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~ ½;| ·d WordMaster v.1 WM.TXT Copyright 1989 William M. Farrar---------------------------------------------------------This file is necessary to generate the built-in helpmessages when WordMaster's installation program, WMINST.EXE,is run. It is possible to edit this file, but it should bedone with great care so as not to accidentally delete thevarious Control Codes that are necessary for the propergeneration of the help messages.  TOP OF FILE Command -- The cursor is moved to the first character in the file. BOTTOM OF FILE Command -- The cursor is moved past the last character in the file. GO TO LINE NUMBER Command -- The cursor will be repositioned to the specified line numberof the current file. A prompt box will request the targetline number. Enter any number from 1 to 32767. If thevalue is preceded by a plus (+) or minus (-) sign, thetarget line number will be calculated relative to thecurrent line. GO TO COLUMN NUMBER Command -- The cursor will be repositioned to the specified columnnumber of the current line. A prompt box will request thetarget column number. Enter any number from 1 to 999. Ifthe value is preceded by a plus (+) or minus (-) sign,the target column number will be calculated relative to thecurrent column. GO TO WINDOW Command -- The cursor will be moved to the current position in anotherwindow on the screen. If only one window is available, youwill get an error message. Otherwise a menu will appear,showing the available windows, and the files currently ineach one. Select one of these choices by moving theselection bar or by pressing the number of the desiredwindow. UNDO ^Y DELETION Command -- The line of text most recently deleted with the ^Y commandwill be inserted into the current text stream at the cursorposition. Note that this applies ONLY to complete lines oftext, and not to character or word deletions, which areundeleted with the F2 command. By default, 20 lines ofdeleted text are stored for possible undeletion. The undolimit can be adjusted via a Setup command. @23 LINE RESTORE  Command -- The current line of text will be restored to its appearanceat the time the cursor was moved onto the line -- undoingall changes that have been made to the line, includingdeletions. The cursor position will also be restored to itsvalue when it entered the line.For example, if you accidentally delete all or part of aline with  this command will restore thedeletion PROVIDED you do NOT move the cursor from the line.Use it immediately!NOTE: This only works when editing a pre-existing line. If used on a line you are in the process of creating it will be"restored" to the empty status it had when you entered thatline. SEARCH FOR PATTERN Command -- The current window will be searched to find a specifiedsequence of text. When the pattern is found, the cursor willbe positioned at the end of the pattern, and the matchedtext highlighted until the next keystroke.A prompt box will allow entry of the text pattern and searchoptions. Enter any text just as it would be typed in thebody of the file. Search options control the behavior of the search. Thefollowing options are available: U - ignore case (Upper-case) while searching B - search Backwards from the cursor position. W - search for whole Words only. G - search Globally, starting at the beginning of the file (or end, if searching backwards). L - search Locally (only within marked block). n - search for the nth occurrence of the string (n is an integer). Enter the following sequence of keystrokes to search for theend of each text line: MJ. This sequenceenters Carriage return/Line feed into the search pattern.Note that each pattern must be found within a single line.No match may span multiple lines. SEARCH AND REPLACE Command -- The current window will be searched for a specified sequenceof text. When the pattern is found, it will be replaced withanother specified text sequence.A prompt box will allow entry of the search text,replacement text, and search options. Enter any text orcontrol characters just as they would be typed in the bodyof the file. Search options control the behavior of the search. Thefollowing options are available: U - ignore case (Upper-case) while searching B - search Backwards from the cursor position. W - search for whole Words only. G - search Globally, starting at the extreme end of the file. L - search Locally (only within marked block). N - do Not prompt for confirmation when the pattern is found. n - replace n occurrences of the string (n is an integer). If the N option is not specified, a prompt will occur eachtime the search pattern is found. This prompt will providethe following options: Y - replace this text and continue searching. N - do Not replace, but continue searching. A - replace this text and replace All others without prompting. Q - do not replace, and Quit searching. Enter the following sequence of keystrokes to search for theend of each text line: MJ. This sequenceenters Carriage return/Line feed into the search pattern. SEARCH AND USE MACRO Command -- The current window will be searched for a specified sequenceof text. When the pattern is found, the cursor will berepositioned to that location, and a specified macro will beplayed back.A prompt box will allow entry of the search text, macroselection, and search options. Enter any text or controlcharacters just as they would be typed in the body of thefile. The macro must have been defined prior to using thesearch and apply macro command. Search options control the behavior of the search. Thefollowing options are available: U - ignore case (Upper-case) while searching B - search Backwards from the cursor position. W - search for whole Words only. G - search Globally, starting at the extreme end of the file. L - search Locally (only within marked block). N - do Not prompt for confirmation when the pattern is found. n - apply macro for n occurrences of the search string (n is an integer). If the N option is not specified, a prompt will occur eachtime the search pattern is found. This prompt will providethe following options: Y - apply macro and continue searching. N - do Not apply macro, but continue searching. A - apply macro and apply at All matches without prompting. Q - do not apply macro, and Quit searching. Enter the following sequence of keystrokes to search for theend of each text line: MJ. This sequenceenters Carriage return/Line feed into the search pattern. SEARCH AGAIN Command -- The previous search operation will be repeated. This willrepeat a plain search, a search and replace, or a search andapply macro command. OPERATING SYSTEM Command -- Any DOS command or program may be executed. A prompt boxwill ask for the name of the command or program to run.Entering an empty line at the prompt box will cause a DOSshell to be invoked. You may execute any sequence of DOScommands from the shell, and finally return to the editor bytyping Exit. The DOS shell requires that a copy of COMMAND.COM be presentin the normal drive and directory assigned by DOS.Sufficient random-access memory (RAM) must be available forthe shell and any command that you specify.Do not execute any program that becomes memory residentwhile within the DOS shell. BACKWARD TAB Command -- The cursor will be moved to the next tab left of the