
Other Info Display EDIT or COMMAND
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Editor Help
To display other .FON information: Press O in Command Mode or AltO in Edit
Mode.

Not all of the .FON information can be displayed at the same time.
Sometimes the screen displays the fields Number, COM, and Script. Other
times it displays Password, LastCall, Total, P(arity), and D(uplex). The
Other info command changes which set of fields is displayed.

(AltO means "hold the Alt key and press O or o".)
Pack Entries COMMAND
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Page or Block
Editor Help
To Pack: Mark the top and bottom of a block of lines. Press P in Command
Mode.

Pack moves the empty lines in the marked 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 marked block consists only of complete pages, and is longer than one
page, Pack prompts whether to pack individual pages or the block as one
unit. See "Page or Block" for more information on that. (A complete page is
one on which all entries are marked.)
Sort Entries COMMAND
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Page or Block
Editor Help
To Sort: Mark the top and bottom of a block of lines. Press S in Command
Mode.

A window will open, listing the fields on which you may sort: Name, Number,
Area Code, Exchange, Baud, Total Calls, Last Call, Script and Password; 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. Place the
numbers in the column under the direction you wish to sort 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 press Esc to cancel the sort.

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 prompts
whether to sort individual pages or the block as one unit. See "Page or
Block" for more information on that. (A complete page is one where all
entries on that page are marked.
Undo Changes EDIT or COMMAND
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Editor Help
To Undo: Press ^U in Edit Mode or Command Mode.

Undo puts the .FON file and the Editor into the same condition they were at
some earlier time, when an internal "backup" was made.

Internal backups are made when the .FON file is first loaded and before
executing every command which changes the file. (Eg, Sort causes a backup,
but Other info does not.)

The number of available internal backups varies. If none are available for
Undo, "^U" will not be visible in the command key list; otherwise, the
number available will be displayed.

Note that you can only Undo changes made before quitting QFE. The internal
backups are not written to disk, so there is no way to recover them later.
However, if disk space is available when you quit QFE, your unedited .FON
file will be saved with the extension ".BAQ".

(^U means "hold the Ctrl key and press U or u".)
sWitch .FON Files COMMAND
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Load new .FON
Kopy
Editor Help
To sWitch .FONs: Press W in Command Mode.

If you have two .FON files loaded at the same time, sWitch will let you
change which one is being displayed and edited.

Only the displayed .FON file is affected by any commands which change the
.FON file's contents.

The nondisplayed .FON file is available as a source for the Kopy command.
eXit QFE EDIT or COMMAND
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Save
Editor Help
To eXit: Press X in Command Mode or AltX in Edit Mode.

eXit quits QFE and returns to DOS, after a confirming prompt. To quit,
simply press Y or y. To return to the Editor, rather than quitting, press
N, n or Esc.

If the .FON file has been changed, Exit will prompt to save it. See Save
for more information.

(AltX means "hold the Alt key and press X or x".)
Save .FON File PROMPT
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eXit
sWitch .FONs
Editor Help
Save is called by eXit and Load if the displayed file has been changed.
(Save is called by Load only if you answer no to the "Keep this file?"
prompt.

To save the file and eXit or Load, press Y or y. To eXit or Load without
saving the file, press N or n. To continue with QFE without eXiting or
Loading, press Esc.

If space is available on the disk, the original disk file will be kept with
the extension ".BAQ". In that case, an existing file with the same name and
the extension ".BAQ" will be erased. In any other case, QFE will prompt you
before erasing a file.
Page or Block PROMPT
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Pack
Sort
Editor Help
The prompt "Page by page or the entire block (P/B)" is given when the
marked block contains only complete pages, is longer than one page, and the
command is Pack or Sort. (A complete page is one on which all entries are
marked.)

Choosing Page (by pressing "P" or "p") causes all entries 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: entries may be moved to
different pages. Pressing Esc closes the prompt window and cancel the
command.
Backup INTERNAL COMMAND
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Undo
Editor Help
Backup is called internally by commands which change the .FON file, before
the changes are made. For example, Sort calls Backup before the sort is
actually done.

Backup saves only those pages which may be changed by the command. It also
saves some other information, such as which entries are marked and which
page is displayed.

The Undo command restores the .FON file and the Editor to the conditions
saved by the most recent Backup.

Nothing should ever go wrong with Backup. You should never see this display
unless you are "peeking" into the help file. If QFE shows you this display,
please let me know what the situation was.
Get New .FON File INTERNAL COMMAND
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Load New .FON
Startup
Editor Help
Get New .FON File is called internally by QFE's startup routine and by Load
New .FON. The calling routines give the .FON file's name to Get New .FON
File.

QFE will display "oops" messages if:

--there is no RAM available for the new .FON file or its buffer;
--the file cannot be found;
--the file is the wrong size;
--a DOS error occurs opening or reading the file.

If the "cannot be found" message is displayed during startup, QFE will
stop.
Startup INTERNAL COMMAND
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Get New .FON
QFE's startup routine:

--determines the screen colors which were active before QFE was called;
--checks the DOS "environment" for QMODEM=;
--reads the .FON file name from the DOS "command line";
--reads other parameters from the "command line";
--looks for QMODEM.CNF and reads it, if found;
--determines QFE's screen colors;
--determines the path to the .FON file;
--may prompt for keyboard input to continue (unregistered version only);
--calls Get New to open and read the .FON file.

If Get New is unable to open and read the .FON file during startup, QFE
will display an "oops" message and stop.
Help for Help EDIT or COMMAND
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Editor Help
QFE's help system is available any time after the earliest parts of the
startup routine. Although F1 is the designated "help key", AltH will also
call up help.

To see this help screen, press AltF1 while in the help system.

Help uses the PgUp, PgDn, up arrow and down arrow keys to display more
information than one screen can hold.

The bottom line on the help screen shows one or more related topics. One
will always be highlighted. If you want to see a related topic's
information, move the highlighting to that topic and press Enter. Use the
Tab, Shift Tab, Space, and/or the left and right arrow keys to move the
highlighting.

You can also move from the current help screen to the last one that you
viewed by pressing Shift F1.

One topic that usually appears is Editor Help. From the Editor Help
screens, you can switch to topics covering all QFE commands and keys.

(AltH means "hold the Alt key and press H or h".)
Keep .FON PROMPT
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sWitch .FONs
Editor Help
The command Load new .FON prompts to find out if you want to keep the
currently displayed .FON file.

To keep the currently displayed .FON, answer the prompt with Y or y. To
abandon the currently displayed .FON, answer with N or n. To return to the
Editor without loading a new .FON file, press Esc.
Modes COMMAND/EDIT MODES
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Commands
Keys
Editor Help
QFE operates in one of two modes: Command and Edit. The current mode is
displayed in the upper right portion of the .FON display.

When in Command Mode, QFE responds to keys much as Qmodem does. Pressing a
key will cause some command to be carried out, rather than putting that
key's character into a .FON entry. For example, the S key commands QFE to
Sort the marked block.

When in Edit Mode, QFE acts as a full-screen directory processor, much like
a word processor. Pressing a character key puts the corresponding character
into the .FON at the cursor location (if the character is proper for that
location). For example, the S key would put the character "S" (or "s") into
the .FON at the cursor.

To change from Command Mode to Edit Mode, press R (for Revise, as in
Qmodem). To return from Edit Mode to Command Mode, press Esc. Note that,
unlike in Qmodem, you will not need to press F10 to save the changes when
leaving Edit Mode, and Esc will not undo those changes. However, the
changes will not be written to disk unless you choose to do that when
quitting QFE.


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Archive   : QFE42.ZIP
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