Category : Word Perfect
Archive   : MACRAIDD.ZIP
Filename : WHATS.NEW

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What's New in MacroAid Version 1.0d (3/19/91)

(1) Macref (Ver. 1.1a)

Fixed bug involving printing of lines with codes having a
variable part, such as {VAR n}. Any such codes would wipe out
anything before them on the line. They appeared properly in
the cross reference listing, however.

(2) MacShell (Ver. 1.0c)

Fixed failure to handle output field for MacCalls.

What's New In MacroAid Version 1.0c

(1) MacAscii

-- Bug in conversion of {\9} from ascii to macro is fixed.

-- Limit on length of ascii text line in input file increased
from 100 characters to 200 characters

-- New treatment of exotic characters (characters in the
WordPerfect character set but not in the ascii character
set) in conversion between macro and ascii. Conversion
from macro to ascii produces {\\m,p}, where m is the
WordPerfect character map and p is the position within the
character map. (These characters previously were all
converted to ascii 168, the upsidedown question mark.) In
conversion from ascii to macro {\\m,p} is converted to the
proper representation of the character. For example,
{\\4,75} represents character map 5, position 75. NOTE
that this new feature does NOT apply to conversion between
macro and WordPerfect text.

(2) MacRef

Exotic characters in a macro (see above) are converted to
{\\m,p} representation.

What's New In MacroAid Version 1.0b

All the changes in Version 1.0b involve MacShell.

-- MacShell now provides an opportunity to abort execution of any
of the other programs that use output files if the output file
you designate already exists.

-- MacShell will not attempt to clone itself if the program file
is significantly smaller than the original program file,
because the cloning procedure will not work on compressed
program files.

-- The entry screen for MacCalls has been significantly changed

-- A new field has been added for output
-- The fields now accept strings long enough to hold long
-- Entries are converted to upper case

Note that cloning and shelling to DOS will fail if you are using a DOS
version earlier than 3.0.

What's New In MacroAid Version 1.0a

Corrected failure of MacAscii and MacRef to supply the default
extension MRQ when the a switch is used without an extension.

Corrected reversed treatment of MacFind case sensitivity in MacShell.

  3 Responses to “Category : Word Perfect
Archive   : MACRAIDD.ZIP
Filename : WHATS.NEW

  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.

  3. But one thing that puzzles me is the “mtswslnkmcjklsdlsbdmMICROSOFT” string. There is an article about it here. It is definitely worth a read: