As you might expect, the basic function of EdWord is to edit text, and
in this role it offers all of the rudimentary facilities which any
standard text editor might offer. But what makes EdWord that bit more
special are the myriad extra options which it provides. The following
is a list of some of the more noteworthy features which are supported
by version 6.0:
- Multiple Documents: you can edit up to 15 documents
at once (memory permitting, of course) with a split screen option
to view two of them together.
- A Macro Facility which can record any sequence of
keypresses/mouse clicks and menu selections, and then play them
back. This is very useful for automating small repetitive jobs.
- An Auto Completion facility to automatically complete
the current word (based upon the contents of the currently loaded
Keyword Definition File).
- A Find Functions facility to list all
functions/procedures in a source code file and allow the user to
jump directly to any of these by clicking over its name.
- An ARexx port offering an extensive and comprehensive
range of commands (over 100) to provide full automation of
EdWord; with the ability to enter these commands directly
(without using ARexx), as well as run any ARexx script from
within the editor (N.B. documentation for the ARexx commands is
not supplied with the demo version)
- PowerPacker Support: EdWord will (optionally) decrunch
any data files which have been packed with this data cruncher.
- A new few feature called Auto Suggest whereby if you
type in a filename which doesn't exist when loading, then EdWord
will make an intelligent suggestion as to what you actually meant
to type in by finding the filename which closet matches it!
- AppWindow Support: When running EdWord on a WorkBench
screen, it is possible to load a file by simply dragging its icon
into the editor's window
- Vertical Blocks as well as the standard blocks, i.e.
you can cut, copy and paste rectangular regions of text.
- Support for the Clipboard Device
- Functions to Format Paragraphs, e.g. left and full justify.
- An Iconify feature via a Workbench AppIcon or a zoom
gagdet on the editor's window (when on the WorkBench screen) and
- A Calculator which lets you perform basic arithmetic as
well as convert numbers between different bases including
decimal,hexa- decimal, octal and binary (Separate Program)
- An Auto Indenting facility to preserve the left margin
- A Symbolic Indenting facility for context-sensitive
indentation, i.e. EdWord can automatically indent your source
code as you type it.
- A Word Wrap facility, plus the ability to format text
to margins, justify etc. (via ARexx scripts).
- Text Casing of language keywords, i.e. certain
keywords can be forced into a certain case (UPPERCASE, lowercase
or Capitalised), or colour. Useful to maintain a consistent look
to a piece of source code. (A couple of Keyword Files are
provided with the demo release for this purpose.)
- User Commands allow the user to run any AmigaDOS
commands from within the editor. (e.g. This could be used to run
a compiler or assembler through the editor or open a NewShell
- An Auto Save facility to make EdWord automatically save your
document every so often.
- A New Shell facility.
- Save Back Ups and Auto Save files to any
- The ability to use either the standard EdWord file requester or
the reqtools.library or asl.library ones
- Modification of a file's Protection Bits and Comment
- An ASCII table of printable character codes with the
ability to insert any such character into the current text (from
ASCII code 0 to 255).
- The ability to Sort a Block alphabetically - this could
be used for arranging a list of names, games etc.
- A statistically display of the System's State,
e.g. memory, disks etc.
- Word Count and Occurrence Count facilities
- User-definable F-Keys. Can insert raw text or perform
various ARexx commands.
- An interactive Status Bar. Sections can be clicked on to
perform various functions (e.g. click over line number to bring
up Jump To Line requeser).
- Bookmarks to mark locations in a file
and quickly jump to them.
- Checks RAM for any Viruses or suspicious programs when
it first loads up and alerts the user if it finds anything
- Various Screen Resolutions are supported including PAL
and NTSC standards, custom or WorkBench screen and the ability to
work in interlace mode. All with 2, 4 or 8 colours.
- Powerful Printing options including the setting of
margins, the page length, the ability to include page numbers and
to specify the print pitch and quality.
- On-line Help Texts (in AmigaGuide format) available
from within the editor.
- Tested under Workbench V2.0 and V3.0. Requires Workbench 2.0
or higher (1MB of RAM minimum is recommended for operation).
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