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Contents of the README.DOC file


File Name: README.DOC
---------------------

This file contains important information regarding Vision Edit version 3.5.
Please read it carefully.

The complete VISION EDIT evaluation package should contain the
following files. Please ensure that each file is present. If
any of these files are missing then the package is not complete
and is not suitable for distribution to others. The complete
package may be obtained directly from ANDRZEJ BRZEZINSKI &
MAREK KOSZNIK in a sealed envelope.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Vision Edit comes with the following files:

- README.DOC: this file;
- REGISTER.DOC: registration instructions;
- DESCRIBE.DOC: Sample descriptions for catalogs, BBSs, etc.
- VENDOR.DOC: Information and restrictions for disk vendors, distributors,
user groups, and more.
- SYSOP.DOC: Information for Bulletin Board System distribution.
- FORM1.DOC: registration form for a single-computer registration;
- FORM2.DOC: registration form for a multiple-computer and network
registration;
- FORM3.DOC: registration form for educational package (only for educational
institutions);
- MANUAL.DOC: a text file containing the manual;
- LICENSE.DOC: discription of Shareware concept, Warranty;
- SITELICE.DOC: Site License Information and Agreement.
- VED.EXE: program file;
- VED.HLP: help file;
- VED.OVR: program file (overlayed code);
- VED.DSK: VED desktop file;
- VED.OPT: VED options file;
- DEMO.MAC,DEMO1.MAC,...,DEMO6.MAC: demos of macro capabilities;
- COMMANDS.DOC: a list of all Vision Edit commands (useful when redefining
commands);
- VEDNEWS.DOC: a list of new features;
- VED.PAL: default color palette, NEW.PAL: alternative color palette,
MONOCHRO.PAL: monochrome color palette;
- ERGO.DRV, SPEEDST.DRV, TRIDENT.DRV: VGA drivers for selecting other text
modes (e.g. 132 columns) ( procedure which describes modes creation later
in this file) ;
- MAKEDRV.EXE and TESTMODE.EXE utilities for installing your VGA driver
(see below for VGA Installation Procedure);
- RTM.EXE and DPMI16BI.OVL Borland's DPMI run-time manager (only in
registered version);
- MSOMNI.EXE and VED_OMNI.BAT - a utility that should only be used by
the users who have a Nothgate Omnikey keyboard (fixes problems with some
special keys e.g. arrow keys).

IMPORTANT NOTES:
================
1)
We no longer distribute the ShareSpell spelling checker with Vision Edit in
order to keep the size of our distribution file to minimum. You can find
ShareSpell or another spelling checker in most BBSes and shareware archives.

2)
New features introduced in version 3.5 are described in a separate file
VEDNEWS.DOC.

3)
If you used any of the older versions of Vision Edit (< 3.5), make sure you
have removed ved.opt, all ved.dsk, and all *.cmd files. The new options and
desktop files are not compatible with the old ones. If you do not remove the
old ved.opt and ved.dsk warning messages will be displayed: "Error reading
Options file." and "Error reading Desktop file.".

4)
We recommend that you add Vision Edit directory to the PATH statement in your
AUTOEXEC.BAT file e.g.:
PATH=C:\DOS;C:\VED;

5)
For a better performance we recommend that you install expanded memory and
a disk cache software if possible.

6)
Beginning with version 3.5 we introduce educational package which may be
ordered by educational institutions only (e.g. Universities). For details see
REGISTER.DOC.

7) Only for owners of Northgate Omnikey keyboard
The owners of a Northgate Omnikey keyboard may experience problems with
some special keys e.g. arrow keys. We include MSOMNI.EXE utility that fixes
that problem. If you want do use it start Vision Edit as VED_OMNI
(there is a batch file VED_OMNI.BAT) instead of VED.


VGA Installation Procedure
==========================
If you have a VGA graphics card that supports other screen modes than the
standard ones (e.g. 132 columns) Vision Edit is capable of using those
screen modes. However, before other screen modes can be used, you have to
install them by following the procedure described below:

1) - If you have one of the following graphic cards:
ERGO-VGA, SPEEDSTAR, or TRIDENT go to step 3.
- If your VGA card manual lists all supported text modes
go to step 2.
- Otherwise, run TESTMODE.EXE (provided with Vision Edit) and write down
all useful text modes from 0 to 255. For each mode which you want to use
in Vision Edit write down: mode number,
number of lines,
and number of columns
later required by MAKEDRV.EXE program. TESTMODE.EXE displays all
the necessary information (mode number and number of columns is already
displayed), to count the number of lines use down arrow key and go to
the bottom of the screen, the last number when cursor is still displayed
defines the number of lines).

2) - Run MAKEDRV.EXE program (provided with Vision Edit)
- Create a new driver for your card by selecting Driver|New menu function.
(Enter the name of the new driver - MYDRIVER.DRV and press Enter )
- New entry dialog box is displayed. To navigate a cursor use "Tab" key
or a mouse.
- Enter a Name; press "Tab" key
- Enter a Version character; press "Tab" key
- now to add, edit or delete modes press "Ins", "Enter", or "Delete"
key respectively ( read status line )
- press "Ins" : dialog box for entering mode information
is dispalayed (enter - the NAME for a mode press "Tab"
- the MODE number press "Tab"
- the number of COLUMNS press "Tab'
- the number of LINES press "Enter"
this procedure repeat so many times as the number of modes
identified in step 1
- exit the program

3) Copy a created (or selected) driver (*.DRV) to Vision Edit home directory
and rename it to STANDARD.DRV.

4) Start Vision Edit and select "Options" item from Menu Bar. Select
the Change Screen Mode item from pull-down menu you should be able to see
a dialog box containing all your screen modes.


MACRO DEMOS:
============
The following Macro-Demo files have been provided with Vision Edit:
DEMO.MAC, DEMO1.MAC, DEMO2.MAC, DEMO3.MAC, DEMO4.MAC, DEMO5.MAC.
In order to use any macro-file you have to add it to a list of macros using
a function Read Macro from the Macro menu. After the file have been added
to a macro-list you can run it by selecting it from the list (in Macro menu).
DEMO6.MAC is not intended as a separate demo - it is called by DEMO5.

ENTERING ASCII CODES:
=====================
You can enter ASCII codes directly from the keyboard - hold down Alt key,
enter ASCII code from the numeric keypad and release Alt key.
ASCII codes can be entered both into active window and into Search/Replace
dialog boxes.
You can also send ASCII codes to the edit window from the Ascii Table.
If you want to enter characters with ASCII codes < 32 into Search/Replace
dialog boxes you have to press Ctrl-K and then Ctrl-A for #0, Ctrl-B for #1,
etc.


WHERE TO FIND THE LATEST VERSION OF VISION EDIT
===============================================
When we release a new version of Vision Edit we send a Newsletter to all
registered users. If you are not a registered user and you want to find the
latest version of Vision Edit you can do one of the following:
1) Contact us directly at the following address:
Andrzej Brzezinski & Marek Kosznik
P.O. Box 2657
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4B3
CANADA
or e-mail address: [email protected]

2) If you have access to Internet you can find Vision Edit at the following
Unix archives:
- wsmr-simtel20.army.mil (U.S.A.)
directory name - PD1:
file name - VISEDnn.ZIP (nn is a version number e.g. 35)
- garbo.uwasa.fi (Finland)
directory name - /pc/editor
file name - VISEDnn.ZIP (nn is a version number e.g. 35)

3) You can find Vision Edit on a number of BBSes, in particular on:

Zone 1 - East Coast USA

North-East Coast Mid-East Coast

[Site #1] [Site #2]
The Consultant BBS The Break RBBS
Jay Caplan Bruce Jackson
P.O. Box 8571 4660 Whitaker PL
New York NY 10116-4655 Dale City, VA 22193-3011
Data1) 718-837-3236 Data1) 703-680-9269
Data2) Data2) 703-551-0000

Zone 2 - North Mid-USA Zone 3 - Southern Mid-USA

[Site #3] [Site #4]
The Twilight Zone The DataExchange BBS
John Hrusovszky Don Morris
1119 E. Main St 119 Herring St.
Auburndale, WI 54412 Leesville, LA 71446
Data1) 715-652-2758 Data1) 318-239-2122
Data2) Data2)

Zone 4 - West Coast USA

[Site #5] [Site #6]
Attention to Details BBS Space BBS
Clint Bradford Owen Hawkins
5085 Trail Canyon Dr PO Box X
Mira Loma CA 91752 Menlo Park, CA 94026
Data1) 909-681-6221 Data1) 415-323-4398 (ASP Files)
Data2) Data2) 415-323-4193 (Other Files)

Zone 5 - Canada

[Site #7]
Knightec BBS
Phil Knight
35 Robb Blvd #6
Orangeville, ONT L9W 3L1
Data1) 519-940-0007
Data2)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Vision Edit
(c) Copyright 1991, 1992, 1993
Andrzej Brzezinski & Marek Kosznik (members of ASP and ASAD)
All rights reserved

* ASP - Association of Shareware Professionals

_______
____|__ | (R)
--| | |-------------------
| ____|__ | Association of
| | |_| Shareware
|__| o | Professionals
-----| | |---------------------
|___|___| MEMBER


"This program is produced by a member of the Association
of Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure
that the shareware principle works for you. If you are
unable to resolve a shareware-related problem with an ASP
member by contacting the member directly, ASP may be able
to help. The ASP Ombudsman can help you resolve a dispute
or problem with an ASP member, but does not provide
technical support for members' products. Please write to
the ASP Ombudsman at 545 Grover Road, Muskegon, MI 49442-
9427 or send a Compuserve message via CompuServe Mail to
ASP Ombudsman 70007,3536"

* ASAD - Association of Shareware Authors and Distributors

"This program has been produced by a member of the
Association of Shareware Authors and Distributors and as
such has met their demands for professional programming.
Any problems of a shareware nature that cannot be resolved
either by the source of the program or the author of the
program (whichever is applicable) may be brought to the
attention of the ASAD Ombudsman for possible correction.
Please send all information, including the name and address
of the person or company you received the program from to:
ASAD, Attn: Ombudsman, 2425 N. Limestone St., Springfield,
OH 45503-1109."



Contents of the MANUAL.DOC file


File Name: README.DOC
---------------------

This file contains important information regarding Vision Edit version 3.5.
Please read it carefully.

The complete VISION EDIT evaluation package should contain the
following files. Please ensure that each file is present. If
any of these files are missing then the package is not complete
and is not suitable for distribution to others. The complete
package may be obtained directly from ANDRZEJ BRZEZINSKI &
MAREK KOSZNIK in a sealed envelope.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Vision Edit comes with the following files:

- README.DOC: this file;
- REGISTER.DOC: registration instructions;
- DESCRIBE.DOC: Sample descriptions for catalogs, BBSs, etc.
- VENDOR.DOC: Information and restrictions for disk vendors, distributors,
user groups, and more.
- SYSOP.DOC: Information for Bulletin Board System distribution.
- FORM1.DOC: registration form for a single-computer registration;
- FORM2.DOC: registration form for a multiple-computer and network
registration;
- FORM3.DOC: registration form for educational package (only for educational
institutions);
- MANUAL.DOC: a text file containing the manual;
- LICENSE.DOC: discription of Shareware concept, Warranty;
- SITELICE.DOC: Site License Information and Agreement.
- VED.EXE: program file;
- VED.HLP: help file;
- VED.OVR: program file (overlayed code);
- VED.DSK: VED desktop file;
- VED.OPT: VED options file;
- DEMO.MAC,DEMO1.MAC,...,DEMO6.MAC: demos of macro capabilities;
- COMMANDS.DOC: a list of all Vision Edit commands (useful when redefining
commands);
- VEDNEWS.DOC: a list of new features;
- VED.PAL: default color palette, NEW.PAL: alternative color palette,
MONOCHRO.PAL: monochrome color palette;
- ERGO.DRV, SPEEDST.DRV, TRIDENT.DRV: VGA drivers for selecting other text
modes (e.g. 132 columns) ( procedure which describes modes creation later
in this file) ;
- MAKEDRV.EXE and TESTMODE.EXE utilities for installing your VGA driver
(see below for VGA Installation Procedure);
- RTM.EXE and DPMI16BI.OVL Borland's DPMI run-time manager (only in
registered version);
- MSOMNI.EXE and VED_OMNI.BAT - a utility that should only be used by
the users who have a Nothgate Omnikey keyboard (fixes problems with some
special keys e.g. arrow keys).

