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Changes in Qedit for Windows 4.7.04

New Features and Enhancements

Document-specific COBOL Tags

There is a new COBX page on the Properties dialog. On this page, you can define document-specific Cobol tags. You can also control the display of the tags in the document window.

The information you enter here is sent to the server for proper line tagging. These changes are stored in the document database on the client thus will not affect any other document.

The new COBX page

Setting Tab Stops and Guides

You now have another way of setting tab stops and guides. So far, you could only set them using the Ruler. In this version, you have access to 2 new pages on the Properties dialog. Both pages look and work the same. The first page allows you to set or remove tab stops. The second controls guides.

You can easily set repeating tab stops and guides at a desired interval. Simply enter the number of columns you want between each one in the Every text box. If you prefer, you can set individual markers by entering the column number in the At column text box.

If one or more markers exist in the new locations, Qedit offers you to remove them.

The new Tabs page

Command Line Access

You can run Qedit from a command line (e.g. DOS) and get it to open a local or file automatically as it starts.

If you want to open a local file, specify a typical pathname i.e. a drive letter, directory and filename.

     qwin32 c:\windows\readme.txt
The syntax for host files is very similar to the syntax for local files. If you want to open a host file, you have to specify a connection name defined in the Qedit Connection list, a colon followed by the filename. Basically, the connection name replaces the drive letter.
     qwin32 Vancouver-MPE:myfile.mygroup.myacct
     qwin32 Vancouver-HPUX:/users/myhome/myfile.c
The file must exist i.e. you can not create new files at the moment. You also have to make sure you use the appropriate notation for the file system you are accessing (Windows, MPE, UNIX).

Load Local Files In Memory

If you are working a lot with local files, you might want to have Qedit load smaller files directly into memory. Some of the advantages of doing this are: To take advantage of this feature, you have to enable the Load local files smaller than...K in memory option on the General options page of the Preferences dialog. Once enabled, you can specify the filesize limit. Files larger than the limit will remain on disc.

New Character Sets

Qedit supports 2 new host character sets: HP Roman9 and ISO8859.

The European Community currency symbol: Euro In order to support the European Community currency symbol (a.k.a. the Euro), HP has introduced a new character set. It is a slighly modified version of the HP Roman8 character set. This new set is called HP Roman8-1999 or HP Roman9 for short. Decimal code 186 in it corresponds to the Euro symbol.

If you need to create host files using the frequently-used Windows character set (code page 1252), you can set the character set to ISO8859 on the Connection list dialog.

Windows Control Messages in a Local Trace

The new Windows Control Messages in the Debug dialog requests that Qedit writes additional information to the local trace file. In some cases, this might help us identify bugs more quickly.

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