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***** ATTRIBUTE BOLD *****


If a block is marked and visible, Pro:TEXT will convert the block to bold
typeface.

If no block is marked, Pro:TEXT will place a pair of print control
characters at the current cursor position, and position the cursor between
the two. Thus, while the cursor remains between the control characters,
newly-entered text will be in the selected typeface.

***** ATTRIBUTE COMPRESSED *****


If a block is marked and visible, Pro:TEXT will convert the block to
compressed typeface.

If no block is marked, Pro:TEXT will place a pair of print control
characters at the current cursor position, and position the cursor between
the two. Thus, while the cursor remains between the control characters,
newly-entered text will be in the selected typeface.



***** ATTRIBUTE DISPLAY *****


When Attribute Display is enabled, print formatting commands that control
font selections will not be displayed on-screen. Instead the marked text
will be displayed in a color or attribute corresponding to the font. This
"what you see is what you get" mode allows more accurate alignment of
tables, and avoids multiple print cycles to correct formatting commands.

The screen colors for each font may be adjusted on the View Colors menu.

When Attribute display is enabled, the control characters that select the
fonts are not visible. However, the cursor can be positioned over the
control character, and it can be deleted if desired. The Pro:TEXT hardware
cursor grows to a large block when it is positioned over the control
character. The value of the control character will be displayed at the right
hand edge of the window status line when the cursor is positioned over it.

Pro:TEXT computes the display of on-screen fonts while it is waiting for you
to enter keystrokes. As a result, if you enter new text it may take a short
period of time before control characters disappear and fonts are drawn in
their final colors.

***** ATTRIBUTE FONT *****


Pro:TEXT will display the font type of the character at the cursor
position. If the character has more than one font applied to it, Pro:TEXT
will list all of them.

***** ATTRIBUTE HIGHSCRIPT *****


If a block is marked and visible, Pro:TEXT will convert the block to
superscript typeface.

If no block is marked, Pro:TEXT will place a pair of print control
characters at the current cursor position, and position the cursor between
the two. Thus, while the cursor remains between the control characters,
newly-entered text will be in the selected typeface.

***** ATTRIBUTE ITALICS *****


If a block is marked and visible, Pro:TEXT will convert the block to
Italic typeface.

If no block is marked, Pro:TEXT will place a pair of print control
characters at the current cursor position, and position the cursor
between the two. Thus, while the cursor remains between the control
characters, newly-entered text will be in the selected typeface.


***** ATTRIBUTE LOWSCRIPT *****


If a block is marked and visible, Pro:TEXT will convert the block to
subscript typeface.

If no block is marked, Pro:TEXT will place a pair of print control
characters at the current cursor position, and position the cursor between
the two. Thus, while the cursor remains between the control characters,
newly-entered text will be in the selected typeface.

***** ATTRIBUTE OVERSTRIKE *****


If a block is marked and visible, Pro:TEXT will convert the block to
overstrike typeface.

If no block is marked, Pro:TEXT will place a pair of print control
characters at the current cursor position, and position the cursor
between the two. Thus, while the cursor remains between the control
characters, newly-entered text will be in the selected typeface.

***** ATTRIBUTE UNDERLINE *****


If a block is marked and visible, Pro:TEXT will convert the block to
underline typeface.

If no block is marked, Pro:TEXT will place a pair of print control
characters at the current cursor position, and position the cursor
between the two. Thus, while the cursor remains between the control
characters, newly-entered text will be in the selected typeface.

***** BLOCK BOTTOM *****

The cursor will be moved to the end of the marked block, whether it is
visible or not.


***** BLOCK COPY *****

A copy of the marked block will be inserted at the current
cursor position.

***** BLOCK DELETE *****

The marked block will be deleted from the text stream. If the block
spans more than one line, the deleted lines may be recovered via the
Line Undelete command.


***** BLOCK END *****

The cursor position will become the end of a marked block.

***** BLOCK FORMAT *****

Paragraph formatting will be applied to all lines of text in the
currently marked block. The block must be highlighted, and the cursor
must be somewhere within the block, or an error message will be produced.