IMPORTANT NOTES:
================
1)
We no longer distribute the ShareSpell spelling checker with Vision Edit in
order to keep the size of our distribution file to minimum. You can find
ShareSpell or another spelling checker in most BBSes and shareware archives.

2)
New features introduced in version 3.5 are described in a separate file
VEDNEWS.DOC.

3)
If you used any of the older versions of Vision Edit (< 3.5), make sure you
have removed ved.opt, all ved.dsk, and all *.cmd files. The new options and
desktop files are not compatible with the old ones. If you do not remove the
old ved.opt and ved.dsk warning messages will be displayed: "Error reading
Options file." and "Error reading Desktop file.".

4)
We recommend that you add Vision Edit directory to the PATH statement in your
AUTOEXEC.BAT file e.g.:
PATH=C:\DOS;C:\VED;

5)
For a better performance we recommend that you install expanded memory and
a disk cache software if possible.

6)
Beginning with version 3.5 we introduce educational package which may be
ordered by educational institutions only (e.g. Universities). For details see
REGISTER.DOC.

7) Only for owners of Northgate Omnikey keyboard
The owners of a Northgate Omnikey keyboard may experience problems with
some special keys e.g. arrow keys. We include MSOMNI.EXE utility that fixes
that problem. If you want do use it start Vision Edit as VED_OMNI
(there is a batch file VED_OMNI.BAT) instead of VED.


VGA Installation Procedure
==========================
If you have a VGA graphics card that supports other screen modes than the
standard ones (e.g. 132 columns) Vision Edit is capable of using those
screen modes. However, before other screen modes can be used, you have to
install them by following the procedure described below:

1) - If you have one of the following graphic cards:
ERGO-VGA, SPEEDSTAR, or TRIDENT go to step 3.
- If your VGA card manual lists all supported text modes
go to step 2.
- Otherwise, run TESTMODE.EXE (provided with Vision Edit) and write down
all useful text modes from 0 to 255. For each mode which you want to use
in Vision Edit write down: mode number,
number of lines,
and number of columns
later required by MAKEDRV.EXE program. TESTMODE.EXE displays all
the necessary information (mode number and number of columns is already
displayed), to count the number of lines use down arrow key and go to
the bottom of the screen, the last number when cursor is still displayed
defines the number of lines).

2) - Run MAKEDRV.EXE program (provided with Vision Edit)
- Create a new driver for your card by selecting Driver|New menu function.
(Enter the name of the new driver - MYDRIVER.DRV and press Enter )
- New entry dialog box is displayed. To navigate a cursor use "Tab" key
or a mouse.
- Enter a Name; press "Tab" key
- Enter a Version character; press "Tab" key
- now to add, edit or delete modes press "Ins", "Enter", or "Delete"
key respectively ( read status line )
- press "Ins" : dialog box for entering mode information
is dispalayed (enter - the NAME for a mode press "Tab"
- the MODE number press "Tab"
- the number of COLUMNS press "Tab'
- the number of LINES press "Enter"
this procedure repeat so many times as the number of modes
identified in step 1
- exit the program

3) Copy a created (or selected) driver (*.DRV) to Vision Edit home directory
and rename it to STANDARD.DRV.

4) Start Vision Edit and select "Options" item from Menu Bar. Select
the Change Screen Mode item from pull-down menu you should be able to see
a dialog box containing all your screen modes.


MACRO DEMOS:
============
The following Macro-Demo files have been provided with Vision Edit:
DEMO.MAC, DEMO1.MAC, DEMO2.MAC, DEMO3.MAC, DEMO4.MAC, DEMO5.MAC.
In order to use any macro-file you have to add it to a list of macros using
a function Read Macro from the Macro menu. After the file have been added
to a macro-list you can run it by selecting it from the list (in Macro menu).
DEMO6.MAC is not intended as a separate demo - it is called by DEMO5.

ENTERING ASCII CODES:
=====================
You can enter ASCII codes directly from the keyboard - hold down Alt key,
enter ASCII code from the numeric keypad and release Alt key.
ASCII codes can be entered both into active window and into Search/Replace
dialog boxes.
You can also send ASCII codes to the edit window from the Ascii Table.
If you want to enter characters with ASCII codes < 32 into Search/Replace
dialog boxes you have to press Ctrl-K and then Ctrl-A for #0, Ctrl-B for #1,
etc.


WHERE TO FIND THE LATEST VERSION OF VISION EDIT
===============================================
When we release a new version of Vision Edit we send a Newsletter to all
registered users. If you are not a registered user and you want to find the
latest version of Vision Edit you can do one of the following:
1) Contact us directly at the following address:
Andrzej Brzezinski & Marek Kosznik
P.O. Box 2657
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4B3
CANADA
or e-mail address: [email protected]

2) If you have access to Internet you can find Vision Edit at the following
Unix archives:
- wsmr-simtel20.army.mil (U.S.A.)
directory name - PD1:
file name - VISEDnn.ZIP (nn is a version number e.g. 35)
- garbo.uwasa.fi (Finland)
directory name - /pc/editor
file name - VISEDnn.ZIP (nn is a version number e.g. 35)

3) You can find Vision Edit on a number of BBSes, in particular on:

Zone 1 - East Coast USA

North-East Coast Mid-East Coast

[Site #1] [Site #2]
The Consultant BBS The Break RBBS
Jay Caplan Bruce Jackson
P.O. Box 8571 4660 Whitaker PL
New York NY 10116-4655 Dale City, VA 22193-3011
Data1) 718-837-3236 Data1) 703-680-9269
Data2) Data2) 703-551-0000

Zone 2 - North Mid-USA Zone 3 - Southern Mid-USA

[Site #3] [Site #4]
The Twilight Zone The DataExchange BBS
John Hrusovszky Don Morris
1119 E. Main St 119 Herring St.
Auburndale, WI 54412 Leesville, LA 71446
Data1) 715-652-2758 Data1) 318-239-2122
Data2) Data2)

Zone 4 - West Coast USA

[Site #5] [Site #6]
Attention to Details BBS Space BBS
Clint Bradford Owen Hawkins
5085 Trail Canyon Dr PO Box X
Mira Loma CA 91752 Menlo Park, CA 94026
Data1) 909-681-6221 Data1) 415-323-4398 (ASP Files)
Data2) Data2) 415-323-4193 (Other Files)

Zone 5 - Canada

[Site #7]
Knightec BBS
Phil Knight
35 Robb Blvd #6
Orangeville, ONT L9W 3L1
Data1) 519-940-0007
Data2)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Vision Edit
(c) Copyright 1991, 1992, 1993
Andrzej Brzezinski & Marek Kosznik (members of ASP and ASAD)
All rights reserved

* ASP - Association of Shareware Professionals

_______
____|__ | (R)
--| | |-------------------
| ____|__ | Association of
| | |_| Shareware
|__| o | Professionals
-----| | |---------------------
|___|___| MEMBER


"This program is produced by a member of the Association
of Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP wants to make sure
that the shareware principle works for you. If you are
unable to resolve a shareware-related problem with an ASP
member by contacting the member directly, ASP may be able
to help. The ASP Ombudsman can help you resolve a dispute
or problem with an ASP member, but does not provide
technical support for members' products. Please write to
the ASP Ombudsman at 545 Grover Road, Muskegon, MI 49442-
9427 or send a Compuserve message via CompuServe Mail to
ASP Ombudsman 70007,3536"

* ASAD - Association of Shareware Authors and Distributors

"This program has been produced by a member of the
Association of Shareware Authors and Distributors and as
such has met their demands for professional programming.
Any problems of a shareware nature that cannot be resolved
either by the source of the program or the author of the
program (whichever is applicable) may be brought to the
attention of the ASAD Ombudsman for possible correction.
Please send all information, including the name and address
of the person or company you received the program from to:
ASAD, Attn: Ombudsman, 2425 N. Limestone St., Springfield,
OH 45503-1109."


















VISION EDIT


Users Guide




_______
____|__ | (R)
--| | |-------------------
| ____|__ | Association of
| | |_| Shareware
|__| o | Professionals
-----| | |---------------------
|___|___| MEMBER








Andrzej Brzezinski & Marek Kosznik
March 31, 1993

pg1
WARRANTY DISCLAIMER

ANDRZEJ BRZEZINSKI & MAREK KOSZNIK, THE AUTHORS AND OWNERS OF THIS SOFTWARE,
DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES RELATING TO THIS SOFTWARE, WHETHER EXPRESSED OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ALL SUCH

WARRANTIES ARE EXPRESSLY AND SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMED. NEITHER THE AUTHORS OF
THE SOFTWARE NOR ANYONE ELSE INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, OR
DELIVERY OF THIS SOFTWARE SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL,
OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE SUCH
SOFTWARE EVEN IF THE AUTHORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES OR CLAIMS. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS' LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES
EVER EXCEED THE PRICE PAID FOR THE LICENCE TO USE THE SOFTWARE, REGARDLESS
OF THE FORM OF CLAIM. THE PERSON USING THE SOFTWARE BEARS ALL RISK AS TO THE
QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE.

This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Province of Manitoba and
shall inure to the benefit of Andrzej Brzezinski and Marek Kosznik and any
successors, administrators, heirs and assigns. Any action or proceeding
brought by either party against the other arising out of or related to this
agreement shall be brought only in a Provincial or Federal Court of
competent jurisdiction located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The parties hereby
consent to in personam jurisdiction of said courts.

REGISTRATION RULES

Vision Edit is a shareware program. It means that you can freely copy it,
give the copies to friends, and test it. Once you decide that the program
is useful for you and you want to use it you should register. Registration
rules are described below.

Benefits of registering:
------------------------
By registering first of all you become legally entitled to use the program.
But there are other benefits of registering:
- you will receive the additional protected-mode version of Vision Edit (very
useful for users with fast machines and lots of RAM - see README.DOC file);
- you will receive free updates for a period of 1 year;
- you will receive a printed manual with screen snapshots;
- the introductory screen will not be displayed on startup;
- you will be entitled to a free phone support: (204) 943-4020;
- you will receive a bi-annual newsletter.


How to register:
----------------
Registering is easy. Using Vision Edit open the appropriate file which
contains a registration form and fill it in.
If you are going to use Vision Edit:
- on a single computer: use FORM1.DOC file for registration;
- on a network or more than 1 computer: use FORM2.DOC.
After filling in print out the form, attach the appropriate payment and mail
it to the following address:
Andrzej Brzezinski
P.O. Box 2657
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4B3
CANADA
pg 2
CONTENTS



Introduction.................................................3

Hardware and Software Requirements...........................3

Installation Procedure.......................................4

Quick Start..................................................5

Menu Bar.....................................................7

Status Line..................................................8

Desktop......................................................8

Help Facility................................................8

Edit Window..................................................9

Dialog Box...................................................10

Pull-down Menu System........................................10
1. Menu..................................................11
2. File....................................................13
3. Edit....................................................18
4. KeyCmds.................................................20
5. Search..................................................23
6. Windows.................................................29
7. Options.................................................32
8. Print...................................................40
9. Macros..................................................43
10. Config.................................................45
11. Help...................................................50

Using Editor.................................................51
1. Using Edit Windows......................................51
2. Editing Commands........................................52
3. Entering ASCII Codes....................................54

New Utilities................................................55
1. File Manager............................................55
2. Print Manager...........................................57
3. Macro Editor............................................58
4. VGA Installation Procedure..............................61

pg 3
INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Vision Edit. Vision Edit is an easy-to-use text editor for IBM PC
compatible microcomputers. Vision Edit allows editing multiple text files
simultaneously. Each file will be opened in a separate window. You can edit
very large files with Vision Edit (up to around 4MB). All functions of Vision
Edit can be selected either from pull-down menus or by pressing short-cut
keys.

