Category : Word Processors
Archive   : XE360.ZIP
Filename : XE.HLP

Output of file : XE.HLP contained in archive : XE360.ZIP

Help on Help

Once in help (like you are now), the following commands
are available :

F1 - Help on Help (this screen)
F2 - An ~index` (keywords) for items in the help file
F3 - Goto the previous screen (limited)
F5 - Zoom/Unzoom the help screen

Arrow keys - Scroll the help screen contents left, right,
up and down

TAB / SHFT+TAB - Highlight the next/previous visible

PAGEUP/DOWN - Move up and down a page at a time

HOME/END - Goto the beginning/end of the help info for
the current item

ENTER - Get help on a highlighted keyword
ESC - Exits help

Index for heXEdit

~Help` on Help ~Goto` offset
~About` ~Load` a new file
~View`ing ~Mark`er stack
~ASCII` chart Goto marked ~position`
~Base` conversion ~Retrieve` position
~Clear` marker stack ~Search`
~Colors` Search ~again`


heXEdit v3.6 ^^ Rob Stuntz 2-5-93

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3. and of course the good ole' U.S. Postal Service at

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Viewing Commands

F1 - ~Help`
A/Alt+A - Show ~ASCII` chart
B/Alt+B - ~Base` conversion
C - Set ~Colors` (color adapters)
D/H/O - Display offset #'s as Dec/Hex/Oct
E - ~Edit` the file
G - ~Goto` offset
L - ~Load` a new file
M - Push position on ~mark`er stack
N - Search ~again`
R - ~Retrieve` position from marker stack
S - ~Search` the file
Z - ~Clear` all entries from marker stack
Alt+1 thru Alt+9 - Goto marked ~position`

/ - Scroll up/down 1 line
PGUP/PGDN - Scroll up/down 1 page
HOME/END - Go to beg/end of file
ESC/Alt-X - Quit heXEdit


A / Alt+A

ASCII chart commands

LEFT arrow key - go back 16 characters
RIGHT arrow key - go forward 16 characters
PAGEUP - go back 128 characters
PAGEDOWN - go forward 128 characters
D - display numbers in decimal
H - display numbers in hexadecimal
ESC or ENTER - exits ASCII chart


Base Convert

B / Alt+B

Convert a number from either decimal, hexadecimal or
binary to the other two.

Base convert commands

UP/DOWN arrow keys - select the base of the input number
ENTER - convert the number
ESC - exit the base convert routine

Set Colors


This command will allow you to change the color of just
about anything. You can also save the colors you choose
so that XE will startup with those colors.

Simply select the area you want to change the color in by
pressing a letter 'A' thru 'O'. A colorbox of all
possible colors will appear. The current color of the
item you selected will have two white bars on either side
of an 'X'. You can now move those white bars around with
the arrow keys to select a new color. With the white bars
around the color scheme you want, press ENTER. If you
change your mind and don't want to change the color after
all, press ESC.

There are a couple areas that have a color selection
restriction. Area 'G', Altered bytes background, you can
only select the background, the foreground is the same as
the main bytes (area 'A'). And the border for Help, only
the foreground can be selected as it's background is the
same as the Help text (area 'L').

Color change commands

F1 - get ~help`
A-O - select the area you want to change
S - save the currently selected colors to XE.EXE
ESC/ENTER - exit the color change screen

The 'S' command will save the currently selected colors
to the executable file (XE.EXE). If XE.EXE is not
available where it was started from, an error message
will be displayed to that effect, which means your colors
have not been saved.

If you want the default colors back, start-up XE with the
/C option. If you want to retain the default colors make
sure you then save the colors, otherwise the next time
you start XE you will have whatever colors were last
saved in XE.EXE.




Edit commands

F1 - get ~help`
Alt+A - displays the ~ASCII` chart
Alt+B - ~base` number conversion

BackSpace/LEFT arrow - move cursor left 1 byte
RIGHT arrow - move cursor right 1 byte
PAGEUP - move cursor to first line on page
PAGEDOWN - move cursor to last line on page
HOME - move cursor to beginning of line
END - move cursor to end of line
TAB - toggle cursor position between the
hexadecimal display and the ASCII display of the
file. The above editing commands will move the
cursor within the area the cursor is in.
You can edit the file making changes in both
areas at the same time, if so desired.

ENTER - quit editing. If you made changes to
whole bytes you will be prompted to save the
changes or not. Press 'Y' to save the changes or
'N' to lose the changes. Only the portion of the
file that is in memory is actually saved. So
don't worry about waiting for a long save if you
are editing a large file. You are then returned
to the View mode.

ESC - quit editing. This will return you to
the View mode and will not save any changes you

Goto offset


You are prompted for an offset to go to. You can enter
either a decimal number or a hexadecimal number. If you
press ESC while entering a number you will be placed
back in the ~View` mode with no repositioning taking
place. The BACKSPACE key can be used to edit your entry.
If you enter an offset that is beyond the End-Of-File
(or < 0) you will be prompted again for a number.

To enter a decimal number just type in the number, no
commas, and press ENTER.

To enter a hexadecimal number, type a '$' as the first
character and then continue entering the hex number.

Loading files


Loadfile box commands

UP/DOWN arrows - move highlight bar one file at a time
PAGEUP/PAGEDOWN - move a page at a time
HOME/END - move to beginning/end of file list
ENTER - load the highlighted file or change
directories or change drives
ESC - exit without loading

F5 - toggles the Archive bit
F6 - toggles the System bit
F7 - toggles the Hidden bit
F8 - toggles the Read_Only bit

The marker stack


Your current position in the file can be saved and then
retrieved later on.

Your position is saved on a stack. If the stack is full
the oldest position will be deleted and the rest of the
entries will move down the stack to make room for the new
entry. The maximum number of positions you can save is
100. Also, when your position is saved, it's location on
the stack is reported to you so you can see how full the
marker stack is.

Search again


~Search` again using the last used search string. If
there is no previous search string, you will be prompted,
as if you pressed 'S', to enter a search string.


Retrieve position


While ~view`ing the file, if you do this command you will
be moved to the location specified by the top ~mark`er
stack entry. Once you have been moved to the new
location, the entry you retrieved will be deleted from
the marker stack. If there are no markers on the stack,
then nothing will happen.


Goto marked position

Alt+1 thru Alt+9

Using these commands will move you to a previously
~mark`ed position without deleting the mark information.
The retrieve command 'R' moves you to the last position
and deletes the mark, using Alt+1 - Alt+9 does not delete
the mark. Alt+1 moves you to the first marked postion,
Alt+2 moves you to the second marked position, etc etc.
If you try to move to a position that has not been marked
yet, nothing will happen except a message telling you so.




Search the file for a byte or text sequence.

You will be prompted for the type of search (B)yte or

For a byte sequence, enter the bytes in hexadecimal
notation then press ENTER. As with ~edit`ing, you must
enter a complete byte, for the search to work correctly,
although I don't check for that here. You can use the
BACKSPACE key to go back and make corrections. The
maximum length for a byte sequence is 9 bytes. There is
no need to enter a space between each byte as I do that
for you while you're entering your bytes.

For a text sequence, just type in the text to search for,
no quotes are needed, and press ENTER. The maximum
length for a text sequence is 25 characters. The search
is case insensitive.

While XE is searching, you can press any key to interrupt
and stop the search.

Clear marker stack


This command will delete all entries from the marker


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Archive   : XE360.ZIP
Filename : XE.HLP

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