***** BLOCK HIDE *****

The on-screen highlighting of the marked block is toggled on or off.
Blocks can be copied, moved,or deleted only when the block is visibly
marked. Movement to block start or end is possible even when the block
is not visible.

***** BLOCK MOVE *****


The marked block will be removed from its current location and inserted
at the current cursor position.

***** BLOCK START *****


The cursor position will become the start of a marked block.

***** BLOCK TOP *****

The cursor will be moved to the start of the current block, whether
it is visible or not.


***** BLOCK WRITE *****

The currently marked block will be written to a disk file. If no block is
marked, an error message will be produced. If the disk file already
exists, you will be given the choice of overwriting it or appending to it.


***** DOCUMENT ADD *****

A prompt box will ask for the name of a new file to read. If another file
is already being edited, the current window will be split in half, and the
new file will be read into the new window.

By specifying a file name that matches that in an existing window, you may
look at two regions of the same file. Changes made in one window will
affect all other windows which contain the same file.

When prompted for a file name, you may enter DOS wildcards or the name of
another drive or subdirectory. In this case, another window will
display the names of all matching files. You can select from this list by
using the cursor keypad, or by pressing the first letter of the filename
in which you are interested.

By entering an empty line for the file name, you can edit a file without
specifying a name for it. A name can be specified later when you want to
write it out to disk.


***** DOCUMENT BOTTOM *****

The cursor is moved past the last character in the file.

***** DOCUMENT CLOSE *****

The current text window will be cleared. If it has been modified since
being saved to disk, you will be given the opportunity to save it. The
window will then be closed. If the window is the only one on the screen,
you will return to the Pro:TEXT menu system.

***** DOCUMENT DELETE *****

A prompt box will ask for the name of a document to delete. Once you have
entered the name of the document to delete, Pro:TEXT will then prompt you
to make sure you really want to delete the file.

If there is no document open on the screen, or only one document on the
screen, the document will be closed and Pro:TEXT will terminate.


***** DOCUMENT GO TO *****

The cursor will be moved to the current position in another document on the
screen. If only one document is available, nothing will happen. Otherwise a
menu will appear, showing the available documents, and the files currently
in each one. Select one of these choices by moving the selection bar or by
pressing the number of the desired document.

***** DOCUMENT INIT *****

The state of this toggle determines Pro:TEXT's default behavior when more
than one document is on the screen. When Document Init is OFF, multiple
documents will appear simultaneously on the screen, that is, they will
not be zoomed.

When Document Init is ON, multiple documents will be zoomed. The last
file opened will be visible on the screen, and others will be hidden
behind it.

The normal zoom document command may be used at any time, regardless of
Document Init.

***** DOCUMENT NEXT *****

The cursor will be moved to the current position in the next document down
on the screen. If the cursor is already in the lowest document, it will
move to the topmost document. If there is only one document, nothing
will happen.

***** DOCUMENT OPEN *****

A prompt box will ask for the name of a document to open. This file will be
read into the current window, starting at the current cursor position.

When prompted for a file name, you may enter DOS wildcards or the name of
another drive or subdirectory. In this case, another window will display
the names of all matching files. You can select from this list by using
the cursor keypad, or by pressing the first letter of the filename in
which you are interested.

***** DOCUMENT PREV *****

The cursor will be moved to the current position in the next document up the
screen. If the cursor is already in the topmost document, it will move to
the bottom document. If there is only one document, nothing will happen.

***** DOCUMENT RESIZE *****

Use this command to change the height of the current document. The up and
down arrow keys will move the document dividing lines. Press
when the document has the desired size.

***** DOCUMENT SAVE *****


The contents of the current document will be saved to disk, using a file
name the same as when the file was first read. If the file has not been
named, a prompt box will ask for a new name. If the disk file already
exists, a backup copy will be made before overwriting the existing
version. The cursor will remain in place after the file is written
to disk and allow editing to continue.

***** DOCUMENT TOP *****

The cursor is moved to the first character in the file.

***** DOCUMENT ZOOM *****

The current document will fill the screen. Other text documents are
kept in memory, but are not visible until zoom is toggled off. The Document
Next and Document Previous commands will bring each document to the fore
in succession. Text markers and blocks may be accessed as usual in the
hidden documents. The only exception is Block Delete: a block will not be
deleted from a hidden document.

When zoom is active, a letter Z will appear at the left edge of the document
status line. Toggling the zoom command again will make all documents visible.

***** EXIT ABANDON *****


The editing session will end and you will return to DOS. Any changes made
during the editing session will be lost.


***** EXIT SAVE *****

The editing session will end and you will return to DOS. If any windows
have been modified, prompt boxes will appear and you will be given the
opportunity to save each modified file. If you type at any of the
prompt boxes, the EXIT SAVE command will be interrupted and you will
return to the current text window.

***** FIND NEXT *****

The previous search operation will be repeated. This will repeat a plain
search, a search and replace command.

***** FIND PATTERN *****

The current window will be searched to find a specified sequence of text.
When the pattern is found, the cursor will be positioned at the beginning
of the pattern, and the matched text highlighted until the next keystroke.

A prompt box will allow entry of the text pattern and search options.
Enter any text or control characters just as they would be typed in
the body of the file.

Search options control the behavior of the search. The following options
are available:

> U - ignore case (Upper-case) while searching.
) B - search Backwards from the cursor position.
) W - search for whole Words only.
) G - search Globally, starting at the beginning of the file (or end, if
searching backwards).
) L - search Locally (only within marked block).
) n - search for the nth occurrence of the string (n is an integer).

Enter the following sequence of keystrokes to search for the end of each
text line: . This sequence enters
Carriage return/Line feed into the search pattern.

Note that each pattern must be found within a single line. No match may
span multiple lines.


***** FIND REPLACE *****

The current window will be searched for a specified sequence of text. When
the pattern is found, it will be replaced with another specified
text sequence.

A prompt box will allow entry of the search text, replacement text, and
search options. Enter any text or control characters just as they would
be typed in the body of the file.

Search options control the behavior of the search. The following options
are available:

> U - ignore case (Upper-case) while searching
) B - search Backwards from the cursor position.
) W - search for whole Words only.
) G - search Globally, starting at the extreme end of the file.
) L - search Locally (only within marked block).
) N - do Not prompt for confirmation when the pattern is found.
) n - replace n occurrences of the string (n is an integer).

If the N option is not specified, a prompt will occur each time the search
pattern is found. This prompt will provide the following options:

> Y - replace this text and continue searching.
) N - do Not replace, but continue searching.
) A - replace this text and replace All others without prompting.
) Q - do not replace, and Quit searching.

Enter the following sequence of keystrokes to search for the end of each
text line: . This sequence enters
Carriage return/Line feed into the search pattern.

***** LINE BEGIN *****

The cursor is moved to the first character in the line. You may also
use .


***** LINE CENTER *****

The current line will be centered between the left and right margins. This
command is active only when Text Wrap mode is on.

***** LINE DELETE *****

The line on which the cursor is found is deleted from the file. It may be
recovered using the Line Undelete command.

***** LINE END *****

The cursor is moved past the last character in the line. You may also
use .

***** LINE INDENT *****

When autoindent mode is active and the key is pressed, the new
line of text will be indented the same number of spaces as the line
immediately above it. The setting of this toggle also affects the
operation of the paragraph reformatting command.

***** LINE JUSTIFY *****

When Justify is active, word wrap and paragraph reformat operations will
cause each line to be filled in with spaces such that the rightmost
non-blank character is exactly on the right margin.

By toggling Justify off, and reformatting lines or paragraphs, the
additional blanks will be automatically removed from the text.

Pro:TEXT does not differentiate between "soft" blanks added during
justification and "hard" blanks manually entered. However, the character
may be used in place of a normal blank when non-changing spaces
are desired. The will be printed as a normal space. To enter a
in the text stream, press 25.

***** LINE NEXT *****

The cursor is moved to the next line in the window. You may also
use .

***** LINE PREVIOUS *****

The cursor is moved to the line precedint the line the cursor is on.
You may also use .