You can invoke Vision Edit with one or several file names as a command-line
parameter e.g. VED *.PAS. In this case Vision Edit will open all the files in
the current directory with PAS extension.

Vision Edit provides full mouse support but if you do not have a mouse you can
still access all the functions from the keyboard.

Vision Edit allows you printing files. You can define various printer settings
in a Print Options dialog box. You can also define headers and footers.

You can cusomize some features of Vision Edit. You can change the colors of
edit windows, dialog boxes and other elements of the user interface. If you
are used to another editor you may want to modify hot-key commands - Vision
Edit will then behave like the editor that you are familiar with.

Vision Edit is equipped with a context-sensitive help facility. Pressing F1
function key or selecting a Help command from the Help menu displays
information in a Help window regarding the screen object being active e.g. a
menu command, an edit window, a dialog box etc. Help facility is described in
more detail in a Help Facility chapter.

HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS

In order to run Vision Edit you have to have an IBM PC compatible computer
with at least 512KB of RAM memory and DOS 2.0 or newer. It is recommended that
you install Vision Edit on your hard disk (it will work from a floppy disk but
can be slow). Expanded memory is not necessary but it will further speed up
the program.

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INSTALLATION PROCEDURE

In order to install Vision Edit on your hard disk do the following:
A) If you have the original Vision Edit diskette (Shareware Version):
1) Insert the Vision Edit diskette into your floppy drive A or B;
2) At DOS prompt C:> type in a command: a:install (for drive A)
or b:install (for drive B);
3) Follow the instructions displayed on the screen.
B) If you downloaded VISED35.ZIP from a BBS or from other source:
1) Create a directory for Vision Edit on your hard disk e.g. MD C:\VED
2) Copy VISED35.ZIP to this directory e.g. COPY A:\VISED35.ZIP C:\VED
3) Position yourself in VISED directory e.g. CD C:\VED
4) Unpack VISED35.ZIP using PKUNZIP.EXE e.g. PKUNZIP -X VISED35

After the installation is complete modify your AUTOEXEC.BAT using Vision
Edit or any other editor e.g. C:\VED\VED C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT :
- find a PATH statement (if it does not exist create it) and add
Vision Edit directory to the end e.g. : PATH = C:\DOS;C:\VED

If you have a VGA card that supports other text modes e.g. 132 columns see
the VGA Installation chapter.

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QUICK START

Vision Edit is easy to use text editor. Most functions can be selected
from pull-down menus so you do not have to remember any commands. All
functions can be selected either from a keyboard or by using a mouse. More
experienced users can invoke many commands with a single or double-key
stroke (hot keys). If you have a problem or are not sure about something
you can use a context-sensitive, on-line help by pressing F1 key. You can
also display a Help Index (Ctrl F1) and Help on Editor commands (Alt F1).

Quick-start :
-start Vision Edit (write command VED.EXE after DOS prompt);
-you see Menu-Bar at the top of the screen with menu items like
'File' , 'Edit' , 'KeyCmds' and more;
at the bottom of the screen there is Status-Line with information about
some commands;
between Menu-Bar and Status-Line there is desktop area where later
a window with your file will be displayed;
-to activate the Menu-Bar press F10 key; there is a green bar that shows
which item from the Menu-Bar is selected; to move this bar use Right or
Left arrow keys; when you press enter then pulldown menu is displayed;
now you can use again Right and Left arrow keys if you want to check
what Vesion Edit is able to do for you;

-now you will create a simple file;
-open a pulldown menu under 'File' item in a menu bar by entering
command Alt-F or clicking a mouse on a word 'File'; choose a 'New' item
by clicking a mouse on this item or by positioning a green bar on this
item using Up-arrow or Down-arrow keys and pressing Enter key;
-now on a screen a blue window is displayed with a word 'Untitled' in the
middle of the upper border (this is your area when you can edit your
file);
-in the upper left corner there is a cursor which shows you a position
when you can enter text;
-to add an empty line press ENTER key;
to move a cursor use UP-arrow,DOWN-arrow,LEFT-arrow,RIGHT-arrow keys;
-now press four times ENTER-key and then press UP-arrow two times;
position a cursor in the middle of the screen by using RIGHT-arrow key;
-enter words: Dear User
-press ENTER key;
-press RIGHT-arrow key four times and enter words:
Vision Edit is easy to use text editor. Most functions can be
-press ENTER key;
-enter words :
selected from pull-down menus so you do not have to remember any
-press ENTER key;
-enter word : commands.
-press ENTER key;
-press RIGHT-arrow key several times and enter word: Authors.
-if you made a mistake during writing a text, you can easily make
corrections;
-to delete an undesirable character you need to move a cursor
under this character (using arrow keys or by clicking mouse on this
character) and then press DELETE key (a letter is deleted);
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-to insert a forgotten letter you need to position a cursor under a
letter which will follow an inserted one; then enter a letter;

-you created a very short file now you want to save your work that later
you can return to your file and make some changes;
-in order to do this you should open a pulldown menu under a word 'File'
(Alt-F command or use mouse); choose a 'Save' item by clicking
a mouse on this item or by positioning a green bar on this
item using Up-arrow or Down-arrow keys and pressing Enter key;
-the 'Save file as' dialog box is displayed (this dialog box can be
displayed if F2 key is pressed); press F1 key if you want to know more
about this dialog box (F1 activates context sensitive help); read
information and press ESC key; now you can enter the file name on the
input line (the line where the cursor is blinking); enter the name:
MY.TXT ; now press ENTER key or click mouse on 'OK' button on the dialog
box; you saved your work on a disk;

-to close a file press Alt-F3 keys or choose 'Close file' item from the
pulldown menu under 'File' item;
-the window with your file disappears;

-now you want to open MY.TXT file to make some changes or to print it
-you can do it by pressing F3 key (notice that information about command
generated by this key is displayed on a Status Bar at the bottom of the
screen) or by selecting 'Open...' item from pulldown menu under 'File'
item;
-the 'Open File' dialog box is displayed; there are the Input-Line (blue
color) under word 'Name' and the List-Box (light blue color);
-names of files are displayed on the List-Box;
-to open your file first press TAB key or click mouse on the List-Box
-a green bar is displayed; this bar allows you to select a file which you
want to open; use Up or Down arrow keys to move this bar at position of
your file (MY.TXT); you can notice that each time when the bar highlits
new file the name of this file is displayed on the Input-Line; it informs
you which file is selected for openning;
-when you select your file (MY.TXT), what means this name is displayed on
the Input-Line, press Enter key or click mouse on the 'Open' button on the
dialog box;
-your file is opened and is displayed on the screen;

-if you have a printer connected with your computer you may want to print
MY.TXT file;
-turn on your printer and make sure it is connected to your
computer;
-open a pulldown menu under 'Print' item in a menu bar by entering
command Alt-P or clicking a mouse on a word 'Print'; choose
'Print Block/File' item by clicking a mouse on this item or by positioning
a green bar on this item using Up-arrow or Down-arrow keys and
press Enter key;
-your file should be printed;
-if it did not work or an error message was displayed check if
the printer is properly connected; also if it is connected to a
different port than LPT1 you have to select the proper port in
the Print|Options dialog box (just press Alt-P, select Print
Options and press );

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-now quit Vision Edit by entering Alt-X command or by choosing 'Exit'
item from Status-Bar at the bottom of the screen (use mouse).

Excellent. You have just completed the quick start exercise. Now
go ahead and experiment with Vision Edit on your own. Use
on-line help or manual for more information.


ELEMENTS OF THE USER INTERFACE

The screen of Vision Edit is devided into 3 areas :
- Menu Bar - top line
- Status Line - bottom line
- Desktop - area between the Menu Bar and the Status Line.

MENU BAR

Menu Bar is the top line on the screen which displays menu choices. Each menu
choice contains a pull-down menu which can be displayed by clicking on the menu
item (e.g. File), or by pressing a short cut key Alt-L where L is a highlighted
letter of the menu item (e.g. Alt-F for File menu). You can also get to the
menu bar by pressing F10 function key and then you can use arrow keys to move
the cursor to the desired menu choice and press to open the pull-down
menu.

The menu is accessed by pressing Alt-Space. All the other menus are
accessed by pressing Alt-L, where L is the first (highlighted) letter of the
menu. For example, the "File" menu is pulled down by Alt-F.

Each Pull-down Menu contains a list of functions that can be selected
by moving the cursor with the arrow keys and pressing , or
by clicking the mouse on the menu item, or by pressing a highlighted
letter (typically the first letter). If no letter is highlighted, it
means that the function is not active in the current context, for example
you cannot save a text to the file if no window is open.

Some menu items have a short cut defined next to the function name
e.g. 'Close Alt-F3'. Such functions can be activated by pressing
a short cut key from any point in the program (if a function is active)
without having to open a pull-down menu.
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STATUS LINE

The Status Line (the bottom line of the screen) contains a list of most
often used functions which can be activated by pressing a short cut key
shown left to the function name or by clicking the mouse on the function
name.

If a function is active in the current context, its short cut is highlighted
e.g. in Exit 'x' is highlighted and Alt-X is a shortcut.


DESKTOP

Desktop is your work area between the Menu Bar and the Status Line.
You can open various windows, dialog boxes and entry forms on the Desktop.



HELP FACILITY

Help Window can be displayed from any point of the program by pressing F1
function key, by selecting Help from the pull-down menu, or by pressing right
mouse button.

Help system is context sensitive so information displayed in the help window
depends on the current context e.g. if you are editing a text file in the edit
window pressing F1 will result in displaying help information related to the
text editor.

By double-clicking with a mouse on highlighted words in a help window you can
quickly access information regarding those words (cross reference). You can
accomplish the same thing by using TAB key to select a topic and then by
pressing Enter key.

You can always return to the previous Help Topic by pressing Shift-F1 or
selecting Help Previous from the Help menu.

To close a help window press Esc or click on the close box.


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EDIT WINDOW

Edit Windows are where you type in and edit your text files.

You can open as many Edit windows as you want (as long as there is enough
memory).

To close an active Edit window, click the window's close box [] or choose
Windows|Close.

To open an Edit window, choose File|Open. You can open the same file in more
than one window.

There is one special edit window called Clipboard. You can copy/cut/paste
selected blocks of text from other edit windows to Clipboard and from Clipboard
to other windows. You can display the contents of Clipboard by choosing a
command Edit|Show Clipboard from the menu.


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DIALOG BOX

Dialog boxes enable you to enter various kinds of data.

A dialog box typically contains :
- input line (sometimes with a history list) e.g. :
Name



- check boxes e.g. :

[X] Case sensitive
[X] Whole words only
[X] Prompt on Replace
[X] Replace all


- buttons e.g. :

[ Open ]



You can select any of the above elements by either clicking with a mouse or
using key (moves the focus to the next element).

If the focus is on a button press key to push the button (or use a
mouse).

If the focus is on a set of check boxes use Up- and Down-arrow keys to move
from box to box, and use key to toggle the setting (or use a mouse).

If the focus is on a set of radio buttons use Up- and Down-arrow keys to change
the setting (or use a mouse).

To cancel a dialog box you have to press key, or press key, or
click on the close box, or click on the standard [CANCEL] button (if one
exists).


