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VIDED is a text editor especially suited for display terminals. The
display will always show a window of the text you are editing, and you
can edit by moving the cursor around this window.
VIDED is suitable for source programs, manuscripts, reports, letters,
tables, diagrams, mathematical formuale etc. No post-processing with
RUNOFF is necessary, since most of the features in RUNOFF are directly
available in VIDED.
Files with information on VIDED:
VIDED.HLP The text you are reading onw
VIDED.MAN Full VIDED manual in English
VIDED.DIA Version of the manual for printout on a Diablo 1620 terminal
VIDED.SWE Swedish-language concise manual
VIDED.BLB Short presentation of VIDED
VIDED.ADD New features in VIDED (in English)
VIDED.NEW New features in VIDED (in Swedish)
There is also a tele-conference on VIDED at the QZ computing centre in
To start VIDED you write
where "fil.ext" is the name of the file to edit or create.
The following switches can be given on the file name or in the
IF no input file, or same input and output file, omit "=INFIL.EXT".
/T:<model> indicates terminal model. Can be omitted if unknown.
/N:n produces a line numbered file with increment n (default:10).
/-N removes line numbers.
/AUTOBACKUP:n = file backup for every n:th command. Suppress with n=0.
/MP:n sets number of lines per page (default:56),
/ML:n sets left margin (default:5).
/MR:n sets right margin (default:72).
/L:n sets number of lines per page (default terminal dependent).
/C:n number of characters per line (on screen or max allowed).
/P or /-P to govern page headers with page numbers.
/SPEED:n to indicate terminal speed in bps, controls filler characters.
/DCA use direct cursor addressing facility of the terminal.
/-DCA do not use the same facility.
/ALF the terminal has built-in auto-line feed at carriage return.
/-ALF no such feature.
/SWEDISH the text is in the swedish language.
/OPTION:<name> select certain lines from the SWITCH.INI file.
/COUNT:<word> word preceding page numbers on page top lines.
/RUN:<file spec> program to be run when user exits from VIDED.
/JE:c character ending paragraph when first in line (default='.').
/-JE to disable &JU, &FI and &FC command without explicit numerical parameter.
/S:n how much to show after &N-search. Default: The whole screen.
VIDED EDITING COMMANDS
The character printed as & below is actually ALTMODE (once or twice)
or CONTROL-F. On some terminal types, & may another key on the
keyboard. Check chapter 4. of the VIDED manual.
CURSOR MOVEMENT TEXT INSERTION
&X Skip to end of line &I Insert text
&-X To beginning of line &nV or CONTROL-V Insert blanks
&Ah v Address screen &nL Insert n blank lines
&S Search within screen &LnD Divide line
&N Search beyond screen
&T or <TAB> To next tab position TEXT DELETION
&nT To horizontal pos n &nD Delete n characters
&TZ Zero tab settings &D Delete one character
&TR Restore tab settings &nW Delete last words
&TS,&TnS Make one tab setting &U Delete line up to cursor
&TC,&TnC Remove one tab setting &K Delete line from cursor
&nK Delete n lines
&FI Fill paragraph MOVING AND COPYING
&nFI Fill n lines(ragged marg) &Qreg n Store n lines in
&nFC Fill n lines compacting Q-register
&nJU Justify (even right marg) &Qreg m n Store box of width m,
&F- Divide word and fill height n in Q-register
&J- Divide word and justify &Greg Get Q-register
&nML Set left margin
&nMR Set right margin PAGE HANDLING
&LC Center line &nZ Scroll screen forwards
&LU Upcase line &-nZ Scroll screen backwards
&LL Lowcase line &PT Find top of current page
&LnN Renumber lines &PE Find end of current page
&nPT Find top of page n
STATUS, HELP, RESTORATION &+nPT Find top of n:th next page
&O Get status &-nPT Find top of n:th previous page
&H Type command summary &nPE Find end of page n
&nR Restore jumbled screen &+nPE Find end of n:th next page
&-nPE Find end of n:th previous page
EXITING &P Find top of next page
&E Normal exit &-0PT Find top of current full page
&C Cancel exit &PF Find page at end of file
&nPS Find too big/small page
MULTI-LINE ACTION &n*<command> &PI Insert page division
MASSIVE ERASURE &_<command> &PA Append next page
&FB File backup
WARNING: Always do the &R command after receiving messages
from the system, operator or from other users, like
"OPR:- Timesharing ends in 30 minutes"