currentposition. This command is available only in fixed tab mode. OPEN A FILE TO EDIT Command -- The current window will be cleared, and a prompt box willask for the name of another file to edit. If the currentwindow already holds a file that has been modified, you willbe given the opportunity to save it. When prompted for a file name, you may enter DOS wildcardsor the name of another drive or subdirectory. In this case,another window will display the names of all matching files.You can select from this list by using the cursor keypad, orby pressing the first letter of the filename in which youare interested.By entering an empty line for the file name, you can edit afile without specifying a name for it. A name can bespecified later when you want to write it out to disk. QUIT/ABANDON FILE Command -- The editing session will end and you will return to DOS. Ifany windows have been modified, prompt boxes will appear andyou will be given the opportunity to save each modifiedfile. If you type  at any of the prompt boxes, theQUIT FILE command will be interrupted and you will return tothe current text window. READ BLOCK FROM FILE Command -- A prompt box will ask for the name of a file to read. Thisfile will be read into the current window, starting at thecurrent cursor position. The newly read text will be markedas a block.When prompted for a file name, you may enter DOS wildcardsor the name of another drive or subdirectory. In this case,another window will display the names of all matching files.You can select from this list by using the cursor keypad, orby pressing the first letter of the filename in which you are interested. SAVE/EXIT PROGRAM Command -- Any changes made to the file being edited will be saved.Then the editing session will end and you will return toDOS. SAVE AND CONTINUE EDIT Command -- The contents of the current window will be saved to disk,using a file name the same as when the file was first read.If the file has not been named, a prompt box will ask for anew name. The cursor will remain in place after the file iswritten to disk. WRITE BLOCK TO FILE Command -- The currently marked block will be written to a disk file.If no block is marked, an error message will be produced. Ifthe disk file already exists, you will be given the choiceof overwriting it or appending to it. OPEN WINDOW Command --  Alternate A prompt box will ask for the name of a new file to read. Ifanother file is already being edited, the current windowwill be split in half, and the new file will be read intothe new window.By specifying a file name that matches an existing window,you may look at two regions of the same file. Changes madein one window will affect all other windows which containthe same file. When prompted for a file name, you may enter DOS wildcardsor the name of another drive or subdirectory. In this case,another window will display the names of all matching files.You can select from this list by using the cursor keypad, orby pressing the first letter of the filename in which youare interested.By entering an empty line for the file name, you can edit afile without specifying a name for it. A name can bespecified later when you want to write it out to disk. RESIZE WINDOW Command -- Use this command to change the height of the current window.The up and down arrow keys will move the window dividinglines. Press  when the window has the desired size. SAVE/SWITCH FILES Command -- The file in the current window will be stored to disk. Aprompt box will then ask for the name of another file toedit. The new file will be read into the current window. Allwindow sizes will remain the same. When prompted for a file name, you may enter DOS wildcardsor the name of another drive or subdirectory. In this case,another window will display the names of all matching files.You can select from this list by using the cursor keypad, orby pressing the first letter of the filename in which youare interested.By entering an empty line for the file name, you can edit afile without specifying a name for it. A name can bespecified later when you want to write it out to disk. NEXT WINDOW Command --  Alternate The cursor will be moved to the current position in the nextwindow down on the screen. If the cursor is already in thelowest window, it will move to the topmost window. If thereis only one window, nothing will happen. ZOOM WINDOW Command --  Alternate The current window will grow to fill the screen. Other textwindows are kept in memory, but are not visible until zoomis toggled off. The Next window and Previous window commandswill bring each window to the forefront in succession. Textmarkers and blocks may be accessed as usual in the hiddenwindows. The only exception is block delete: a block willnot be deleted from a hidden window. When zoom is active, a letter Z will appear at the leftpart of the window status line. Toggling the zoom commandagain will make all windows visible. BLOCK START Command --  Alternate The cursor position will become the start of a marked block. BLOCK END Command --  Alternate The cursor position will become the end of a marked block. BEGINNING OF BLOCK Command -- The cursor will be moved to the start of the current block,whether it is visible or not. END OF BLOCK Command -- The cursor will be moved to the end of the marked block,whether it is visible or not. BLOCK COPY Command --  Alternate A copy of the marked block will be inserted at the currentcursor position. BLOCK MOVE Command --  Alternate The marked block will be removed from its current locationand inserted at the current cursor position. BLOCK DELETE Command --  Alternate The marked block will be deleted from the text stream. Ifthe block spans more than one line, the deleted lines may berecovered via the Undelete command. HIDE BLOCK Command -- The on-screen highlighting of the marked block is toggled onor off. Blocks can be copied, moved, or deleted only whenthe block is visibly marked. Movement to block start or endis possible even when the block is not visible. LOAD MACROS FROM DISK Command -- A previously stored file of WordMaster keyboard macros isloaded into memory. The macro file is a binary file in aspecial format used by WordMaster. Macros may be recorded,edited, and stored to disk from within WordMaster. Eachmacro file contains ten macros, each of which may hold up to255 keystrokes. WordMaster automatically loads the macrofile WM.MAC, if found, when the program is started. STORE MACROS TO DISK Command -- The current set of WordMaster keyboard macros is written toa disk file. A prompt box will ask for a file name. Themacro file is a binary file in a special format used byWordMaster. Macros may be recorded, edited, and stored todisk from within WordMaster. Each macro file contains tenmacros, each of which may hold up to 255 keystrokes.WordMaster automatically loads the macro file WM.MAC, iffound, when the program is started. TOGGLE MACRO RECORD Command -- Any keystrokes entered after this command is activated arestored within a keyboard macro, which may be edited andlater played back within WordMaster. To stop macrorecording, enter this command a second time. A prompt boxwill ask for which of the ten macros should store the newlyrecorded one, and for a descriptive name for the macro.Each macro can hold up to 255 keystrokes. Macros can playback other