PULL-DOWN MENU SYSTEM

Each word on a menu bar can be pulled-down into a menu box. Menu boxes contain
several items which can be selected either with a mouse or by using the arrow
keys and pressing after positioning the cursor bar on the appropriate
item. Each menu item either immediately performs a function or displays a
dialog box first. All menu functions are described below.


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1. Menu (Alt-space)

|About

When you choose the About command from the (System) menu, a dialog box
appears, showing copyright and program version information.

To close the box, press Esc, Space, or Enter, or click the OK button.


|Calculator

The calculator is equipped with most common math functions. To operate the
calculator you can either use the keyboard or press the buttons on the
calculator with the mouse.

Press Alt-F3 or Esc to close the calculator.

You can select a calculator function by either clicking on a function button
with the mouse or by pressing a highlighted letter-key.

Calculator functions :
======================

[BIN] BINary mode
[HEX] HEXadecimal mode
[DEC] DECimal mode
[ CL] Cancel last operation
[ AC] All Clear
[ + ] addition
[ - ] subtraction
[ * ] multiplication
[ / ] division
[ = ] display result
[NEG] NEGation
[F-C] switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius mode
[D\R] switch between Degree and Radian mode
[MWR] WRite to Memory
[MRD] ReaD from Memory
[ ( ] open bracket
[ ) ] close bracket
[TAN] TANgens
[SIN] SINe
[COS] COSine
[ % ] percent
[LOG] decimal LOGarithm
[LNx] Natural Logarithm
[e^y] e to the power of y
[Pi ]
[REV] REVerse (1/x)
[SQR] SQuaRe
[SRT] Square RooT
[FAC] factorial (!)
[POW] x to the POWer of y

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Keys [A],...,[F] can be used only in HEX mode, either by clicking on them or
by pressing Ctrl-A,...,Ctrl-F.

Additional functions:
[Send-EX] Send Expression to the edit window
[Send-RU] Send Result to the edit window

|Calendar

The calendar displays the current month, highlighting today's date. The next
and previous months can be viewed using the '+' or '-' keys respectivly. The
mouse can also be used to change the month by clicking on the or icons.

Press Alt-F3 to close the calendar.

|ASCII table

The ASCII table displays the entire IBM PC character set. The current
character is marked by a blinking block cursor, and the hexadecimal and decimal
ASCII values of the character are displayed below the chart. A new character is
selected by pressing it on the keyboard, by clicking the mouse on it in the
chart, or by moving the cursor using the cursor keys.

You can also send characters which cannot be entered from the keyboard to the
active edit window.
You do it by positioning the cursor on a selected character and pressing
[Send-C] button.
Press Alt-F3 to close the ASCII table.


|Memory Info

Memory Info displays a Memory Information Window containing the following :
- Total DOS memory : the amount of RAM memory in KB
(up to 640KB)
- Program size : the size (in bytes) of the part of the
program which stays in memory all the time (not overlayed)
- Editor buffer : the amount of memory in bytes allocated to the
text editor
- Overlays buffer : the amount of memory in bytes allocated to
overlays (parts of the program that are loaded to memory from
a hard disk when needed)
- Remaining free memory : the amount of free memory in bytes
used for dynamic allocation (heap) e.g. for windows;


|File Manager

File Manager menu item opens the File Manager dialog box where you can
browse directories and do many useful operations on both files and
directories. See the File Manager chapter for detailed description.


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2. File (Alt-F)

File|Open (F3)

The File|Open command displays the 'Open a File' dialog box. In this dialog box
you select the name of the text file you want to edit.

The Open a File dialog box contains:

an input box with a history list
a list box to browse the directory
a list of Disk Drives
the standard Cancel button
Open action button
Select action button
an information panel that describes the
selected file


Name


The Name input box is where you enter the name of the file to select, or the
file-name mask to use as a filter for the Files list box (for example, *.*).


Files

FILENM01.PAS FILENM09.PAS
FILENM02.PAS FILENM10.PAS
FILENM03.PAS FILENM11.PAS
FILENM04.PAS FILENM12.PAS
FILENM05.PAS ..
FILENM06.PAS \MOREXAMP
FILENM07.PAS \TOURS
FILENM08.PAS \ANSWERS.DIR


The Files list box lists the names of files in the current directory that match
the file-name mask in the Name input box, plus the parent directory and all
subdirectories.


C:\TP\EXAMPLES\*.PAS
HELLO.PAS 52 Jul 14,1990 12:00pm

The File information panel shows the path name, file name, date, time, and size
of the selected file. None of the items on this information panel are
selectable.

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Drives

A:
B:
C:
D:


You can change the disk drive by double-clicking on the drive name or
by highlighting the drive name and pressing Enter.


[ Open ]

The Open button opens a new edit window and places the selected file in that
window.


[Select]

The Select button marks ( character in front of the file name)
or unmarks a file for openning. You can open several files at once
by marking them using Select button, double-clicking on the file name,
or pressing the Space key.


[ Cancel ]


If you choose Cancel, nothing changes and no action occurs, and the dialog box
is put away.

(Esc always cancels a dialog box, even if a Cancel button does not appear.)


File|New

File|New opens a new edit window. The window automatically receives the name
'Untitled'.


File|Save (F2)

File|Save command saves a file from the active edit window on the disk. If a
file name does not contain a path the file is saved in the current directory.


File|Save as

File|Save as command allows you to save the file from the active window to a
disk under a different name. This command opens a 'Save File as' dialog box.

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The Save File As dialog box contains:

an input box with a history list
a list box to browse the directory
a list of Disk Drives
the standard Cancel button
the standard OK button
an information panel that describes the
selected file


[ OK ]

The OK button saves a file from the active window under the name entered onto
input box.

Name


The Name input box is where you enter the name under which you want to save the
file, or the file-name mask to use as a filter for the Files list box (for
example, *.*).


File|Save all

This command saves all modified files that are open without asking for
confirmation.


File|Close File

This command closes the active (top) edit window. If the file has been
modified you will be asked if you want to save it.


File|Write Block

This function allows you to write a selected block of text to a file. The 'Save
Block as' dialog box will be displayed in which you can enter the file name
under which you want to save the selected block of text.

The Save Block As dialog box contains:

an input box with a history list
a list box to browse the directory
a list of Disk Drives
the standard Cancel button
the standard OK button
an information panel that describes the
selected file


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File|Read

This function allows you to read a file into current text. The text will be
inserted into current cursor position. The standard 'Open a File' dialog box is
opened. In this dialog box you select the name of the text file you want to
read from.


File|Change dir

The Change Directory dialog box consists of an input box, a list box, the
standard OK and Help buttons, and two other buttons (Chdir and Revert).

Directory Name


The Directory Name input box is where you type in the path of the new
directory.

Directory Tree
Drives
C:\
TP
TVISION

The Directory Tree list box enables you to navigate directories by using the
selecting bar and pressing Enter.

If you're using the keyboard, press Enter to make the selected directory be the
current directory, then choose OK or press Esc to exit the dialog box.


[Chdir ]

The Chdir button changes the current directory once you've selected or typed in
a directory name.


[Revert]

The Revert button goes back to the previous directory, as long as you haven't
yet exited the dialog box.


File|DOS Shell

With the DOS Shell command, you can leave the program temporarily
to perform a DOS command or run another program.

It is strongly recommended that you save all modified files (File|Save all)
before using DOS Shell command.

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File|Dos Shell command now gives you almost all memory available below
640KB (it can vary between 500-600KB depending on the system configuration).
This is achieved by swapping contents of RAM memory to either Expanded
Memory (if available), what gives a very fast performance, or to a temporary
VED.SWP file which is created on your drive c:.

To return to Vision Edit, type EXIT at the DOS prompt.

DOS Shell command has been developed using a procedure released to public
domain by TurboPower Software.


File|Run Program

File|Run Program command allows you to run external programs or execute
DOS commands from within Vision Edit.

This command opens up a Run Program dialog box which lets you enter the
program (or DOS external command) name and parameters that will be passed to
it (if any).

You can install programs that you want to use more often by entering the
program name on the input line and then clicking on the Add button. You
can remove programs from the list of installed programs by highlighting the
program's name and then clicking on the Remove button.

Run Program command has been developed using a procedure released to public
domain by TurboPower Software.


File|Run Spelling Checker

File|Run Spelling Checker command allows you to run external Spelling
Checker program.

This command opens up a Run Spelling Checker dialog box which lets you enter
the name of the Spelling Checker program and the name of the file to be
checked.

If you want the VED to save the name of the Spelling Checker program:

-Enter the name of the program
-press GO button (invokes the Spelling Checker program)
-now choose 'Save Options' item from pulldown menu under 'Options'

File|Exit (Alt-X)

The Exit command terminates Vision Edit and returns you to DOS prompt.


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3. Edit (Alt-E)

Edit|Undo (Ctrl-U)

Undoes all the changes from made from the last cursor movement.


Edit|Cut (Shift-Del or Ctrl-K Y)

Deletes the selected block of text from the active window to the clipboard.


Edit|Copy (Ctrl-Ins or Ctrl-K K)

Copies the selected block of text from the active window to the clipboard.


Edit|Paste (Shift-Ins or Ctrl-K C)

Copies a block of text from the clipboard to the active window.


Edit|Show Clipboard

Displays a Clipboard window on the screen.


Edit|Clear

Deletes the selected block of text from the active window.


Edit|Line/Column Block Mode

This command enables you to switch between Line and Column block mode.

"L" displayed at the top left corner of the active window indicates the Line
block mode.

"C" displayed at the top left corner of the active window indicates the Column
block mode.

Both Line and Column block mode work with Block selection as well as block
operations (block delete, copy, cut, paste & block dragging).

For block selection and block dragging you can use both mouse and keyboard
(arrow keys).

See also:
Edit|Block Dragging On/Off,
Block Commands
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Edit|Block Dragging On/Off

This command switches between Drag Mode On and Off.

If Drag Mode is On then "D" is displayed at the top left corner of the active
window (beside Line/Column Block Mode indicator).

If you are in a drag mode (after you have selected a block) you can drag a
block around the window using either mouse or arrow keys. In a Column Mode you
can drag a block in all 4 directions while in a Line Mode you can drag a block
only up and down.

In a Drag Mode most commands are not active (except for some block operations:
cut, block delete, paste, copy, line/column mode).

See also:
Edit|Line/Column Block Mode,
Block Commands


Edit|Insert Time

Inserts a current system time into the active edit window.
The time has the following format: HH-MM.


Edit|Insert Date

Allows inserting either a System Date or a File Creation Date into the active
edit window. This command displays a Date Formats dialog box which allows
selecting a date format.


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4. KeyCmds (Alt-K)

This menu lets you select various editing hot-key commands from the menu if
you do not remember the hot-keys. It is especially convenient for new users.

KeyCmds|Boxes

Displays Boxes submenu from which you can select box styles.

KeyCmds|Boxes|NoBox (Ctrl-Alt-0) or (Shift-Alt-0)

It restores a normal mode of operation for Arrow Keys if you have used them
for drawing boxes.

KeyCmds|Boxes|SingleBox (Ctrl-Alt-1) or (Shift-Alt-1)

It selects Single Box drawing style. You can draw boxes using Arrow Keys.

To draw a box (or a line) using a mouse click at one point (first box corner),
move the mouse cursor to another location (opposite box corner), and click
again. A box will be created with two opposite corners located where you
clicked a mouse. If two clicked points are on the same line a horizontal line
will be created. If two clicked points are on the same column a vertical line
will be created.

Example Single Box:





KeyCmds|Boxes|DoubleBox (Ctrl-Alt-2) or (Shift-Alt-2)

It selects Double Box drawing style. You can draw boxes using Arrow Keys
or a mouse as described for Single Boxes above.

Example Double Box:






KeyCmds|Boxes|MixedBox (Ctrl-Alt-3) or (Shift-Alt-3)

It selects Mixed Box drawing style. You can draw boxes using Arrow Keys
or a mouse as described for Single Boxes above.

