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Gene Wirchenko

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Evaluation Gotcha
« on: May 11, 2005, 11:04:29 PM »
     I installed the evaluation version.  I then forgot about it and went on.

     I was preparing a simple proposal and needed to move some text.  It did not work.  Then, I remembered that I had WordStar.dot installed.

     Because it was the evaluation copy, 1) I did not have WordStar block abilities, and 2) <Ctrl-X> was remapped to cursor movement.  This knocked out easy block handling.  I use <Ctrl-X,C,V> heavily in Windows.

    I should have mentioned in my other post to this forum that I use block operations heavily.  It is truly amazing how poorly most word processors handle some very basic operations.

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Re:Evaluation Gotcha
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2005, 02:30:10 PM »
Because of the way the emulator is written you can reassign any of the commands to any keystroke you like, so you could move the CTRL+X cursor movement to ALT+X (which is where the Word CTRL+X has moved). You do this through the Tool (Utilities) Customize Keyboard dialog.

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Re:Evaluation Gotcha
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2005, 11:02:07 PM »
Because of the way the emulator is written you can reassign any of the commands to any keystroke you like, so you could move the CTRL+X cursor movement to ALT+X (which is where the Word CTRL+X has moved). You do this through the Tool (Utilities) Customize Keyboard dialog.

     Ah.  Got it.  Is there supposed to be a CTRL_X macro?  I was surprised to not see one though the WS <Ctrl-X> functionality was there.

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Re:Evaluation Gotcha
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2005, 01:19:23 PM »
For the most basic cursor movement you can use the built-in macros. So for LineDown you go to:
  • Tools (Utilities in the emulator)[Customize...
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  • All Commands
  • LineDown
You'll find that Ctrl+X and Down are both assigned so you can use ^X or the down arrow key.

Now for ALT+X. This could be assigned to the built in EditCut macro, but then it would only cut what you have highlighted in the document - it wouldn't know or care about ^KB or ^KK. If you change the customize catagories from All Commands to Macros you'll find an ALT+X macro that does the magic - WordStar didn't have this function.
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