ESCAPE Sequence Processing
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01
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.