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Example Mixed Box:







KeyCmds|Boxes|Eraser (Ctrl-Alt-4) or (Shift-Alt-4)

It puts Arrow Keys into Erase Mode. You can erase boxes and other characters
using Arrow Keys or a mouse as described for Single Boxes above.

KeyCmds|Block Commands

Displays a submenu from which you can select the following commands:

- Mark Block Beginning (Ctrl-K B)
- Delete Block (Ctrl-Del)
- Hide Block (Ctrl-K H)
- Paste from Clipboard (Ctrl-K C or Shift-Ins)
- Cut to Clipboard (Ctrl-K Y or Shift-Del)
- Copy to Clipboard (Ctrl-K K or Ctrl-Ins)
- Indent Block (Ctrl-K I)
- Unindent Block (Ctrl-K U)
- Default Indent (Ctrl-K Space)
- Upper to Lower Case (Ctrl-K L)
- Lower to Upper Case (Ctrl-K O)
- Flip Case (Ctrl-K F)
- Print Block/File (Ctrl-K P)
- Line/Column Block Mode
- Block Dragging On/Off
- Sort Lines

KeyCmds|Cursor Movement

Displays a submenu from which you can select the following commands:

- Word Left (Ctrl-A or Ctrl-Right Arrow)
- Word Right (Ctrl-F or Ctrl-Left Arrow)
- Line Up (Ctrl-E or Up Arrow)
- Line Down (Ctrl-X or Down Arrow)
- Page Up (Ctrl-R or PageUp)
- Page Down (Ctrl-C or PageDown)
- Screen Top (Ctrl-Home)
- Screen Bottom (Ctrl-End)
- Screen Center (Ctrl-Q M)
- Text Start (Ctrl-PgUp)
- Text End (Ctrl-PgDn)

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KeyCmds|Insert/Delete Commands

Displays a submenu from which you can select the following commands:

- Insert Mode On/Off (Ctrl-V or Ins)
- Delete Line (Ctrl-Y)
- Delete to End Of Line (Ctrl-Q Y)
- Delete to Start Of Line (Ctrl-Q H)
- Delete Char Left (Ctrl-H or Backspace)
- Delete Char (Ctrl-G or Del)
- Delete Word Right (Ctrl-T)
- Delete Word Left (Ctrl-Backspace)
- Duplicate Line (Ctrl-K D)

KeyCmds|Miscellaneous Commands

Displays a submenu from which you can select the following commands:

- Close Active Window (Alt-F3)
- Auto Indent On/Off (Ctrl-O)
- Find Matching Bracket (Ctrl-Q [ or Ctrl-Q ])
- Force Page Break (Ctrl-P)
- Reformat Paragraph (Alt-R)
- Reformat File (Ctrl-Q R)
- Center Line (Alt-V)

Displays a submenu from which you can select the following commands:

KeyCmds|Set Marker

This command sets the marker #0 at the current cursor position. Later you
can quickly find this marker by using KeyCmds|GoTo Marker menu command.

You can set up to 10 markers by using hot-key commands Ctrl-K 0..9.

KeyCmds|GoTo Marker

This command finds the marker #0 which has been set by using
KeyCmds|Set Marker menu command.

You can find markers #0..9 by using hot-key commands Ctrl-Q 0..9.

KeyCmds|Miscellaneous|Reformat Paragraph (Alt-R)

A Paragraph means a portion of text (typically several lines) delimited by
empty lines.

Reformat Paragraph function works only for the current paragraph (on which the
cursor is positioned). It tries to accommodate as many words as possible on
every line. If a line is too long it is wraped. If you set Justification in
Options|Preferences spaces are inserted between words to align each line to
both right and left margins.


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5. Search (Alt-S)

Search|Find

Displays a Find dialog box.

The Find dialog box contains an input box with a history list, a group of
check boxes, and the standard OK, and Cancel buttons.


Text to Find

Enter the search string in the Text to Find input box and choose OK to begin
the search, or choose Cancel to forget it. You can also enter ASCII codes
directly from the keyboard - hold down Alt key, enter ASCII code from the
numeric keypad and release Alt key.

Press the Down arrow key if you want to show the history list associated with
the input box. You can select a string from the history list by positioning
the cursor on it and pressing or by clicking on the item with a mouse.


[X] Case sensitive
[X] Whole words only

This group of check boxes governs the kind of strings that the editor searches
for.

Start
[X] From Cursor
[X] From Origin

This group of check boxes determines whether the Search starts from the
current cursor position or from the beginning of the file.

Regular Expressions
[X] On/Off

When Regular Expressions is checked on Vision Edit recognizes GREP-like
wildcards in the search string.


Search|Replace

Displays a Replace dialog box.

The Replace dialog box contains three input boxes with associated history
lists, a group of check boxes, and the standard OK, and Cancel buttons.

Most components of the Replace dialog box are identical to those in the Find
dialog box.

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Text to Find

Enter the search string in the Text to Find input box and choose OK to begin
the search, or choose Cancel to forget it. You can also enter ASCII codes
directly from the keyboard - hold down Alt key, enter ASCII code from the
numeric keypad and release Alt key.

Press the Down arrow key if you want to show the history list associated with
the input box. You can select a string from the history list by positioning
the cursor on it and pressing or by clicking on the item with a mouse.


New Text

Enter the replacement string in the New Text input box. You can also enter
ASCII codes directly from the keyboard - hold down Alt key, enter ASCII code
from the numeric keypad and release Alt key.

You can also use the history list to the right of the box to select a string
you've used previously.


[X] Case sensitive
[X] Whole words only
[X] Prompt on Replace
[X] Replace all

This group of check boxes governs the kind of strings that the editor searches
for, and whether the replacement is automatic. Check Replace All if you want
the editor to replace all occurrences of the search string found.



Start
[X] From Cursor
[X] From Origin

This group of check boxes determines whether the Search/Replace starts from
the current cursor position or from the beginning of the file.

Regular Expressions
[X] On/Off

When Regular Expressions is checked on Vision Edit recognizes GREP-like
wildcards in the search string.


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Regular Expressions

Regular Expresions can be used in a search string. They can contain the
following wildcard characters:

^ $ . * + [] \



^ A circumflex at the start of the string
matches the start of a line.

$ A dollar sign at the end of the
expression matches the end of a line.

. A period matches any character.

* A character followed by an asterisk
matches any number of occurrences
(including zero) of that character.
For example "bo*" matches "bot","b",
"boo" and also "be".

+ A character followed by a plus sign
matches any number of occurrences
(but not zero) of that character. For
example "bo+" matches "bot" and "boo",
but not "be" or "b".

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[] Characters in brackets match any one
character that appears in the brackets
but no others. For example "[bot]"
matches "b", "o" or "t".

[^] A circumflex at the start of the string
in brackets means NOT. Hence, "[^bot]"
matches any characters except "b", "o"
or "t".

[-] A hyphen within the brackets signifies
a range of characters. For example,
"[b-o]" matches any character from "b"
through "o".

\ A backslash before a wildcard character
means that the wildcard will be treated
as a normal character not as a wildcard.


Search|Search again (Ctrl-L)

Repeats the last search/replace from the current cursor position.


Search|GoToLine (Ctrl-Q G)

Displays a GoToLine dialog box.

It allows you to enter the line number to which you want to jump directly.

The GoToLine dialog box contains one input box with associated history list,
and the standard OK, and Cancel buttons.


Enter line number 123


In the input line you can enter the line number to which you want to jump
directly.


Search|GoToPage

Displays a GoToLine dialog box.

It allows you to enter the page number to which you want to jump directly.

The Go To Page Number dialog box contains one input box with associated
history list, and the standard OK, and Cancel buttons.

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Enter page number 12


In the input line you can enter the page number to which you want to jump
directly.


Search|File Search

Displays a Search for File(s) dialog box which lets you enter a wildcard of
files that you want to search for.

The Search for File(s) dialog box contains:

1) input box with a history list for entering File Mask;

2) input box with a history list for entering directory from which search
should start (first it checks file's names in current directory and then it
looks for the files in all subdirectories);

3) the standard OK, Help, and Cancel buttons.

Enter the file wildcard in the File Mask input box
and the directory from which search should start.
Choose OK to begin the search, or choose Cancel
to forget it. Results will be displayed in
Search File dialog box.

The File Search dialog box contains:

1) the Files List box which lists the names of files matching
the File Mask. By double clicking the mouse on the name of
the file you can mark file for opening.There will
be "" sign before the name. You can also mark selected
file by pressing 'Open' button.

2) information lines:
- Search mask: wildcard which matches file names
- Starting directory: from which directory search
should start
- Files found: number of files which match wildcard
- Directories searched: number of directories which were
checked

3) button 'Open': selects file for opening in the File
List box.

4) button 'Open All': selects all files
for opening in the File List box.

5) the standard Help, and Close buttons.


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Search|Text Search

Displays a Search for File(s) with Text dialog box which lets you enter a
string of characters that you want to search for and wildcard which defines
file(s) in which search will take place. After you click on the OK button
the Text Search dialog box is opened and the search begins.

The Text Search dialog box contains:

1) the Files List box which lists the names of files containing the text. By
double clicking the mouse on the name of the file you can mark file for
opening. There will be "" sign before the name. You can also mark selected
file by pressing 'Open' button.

2) the View Window which displays part of the file with the selected text.

3) information lines:
- Text to find: what text is searched for
- Search mask: wildcard which matches file names
- Starting directory: from which directory search should start
- Files with text: number of files in which text was found
- Files matching mask: number of files which were searched
- Currently searched: name of a currently searched file

4) button 'Continue': continues the search in current file.

5) button 'Next': continues the search in the next file which matches the File
Mask.

6) button 'Stop': stops the search but the dialog box is still on.

7) button 'Open': selects file for opening in the File List box.

8) button 'Open All': selects all files for opening in the File List box.

9) button 'Cancel': stops the search and closes the dialog box.

10) button 'Help': displays this information.


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6. Windows (Alt-W)

Windows|Size/Move (Ctrl-F5)

Choose this command to change the size or position of the active window.


Size

If you press Shift while you use the arrow keys, you can change the size of
the active window. Once you've adjusted its size or position, press Enter. If
a window has a Resize corner, you can drag that corner to resize the window.


Move

When you choose Windows|Size/Move, the active window moves in response to the
arrow keys. Once you've moved the window to where you want it, press Enter.
You can also move a window by dragging its title bar with the mouse.


Windows|Zoom (F5)

Choose Zoom to resize the active window to the maximum size. If the window is
already zoomed, you can choose this command to restore it to its previous
size. You can also double-click anywhere on the window's title bar (except
where an icon appears) to zoom or unzoom the window.


Windows|Tile

Choose Windows|Tile to tile all windows on the desktop.

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Tiled Windows


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Windows|Cascade

Choose Windows|Cascade to stack all windows on the desktop.

1
2
3
4







Cascaded Windows


Windows|Next (F6)

Choose Next to cycle forwards through the windows on the desktop.


Windows|Previous (Shift-F6)

Choose Windows|Previous to cycle backwards through the windows on the desktop.


Windows|Close (Alt-F3)

Choose Windows|Close to close the active window. You can also click the Close
box in the upper left corner to close a window.


Windows|Synchro (Ctrl-F6)

After you select this command from the menu or press Ctrl-F6 2 top windows
become synchronized. They are resized and moved so that one window occupies
the top half and the other the bottom half of the desktop.

From now on every key you press is sent to both windows. They scroll together
and react to editing operations (e.g. inserting or deleting characters) in the
same way. Even search works for both windows.

Synchronization of the windows is broken after selecting Synchro command (or
pressing Ctrl-F6) the second time.


Windows|List of Files

Displays a File List dialog box allowing to select an open file from the list
of all open files.


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Windows|Switch Screen

This command switches between the normal- and full-screen mode. In the
full-screen mode the Menu Bar and the Status Line are hidden and the
Desktop covers the whole screen.