macros. Macros are played back by pressing one ofthe installed keystroke combinations, or by choosing the Options/Use Macro option from the menu system. One of the macros is somewhat special. This macro is calledthe "scrap". Whenever a new macro is recorded, it writesover the scrap macro. The current scrap macro can be playedback once or many times using other macro commands. GET INFORMATION Command -- Various facts about WordMaster and the current file aredisplayed. Information shown includes the complete path nameof the current file; its size in bytes, words, lines, andpages; whether it has been modified since last disk save;the time and date; available RAM and disk space; the currentdirectory; and the DOS and WordMaster version numbers.Some of the statistics that WordMaster presents take a whileto compute. By pressing any key while the Get Info window isbeing updated, you can "short-circuit" the computation of some items. TOGGLE INSERT MODE Command -- When insert mode is active, newly typed text is insertedinto the current text line, pushing characters to the rightof the cursor aside to make room. When insert mode is off,newly typed text overwrites existing text. Many commands,such as block copy and insert line, operate in insert modeindependent of the setting of this toggle. TOGGLE AUTOINDENT MODE Command -- When autoindent mode is active and the  key ispressed, the new line of text will be indented the samenumber of spaces as the line immediately above it. Thesetting of this toggle also affects the operation of theparagraph reformatting command. TOGGLE CASE Command -- The case of the character at the cursor location will betoggled from upper to lower, or from lower to upper. If ablock is marked and visible, and the cursor is anywherewithin the marked block, the command will toggle the case ofthe entire block. LOWER CASE Command -- The case of the character at the cursor location will be setto lower-case. If a block is marked and visible, and thecursor is anywhere within the marked block, the command willchange the case of the entire block. UPPER CASE Command -- The case of the character at the cursor location will be setto upper-case. If a block is marked and visible, and thecursor is somewhere within the marked block, the commandwill change the case of the entire block. SET RIGHT MARGIN Command -- A prompt box will ask for a new value for the right margin.Entering an empty prompt string will set the right margin tothe current cursor column. The right margin is used onlywhen Word Wrap mode is active. When that is so, text enteredin a column beyond the right margin will automatically bewrapped to the next line. Paragraph formatting will movewords so that lines are as full as possible within, but notexceeding, the right margin. FORMAT PARAGRAPH Command -- Format paragraph is available only when Word Wrap mode isactive. Paragraph reformatting will move words so that linesare as full as possible within, but not exceeding, thecurrent left and right margins. If Justify mode is active,the lines will also be evenly filled with spaces so that therightmost word ends on the right margin.The paragraph reformat is terminated when a blank line, or aline beginning with a format character (|), is reached. TOGGLE WORD WRAP Command -- When Word Wrap mode is active, paragraph reformatting andautomatic word wrap are available. Otherwise, left and rightmargin settings are ignored, and text may be entered in anycolumn up to the maximum line length. SET LEFT MARGIN Command -- A prompt box will ask for a new value for the left margin.Entering an empty prompt string will set the left margin tothe current cursor column.When Word Wrap mode is active, the left margin controls theleftmost position where text may be entered. The left marginalso controls the operation of the paragraph formattingcommand.The left and right margins can be made visible by toggling the Tab Line Display.Print formatting commands require that the format character(|) be located in column 1 even if the left margin is setto a number greater than one. To achieve this move thecursor to column 1 with the  command,and then use the Margin Release command, .Alternatively, use the Backspace or Delete key to manuallymove the command from the left margin to column 1. DISPLAY TABS Command -- Toggling Display Tabs ON reserves one line of the currentwindow for display of tab settings and margins. The tabs andmargins can be active whether or not the tab line isvisible. INSERT UNDO BUFFER Command -- The entire contents of the undo buffer are inserted into thecurrent text stream, prior to the current line. This emptiesthe undo buffer, that is, the operation can be used onlyonce for any set of deletions. TOGGLE JUSTIFY Command -- When Justify is active, word wrap and paragraph reformatoperations will cause each line to be filled in with spacessuch that the rightmost non-blank character is exactly onthe right margin. By toggling Justify OFF and compress wrap ON, andreformatting lines or paragraphs, the additional blanks willbe automatically removed from the text. Note that blanksmanually inserted (via the Tab command, etc.) will also beremoved.WordMaster does not differentiate between "soft" blanksadded during justification and "hard" blanks manuallyentered. However, the character  may be used inplace of a normal blank when non-changing spaces aredesired. The  will be printed as a normal space.To enter a  in the text stream, press. TOGGLE PAGE BREAKS Command -- When pagination is activated, the left two columns of thetext window will be devoted to showing page breaks. Thecharacters == in those columns indicate that thecorresponding line is the first printing text line on itspage.In addition, the status line for the window will indicatewhat page number the cursor is on. The Jump to Page commandis available only when pagination is activated. WordMaster calculates page numbers while it is waiting foryou to enter keystrokes. As a result, if you enter new textit may take a short period of time before the page breakmarkers are redrawn at their new positions.Although the page breaks displayed on screen correspond tothose in a printout of the document, WordMaster does notstore any special characters in the disk file. Page breaksare recomputed each time the file is read into WordMaster.Pagination can be precisely controlled via the formattingcommands. See the help section for File Print Formatting. TOGGLE FONT DISPLAY Command -- When Font Display is enabled, print formatting commands thatcontrol font selections will not be displayed on-screen.Instead the marked text will be displayed in a color orattribute corresponding to the font. This "what you see iswhat you get" mode allows more accurate alignment of tables,and avoids multiple print cycles to correct formattingcommands.The screen colors for each font may be adjusted on theOptions/Change Colors menu. When font display is enabled, the control characters thatselect the fonts are not visible. However, the cursor can bepositioned over the control character, and it can be deletedif desired. The WordMaster hardware cursor grows to a largeblock when it is positioned over the control character. Thevalue of the control character will be displayed in the leftcenter of the window status line (column 23) when the cursoris positioned over it.WordMaster computes the display of on-screen fonts while itis waiting for you to enter keystrokes. As a result, if youenter new text it may take a short period of time beforecontrol characters disappear and fonts are drawn in theirfinal colors.  