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Author Topic: non-document mode
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Post non-document mode
on: 2013-06-30 06:29

One of the great features of WordStar 7d is the seamless way I can move from "document" to "non-document" mode, for example when I want to turn an essay or book review into a web page. I actually start out in "document" mode, saving file review.ws7 to review.htm, then skipping through the paragraphs with Ctrl-B as the fastest way to insert the paragraph tags. That done, I save the file and immediately open it in non-document mode. I go Ctrl-QU which puts a hard return at the end of every line, so that I can work on the file without scrolling.

I do hope that you will someday add non-document mode to WordTsar.

(A wonderful name, by the way!)

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Post Re: non-document mode
on: 2013-06-30 06:59

Things actually started out as non-document mode, but as I added features, I lost that ability.

There are plans to bring it back, but it's a bit lower on the list right now. If more people want it quicker, I'll move it up and get it done.


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Post Re: non-document mode
on: 2014-06-11 20:23

I use it a lot

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  1. DMcCunney says:
    Mozilla Firefox 24.0 Windows XP

    I have 567 fonts in Windows, and have had more. (I’m a designer among other things, and collect fonts.)

    This issue also bit Mozilla, as MS library code in Windows builds was tediously enumerating fonts, which did nasty things to Firefox load speed on Windows. Mozilla had an open ticket with MS about it. IIRC, the same issue bit Chrome. (I don’t recall the resolution, and would have to poke around in Bugzilla to see what was done.)

    If you want to do a build that skips the font list build, I’ll test it. It might be best to skip the enumeration on load, and only do it if an operation that uses font requires it.

  2. fofirama says:
    Mozilla 11.0 Windows 7

    Hello, I just noticed that the latest post on the Forum was posted on 28 September last year. Is the development of Wordtsar still progressing?

    • gbr says:
      Google Chrome 33.0.1750.146 Mac OS X 10.9.2


      Yes, still active, though slowed down a bit. I use it everyday.

      What is slowing things down right now is a re-vamp of the core routines to make them thread safe. The current version has an issue where if (for example) you turn on line spacing:

      .ls 2

      The screen is immediately updated with the line spacing. However, the page count doesn’t increase, because WordTsar only updates the current view, not the document. So, I need to background thread the document formatting stuff.

      It’s not as easy as it sounds, since all GUI work under Windows must be done in the main process, not in threads. Figuring out font sizes (which is, of course, critical in layout) is considerred GUI work.

      I’m getting there, but need a bit of patience.

      I think what I’ll be doing is moving the current WordTsar binaries to a more public place, let more people download and use it as it currently stands.