Windows|Show/Hide Ruler

This command shows/hides the ruler at the top of the screen, just below
the menu bar. You can click on the ruler with a mouse to position the cursor
in the edit window on the selected column. Tabs are marked on the ruler with
"" and the right margin is marked with "" character. You can double click
on the ruler to change the right margin setting.

Windows|Show/Hide Tool Bar

The Tool Bar can be displayed or hidden at the top of the screen by choosing
Windows|Show/Hide Tool Bar item from the pull down menu.
You can click on the tool bar with a mouse to generate command.
Icons represent commands:

replace words print block/file
search again line/block mode switch
find word reformat paragraf
close file close tool bar


? []!!! LCABC...[]

open file
save file spelling checker
help on the tool bar

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7. Options (Alt-O)

Options|Mouse...

The Mouse command brings up the Mouse Options dialog box, where you can set
various options that control how your mouse works, including:

how fast a double-click is
which mouse button (right or left) is active

The Mouse Options dialog box consists of one check box, one slider bar, and
the standard buttons OK and Cancel.


Mouse Double Click
Slow Medium Fast


The Mouse Double Click slider bar adjusts the double-click speed of your
mouse.


[X] Reverse Mouse Buttons

Reverse Mouse Buttons makes the right mouse button take on the normal
functions of the left--and vice versa.


Options|Colors...

The Colors item brings up the Colors dialog box, where you can customize the
colors of the display.

The Colors dialog box consists of two list boxes, a text display area, the
standard OK, Cancel, and Help buttons, and one of the following:

On color and black-and-white systems, it
also contains two color palettes.
On monochrome systems, it contains a set
of radio buttons instead of the palettes.

This dialog box is where you can change the colors of different parts of this
program.


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Group
Desktop
Menus
Dialogs/Calc
Edit Window
Calendar
Ascii table


The Group list box contains the names of the different regions of the program
that you can customize.

Item
Color


When you select a group from the Group list, the Item list box displays the
names of the different views in that region.

Foreground Background




On color and black-and-white systems, you use the Foreground and Background
palettes to modify colors.

Colors
() Mono low
( ) Mono high
( ) Mono underscore
( ) Mono inverse


On monochrome systems, you use the Colors set of radio buttons systems to
modify the character attributes.


Text Text Text
Text Text Text

On all systems, the display text (above the Help button) shows the current
color or attribute settings.

Changes do not take effect on the desktop until you close the Colors dialog
box by choosing OK.

You can also Save Colors Palette to a separate file by clicking on the Save
button.

You can Load Colors Palette that have been previously saved in a file by
clicking on the Load button.

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Options|Preferences...

The Preferences item brings up the Preferences dialog box, where you can set
Auto Save options as well as the Screen Size (if you have EGA/VGA graphics
adapter you can change the display mode from 25 to 43/50 lines).

In this dialog box you can also change various Editor settings.
It contains:

- 3 Auto Save check boxes :

Auto Save
[X] Desktop
[X] Options
[X] Backup

If a Desktop box is checked Vision Edit saves Desktop in VED.DSK file. If
VED.DSK file exists Desktop will be restored automatically on the startup.

If a Options box is checked Vision Edit saves Options in VED.OPT file. If
VED.OPT file exists Options will be restored automatically on the startup.
Options include all settings of this dialog box.

If Backup box is checked Vision Edit will always save the last version of the
edited file giving it the same name with BAK extension.

- 4 Edit Options check boxes :

Edit Options
[X] Auto Indent
[X] Auto Wrap
[X] Justification
[X] Show Page Breaks


If Auto Indent is checked, after you press Enter key the cursor will be
positioned on a new line and below the first word of the previous line.

If Auto Wrap is checked, the cursor will move automatically to the next line
after you reach the right margin (last word will be moved to the new line).

If justification is checked text will be justified (aligned
to both left and right margin). Justification is applied in
two cases:
- if Auto Wrap is on and a word is moved to the next line (after
reaching the right margin);
- if you Reformat Paragraph all lines but the last one of the
paragraph are justified.

If Show Page Breaks is checked the last line on each page
is shown in a different color (default: yellow text on red background).
Page Breaks are calculated according to the Number of Lines per Page
setting in Print Options dialog box. You can change the color in which page
breaks are displayed using Options|Colors menu command.

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- 1 set of Screen Size radio buttons :

Screen Size
() 25 lines
( ) 43/50 lines

If you have a EGA/VGA graphics adapter you can display 43/50 lines on the
screen.

- 1 input line :

Right Margin: 78

It allows you to select the Right Margin Setting.

- 1 set of Right Margin radio buttons :

Right Margin:
() Use window's size
( ) Use margin setting

If you select "Use window's size" then a window's right edge will be
assumed to be a right margin for Reformat Paragraph and Auto Wrap
functions.
If you select "Use margin setting" then a Right Margin set on the above
input box will be used as a right margin for Reformat Paragraph and
Auto Wrap functions.

- 1 set of TABs radio buttons :

TABs
() Use Spaces - smart TABs
( ) Use TAB characters

If you select Use Spaces, whenever you press TAB key the appropriate number of
spaces will be inserted. This option is useful for programmers since the
cursor will move to the position under the next word of the previous line. If
you select Use TABs, TAB character will be used (ASCII code #9) when you press
a TAB key.

- 1 input line :


TAB width 8

It allows you to select the width of TABs.

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- 1 set of Indent Mode radio buttons
and Indent Str/Char input line:

Indent Mode Indent Str/Char
() ASCII code
( ) String 32

If you select ASCII code then the following Indent Str/Char input line
has a meaning of an ASCII code of a character. This character will be
inserted in front of all selected lines when you use Block Indent function
(Ctrl-K I). The default is the Space character (ASCII code #32).
If you select String then the following Indent Str/Char input line
has a meaning of a string of characters. This string will be
inserted in front of all selected lines when you use Block Indent function
(Ctrl-K I).
The Default button below restores the default Indent Mode to ASCII code
and the Indent Str/Char to #32 (space). When you are editing text you
can return to the default mode by pressing Ctrl-K followed by the space.

- 1 set of Char radio buttons :

Char
() CR + LF
( ) CR
( ) LF

If you select CR+LF (default) every time you press the key a sequence
of CR (ASCII code #13) and LF (ASCII code #10) characters is inserted into a
text (standard for most applications).

If you select CR every time you press the key only the CR (ASCII code
#13) character is inserted into a text.

If you select LF every time you press the key only the CR (ASCII code
#10) character is inserted into a text (this convention is used on Unix
systems).

These options work only if the below Mode is set to Insert Line.

- 1 set of Mode radio buttons :

Mode
() Insert Line
( ) Next Line

If you select the Insert Line mode (default) every time you press the
key a new line is inserted into a text (CR+LF or CR characters are inserted
depending on the above Char setting). When you select the Next Line
mode no new lines are inserted after you press the key. Instead a
cursor moves to the beginning of a next line (or if Auto Indent is set a
cursor is positioned below the first non-blank character).

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- 1 set of Mode radio buttons :

Mode
() Append Spaces
( ) Go to Next Line

This set of radio buttons determines the behaviour of the Right Arrow
key when the cursor is positioned at the end of a line. If Append Spaces
is selected a space is appended to the end of a line each time the Right
Arrow key is pressed (when the cursor is at the end of a line).
If Go to Next Line is selected pressing the Right Arrow key when the cursor
is at the end of a line will move the cursor to the beginning of a next line.

- 1 set of Mode radio buttons :

(for blocks)
() Delete Block
( ) Delete Character

This set of radio buttons determines the behaviour of the Del key when a
block is selected. If Delete Block is set then pressing the Del key will
result in deleting a selected block. If Delete Character is set then
pressing the Del key will result in deleting a character (you can still
delete a selected block using Ctrl-Del).

- 1 set of Mode radio buttons :


() Delete Spaces
( ) Do not Delete Spaces

This set of radio buttons determines if pressing the End key will result
(in addition to moving the cursor to the end of a line) in removing all
spaces at the end of a line (after the last non-blank character).

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Options|Save Desktop

Saves the state of all open windows to a file call VED.DSK. This file can be
reloaded by selecting Options|Restore Desktop.

Also history lists of file names open or printed during the session, as well
as keywords used in Search and Search & Replace are stored in VED.DSK file.


Options|Restore Desktop

Restore a previously-saved state of all open windows from a file called
VED.DSK. This file is saved via the Options|Save Desktop menu command.

Also history lists of file names open or printed during the previous session,
as well as keywords used in Search and Search & Replace are loaded from
VED.DSK file.


Options|Clear Desktop

Clears desktop by closing all open windows and dialog boxes.

Options|Load Options

This command loads from VED.OPT file (if the file exists): Colors Palette,
Mouse Options, Edit Preferences, Macros, Search Options, a list of programs
installed using File|Run Program, and a list of recently closed files (up to
5 files) displayed at the bottom of the File menu.

The VED.OPT file is created by Options|Save Options command.

You can modify Color Palettes using Options|Colors command.

You can modify Mouse Settings using Options|Mouse command.

You can modify Edit Preferences using Options|Preferences command.


Options|Save Options

This command saves to VED.OPT file: Colors Palette, Mouse Options, Edit
Preferences, Macros, Search Options, a list of programs installed using
File|Run Program, and a list of recently closed files (up to 5 files)
displayed at the bottom of the File menu.

If the file exists it will be overwritten. The options from the VED.OPT file
are loaded using Options|Load Options command.

You can modify Color Palettes using Options|Colors command.

You can modify Mouse Settings using Options|Mouse command.

You can modify Edit Preferences using Options|Preferences command.

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Options|Directories

This command displays the Directories dialog box where you can specify a
directory for the Desktop file:
- Current Directory
- Options Directory

If you select 'Current Directory' VED.DSK (desktop) file will be stored in the
current directory. If you select 'Options Directory' the desktop file will be
stored always in the same directory as the Options file (in the Vision Edit
home directory).


Options|Screen Blanker

The Screen Blanker item brings up the Screen Blanker dialog box, where you can
set some screen blanker options.

The Screen Blanker dialog box allows you to set the following screen blanker
options:

1) Blank After - enter the time (in minutes) after which the screen will be
blanked if neither key is pressed nor mouse is used during that period;

2) Pixels Number - enter number of pixels that will be displayed during
blankout periods (0 means no pixels);

3) Sound On/Off - if you check this input box thunder-like sounds will be
generated during blankout periods.

You can test the settings immediately by clicking on the Test button.


Options|Change Screen Mode

This command displays the Screen Mode Selection dialog box which allows you to
select other screen modes (e.g. 132 columns) if you have a VGA card that
supports other screen modes. Before you can start using this function you have
to install your graphics card (see: VGA Installation chapter).

The Screen Mode Selection dialog box contains:
1) A list box that displays all screen modes supported by your video card
(created by VGA Installation procedure);

2) Standard buttons OK and Info.

Just select (highlight) the desired screen mode and click on OK button.

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8. Print (Alt-P)

Print|Print Options

This command displays a Print Options dialog box which allows setting the
following parameters:
- DOS LPT # : LPT1,...,LPT4
- Eject a page Before printing (Yes/No)
- Eject a page After printing (Yes/No)
- Use Headers/Footers
- Stop After Every Page
- Left Margin
- Page Length: the standard page length on a letter-size paper is 66 but some
printers (e.g. DeskJet 500) have a 2-line-long unprintable area; for this
reason the default page length is 64 lines;
- Top Margin
- Bottom Margin
- Printer Initialization String


Print|Print File

This command displays a Select File to Print dialog box which allows you to
select a file that you want to print.

The 'Select File to Print' dialog box contains an input box, a file list, a
file information panel, the standard button Cancel, one other action button
(Open), plus a history list that's attached to the Name input box.

The file must exist on your disk, so if you are editing a new file you have to
save it before you can start printing.

After you select a file to print, printing starts and the Print Manager window
is displayed (see: Print Manager chapter).

You can cancel printing at any time by pressing F9 function key or by clicking
with the mouse on Stop Print label on the status line.

Since printing is done in "background" you can continue using other functions
of Vision Edit during printing.

You can print a file directly from the active window by pressing Ctrl-K P.
The same command can be used to print a selected block.


Print|Print Block/File

This command prints a selected block. If no block has been selected
the whole file from the active edit window will be printed.


Print|Header

Displays a Header/Footer dialog box allowing you to create a header.

Header/Footer dialog box allows to easily create headers and footers.

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After you create a header or footer do not forget to check the Use
Headers/Footers check box in a Print Options dialog box if you want the
header and/or footer to be printed.
The easiest way to create a header/footer is to press a Default button
what will create a standard header/footer containing: Page Number, File
Name, System Date, and File Creation Date.

If you do not like the standard layout you can edit the Header/Footer
Window. Text entered from the keyboard will be printed exactly as it
looks on the screen.

In addition to plain text you can include in your headers/footers the
following: Page Numbers, File Name, System Date and File Creation Date
by pressing the appropriate buttons. You can quickly clear the
Header/Footer Window by pressing Blank button.

You can move a selected word (a word which includes the cursor) by
pressing Left, Center, and Right buttons. You can move in the same way
more than 1 word by highlighting text with a mouse.

You can Write a newly created header and footer to a file by pressing
Write button.

You can Read a previously created header and footer from a file by pressing
Read button.

All buttons can be selected either with a mouse or with a Alt-
combination.


Print|Footer

Displays a Header/Footer dialog box allowing you to create a footer.


Print|Display Print Manager

This command displays the Print Manager window if it has not been already
open. You can close it at any time using menu command Print|Close Print
Manager (see: Print Manager chapter).


Print|Close Print Manager

This command closes the Print Manager window if it has been open. You can
reopen it later (during printing) using menu command Print|Display Print
Manager.

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Print|Stop Print

Stops printing (the printer will still be printing for a while
until its internal buffer is empty). The stoped printing can be resumed
(see: Print Manager chapter).

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9. Macros

Macros|Start Macro

This command displays a Create Macro File dialog box which is similar to Open a
File Dialog Box. You have to enter a name of the macro file in which macro
operations will be stored. The default macro file extension is MAC.

After you select the macro file name a Macro Description dialog box is
displayed. You can enter a one-line description of a macro here (up to 128
characters).

After you close a Macro Description dialog box a flashing message 'Macro
Recording' is displayed on the status line. From now on all keys that you
press, most edit operations including search and replace are recorded in the
macro file.

To stop macro recording select End Macro function from the Macro menu.

The macro that you have just created will be added to the list of available
macros in the Macro menu. You can execute a macro by selecting it from the
Macro menu or by pressing a hot key assigned to that macro.


Macros|End Macro

This command completes macro recording started with Start Macro command. It
closes a macro file and from now on you can execute that macro.


Macros|Load Macro

This command allows you to select a macro file which has been created
previously. An Open Macro dialog box is displayed allowing you to select a
macro file. The selected macro is added to the list of macros in the Macro
menu and becomes available for execution.


Macros|Execute Macro

All macros available for execution are displayed in the Macro menu under the
dividing line. There can be up to 7 macros available at once. You can execute
a macro by either selecting its name from the Macro menu or by pressing a
hot-key assigned to this macro. All hot-key assignments are automatic. The
first macro is assigned Alt-F4, the second Alt-F5, and so on up to Alt-F10.

If you already have 7 macros in the Macro menu adding a new macro will remove
the first macro from the list of macros available.


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Macros|Suspend Macro

This command suspends recording a macro so that you can do some operations
which you do not want recorded in the macro file. You can resume recording the
macro by selecting Continue Macro command.


Macros|Continue Macro

This command allows you to continue recording a macro which has been suspended
with Suspend Macro command.


Macros|Repeat Macro

Displays a Repeat Macro dialog box which allows you to specify how many times
the macro should be repeated.


Macros|Delete Macro

Displays the Delete Macro dialog box where you can delete Macros from the List
of Macros displayed in the Macro Menu.


Macro|Edit Macro

Displays the Macro Editor dialog box where you can edit Macros from a selected
Macro File. You can view, delete, insert, and modify macro commands (see:
Macro Editor chapter).

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10. Config

Config|Mode & Direction

The Mode & Direction item brings up the Set-Options dialog box,
where you can set:
-Edit Direction (sets the direction of editing)

-Table (which Ascii-Table will be used)

-Push Mode (allows two different direction of editing)

Set Options dialog box allows you to set the Direction of editing, the Ascii
Table (which codes will correspond to which keys) and also the Push Mode.
It contains:

-Edit Direction radio buttons :

Edit Direction
() left->right
( ) right->left

When left->right is marked then cursor moves from left to right.
When right->left is marked then cursor moves from right to left
Second setting usable for languages like Hebrew or Arabic.

-Table radio buttons :

Table (Switch Ctrl-Q-T)
() Ascii Regular
( ) Ascii Converted

When Ascii Regular is marked then editor uses standard Ascii codes.
When Ascii Converted is marked then editor uses alternative table
which has been defined previously. Before you want to use Ascii Converted
option you have to define Ascii Converted table using Define Translation
Table dialog box or you can load Converted Table from any *.TAB file by
invoking Config|Load New Table item from menu.

-Push Mode radio buttons :

Push Mode
( ) Enable
() Disable

This option enables mixing the directions of editing.

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Some Possible settings:
(1) - left->right
Ascii Regular
Push Disable :
You can edit files in a standard way.

(2) - left->right
Ascii Converted
Push Disable :
You can edit files in a standard way but VED uses alternative table.
You can switch between (1) and (2) modes by pressin Ctrl-Q-T hot keys.

(3) - left->right
Ascii Converted
Push Enable :
You can push characters (from alternative table) to the right.
You can switch between (3) and (1) modes by pressin Ctrl-Q-T hot keys.

(4) - right->left
Ascii Converted
Push Enable :
Editing starts from right side and cursor moves from rigth to left (for
languages like Hebrew, Arabic).

(5) - right->left
Ascii Regular
Push Enable :
You can push characters to the left.
You can switch between (4) and (5) modes by pressin Ctrl-Q-T hot keys.

(6) - right->left
Ascii Converted
Push Disable :
Editing starts from right side and cursor moves from rigth to left (for
languages like Hebrew, Arabic).

Config|Define New Table

The Define New Table item brings up the Define Translation Table dialog box
where you can define a Converted Ascii Table.
This dialog box allows you to create The Ascii Converted Table.
There are the Standard Ascii Chart from which you can send codes to
input boxes, columns of input boxes for entering new characters
or symbols, Send button (for sending the chosen symbol from the Ascii Chart
to the active input box), and the standard buttons ( Cancel, OK, Help ).

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One way of creating a new table:

(1) - activate an input box ( you can use a Mouse );

(2) - choose a symbol from the Ascii Chart ( only if you
have a mouse ) which you want to put in the active
input box;

(3) - press the button SEND, the previous symbol is replaced by a new one,
and the next input box is activated.

Now you can repeat action from the point (2) if you want to change
the symbol of the following input box or you can start from the
point (1).

Second way of creating a new table :

(1) - activate an input box (use TAB key for forward direction and
Shift-TAB keys for backward direction);

(2) - use - sequencies for entering symbols.
Repeat action from (1).

When you define the whole Converted Table press button OK.
This command displays Create Table File dialog box.
You have to enter a name of the table file in which the table will be stored.
The default table file extension is TAB. This table is active and can be used
by VED. Next time this table can be loaded from the table file.


Config|Load New Table

This command allows you to select a table file which has been created
previously. An Open Table dialog box is displayed allowing you to select
a table file. Codes from this file are loaded to Converted Ascii Table and
they can be used when proper settings are defined in Config|Mode & Direction.


Config|Commands Mode

This command displays a Commands Mode dialog box which allows you to switch
between the standard Vision Edit commands and user-defined commands.


Config|Define Commands

This command displays a Define Commands dialog box which allows you to
redefine the standard Vision Edit hot keys.

pg 48
The dialog box contains:

1) ListBox - displays all commands of VED for which hot keys can be redefined
(you can use Mouse,or arrows, PgUp, PgDn, Home, End keys in order to move
highlighted bar among commands);

2) Two Input Lines - in those lines the current shortcuts are displayed for a
highlighted command.

3) Buttons - 'Modify-1' button: when pressed, you can modify first shortcut
(you can press key '1' and the same command will be generated);

'Modify-2' button: when pressed, you can modify second shortcut (you can press
key '2' to generate this command);

'Clear-1','Clear-2' buttons: to delete current hot key for highlighted command;

'Clear-All' button: deletes hot keys for all VED commands;

'OK' button: when you finish modification and you press this button you can
save your hot keys in a file (default extension .CMD);

Cancel button: when pressed changes will not be saved and the dialog box will
be closed.

4) Below horizontal line there are buttons (arranged like a keyboard) which
allow you to define your hot keys. At the beginnig they are deactivated. When
you press 'Modify-1' or 'Modify-2' button some of those buttons are activated.
Activated buttons show the way in which new hot keys can be defined (which keys
can be at the first,second,and third position).

How to define new hot keys:
-highlight the command in List Box;

-press 'Modify-1',or 'Modify-2' button; if command is included in Menu, Status
Line, or Pulldown Menus and you have chosen 'Modify-1' the new shortcut will
overwrite the old one.

! NOW YOU SHOULD USE BUTTONS BELOW THE HORIZONTAL LINE !

-choose the first key;
-choose the second key (if allowed);
-choose the third key (if allowed);

-the modification ends automatically when the key is pressed and this key
ends possible shortcut;

-if the shortcut is used by another command the Inform window will be
displayed asking if you want to save new shortcut and delete old one or
descard changes and return to previous situation;

pg 49
-if you do not have a mouse you can use the corresponding keys from your
keyboard;

Possible shortcuts:
One Key: F1 - F10 (F11,F12), Delete, End, Home, PgUp,
PgDn, DownArr, UpArr, LeftArr,
RigthArr, BackSpace, Insert

Two Keys: Shift-F1,..,F10 (F11,F12) Alt-F1,..,F10 (F11,F12)
Shift-Ins Alt-A,..,Z
Shift-Tab Alt-Space
Shift-Delete Alt-Minus
Alt-Equal

Ctrl-A..Z (without I,Q,K)
Ctrl-Insert
Ctrl-Home
Ctrl-PgUp
Ctrl-PgDn
Ctrl-Delete
Ctrl-End
Ctrl-RightArr,LeftArr
Ctrl-DownArr,UpArr
Ctrl-BackArr

Three Keys: Ctrl-K-A..Z Ctrl-Q-A..Z
Ctrl-K-[ Ctrl-Q-[
Ctrl-K-] Ctrl-Q-]
Ctrl-K-Space Ctrl-Q-Space

How to use new shortcuts:
-first define your shortcuts;
-save them in a file (.CMD extension);

-from 'Config' choose 'Load Commands'
item and load your ??.CMD file;

-from 'Config' choose 'Mode Commands' and mark 'Use new Commands';

-save VED options if you want Editor to start with the same setting;

-if you are in a 'Use new Commands' mode and you open 'Define Commands'
dialog box then you can modify your short cuts and save then in a new or old
file.

Config|Load Commands

This command displays a Load Commands dialog box which allows you to load a
previously defined hot keys from a file.


pg 50
11. Help

Help|Help (F1)

This command displays a help window describing the active element of the user
interface (e.g. edit window).


Help|Help Index (Ctrl-F1)

Help|Help Index command displays a list of topics which are explained by the
Help system. You can get to the topic explanation by double-clicking on the
topic.


