Category : Word Processors
Archive   : WSHOMEND.ZIP
Filename : HOMEND.DOC

Output of file : HOMEND.DOC contained in archive : WSHOMEND.ZIP
HOMEND.DOC by R. Hunter Morey, 6/28/90, WordStar International
Documentation of HOMEND.PAT for WordStar 6 (also works with 5 and 4)

An auto-patcher file to change the key from ^QE to ^QS and
the key from ^QX to ^QD

to make the key go to the beginning of a line instead of upper left
hand corner of the screen and to make the key go to the end of a line
instead of to the lower right hand corner of the screen.

An alternate method is to use WSCHANGE and manually patch by selecting
E Patching
= Enter User Area address FUNTBL

Change this line 0244 02 00 47 02 11 05 02 00 4F 02 11 18 02 00 77 02
to read 02 00 47 02 11 13 02 00 4F 02 11 04 02 00 77 02
There's only two changes ^^ ^^

How does one know where to patch and what to patch with? Read the file
PATCH.LST on the Advanced Customization/README Disk, which includes:

0244 funtbl db 2
0245 db 0,47h
0247 db 2
024A db 2
024B db 0,4fh
024D db 2

CTRLE is a way of writing ^E, which is hex is 05
CTRLX " ^X " 18
" ^M " 13
" ^D " 04
See the ASCII Conversion Chart on page RE-175 in the WordStar 6 manual.

An auto-patch file is a nondocument file with just the label(s) you want
patched starting in column 1, an "=" sign, and the contents in hex,
separated by commas. No spaces are used. Offsets can be used.
So the HOMEND.PAT auto-patch file contents could be:


However, using offsets, the file would have just these two lines:


You create an auto-patch file in the nondocument mode of WordStar,
then exit WS (X to exit, not R to run a DOS command) and run WSCHANGE,
select E for Patching, A for Autopatcher, and enter the name of the file
you created, such as HOMEND.PAT. Exit WSCHANGE by ^X, then Y to say you
are through making changes.

  3 Responses to “Category : Word Processors
Archive   : WSHOMEND.ZIP
Filename : HOMEND.DOC

  1. Very nice! Thank you for this wonderful archive. I wonder why I found it only now. Long live the BBS file archives!

  2. This is so awesome! 😀 I’d be cool if you could download an entire archive of this at once, though.

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