CENTER LINE Command -- The current line will be centered between the left and rightmargins. This command is active only when Word Wrap mode ison. SET COLORS Command -- All of the editor colors can be customized to your liking.Independent color settings are available for normal text,block marked text, window status lines, the prompt line atthe top of the screen, text in menus and prompt boxes, menuframes, the highlighted character by which each menu itemmay be selected, the currently selected menu item, the blockcursor (when active), and each of the five selectable fonts. The colors that you select are saved with WordMaster whenyou execute the Options/Program Options/ Save defaultsetup command. SAVE SETUP Command -- The toggles, settings, colors, and options are stored asWordMaster defaults when this command is executed. WM.EXEmust be present in the default directory or in the installedhome directory. PRINT FILE Command -- Any text file can be printed from within WordMaster. Filesformatted with WordMaster's page layout commands and fontcontrols will print with multiple fonts, headers, footers,and page breaks.Do not press  on the first menu selection, Printfile now, until the other items in the box have been set toyour satisfaction. Selecting the first item starts theprint job. After you select the second menu item, Name of file, aprompt box will request entry of the name of the file toprint. When prompted for a file name, you may enter DOSwildcards or the name of another drive or subdirectory. Inthis case, another window will display the names of allmatching files. You can select from this list by using thecursor keypad, or by pressing the first letter of thefilename in which you are interested.If you wish to print a file that is currently loaded inmemory, be sure to save any recent changes to disk beforetrying to print it. If you attempt to print a file that hasunsaved changes, WordMaster will produce an error message.Set Auto formatting OFF if you wish to have WordMaster ignore formatting commands (| commands) in your text. Inthis case, text will print continuously with no form feedsor page breaks. Control codes embedded in the text will bewritten to the output without interpretation.By default, WordMaster prints all pages of the document. Youcan set starting and stopping pages if desired.Select from any of the available printer definition files(default extension .PDF) to find one that is appropriate foryour printer. You can change to another file and useOptions/Program Options/ Save default setup,or, to regularly use that file.You can also choose between sending the printed output to LPT1, LPT2, or to a file. LPT1 and LPT2 refer to thecomputer port where your printer is attached. If the printeris attached to a serial port, you must use the DOS MODEcommand in order to assign the serial port to one of theprint devices LPT1 or LPT2. Your choice between LPT1 andLPT2 will be saved with WordMaster when you Save Setup.When output is printed to a file, all control codes arewritten out just as when they are printed. In this case, youmust also specify the name of the output file using theprompt window.Set Manual paper feed ON if you wish to have WordMasterprompt you to insert a new sheet of paper after each page.This choice is also stored as part of the printer definition file for your selected printer.Set Use formfeeds ON if your printer accepts ASCIIcharacter #12 (^L) to eject each page. Otherwise,WordMaster will fill out the end of each page with blanklines.After making all selections, move the menu bar to the Printfile now item and press  -- or just press 'p'. Ifyou decide not to print, just press . Printing occursas a background task. You can continue editing with minimalloss of performance while the print job continues.To stop a print job at any time, execute the Print Filecommand sequence. WordMaster will confirm whether you want to stop the print job.  PRINTER DEFINITIONSYou can edit and store printer definitions from withinWordMaster, using the File Print menu.Select a printer definition file (default extension .PDF)using the Which Printer menu item. WordMaster will loadthis printer file into memory.Any of the command sequences that control various printerfonts can be edited using the Edit Printer Codes menuselection. Each font is associated with two strings - one toturn the font ON, and another to turn it OFF. When you choose a sequence to edit, it appears in anotherwindow. It can be edited using the cursor keys, and the or  keys. Most characters you type willbe inserted literally into the string.  willdelete the existing string.  will end the sessionin the string editor. In case you need to enter any of thesespecial keys as part of the control string, press the key to enter Literal mode. In this mode, allkeystrokes will be inserted into the string without furtherinterpretation.The printer definition currently held in memory can bestored to a disk file using the Save Printer Setup menuitem. WordMaster stores the printer command sequences forall fonts, as well as the default settings for manual paper feed and formfeeds, when you save the setup.WordMaster will prompt for a file name when you decide tostore the current definition. The default extension forprinter definitions is .PDF. FLUSH UNDO BUFFER Command -- The contents of the undo buffer will be deleted, freeing upwhatever memory is being used. This command is useful incombination with the Insert Undo Buffer command. USER SUPPORTUsers of WordMaster can receive help with any problems theymight have by utilizing the on-line user support services ofEDI (MSC Network).Messages left on EDI are answered by the program author --generally in a week or less.If you wish information about EDI, you can call them at1-800-776-6076.Registered users have additional support available.  ACTIVE DIRECTORY Command -- The current default drive or directory may be changed usingthis command. Entering wildcards will cause a directorywindow to appear showing possible choices.Files previously opened in other directories will beproperly accessed even after the active directory ischanged. FILE DIRECTORY Command -- Use this command to browse through a file directory. Usestandard DOS pathname and wildcard notation to specify afile mask for the directory. GO TO PAGE NUMBER Command -- The cursor will be repositioned to the first line of thespecified page of the current window. This command isavailable only when pagination is active for the window. Aprompt box will request the target page number. Enter anypositive integer value. If the value is preceded by a plus(+) or minus (-) sign, the target page number will becalculated relative to the current page. SET TOP MARGIN Command -- This specifies the number of lines to leave blank at the topof each page during printing or pagination of the file inthe current window. The top margin is a default value thatwill be overridden by WordMaster format (|) commandsembedded in the text. The value you specify in the promptbox is not stored in the document file. It is a defaultvalue that exists only while the file is