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XEDIT Editor IMMEDIATE COMMANDS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041518D
Original Publication Date: 1984-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 82K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Thivet, PF: AUTHOR

Abstract

This invention relates to the use of XEDIT commands avoiding the need for a user to manipulate many Editor commands when handling blocks of data. When it is necessary to move, delete, copy or buffer a block of data in rectangular form such as a portion of line, a table, a figure, the use of Immediate Commands allows time to be saved and the likelihood of error to be reduced. MOVE INSERT COMMAND Assuming block A has to be inserted in the location defined by dotted lines on the following representation of the screen, the following steps are carried out: a. The user invokes the Immediate Command MOVE INSERT to be executed. b. A message "Put cursor in left top corner of the block" is displayed in the message field of the screen. c. The user moves the cursor to a corner of block A to be displaced and then hits "Transm". d.

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XEDIT Editor IMMEDIATE COMMANDS

This invention relates to the use of XEDIT commands avoiding the need for a user to manipulate many Editor commands when handling blocks of data. When it is necessary to move, delete, copy or buffer a block of data in rectangular form such as a portion of line, a table, a figure, the use of Immediate Commands allows time to be saved and the likelihood of error to be reduced. MOVE INSERT COMMAND Assuming block A has to be inserted in the location defined by dotted lines on the following representation of the screen, the following steps are carried out: a. The user invokes the Immediate Command MOVE INSERT to be executed. b. A message "Put cursor in left top corner of the block" is displayed in the message field of the screen. c. The user moves the cursor to a corner of block A to be displaced and then hits "Transm". d. A message "Put cursor in diagonal opposite corner of block" is displayed in the message field of the screen. e. The user moves the cursor to the diagonal opposite the corner of block A and then hits "Transm". f. A message "Put cursor in left top corner of location to insert" is displayed in the message field of the screen. g. The user moves the cursor to the left top corner of the new location of block A. Then the screen appears as follows: SET BUFFER COMMAND This Immediate Command allows an Editor user to keep a block of data in a buffer for later use. The following steps are carried out: a. The user invokes the Command followed by the name of the buffer enabling the latter to be identified on later use. b. A message "Put cursor in first corner...