Contents of the CP2.DOC file
The cut-paste utility is a resident, install at bootup,
utility (similar to SideKick). It is quite small, using less
than 6K of memory. With cut/paste anything which appears on the
screen may be "cut" out and saved for later "pasting" into an
application. CutPaste is installed by executing the CP2.COM file
from either the command line or the AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
CutPaste is functionally very similar to its cousin, NotePad,
using the same edit keys (and most of the same code). Please
read the .DOC file for NotePad for an explanation of the edit keys
before attempting to use CutPaste. Both programs will work
together (both installed), but will work independently also.
Once installed, CutPaste may be brought up at any time by
entering Alt-F9. The cursor will move to its position on the
screen when CutPaste was last exited. Use the arrow keys to move
the cursor to any place on the screen. The screen may also be
edited in this mode using the same editting keys as NotePad.
Place the cursor at one corner of the area to be cut out and
depress the END key. Notice that the character underneath the
cursor turns to inverse video. Now move the cursor to the
opposite corner of the area to be cut out. As the cursor is
moved the entire area will appear in inverse video. Depress the
END key one more time and the screen returns to normal. You are
now "out" of CutPaste. To paste the cut area into the
application, enter Cntrl-F9. The box cut previously will be
"typed" into the application, as if reentered from the keyboard,
starting at the upper left hand corner and proceeding to the
lower right hand corner. If you wish to exit CutPaste without
cutting anything, reenter the Alt-F9 key.
CutPaste will add block move capabilities to any word
processor (or other program) which using BIOS interrupt 16 for
keyboard input (that's just about everyting except XYWRITE).
CutPaste has been tested with many other installables, notably
SideKick and the MicroSoft and Mouse Systems mouse drivers.
(CutPaste works GREAT with a mouse.)
Notice that CutPaste sprung from the NotePad utility and uses
the same edit keys (except, of course, for the file related
keys). Just as with NotePad, CutPaste only works in alphanumeric
mode. CutPaste is designed to work in combination with NotePad
and BackScrl. Thus, if something of importance has scrolled off
of the screen, you may scroll the screen back (using BACKSCRL)
until the area of importance reappears, open up CutPaste, cut is
out, open up the NotePad, and paste the area into the NotePad for
saving. In order for this to work, the order of installation is
CP, NP and then BACKSCRL.
CutPaste is being offered into the public domain. No
remuneration is asked for; however, if any improvements are made
please check with us first. We do not want "buggy" versions
being passed about. Further, we ask that our names not be
removed from the source listings or from the .DOC files. Thank
Stephen R. Davis
Route 5 Box 107K
Greenville, Tx 75401