being edited. SET BOTTOM MARGIN Command -- This specifies the number of lines to leave blank at thebottom of each page during printing or pagination of thefile in the current window. The bottom margin is a defaultvalue that will be overridden by WordMaster format (|)commands embedded in the text. The value you specify in theprompt box is not stored in the document file. It is adefault value that exists only while the file is beingedited. SET PAGE LENGTH Command -- This specifies the total number of lines on each page duringprinting or pagination of the file in the current window.The page length is a default value that will be overriddenby WordMaster format (|) commands embedded in the text.The value you specify in the prompt box is not stored in thedocument file. It is a default value that exists only whilethe file is being edited. SET UNDO LIMIT Command -- This specifies the maximum number of lines of deleted textthat will be stored in the Undo buffer. If Undo limit is 10,and you delete 15 lines, the first five lines deleted willbe lost. Whenever lines are Undeleted, that space isrecovered for the undo buffer to reuse. TOGGLE TAB EXPANSION Command -- When tab expansion is ON, any tabs encountered upon read-inof a file are expanded into spaces, using a tab spacing thatyou specify. If tab expansion is OFF, WordMaster leaves thetabs intact. However, WordMaster does not expand tabs as itdisplays them, so these will be displayed on the screen asI. SET FILE EXTENSION Command -- If you edit many files with the same extension, such as.DOC, you should enter that value for the default extension.WordMaster will automatically supply the default extensionwhenever you respond to a filename prompt without enteringan extension. The extension you enter should not include aperiod or any DOS wildcards, and is limited to threecharacters. SET TABS Command -- The tab settings will be initialized based on the contentsof the current line of text. The start of eachblank-delimited word will set a tab at that column. Anyother tabs will be cleared. By using this command in concertwith the Put Tabs command, you can store a custom tab lineas part of a document and easily use it later.You can return to the default evenly spaced tabs byactivating the Options/Tabs/Restore even menu selections. SET TAB SIZE Command -- By default, a tab is placed after every five columns oftext. This tab size is also used when files containing tabsare read into WordMaster. Change the tab size and use theRestore even command to initialize a different set ofregularly spaced tabs. PUT TABS Command -- The tab settings are stored into the current window as aformatted text line. The line begins with the WordMasterformatting character (|), and will be ignored duringprinting. Use this command in concert with the Set tabscommand to store a custom tab line as part of a document forlater use. EDIT TABS Command -- Tab positions can be interactively edited using thiscommand. The cursor will be moved to the current window'stab line display. Use the cursor keys or the tab key to movealong the tab line. Pressing the space bar will toggle a tabsetting on or off, pressing the  key will add a tab,pressing the  key will delete a tab at the cursorposition. Press  when editing is complete, or to undo any changes made. SET TEMPORARY MARGIN Command -- The current left margin will be moved to the right by onetab stop. This is useful in making indented lists. Thetemporary margin will remain in force until you leave thecurrent paragraph.The temporary margin is indicated by a right pointing arrowon the window tab display. REFORMAT BLOCK Command --  Alternate Paragraph formatting will be applied to all lines of text inthe currently marked block. The block must be highlighted,and the cursor must be somewhere within the block, or anerror message will be produced. CLOSE WINDOW Command --  Alternate The current text window will be cleared. If it has beenmodified since being saved to disk, you will be given theopportunity to save it. The window will then be closed. Ifthe window is the only one on the screen, you will return tothe WordMaster menu system. SET MARKERThis command stores a record of the current cursor positionto which you can easily return later. WordMaster supports upto ten text markers, which are labeled with the numbers 0-9when they are placed in the text. Shortcut commands forusing each of the ten markers are presented on a followingscreen.The text marker display writes over the character where itis placed. It does not affect the actual text, but merelyhides it. When a marker is set from the menu system, another menu willappear showing which markers are already in use. Redefiningan existing marker erases the previously stored position.Defining a marker at the same position where it is currentlylocated has the effect of erasing it.The following screen provides shortcut keystrokes forsetting text markers without using menus. The following commands will set any of the markers withoutusing a menu. Marker 0 0 Marker 1 1 Marker 2 2 Marker 3 3 Marker 4 4 Marker 5 5 Marker 6 6 Marker 7 7 Marker 8 8 Marker 9 9 JUMP TO MARKERThis command moves the cursor to the position of apreviously stored text marker. If the marker has not beenset, an error will occur. WordMaster supports up to ten textmarkers, which are labeled with the numbers 0-9 when theyare placed in the text.When you jump to a marker from the menu system, another menuwill appear showing which markers have previously been set.The following screen provides shortcut keystrokes forjumping to text markers without using menus. The following commands will jump to any of the markerswithout using a menu. Marker 0 0 Marker 1 1 Marker 2 2 Marker 3 3 Marker 4 5 Marker 5 5 Marker 6 6 Marker 7 7 Marker 8 8 Marker 9 9 PLAYBACK MACROThis command will play back a previously recorded macro. Amenu showing the name of all macros will appear; you shouldchoose the one desired.The following screen gives shortcut commands which allow youto playback macros without using the menu system. The following commands will playback a macro without usingthe menu system: Macro 1  Macro 2  Macro 3  Macro 4  Macro 5  Macro 6  Macro 7  Macro 8  Macro 9  TOGGLE FIXED TABS Command -- When fixed tabs are ON, tab positions are taken from a tableof columns that you can set to even spacing or customizethrough various tab commands. When fixed tabs are OFF, tabpositions are based on the contents of the text surroundingthe current line. SET TEMPORARY MARGIN Command -- The current cursor column will be assigned as the temporaryleft margin. If the cursor is beyond the right margin, anerror will occur. SET HOME DIRECTORY Command -- WordMaster uses several files in its operation. Thesecontain the current printer definition, default macros, andthis help file. In order to run WordMaster from a drive ordirectory other than where these files are located, you willneed to set up a Home Directory. The home directoryspecifies the location of the optional WordMaster supportfiles on your system. You will find this under theOptions/Program Options in the menu system, or enter thecommand . The following files should be kept in that directory:  WM.HLP WM.MAC *.PDFWordMaster will operate without the use of these files, butin that case certain program features will not be available.After the home directory is set, it can be saved withWordMaster's Save Setup, , command. @149 TOGGLE HI-BIT STRIP Command --  When Hi-bit strip is ON, the most significant bit of eachcharacter read from the disk will be set to zero. This isuseful when reading in files previously generated inWordStar document mode. In addition, "dot commands" used forWordStar document formatting will be changed to WordMaster'sformat character (|). Note that stripping the high bitwill also affect any usage of the IBM extended ASCIIcharacter set, such as the line drawing characters. EDIT MACRO Command -- Macros recorded within WordMaster can be edited on acharacter by character basis using the built-in macroeditor.First, a prompt box will ask for a new name for the macro,which you can accept as is, or change. The macro will appear in another window. It can be editedusing the cursor keys, and the  or keys. Most characters you type will be inserted literallyinto the macro.  