***** LINE REFORMAT *****

Line Reformat is available only when Text Wrap mode is active. Line
reformatting will move words so that lines are as full as possible within,
but not exceeding, the current left and right margins. If Justify mode is
active, the lines will also be evenly filled with spaces so that the
rightmost word ends on the right margin.

The line reformat is terminated when a blank line, or a line beginning
with a format character (@), is reached.

***** LINE TRUNCATE *****

The line to the right of the cursor is deleted.


***** LINE UNDELETE *****

The line of text most recently deleted will be inserted into the current
text stream at the cursor position. Note that this applies only to
complete lines of text, and not to character or word deletions.

***** MARGIN BOTTOM *****

This specifies the number of lines to leave blank at the bottom of each
page during printing or pagination of the file in the current window. The
bottom margin is a default value that will be overridden by Pro:TEXT
format (@) commands embedded in the text. The value you specify in the
prompt box is not stored in the document file. It is a default value that
exists only while the file is being edited.

***** MARGIN CURSOR *****

The current cursor column will be assigned as the temporary left margin.
If the cursor is beyond the right margin, an error will occur.

***** MARGIN FREE *****

Setting Margin Free ON allows you to type beyond the left and right
margins while Text Wrap mode is active. Margin Free remains effective
until the cursor is moved to another line. It can also be toggled off
at any time.

***** MARGIN HOLD *****

The current left margin will be moved to the right by one tab stop. This
is useful in making indented lists. The temporary margin will remain in
force until you leave the current paragraph.

The temporary margin is indicated by a right pointing arrow on the window
tab display.

***** MARGIN LEFT *****

A prompt box will ask for a new value for the left margin. Entering an
empty prompt string will set the left margin to the current cursor column.

When Text Wrap mode is active, the left margin controls the leftmost
position where text may be entered. The left margin also controls the
operation of the paragraph formatting command.

The left and right margins can be made visible by toggling Tab Display.

Print formatting commands require that the format character (@) be located
in column 1 even if the left margin is set to a number greater than one. To
achieve this, enter the format command starting at the left margin, move
the cursor to column 1 with the Line Begin command, and delete the
intervening spaces Alternatively, activate the Margin Free command while
the format command is entered.

***** MARGIN RIGHT *****

A prompt box will ask for a new value for the right margin. Entering an
empty prompt string will set the right margin to the current cursor
column. The right margin is used only when Text Wrap mode is active. When
that is so, text entered in a column beyond the right margin will
automatically be wrapped to the next line. Paragraph formatting will move
words so that lines are as full as possible within, but not exceeding,
the right margin.

***** MARGIN TOP *****

This specifies the number of lines to leave blank at the top of each page
during printing or pagination of the file in the current window. The
top margin is a default value that will be overridden by Pro:TEXT format
(@) commands embedded in the text. The value you specify in the prompt box
is not stored in the document file. It is a default value that exists
only while the file is being edited.

***** PAGE DOWN *****

The cursor is moved to the next page in the window. You may also
use .

***** PAGE GO TO *****

The cursor will be repositioned to the first line of the specified page
of the current window. This command is available only when pagination is
active for the window. A prompt box will request the target page number.
Enter any positive integer value. If the value is preceded by a plus (+)
or minus (-) sign, the target page number will be calculated relative to
the current page.

***** PAGE LENGTH *****

This specifies the total number of lines on each page during printing or
pagination of the file in the current window. The page length is a default
value that will be overridden by Pro:TEXT format (@) commands embedded in
the text. The value you specify in the prompt box is not stored in the
document file. It is a default value that exists only while the file
is being edited.

***** PAGE PAGINATE *****

When pagination is activated, the left two columns of the text window will
be devoted to showing page breaks. The characters ¯¯ in those columns
indicate that the corresponding line is the first printing text line
on its page.

In addition, the status line for the window will indicate what page number
the cursor is on. The Page Go To command is available only when
pagination is activated.

Pro:TEXT calculates page numbers while it is waiting for you to enter
keystrokes. As a result, if you enter new text it may take a short period
of time before the page break markers are redrawn at their new positions.

Although the page breaks displayed on screen correspond to those in a
printout of the document, Pro:TEXT does not store any special characters
in the disk file. Page breaks are recomputed each time the file is read
into Pro:TEXT.

