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Paradox macros for Qedit. Direct from the SEMware BBS.
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Paradox macros for Qedit. Direct from the SEMware BBS.
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BH.TXT 1968 631 deflated
BOX11 476 171 deflated
BOX11.MAC 219 69 deflated
BOX22 473 166 deflated
BOX22.MAC 219 68 deflated
BOX2H 485 179 deflated
BOX2H.MAC 219 72 deflated
BOX2V 481 177 deflated
BOX2V.MAC 219 71 deflated
BOXOFF 2019 501 deflated
BOXOFF.MAC 945 337 deflated
PDOXEDIT.DAT 4023 1180 deflated
PDOXEDIT.HLP 2050 784 deflated
README 6235 2541 deflated
STUFF.EXE 3296 2292 deflated

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Contents of the README file

14 September 1988
Dennis Barrett

QEDIT ver 2.X can be configured to look similar to Paradox, and is very
nice to use as the third party editor, installed by use of the Paradox
Custom script.

In the Custom script, follow the menu through {MORE} {PAL} {EDITOR} and
declare your editor to be [drive:] [path\] PDOXEDIT * -n**

Run QCONFIG, specifying Q.EXE as the source editor, PDOXEDIT.DAT as the
key-binding file, PDOXEDIT.HLP as the help file, then pick your own
choice of colors, tab settings, default extensions, etc.

Next, rename Q.EXE to PDOXEDIT.EXE.

Copy your new PDOXEDIT.EXE and the associated files on this disk to
the path location you specified in your Custom script, and set the attribute
of BH.TXT to Read-Only.

Install stuff.exe in a subdirectory that is on your path.

Installed as described above, PDOXEDIT will load the script called from the
Paradox menu line, or halted by the debugger, and jump to the line
at which the debugger stopped, just like the internal editor. In
the same manner as the internal editor, you can save and return to Paradox
using F2 (Do-It!), or you can save, return and execute the script by using
Ctrl-G (Go!). The Go! function is also available on Alt-F2.

Notice that in contrast to the Paradox internal editor, PDOXEDIT can load
many scripts into memory, and you can edit them in separate windows or by
switching between them (F3 and F4 move among the loaded files). When you
use Go!, Paradox will run the script whose name was originally sent to the
editor; that may not be the one you were editing when you returned to Paradox.

A help screen is available at F1 that shows many of the commands. There
are many additional commands available in the pull-down menu (F10 or Esc).

There are Special Key Command macros installed that redefine the cursor pad
to insert into text boxes made with single or double lines, or double-
vertical or double-horizontal lines:

Another Special Key Command macro is installed which returns the keypad
to normal cursor movement functions, and adds several PAL structures for
insertion into scripts:
;=============... (header)

A second help screen is available at Alt-M to show the Special Key
Command functions in detail.

Two keys are reserved in the .DAT file for my favorite resident programs:
Alt-D (screen Dump) for PC Magazine's SNIPPER, and
Alt-T (timer, or alarm clock) for PC Magazine's REMIND
which are both loaded in my AUTOEXEC.

Print and read the manual that comes with QEDIT; it is well written,
and describes all the commands in detail. There are commands available
that I have not used; you may want to add them to your own editor.

You can change the key-binding file PDOXEDIT.DAT and its associated .HLP
file to reflect your own keystroke preferences. It is not difficult to do,
and can be quite entertaining.

I like it so much that I am now using PDOXEDIT for all my ASCII editing
needs - programming, batch files, communication scripts, etc. It would be
easy to create as many different customized editors as I wanted for the
several tasks, but I might lose track of which one I was in.

Remember that QEDIT is shareware, not public domain. If you like it,
please support the author; he deserves it. The information is in the

Template for PDOXEDIT

Print the template below on an Epson or any printer with the same control
codes then use highlighters of two colors to distinguish Alt-function key
from Shift-function key. Cut the template out of the paper, and attach it
to your XT-style keyboard next to the ten function keys.

These control codes place the printer in elite, condensed, superscript,
12 lines per inch. The template will print out at a size that just fits
the ten function keys on the left of the keyboard.

Function Key
Shift-Function Key
Alt-Function Key
Help | Save &
| Return
Quit File| Save
Y/N Save | All
Match | Save &
() {} [] | Execute
Previous | Next
File | File
Load | Rpt Last
File |Fnd,Rplac
Record | Previous
Macro | Position
Copy | Mark
Block | Block
Cursorlin| Scroll
to Top | Up
GTo Beg | GoTo End
of Block | of Block
Cut | Unmark
Block | Block
Cursorlin| Scroll
to Center| Down
Buffer to| Block to
Cursor | Buffer
Next | Menu
Window |
Copy | Copy
Line | File
Shift | Shift
Left | Right

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