will delete the macro. will end the session in the macro editor. will undo any changes made to the macro. In case you need toenter any of these special keys as part of the macro, pressthe  key to enter Literal mode. In this mode,all keystrokes will be inserted into the macro without anyinterpretation. NAME A FILE Command -- This command will store all text in the current window toany file that you name. When you are writing a file that hasnot previously been named, you can use this command toassign a name to it. PREVIOUS WINDOW Command -- The cursor will be moved to the current position in the nextwindow up the screen. If the cursor is already in thetopmost window, it will move to the bottom window. If thereis only one window, nothing will happen. NEXT SENTENCE Command -- The cursor will be moved to the beginning of the nextsentence. Sentences are delimited by periods and othercommon punctuation marks, as well as by blank lines andlines beginning with the WordMaster format character (|). LAST SENTENCE Command -- The cursor will be moved to the beginning of the previoussentence. Sentences are delimited by periods, semicolons,and other common punctuation marks, as well as by blanklines and lines beginning with the WordMaster formatcharacter (|). RESTORE EVEN TABS Command -- Tabs will be set on an even spacing as determined by thecurrent default tab spacing. Any other tab settings will becleared. WHICH FONT Command -- WordMaster will display the font type of the character atthe cursor position. If the character has more than one fontapplied to it, WordMaster will list all of them. SELECT BOLD Command -- If a block is marked and visible, WordMaster will convertthe block to bold typeface. It does so by automaticallyplacing the Toggle Bold control character () atthe beginning and end of the block.If no block is marked, WordMaster will place a pair of printcontrol characters at the current cursor position, andposition the cursor between the two. Thus, while the cursorremains between the control characters, newly entered textwill be in the selected typeface.  SELECT DOUBLESTRIKE Command -- If a block is marked and visible, WordMaster will convertthe block to double-strike typeface. It does so byautomatically placing the Toggle Double-strike controlcharacter () at the beginning and end of theblock.If no block is marked, WordMaster will place a pair of printcontrol characters at the current cursor position, andposition the cursor between the two. Thus, while the cursorremains between the control characters, newly entered text will be in the selected typeface. SELECT UNDERSCORE Command -- If a block is marked and visible, WordMaster will convertthe block to underscore typeface. It does so byautomatically placing the Toggle Underscore controlcharacter () at the beginning and end of theblock.If no block is marked, WordMaster will place a pair of printcontrol characters at the current cursor position, andposition the cursor between the two. Thus, while the cursorremains between the control characters, newly entered text will be in the selected typeface. SELECT SUPERSCRIPT Command -- If a block is marked and visible, WordMaster will convertthe block to superscript typeface. It does so byautomatically placing the Toggle Superscript controlcharacter () at the beginning and end of theblock.If no block is marked, WordMaster will place a pair of printcontrol characters at the current cursor position, andposition the cursor between the two. Thus, while the cursorremains between the control characters, newly entered text will be in the selected typeface. SELECT SUBSCRIPT Command -- If a block is marked and visible, WordMaster will convertthe block to subscript typeface. It does so by automaticallyplacing the Toggle Subscript control character ()at the beginning and end of the block.If no block is marked, WordMaster will place a pair of printcontrol characters at the current cursor position, andposition the cursor between the two. Thus, while the cursorremains between the control characters, newly entered textwill be in the selected typeface.  SELECT COMPRESSED Command -- If a block is marked and visible, WordMaster will convertthe block to compressed typeface. It does so byautomatically placing the Toggle Alternate 1 controlcharacter () at the beginning and end of theblock. For most printer definition files, the Alternate 1typeface is defined as compressed print.If no block is marked, WordMaster will place a pair of printcontrol characters at the current cursor position, andposition the cursor between the two. Thus, while the cursor remains between the control characters, newly entered textwill be in the selected typeface. SELECT ITALICS Command -- If a block is marked and visible, WordMaster will convertthe block to italic typeface. It does so by automaticallyplacing the Toggle Alternate 1 control character() at the beginning and end of the block. For mostprinter definition files, the Alternate 2 typeface isdefined as italic print.If no block is marked, WordMaster will place a pair of printcontrol characters at the current cursor position, andposition the cursor between the two. Thus, while the cursor remains between the control characters, newly entered textwill be in the selected typeface. is used for this command rather than because  is the command used to represent tabswhen the Compress Tabs/Expand Tabs are turned on and itseems desirable to keep the Alt commands consistent with thecorresponding Ctrl codes. TOGGLE SNOW CONTROL Command -- When Snow Control is ON, WordMaster avoids the screeninterference patterns called "snow" that are produced bycertain display adapters, notably the IBM Color GraphicsAdapter. For other color adapters, the Snow Control can beturned off. This improves screen updating performanceconsiderably. TOGGLE BLOCK CURSOR Command -- WordMaster offers a choice between a blinking hardwarecursor and a solid unblinking cursor. The color of the blockcursor can be set via the Options/Change Colors menu or byusing the command . TOGGLE 43 LINE MODE Command -- On computers equipped with an Enhanced Graphics Adapter,WordMaster can display 43 lines on the screen. Toggle thisoption ON if a longer text display is desired. MARGIN RELEASE Command -- Setting Margin Release ON allows you to type beyond theleft and right margins while Word Wrap mode is active.Margin release remains effective