Help|Help on Help

Displays a help window explaining how to use Help Facility in Vision Edit.


Help|Help Previous (Shift-F1)

Displays a help window describing the previously selected help topic.


Help|Help on Editor

Displays a list of Vision Edit hot-key commands (see below - Editing
Commands).

pg 51
USING EDITOR

1. Using Edit Windows

A window is a bordered screen area that you can move, resize, zoom, rearrange,
close, and open.

You can have any number of windows open on the desktop (as long as there is
enough memory), but only one window can be active at any time. The active
window is the one that you're currently working in. It always has a
double-lined border around it, and it always has these elements:

Line/Column
Block Mode
Dragging On
Close Zoom
box Current Char box
Code

[]LD32 Title Bar [|]





<

1:2
^ ^ ^

Line #
Column # Scroll Bars

Generally, any command you choose or text you type applies only to the active
window. If your windows overlap, the active window is always the topmost one
(the one on top of all the others).

To make a window active (topmost), click on the window area (if part of it is
visible), use Windows|Next command or press F6 until you get to the desired
window.

Also first 9 windows are numbered from 1 to 9. If the window has a number it
is displayed beside the Zoom Box (in the upper right corner). Numbered windows
can be selected by pressing Alt- keys where is the window number
(1..9).

Edit windows also show the cursor's position (the current line and column
number) as YY:XX in the bottom of the Edit window frame, where YY is the line
number and XX is the column number.

Every active edit window displays the Ascii code of the current character (at
the top left corner).

pg 52
To close the active Edit window, choose Windows|Close, click on a close box
or press Alt-F3.

Once in the Edit window, you enter text just as if you were using a
typewriter.

When you want to end a line, press Enter.
To exit the editor, press F10 (it will get
you to the menu bar).

The maximum line width in an Edit window is 2048 characters.


2. Editing Commands

Cursor Movement Commands


Character left Ctrl-S or Left arrow
Character right Ctrl-D or Right arrow
Word left Ctrl-A or Ctrl-Left arrow
Word right Ctrl-F or Ctrl-Right arrow
Line up Ctrl-E or Up arrow
Line down Ctrl-X or Down arrow
Page up Ctrl-R or PgUp
Page down Ctrl-C or PgDn
Begining of text Ctrl-PgUp
End of text Ctrl-PgDn
Top of screen Ctrl-Home
Bottom of screen Ctrl-End
Middle of screen Ctrl-Q M



Insert & Delete Commands


Insert mode on/off Ctrl-V or Ins
Delete line Ctrl-Y
Delete to end of line Ctrl-Q Y
Delete to start of line Ctrl-Q H
Delete character left Ctrl-H or Backspace
Delete character Ctrl-G or Del
Delete word right Ctrl-T
Delete word left Ctrl-Backspace
Duplicate line Ctrl-K D


pg 53
Block Commands


Mark block begin Ctrl-K B or Shift-arrow
Delete block Del or Ctrl-Del
Hide block Ctrl-K H
Paste from Clipboard Ctrl-K C or Shift-Ins
Cut to Clipboard Ctrl-K Y or Shift-Del
Copy to Clipboard Ctrl-K K or Ctrl-Ins
Block Indent Ctrl-K I
Block Unindent Ctrl-K U
Default Indent Ctrl-K Space
Upper to Lower case Ctrl-K L
Lower to Upper case Ctrl-K O
Flip case Ctrl-K F
Print Block/File Ctrl-K P
Block Dragging On/Off Alt-D
Sort Lines Ctrl-K S


Miscellaneous Commands


Menu bar F10
Save and edit F2
New file F3
Close active window Alt-F3
Tab Ctrl-I or Tab
Auto-Indent On/Off Ctrl-O
Find Ctrl-Q F
Find & replace Ctrl-Q A
Repeat last find Ctrl-L
Set Marker Ctrl-K 0..9
Find Marker Ctrl-Q 0..9
Go to line Ctrl-Q G
Find Matching Bracket Ctrl-Q [ or Ctrl-Q ]
Duplicate line Ctrl-K D
Force Page Break Ctrl-P
Reformat Paragraph Alt-R
Reformat File Ctrl-Q R
Center Line Alt-V
Undo last operation Ctrl-U
Abort operation Esc


pg 54
3. Entering ASCII codes

You can enter ASCII codes directly from the keyboard - hold down Alt key,
enter ASCII code from the numeric keypad and release Alt key.

You can enter characters in this way into an active edit window or into
Search/Replace dialog box.

Another method of entering ASCII codes into an active window is by using ASCII
Table.

In order to enter special characters (with ASCII codes < 32) into
Search/Replace dialog box first press Ctrl-K and then a combination of keys
corresponding to that character, e.g.:
- Ctrl-K Ctrl-A gives character #1
- Ctrl-K Ctrl-B gives character #2
- Ctrl-K Ctrl-C gives character #3
...
- Ctrl-K Ctrl-M gives character #13 (CR)
...

pg 55
NEW UTILITIES

1. File Manager

The File Manager dialog box contains:

1) the Directory Panel Viewer which displays directory tree;

2) the File Panel Viewer which displays the list of files (matching a
wildcard) from selected directory (if there is any);

3) the Drive Panel Viewer which displays the drive list;

4) button 'Attr'(change attributes): Invokes Change Attributes dialog box in
which you define new attributes;

5) button 'Mark': Invokes Select Files dialog box in which you define the
pattern for marking files;

6) button 'Copy': Invokes Copy File(s) dialog box in which you can specify
destination. You can copy highlighted or marked files to another
drive/directory;

7) button 'Rename': Invokes Rename File dialog box which allows you to enter
the new name;

8) button 'Delete': Invokes Confirm File Deletion dialog box which allows you
to specify what files you want to delete;

9) button 'RmDir'(Remove Directory): Invokes Confirm Directory Deletion dialog
box which wants you to confirm the deletion of a directory;

10) button 'MkDir'(Make Directory): Invokes Make Subdirectory dialog box which
allows you to create a new subdirectory;

11) button 'ChDir'(Change Directory): Makes the highlighted directory from the
Directory Panel Viewer the current directory. If the Drive Panel Viewer is
active then the highlighted drive will be chosen as the current directory;

12) button 'Open': Invokes File(s) For Opening dialog box which allows you to
mark files for opening or remove previously marked files from the list;

13) button 'S_F'(search for files): you can search for files matching a
wildcard. Invokes Search for File(s) dialog box where you define wildcard and
starting directory;

14) button 'S_T'(search for text): you can search for files containing 'text'
string. Invokes Search for Text dialog box where you define wildcard, text,
and starting directory;

15)button 'Options': Invokes File's Panel Preferences dialog box in which you
define some options for the File Manager;

16)button 'Help': displays a help window;

pg 56
17)button 'Close': closes File Manager. All files marked for opening in File
Search or Text Search dialog box, or directly in File Manager will be opened.

On File Manager startup the current directory is selected in the Directory
Panel Viewer and files for this directory are displayed in the File Panel
Viewer.

pg 57
2. Print Manager

Print Manager maintains a queue of print jobs.
The Print Manager window displays the Print Queue showing for each file:
- File Name;
- File Size;
- the current count of characters already sent to the printer
(in bytes or KB);
- the current percentage of characters already sent to the printer;
- Status: Idle, Printing, Stopped, or Printer Error.

The Print Manager window also contains the following buttons:
- Close:
Closes the Print Manager window;
- Stop Printing:
Stops Printing the active print job (top file);
- Resume Printing: Resumes Printing of the previously stopped print job or
Resumes Printing after a printer error; if you select Stop After Every Page
in Print Options printing will have to be Resumed after every page;
- Delete File:
Deletes a highlighted file from the Print Queue;
- Delete All:
Deletes All files from the Print Queue;
- Help:
Displays this Help topic;
- Print File: Displays the Select File to Print window from which you can
select a file for printing (the file will be appended to the Print Queue);
- Print Options: Displays the Print Options dialog box where you can set some
print options (LPT port, page length, margins, etc.);
- Header:
Displays the Header window where you can create a Header;
- Footer:
Displays the Footer window where you can create a Footer.

pg 58
3. Macro Editor

Macro Editor dialog box allows you to view, delete, modify, and insert macro
commands. If your macro file is too large it will be truncated (a warning
message will be displayed). Macro Editor in the Protected Mode version
of Vision Edit (VED286.EXE) can handle much larger macro files.

Macro Editor contains:

- a list of all Macro Commands
read from the opened macro file:
...

ABCD


. .
. .
. .

...
You can scroll through the list using either a mouse and the scroll bar
or using standard keys (arrow keys,PgUp, PgDn, Home, End, etc.).
The names of commands are similar to the corresponding menu commands.

- the following buttons:


Delete

Deletes the highlighted command.


Modify

Allows modification of only some macro commands (those having arguments).
Depending on the macro command a different dialog box is displayed e.g.
command displays a standard Find dialog box where you can modify search
options as well as the search text.


Insert

Displays the Select Macro Command dialog box (see below) from which you can
select a new Macro Command. A selected command is inserted at the current
(highlighted) position. Two commands deserve special attention - they can only
be inserted from the Macro Editor:

1) Insert String - you can insert a sequence of characters all at once.

2) Execute Macro - allows you to execute a macro from within a macro (nested
macros). You can nest macros to any level - limited only by the available
memory. Using this capability you can create a number of small, sigle-function
macros and then combine them to larger macros performing specific tasks.

pg 59

Save

Saves the edited list of macro commands to a file. If the file does not have a
name (UNTITLED) the Create Macro dialog box is displayed where you can enter
the file name.


Open

Closes the current macro file and displays Open Macro dialog box where you can
select a new macro file for editing.


New

Closes the current macro file and displays the empty macro command list. You
can insert new macro commands using Insert button and then save it using Save
button to a new macro file.


Close

Closes the Macro Editor dialog box. If the edited file has been modified you
will have a chance to save it.


Help

Displays a help window.

Select Macro Command dialog box
The Select Macro Command dialog box allows you to select a macro command that
will be inserted into the edited macro file. It contains:

- a list of all Macro Commands:
...

ABCD


. .
. .
. .

...
You can scroll through the list using either a mouse and the scroll bar
or using standard keys (arrow keys,PgUp, PgDn, Home, End, etc.).
The names of commands are similar to the corresponding menu commands.

- 3 standard buttons: OK, Cancel, Help;

- 2 columns of Command Selection buttons:
The buttons allow selective display of commands e.g. the Search button
displays commands related to searching (found in the Search Menu).
The All button displays a list of all macro commands.
pg 60

Most macro commands correspond directly to commands found in the
pull-down menus and they are displayed in the same order. Two special
commands (not found in the menus) are :
- - inserts a character into
the open Edit Window at the cursor position;
- - allows entering several
characters at once;

pg 61
4. VGA Installation Procedure

If you have a VGA graphics card that supports other screen modes than the
standard ones (e.g. 132 columns) Vision Edit is capable of using those
screen modes. However, before other screen modes can be used, you have to
install them by following the procedure described below:

1) If you have one of the following graphic cards: ERGO-VGA, SPEEDSTAR, or
TRIDENT go to step 3. If your VGA card manual lists all supported text modes
go to step 2. Otherwise, run TESTMODE.EXE (provided with Vision Edit) and
write down all useful text modes (note mode #, # lines, and # columns) from
0-255. TESTMODE.EXE displays all the necessary information to use it (to
count the number of lines use down arrow key and go to the bottom of the
screen).

2) Run MAKEDRV.EXE program (provided with Vision Edit) and create a new
driver for your card by selecting Driver|New menu function. Enter all screen
modes identified in step 1 and exit the program.

3) Copy a created (or selected) driver (*.DRV) to Vision Edit home directory
and rename it to STANDARD.DRV.

4) Start Vision Edit and select Options|Change Screen Mode menu function. You
should be able to see a dialog box containing all your screen modes.



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