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ESCAPE Sequence Processing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038809D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Borgendale, K: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In a command-driven word processor, customized command strings can be created by setting an escape sequence which contains a two-character command name which can be chosen by the user, followed by a string of operations which are called up on entry of the command by the user. The general format for setting up the escape sequence is as follows: "SET ESCAPE (character 1) (character 2) command string." Use SET ESCAPE to set the replacement value for an escape sequence. Escape sequences can be used to enter controls directly into the text, to enter characters that are not available on your keyboard, or to enter long or complicated text easily. From the command line: 1) Type set escape, the pair of characters you want to use as an escape abbreviation, and the controls or text you want.

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ESCAPE Sequence Processing

In a command-driven word processor, customized command strings can be created by setting an escape sequence which contains a two-character command name which can be chosen by the user, followed by a string of operations which are called up on entry of the command by the user. The general format for setting up the escape sequence is as follows: "SET ESCAPE (character 1) (character 2) command string." Use SET ESCAPE to set the replacement value for an escape sequence. Escape sequences can be used to enter controls directly into the text, to enter characters that are not available on your keyboard, or to enter long or complicated text easily. From the command line: 1) Type set escape, the pair of characters you want to use as an escape abbreviation, and the controls or text you want. Examples: set escape bk bk set escape 1b hex b1

set escape gb 'Gaithersburg' To get back to where you were working, press QUIT or END. Use SET ESCCHAR to change the escape character. The escape character marks the start of an escape sequence. From the command line: 1) Type set escchar and the character you want. Example: set escchar 2) Press ENTER. Your new escape character will be used for the rest of this editing session.

The valid escape characters are @ $ [ ] Use SET ESCAPE to allow escape sequences to be. To get back to where you were working, press QUIT or END. As an example, a customized escape sequence will be created for performing a paragraph indent...