until the cursor is movedto another line. It can also be toggled off at any time. SPELL CHECK Command -- In combination with Turbo Lightning, Borland's RAM residentspelling checker and thesaurus, WordMaster will spell-checkany of your documents. Lightning must be installed, or anerror will occur.WordMaster checks the document in the current screen window.By default, checking proceeds from the current cursorposition to the end of the file. If a block is marked andvisible, only that block will be checked. WordMaster contains a small built-in dictionary of the 500most commonly used English words. This dictionary is kept inmemory at all times in order to accelerate the checkingprocess.Once the operation begins, WordMaster keeps you advised ofits progress on the status line. The line and columncounters tell you what part of the document is beingchecked, as does the percentage indicator. These are updatedeach time a new word is checked. When Lightning finds a word that it does not recognize, thescreen will be updated to highlight the word, and a popupmenu will ask you to select an option. Select by moving thebar and pressing  or by pressing the firstcharacter of any of the options: Skip once Ignore the spelling of this word in only this one instance. Ignore for this document Ignore the spelling of this word for the duration of the check.  List Lightning sound-alikes Display a list of sound-alike words from Lightning's dictionary. Select one and press , or press  to return to the previous menu. Edit from the keyboard A prompt box will appear to allow interactive editing of the word. Press  to accept, or  to return to the previous menu. You may use Lightning's interactive modes at this time. WordMaster will recheck the word after you finish editing it.  Mark with "~" Place a tilde in front of the word. After the document has been checked, you can use the Find Pattern command to locate the marked words. Add to dictionary Add the word to Lightning's auxiliary dictionary (usually AUXI.DIC). A secondary menu of case selections will appear. Press  to return to the previous menu, or  to add to the dictionary.  Batch mark rest of document Cancel the interactive mode normally used for spell-checking. From this point on, all unrecognized words are marked with tildes (~).A spell-checking operation may be stopped by pressing at the corrections menu (once a misspelling isfound) or by pressing any key while a file is being checked.In the latter case, a prompt box will be displayed, askingif you want to stop. Press Y to stop, N to continue. RegistrationTo register WordMaster and receive the benefits of being aregistered owner as outlined in the documentation file send$20 to: William M. Farrar P.O. Box 116 McCleary, WA 98557 Washington residents please add 7.8% sales tax. This price is guaranteed only through September, 1990, when the price will increase to $30.  TOGGLE TAB WRITING Command -- By default, WordMaster does not write tab characters infiles saved from the editor. If Tab Writing is activated,WordMaster will translate sequences of spaces to tabs inorder to save disk space for the output file. Tabs arecomputed using the fixed spacing currently set for fixedtabs. Multiple spaces found within pairs of single or doublequotes (as used in Pascal or C source code) will not beconverted to tabs.Tab writing is saved as a WordMaster default.  TOGGLE WRAP COMPRESSION Command -- By default, WordMaster does not compress extra spaces out ofany line before it is wrapped. This feature should be turnon in order to "unjustify" text that has previously beenright justified. However, in some cases the compression willremove desired spaces, as in the case of aligned columns offigures. TOGGLE INITIAL ZOOM STATE Command -- The state of this toggle determines WordMaster's defaultbehavior when more than one window is on the screen. WhenInitial Zoom State is OFF -- the default setting -- multiplewindows will appear simultaneously on the screen, that is,they will not be zoomed.When Initial Zoom State is ON, multiple windows will bezoomed. The last file opened will be visible on the screen,and others will be hidden behind it. Initial Zoom State may be saved as a WordMaster default.The normal zoom window command may be used at any time,regardless of Initial Zoom State. HELP SUMMARYWordMaster provides help in several ways. This sectiondescribes how to use the help system.Whenever the WordMaster help system is on screen, you canuse the  and  keys to move from one screento another.  and  will take you to the firstand last pages of the section. Press  when you aredone using help. The WordMaster menu system is available at any time bypressing . Many of WordMaster's commands may beselected from the menus.Pressing  while within the WordMaster menu system orwithin any prompt box will bring up a window containing moredetailed help regarding the selected command.Pressing  while you are entering text will bringup a menu of help topics. HELP SUMMARYWordMaster provides help in several ways. This help sectiondescribes how to use the help system.Whenever the WordMaster help system is on screen, you canuse the  and  keys to move from one screento another.  and  will take you to the firstand last pages of the section. Press  when you aredone using help. The WordMaster menu system is available at any time bypressing . Many of WordMaster's commands may beselected from the menus.Pressing  while within the WordMaster menu system orwithin any prompt box will bring up a window containing moredetailed help regarding the selected command.Pressing  while you are entering text will bringup a menu of help topics.  Help and Status KeystrokesShow help menu: Show help summary: Activate menu system: Show system/file information: Show available memory:  Cursor MovementCharacter left: Character right: Word left: Word right: Line up: Line down: Scroll up: Scroll down: Page up: Page down: Top of file: Bottom of file:  Beginning of line: End of line: Top of screen: Bottom of screen:  Quick Movement CommandsGo to page: Go to line: Go to column: Go to window: Previous cursor position: Up to equal indent: Down to equal indent: Next sentence: Previous sentence:   Text MarkersSet a marker by menu: Jump to marker by menu: Toggle marker display: Set marker 0: 0Set marker 1: 1Set marker 2: 2Set marker 3: 3Set marker 4: 4Set marker 5: 5Set marker 6: 6Set marker 7: 7Set marker 8: 8 Set marker 9: 9Jump marker 0: 0Jump marker 1: 1Jump marker 2: 2Jump marker 3: 3Jump marker 4: 4Jump marker 5: 5Jump marker 6: 6Jump marker 7: 7Jump marker 8: 8Jump marker 9: 9 Text Insertion and DeletionUndo last deletion: Restore line: Insert undo buffer: Tab: Backward Tab: New line: Insert line:  Insert control character: Delete current character: Delete character left: Delete to end of line: Delete line: Abort command:  Search and ReplaceSearch for pattern: Search again: Search and replace: Search and playback macro:  FilesEdit a file: Name a file: Save/Switch files: Print a file: Save and continue edit: Save and exit to DOS: Abandon file:  WindowsOpen window:  Alternate Close window:  Alternate Next window:  Alternate Previous window: Zoom window:  Alternate Resize window:  Block CommandsBegin block:  Alternate: End block:  Alternate: Move block:  Alternate: Copy block:  Alternate: Delete block:  Alternate: Mark current word: Write block to file: Format block:  Alternate: Start of block: End of block:  Text FormattingFormat paragraph: Center line: Select Bold: Select Double: Select Compressed: Select Superscript: Select Subscript: Select Italics: Select Underscore: Show current font: Toggle case: Lower case:  Upper case: Margin release:  TabsTab: (TAB key)Backward Tab: Restore default tabs: Edit tabs: Set tabs: Put tabs: Set tab size: Temporary margin at cursor: Set temporary margin:  Utility CommandsPrint file: Change active directory: Directory: Operating system:  Settings and TogglesSet right margin: Set left margin: Set top margin: Set bottom margin: Set colors: Save setup as default: Set default file extension: Set page length: Set home directory: Set undo limit: Toggle attributes: Toggle block cursor:  Toggle insert mode: Toggle wrap compression: Toggle autoindent mode: Toggle fixed tabs: Toggle hi-bit strip: Toggle justify: Toggle 43 line mode: Toggle tab line display: Toggle pagination: Toggle snow check: Toggle word wrap: Toggle tab writing: Toggle tab expansion:  Spell Checking Command: In combination with Turbo Lightning, Borland's RAM residentspelling checker and thesaurus, WordMaster will spell-checkany of your documents. Lightning must be installed, or anerror will occur.WordMaster checks the document in the current screen window.By default, checking proceeds from the current cursorposition to the end of the file. If a block is marked andvisible, only that block will be checked. WordMaster contains a small built-in dictionary of the 500most commonly used English words. This dictionary is kept inmemory at all times in order to accelerate the checkingprocess.Once the operation begins, WordMaster keeps you advised ofits progress on the status line. The line and columncounters tell you what part of the document is beingchecked, as does the percentage indicator. These are updatedeach time a new word is checked. When Lightning finds a word that it does not recognize, thescreen will be updated to highlight the word, and a popupmenu will ask you to select an option. Select by moving thebar and pressing  or by pressing the firstcharacter of any of the options: Skip once Ignore the spelling of this word in only this one instance. Ignore for this document Ignore the spelling of this word for the duration of the check.  List Lightning sound-alikes Display a list of sound-alike words from Lightning's dictionary. Select one and press , or press  to return to the previous menu. Edit from the keyboard A prompt box will appear to allow interactive editing of the word. Press  to accept, or  to return to the previous menu. You may use Lightning's interactive modes at this time. WordMaster will recheck the word after you finish editing it.  Mark with "~" Place a tilde in front of the word. After the document has been checked, you can use the Find Pattern command to locate the marked words. Add to dictionary Add the word to Lightning's auxiliary dictionary (usually AUXI.DIC). A secondary menu of case selections will appear. Press  to return to the previous menu, or  to add to the dictionary.  Batch mark rest of document Cancel the interactive mode normally used for spell-checking. From this point on, all unrecognized words are marked with tildes (~).A spell-checking operation may be stopped by pressing at the corrections menu (once a misspelling isfound) or by pressing any key while a file is being checked.In the latter case, a prompt box will be displayed, askingif you want to stop. Press Y to stop, N to continue. MacrosLoad macros from disk: Store macros to disk: Record macro: Edit macro: Playback macro by menu: Playback Macro 1: Playback Macro 2: Playback Macro 3: Playback Macro 4: Playback Macro 5: Playback Macro 6: Playback Macro 7:  Playback Macro 8: Playback Macro 9: Playback scrap macro n times: 0Playback scrap macro 1 time: 1Playback scrap macro 2 times: 2Playback scrap macro 3 times: 3Playback scrap macro 4 times: 4Playback scrap macro 5 times: 5Playback scrap macro 6 times: 6Playback scrap macro 7 times: 7Playback scrap macro 8 times: 8Playback scrap macro 9 times: 9 Printing a file Command:  Print Formatting CommandsOffset page to right by n columns . . . . . . . |PO nStart new page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |PAStart new page if fewer than n lines remain . . |CP nSet page number to n . . . . . . . . . . . . . |PN nOmit page numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |OPPrint page numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |PGPut page number in column n . . . . . . . . . . |PC nSet page length to n lines . . . . . . . . . . |PL n Set top margin to n lines . . . . . . . . . . . |MT nSet bottom margin to n lines . . . . . . . . . |MB nSet header margin to n lines . . . . . . . . . |HM nSet footer margin to n lines . . . . . . . . . |FM nDefine header line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |HElineDefine footer line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . |FOline  Special Codes within Headers and FootersInsert current page number #Take next character literally \  Typeface Selection CommandsSelect Bold: Select Compressed: Select DoubleStrike: Select Superscript: Select Subscript: Select Italics: Select Underscore:   Typeface Control CodesToggle Boldface: Toggle Compressed: Toggle Doublestrike: Toggle Superscript: Toggle Subscript: Toggle Italic: Toggle Underscore:   Printer DefinitionsEach type of printer is described to WordMaster by a smallfile with the extension .PDF. This file containsinformation regarding the control codes that enable theprinter's various fonts, as well as some additionalinformation that tells WordMaster about the printer.Existing PDF files can be changed, and new ones created viathe WordMaster Printer Definition menu. The printerdefinition most recently selected via the File Print menucan be modified here. Choose Edit string to change thecontrol code for any supported font. Each font is associatedwith two strings - one to turn the font ON, and another to turn it OFF.When you choose a string to edit, it appears in anotherwindow. It can be edited using the cursor keys, and the or  keys. Most characters you type willbe inserted literally into the string.  willdelete the existing string.  will end the sessionin the string editor. In case you need to enter any of thesespecial keys as part of the control string, press the key to enter Literal mode. In this mode, allkeystrokes will be inserted into the string without furtherinterpretation.The current printer definition can be saved to a disk fileby using the Save definition menu selection. A prompt box will ask for the name of the file to be saved. Function Keys Activate menus Undo other deletions End block Playback macro by menu Edit tab line Reformat paragraph Save and exit to DOS Center line Save and continue edit Edit a file Log drive/path Find next..  Move block Write macros to disk Reformat block Set left margin Print file Close window Save/switch files Invoke DOS shell Find and replace Start block Load macros from disk Delete block Set right margin Add window Check spelling  File directory Help menu Find string Copy block Edit macro Default tabs Temp margin to cursor Abandon file Next window Name current file

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