This page documents many of the major changes and additions which have
been made to EdWord Professional since the release of version
4.1 up to version 5.6. Changes which are new to V5.6 (and the previous
V5.5) are marked with an appropriate icon.
MAJOR CHANGE: EDWORD NOW REQUIRES WORKBENCH 2.0 OR ABOVE
- An Auto-Completion facility which will automatically
attempt to complete the current word based upon the currently
loaded Keyword File whenever you press the ALT+SPACE combination.
- A Find Function facility has been added to display (and
jump directly to) any functions/procedures in a source code file.
- Can now select a block on a character-by-character basis instead
of being restricted to a line-by-line selection.
- Can now define the actions for all cursor key modifiers (i.e.
Shift+Up, Alt+Up, Ctrl+Up etc.)
- A number of Workbench Tools Types are now supported in addition
to the current command line options.
- All block operations now use the clipboard device
- Paragraphs can be formatted to the Word Wrap margin as
either left or fully justified text.
- The EdWord editor can now be opened on any Public Screen
- Can specify the Comment for a file
- A Help Menu has been added to access the EdWordHelp
- Added a Startup Script option to automatically run an
ARexx script when EdWord is first loaded.
- Back Up and AutoSave files can be saved to a
special directory to prevent your working directory getting too
- When printing, you can now specify the line spacing (6/8 LPI)
- A New Shell option has been added to the Tools menu
- A Goto Block option has been added to the Search menu
- An Open New... option has been added to the Project menu
- A Save Changes option has been added to the Project menu
- A Save & Quit option has been added to the Project menu
- A Capitalise Word function has been added to the Utils menu
- A -DOSMSG command line option is provided to enable
normal AmigaDOS disk error requesters.
- The Word Wrap facility has been completely rewritten
and is now more stable and extensive.
- Can now have 8 Colour custom screens and totally
customise the use of colour for the user interface.
- Menus have been restructured with a new Prefs Menu
strip to contain all preference related facilities
- The F-Keys can now be programmed to run ARexx commands
as well as just insert plain text
- Calculator is now a separate program (see below)
- Options like "Select Doc", "View Clipboard", "Screen Mode", "Text
Casing", "Colours" etc. updated to take advantage of Workbench 2.0
- Symbol Indent facility moved to Utils menu and the
facility extended & improved
- New, redesigned look which has a more Workbench 2.0 feel
- Can specify size of file requester (in terms of files displayed)
- Can specify how files and directories are sorted
- Can optionally ignore ".info" files
- Added support for the ReqTools file requester
- Can now define upto 10 User Commands (instead of only 3)
- Commands not displayed in menus until physically defined
- Commands can be run Synchronously or Asynchronously
- Can run commands on the current file in memory or on
its last saved state on disk.
- Can discover the AmigaDOS exit return value of a command
- Can open the custom CLI/Shell on EdWord's screen
- Supplied as a stand-alone program called EdCalc
- Can insert current calculator value directly into the editor
- Can be iconified to a title bar when not used (via zoom gadget)
- Can be used by other programs and other ARexx interfaces
- 24 new commands added (including FindFile, SaveAllFiles,
MoveNextBOL, GetMargin, SetMargin, CapitalWord, GetInput,
ProgressIndicator, SetIndicator, SetIndicatorFile, OpenNewFile,
GetInput, JumpToBlockStart, JumpToBlockEnd, IsInBlockLine,
GetLineLen, Beep, Alert, Choice, GetWord, GetNextWord,
GetEOLWrap, SetEOLWrap, GotoDoc)
- Many More scripts supplied including routines to reformat text to
a margin as well as left, right or full justify a block of text.
Also scripts to set blocks to bold, italic or underline via use
of standard ANSI escape codes.
- Added a Run Script... menu option to directly run an
- All scripts defined via the Macro/Define Scripts...
menu option will appear at the end of that menu strip.
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