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RE: [cc2-dev-l] A somewhat sheltered question...

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  • Simon Rogers
    Currently the macro file is getting a little bit big for CC2 s text editing window to cope with, so always edit macros using a plain text editor, save, the use
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 28, 2000
      Currently the macro file is getting a little bit big for CC2's text editing
      window to cope with, so always edit macros using a plain text editor, save,
      the use LOADMAC to reload the macros.
      Simon

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Linda Kekumu [mailto:linda@...]
      > Sent: 28 June 2000 08:13
      > To: cc2-dev-l@egroups.com
      > Subject: RE: [cc2-dev-l] A somewhat sheltered question...
      >
      >
      > Hi :)
      >
      > CC2 has some predefined short-cut keys but you can easily make your own
      > (available in all versions).
      >
      > Open fcw32.mac in a plain text editor & just define a bunch of macros. You
      > could define them the same as what you are familiar with already :)
      >
      > For example
      >
      > MACRO ER
      > ERASE
      > ENDM
      >
      > Now I can just type ER to Erase.
      >
      > If you choose to not use the right button mouse menus (Options Menu>>
      > Preferences & turn off the right mouse menu) you can then type:
      >
      > ER <enter> A<enter>D<enter> for Erase>> ALL>>Do it. This is REALLY fast!
      > Also, have a look in the Help file under short cut keys & open up your
      > fcw32.mnu file to see what things have already been defined as short cut
      > keys. You'll need to avoid duplicates, but you can change any keys in the
      > mnu file if you need that key for something you are more familiar with.
      >
      > I have noticed a significant increase in how fast I can do
      > repetitive tasks
      > by using the keyboard & I actually prefer the original style menus anyway.
      >
      > Linda Kekumu, ProFantasy Software Ltd.
      > CC2 web site http://www.profantasy.com
      >
      > "If you make the DM laugh so hard that coffee comes out her nose, we die.
      > You know that, don’t you??”
      >
      >
      > > -----Original Message-----
      > > From: Grast a.k.a. Dominic [mailto:dethstryke@...]
      > > Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 7:44 AM
      > > To: cc2-dev-l@egroups.com
      > > Subject: [cc2-dev-l] A somewhat sheltered question...
      > >
      > >
      > > Let me give you all adaquate warning for the following question :)
      > > I have been working with v5.99. CD2 with the 6.0 update is in the
      > > mail as I type this. My background is based from Autodesk's AutoCADD
      > > 14 & Architectural Desktop 1.0.
      > >
      > > As I understand this, CC2 has the ability to enter commands at the
      > > prompt (such as "LINE" for the line command.) In Autocadd, and in
      > > other cadd programs, you are able to use 1 or 2 letter commands to
      > > get the same thing (ex. "L" or "LINE" to get the Line command). Since
      > > I do graphic & website design as well, all of the programs I use I
      > > try to get the fastest possible prodction from them. One of the
      > > quickest tricks is using key shortcuts. To my dismay, CC2 had none.
      > > (Of course, 6.0 may have it, making my whole problem quite senseless)
      > >
      > > This makes my query 2-fold.
      > >
      > > 1- Is there a feature that allows you to create these "shortcut keys"?
      > >
      > > 2- If it is implemented in 6.0 of CC2, can you still edit them
      > > through a script file or a cfg file?
      > >
      > > In Autocad it is a .pgp file that is basically a text file denoting a
      > > key or couple of keys and the command that is initiated for the
      > > shortcut. I figured that if it has the ability to enter "LINE" for
      > > the command, I could find out the file and make it so "L" does the
      > > same thing. Of course, I would like to map a number of the commands
      > > this way, since it is my personal belief that toolbars are some of
      > > the biggest time wasters in a program's existance. However, this file
      > > has eluded me if it does, indeed, exist.
      > >
      > > For anyone who can help me with this problem, I give you my eternal
      > > thanks in advance.
      > >
      > > -D. Crawford
      > >
      > > >
      >
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