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 Post subject: Scrolling Mode Chapter
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:20 pm 

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This is the chapter on how to use scrolling mode. At the time this book originally came out, scrolling mode was the norm, and screen mode was new and exotic. I know that more applications have converted to screen mode; does anyone have a sense of what percentage? Is screen mode the norm now? I'm wondering whether to reverse the order in which they are presented.


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 Post subject: Re: Scrolling Mode Chapter
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:29 pm 
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In addition to the up-arrow jump, you might mention the "rubber band" jump (^^optname) that will take you to an option and back when you are finished. I'd check the Kernel Systems Manual to be sure of the details, as I'm a programmer and not someone that makes use of this feature on a daily basis. The majority of the time, when you're responding to prompts, you're actually in Fileman (^DIC or ^DIE) so I don't know if this is where you want to go into details like quoting duplicate values to "stuff" them into the database, LAYGO and the like. Also, where do you want to cover device syntax? I find it very helpful, for exampe to enter a long page length at the device prompt (;;99999).


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 Post subject: Re: Scrolling Mode Chapter
PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:45 pm 
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Remember also that Fileman provides a line-oriented (scrolling mode) editor. I'm not sure whether you want to try and cover it in this chapter or another one.


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 Post subject: Re: Scrolling Mode Chapter
PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 9:54 am 

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Thanks, Greg

The double up-arrow jump is described at the top of page 6. Should I give it its own subhead so it's easier to find?

Line Editor has its own chapter, which I'm working on now.

Thanks again for taking the time to look at this. It's very helpful.

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 Post subject: Re: Scrolling Mode Chapter
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:48 pm 
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Maybe it's a peculiarity of NeoOffice, but I don't see page numbers.


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 Post subject: Re: Scrolling Mode Chapter
PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:57 am 

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Oh, oops. The pages won't have numbers displayed on them until I fold them into the master document (the whole book). I was looking at the little page indicator that shows up on the bottom bar, over to the left.

Also, I realize that the double-up-arrow jump is explained in the navigation chapter (Signing On). Should I include reminders in this chapter about up-arrow and double-up-arrow jumping? It probably wouldn't hurt.

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