Pagination can be precisely controlled via the formatting commands. See the
help section for Print Formatting.

***** PRINT ***

Any text file can be printed from within Pro:TEXT. Files formatted with
Pro:TEXT's page layout commands and font controls will print with
multiple fonts, headers, footers, and page breaks.

Do not press on the first menu selection, Print file now, until
the other items in the box have been set to your satisfaction. Selecting
the first item starts the print job.

After you select the second menu item, Name of file, a prompt box will
request entry of the name of the file to print. When prompted for a file
name, you may enter DOS wildcards or the name of another drive or
subdirectory. In this case, another window will display the names of all
matching files. You can select from this list by using the cursor keypad,
or by pressing the first letter of the filename in which you are
interested.

If you wish to print a file that is currently loaded in memory, be sure to
save any recent changes to disk before trying to print it. If you attempt
to print a file that has unsaved changes, Pro:TEXT will produce an
error message.

Set Auto formatting OFF if you wish to have Pro:TEXT ignore formatting
commands (@ commands) in your text. In this case, text will print
continuously with no form feeds or page breaks. Control codes embedded in
the text will be written to the output without interpretation.

By default, Pro:TEXT prints all pages of the document. You can set
starting and stopping pages if desired.

Select from any of the available printer definition files (default
extension .PDF) to find one that is appropriate for your printer. You can
change to another file and use Options Save setup to regularly use that
file.

You can also choose between sending the printed output to LPT1, LPT2, or
to a file. LPT1 and LPT2 refer to the computer port where your printer is
attached. If the printer is attached to a serial port, you must use the
DOS MODE command in order to assign the serial port to one of the print
devices LPT1 or LPT2. Your choice between LPT1 and LPT2 will be saved with
Pro:TEXT when you Save Setup.

When output is printed to a file, all control codes are written out just as
when they are printed. In this case, you must also specify the
name of the output file using the prompt window.

Set Manual paper feed ON if you wish to have Pro:TEXT prompt you to insert
a new sheet of paper after each page. This choice is also stored as part of
the printer definition file for your selected printer.

Set Use formfeeds ON if your printer accepts ASCII character #12 to eject
each page. Otherwise, Pro:TEXT will fill out the end of each page with
blank lines.

After making all selections, move the menu bar to the Print file now item
and press . If you decide not to print, just press . Printing
occurs as a background task. You can continue editing with minimal loss of
performance while the print job continues.

To stop a print job at any time, execute the Print command sequence.
Pro:TEXT will confirm whether you want to stop the print job.

PRINTER DEFINITIONS

You can edit and store printer definitions from within Pro:TEXT, using the
Print menu.

Select a printer definition file (default extension .PDF) using the Which
printer menu item. Pro:TEXT will load this printer file into memory.

Any of the command sequences that control various printer fonts can be
edited using the Edit printer codes menu selection. Each font is associated
with two strings - one to turn the font ON, and another to turn it OFF.

When you choose a sequence to edit, it appears in another window. It can be
edited using the cursor keys, and the or keys. Most
characters you type will be inserted literally into the string.
will delete the existing string. will end the session in the string
editor. In case you need to enter any of these special keys as part of the
control string, press the key to enter Literal mode. In this
mode, all keystrokes will be inserted into the string without further
interpretation.

The printer definition currently held in memory can be stored to a disk
file using the Save printer setup menu item. Pro:TEXT stores the printer
command sequences for all fonts, as well as the default settings for manual
paper feed and formfeeds, when you save the setup.

Pro:TEXT will prompt for a file name when you decide to store the current
definition. The default extension for printer definitions is .PDF.

PRINT FORMAT COMMANDS

@POn = Offset Page Right by n* columns
@PA = Page Start
@CPn = Conditional Page Break (if fewer then n* lines)
@PNn = Sets Page Number to n*
@OP = Omits Page Numbers

@PG = Print Page Numbers (default)
@PCn = Print Page Numbers in column n* (default is 33)
@PLn = Set Page Length (default is 66 lines)

PRINT FORMAT COMMANDS(Continued)
@MTn = Set Top Margin (default is 3 lines)
@MBn = Set Bottom Margin (default is 8 lines)
@HMn = Set Header Margin (default is 1 line)
@FMn = Set Footer Margin (default is 3 lines)
@HE'Line' = Set Page Header to Line**
@FO'Line' = Set Page Footer to Line**


*Note: n means to enter the number desired

**Note: Line is the literal value desired for the line

***** PAGE UP *****

The cursor is moved to the page preceding the page the cursor is on.
You may also use .



***** TEXT ALTER *****

The case of the character at the cursor location will be altered from
upper to lower, or from lower to upper. If a block is marked and visible,
and the cursor is anywhere within the marked block, the command will
alter the case of the entire block.

***** TAB BACK *****

The cursor will be moved to the next tab left of the current position.
This command is available only in fixed tab mode. You may also
use .

***** TAB DISPLAY *****

Toggling Tab Display ON reserves one line of the current window for
display of tab settings and margins. The tabs and margins can be active
whether or not the tab line is visible.

***** TAB EDIT *****

Tab positions can be interactively edited using this command. The cursor
will be moved to the current window's tab line display. Use the cursor
keys or the tab key to move along the tab line. Pressing the space bar
will toggle a tab setting on or off, pressing the key will add a
tab, pressing the key will delete a tab at the cursor position.
Press when editing is complete, or to undo any changes made.

***** ATTR *****


These commands control the typeface of specific blocks of text within the
Document. More than one attribute may be selected for the same block.

When selected ATTR displays a sub-menu of text attribute commands which
include:

þ Bold converts the block selected to bold typeface.

þ Compressed converts the block selected to compressed typeface.

þ Display converts the format command to a color for that font.

þ Font displays the font(s) of the character at the cursor.

þ Highscript converts the block selected to superscript typeface.

þ Italics converts the block selected to Italics typeface.

þ Lowscript converts the block selected to subscript typeface.

þ Overstrike converts the block selected to an overstrike typeface.

þ Underline converts the block selected to an underline typeface.


***** BLOCK *****


These commands control specific blocks of text within the Document.

When selected BLOCK displays a sub-menu of block commands which include:

þ Bottom moves cursor to the end of the block selected.

þ Copy copies block marked to the current cursor position.

þ Delete deletes the block marked from the Document.

þ End sets the end of the block to the current cursor position

þ Format paragraph formatting applied to the selected block

þ Hide toggles highlighting of the selected block on screen

þ Move moves the block selected to current cursor position

þ Start sets the start of the block to be selected

þ Top places the cursor to the start of the current block


***** DOCU *****


These commands control the Documents selected and their processing.

When selected DOCU displays a sub-menu of text attribute commands which
include:

þ Add adds a new Document to the screen

þ Bottom cursor is placed at the end of the Document

þ Close current Document is closed

þ Delete deletes a Document from the hard drive

þ Go To specifies which Document is to be edited next

þ Init On=multiple Documents will appear on screen

þ Next moves the cursor to the next available Document

þ Open places an existing Document onto the screen

þ Prev moves to the next highest Document on the screen

þ Resize changes the height of the current Document

þ Save saves the current Document and continues the edit

þ Top moves cursor to the first character in the Document

þ Zoom current Document will fill the screen

***** EXIT *****


These commands control the type of exit from Pro:TEXT.

When selected ATTR displays a sub-menu of exit commands which include:

þ Abandon all changes will be lost

þ Save saves changes to Document(s) selected

***** FIND *****


These commands control the search operations with Documents.

When selected ATTR displays a sub-menu of text attribute commands which
include:

þ Next repeats previous search operation.

þ Pattern searches for specified sequence

þ Replace searches for specified sequence and replaces with a
specified sequence.
***** LINE *****


These commands control the line positioning and processing.

