Word processing FreeNet downloadsFrom: ae962
Date: 07/30/89-08:55:15 AM Z
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From: ae962 Subject: Word processing FreeNet downloads Date: Sun Jul 30 08:55:15 1989 Here's some helpful comments programmers may want to know regarding word processors for the Atari ST (WordWriter ST, 1st Word) and probably others: I just found out a few codes my word processors use to store extra information in documents. Why ASCII files from FreeNet when loaded cannot be paragraph formatted or right justified was always a mystery to me. But after some work, I found out that to convert an ASCII file to a word-processorable document file, the user must simply: 1. Replace all ASCII 32's (spaces) with ASCII 30's. 2. Put an extra ASCII 30 at the end of every line that is not the end of a paragraph. Having done this minimum conversion with a program, you can use every function the word processor has when editing. If you short-cut step 2 and place ASCII 30 at the end of EVERY line, which is what I do, you have to carefully remove the extra spaces from the end of the paragraphs immediately upon editing so reformatting won't turn the document into one huge paragraph! I suppose you could get it to remove FreeNet prompts, and figure out when paragraphs end in the absence of a blank line between paragraphs, but this makes the program longer and harder to write. It's not worth it for the length of most things here. ** Answered by JIM HAYNES (aa268) on Sat May 14 06:06:58 1988 ** Thanks for the info. Max. I am sure our users will find it useful. Jim Haynes AA268
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