When selected LINE displays a sub-menu of line commands which include:

þ Begin places cursor at the beginning of the current line

þ Center centers the line between existing margins

þ Delete deletes current line from the Document

þ End places cursor at the end of the current line

þ Indent starts each subsequent line at the same position

þ Justify last non-blank character is exactly at the margin

þ Next moves the cursor to the next line in the Document

þ Prev moves the cursor to the previous line in the Document

þ Reformat changes the line so it is as full as possible

þ Truncate deletes text to the right of the cursor

þ Undelete last line deleted will be inserted at the cursor


***** MARGIN *****


These commands control the margins both during printing and editing of the
Document.

When selected MARGIN displays a sub-menu of margin commands which include:

þ Bottom specifies blank lines at bottom of page while printing

þ Cursor cursor position becomes temporary left margin

þ Free permits typing beyond left and right margins

þ Hold current left margin moved right by one tab stop

þ Left sets left margin

þ Right sets right margin

þ Top specifies blank lines at top of page while printing

***** PAGE *****


These commands control paging during printing and editing of the Document.

When selected PAGE displays a sub-menu of page commands which include:

þ Down moves cursor to next page of the Document

þ Go To moves cursor to first line of specified page

þ Length specifies total number of lines per page for printing
or pagination

þ Paginate displays page numbers during pagination

þ Up moves cursor fo the preceding page of the Document



***** PRINT *****


This command controls the printing of a specified Document.

Any text file can be printed from within Pro:TEXT. Files formatted with
Pro:TEXT's page layout commands and font controls will print with
multiple fonts, headers, footers, and page breaks.

Do not press on the first menu selection, Print file now, until
the other items in the box have been set to your satisfaction. Selecting
the first item starts the print job.

After you select the second menu item, Name of file, a prompt box will
request entry of the name of the file to print. When prompted for a file
name, you may enter DOS wildcards or the name of another drive or
subdirectory. In this case, another window will display the names of all
matching files. You can select from this list by using the cursor keypad,
or by pressing the first letter of the filename in which you are interested.

If you wish to print a file that is currently loaded in memory, be sure to
save any recent changes to disk before trying to print it. If you attempt
to print a file that has unsaved changes, Pro:TEXT will produce an
error message.

Set Auto formatting OFF if you wish to have Pro:TEXT ignore formatting
commands (@ commands) in your text. In this case, text will print
continuously with no form feeds or page breaks. Control codes embedded in
the text will be written to the output without interpretation.

By default, Pro:TEXT prints all pages of the document. You can set
starting and stopping pages if desired.

Select from any of the available printer definition files (default
extension .PDF) to find one that is appropriate for your printer.

You can also choose between sending the printed output to LPT1, LPT2, or
to a file. LPT1 and LPT2 refer to the computer port where your printer is
attached. If the printer is attached to a serial port, you must use the
DOS MODE command in order to assign the serial port to one of the print
devices LPT1 or LPT2.

When output is printed to a file, all control codes are written out just as
when they are printed. In this case, you must also specify the
name of the output file using the prompt window.

Set Manual paper feed ON if you wish to have Pro:TEXT prompt you to insert
a new sheet of paper after each page. This choice is also stored as part of
the printer definition file for your selected printer.

Set Use formfeeds ON if your printer accepts ASCII character #12 to eject
each page. Otherwise, Pro:TEXT will fill out the end of each page with
blank lines.

After making all selections, move the menu bar to the Print file now item
and press . If you decide not to print, just press . Printing
occurs as a background task. You can continue editing with minimal loss of
performance while the print job continues.

To stop a print job at any time, execute the Print command sequence.
Pro:TEXT will confirm whether you want to stop the print job.

PRINTER DEFINITIONS

You can edit and store printer definitions from within Pro:TEXT, using the
Print menu.

Select a printer definition file (default extension .PDF) using the Which
printer menu item. Pro:TEXT will load this printer file into memory.

Any of the command sequences that control various printer fonts can be
edited using the Edit printer codes menu selection. Each font is associated
with two strings - one to turn the font ON, and another to turn it OFF.

When you choose a sequence to edit, it appears in another window. It can be
edited using the cursor keys, and the or keys. Most
characters you type will be inserted literally into the string.
will delete the existing string. will end the session in the string
editor. In case you need to enter any of these special keys as part of the
control string, press the key to enter Literal mode. In this
mode, all keystrokes will be inserted into the string without further
interpretation.

The printer definition currently held in memory can be stored to a disk
file using the Save printer setup menu item. Pro:TEXT stores the printer
command sequences for all fonts, as well as the default settings for manual
paper feed and formfeeds, when you save the setup.

Pro:TEXT will prompt for a file name when you decide to store the current
definition. The default extension for printer definitions is .PDF.

PRINT FORMAT COMMANDS

@POn = Offset Page Right by n* columns
@PA = Page Start
@CPn = Conditional Page Break (if fewer then n* lines)
@PNn = Sets Page Number to n*
@OP = Omits Page Numbers

@PG = Print Page Numbers (default)
@PCn = Print Page Numbers in column n* (default is 33)
@PLn = Set Page Length (default is 66 lines)

PRINT FORMAT COMMANDS(Continued)
@MTn = Set Top Margin (default is 3 lines)
@MBn = Set Bottom Margin (default is 8 lines)
@HMn = Set Header Margin (default is 1 line)
@FMn = Set Footer Margin (default is 3 lines)
@HE'Line' = Set Page Header to Line**
@FO'Line' = Set Page Footer to Line**


*Note: n means to enter the number desired

**Note: Line is the literal value desired for the line



***** TABS *****


These commands control the tab settings within the Document.

When selected TABS displays a sub-menu of tab commands which include:

þ Back moves cursor to the next tab left of current position

þ Display saves 1 line for displaying tab settings and margins

þ Edit permits editing of tab positions interactively

þ Right moves cursor to the next tab right of current position

þ Set initialzes tab settings base on current line of text

***** TEXT *****


These commands control the text cases amd modes within the Document.

When selected TEXT displays a sub-menu of text commands which include:

þ Alter converts the text character or the block marked
from upper to lower or lower to upper case

þ Insert On - inserts text at cursor,
off - overwrites existing text

þ Lower converts the text character or the block marked
from upper to lower

þ Upper converts the text character or the block marked
from lower to upper case

þ Wrap when on, paragraph reformatting and automatic text
wrap are available

***** VIEW *****


These commands control the cursor, colors and number of lines used.

When selected VIEW displays a sub-menu of commands which include:

þ Bold select blinking or solid cursor

þ Color customize editor colors to your liking

þ Lines toggle between 25 and 43 lines on screen

***** TEXT INSERT *****


When Text Insert mode is active, newly typed text is inserted into the
current text line, pushing characters to the right of the cursor aside
to make room. When Text Insert mode is off, newly typed text overwrites
existing text. Many commands operate in insert mode independent of
the setting of this toggle.

***** TEXT LOWER *****

The text of the character at the cursor location will be set to lower
case. If a block is marked and visible, and the cursor is anywhere
within the marked block, the command will change the case of the
entire block.

***** TAB RIGHT *****

The cursor is moved to the next tab on the right from the current cursor
position in the line. You may also use .

***** TAB SET *****

The tab settings will be initialized based on the contents of the
current line of text. The start of each blank-delimited word will set
a tab at that column. Any other tabs will be cleared.

***** TEXT UPPER *****


The text of the character at the cursor location will be set to upper
case. If a block is marked and visible, and the cursor is somewhere within
the marked block, the command will change the case of the entire block.



***** TEXT WRAP *****


When Text Wrap mode is active, paragraph reformatting and automatic text
wrap are available. Otherwise, left and right margin settings are ignored,
and text may be entered in any column up to the maximum line length.

***** VIEW BOLD *****

Pro:TEXT offers a choice between a blinking cursor and an unblinking cursor.
The color of the block cursor can be set via the View Color menu.

***** VIEW COLOR *****

All of the editor colors can be customized to your liking. Independent
color settings are available for normal text, block marked text, window
status lines, the prompt line at the top of the screen, text in menus and
prompt boxes, menu frames, the highlighted character by which each menu
item may be selected, the currently selected menu item, the block cursor
(when active), and each of the five selectable fonts.

***** VIEW LINE *****

On computers equipped with an Enhanced Graphics Adapter, Pro:TEXT can
display 43 lines on the screen. Toggle this option ON if a text display
longer than 25 lines is desired.


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