687[Clip] Now available: ClipWriter 1.0
- Jul 1, 1999Hi All,
ClipWriter 1.0 is now available at:
Those who participated in the beta testing will find that this release is
almost an upgrade. Several new features were added, besides improving those
already existing, particularly the Command LookUp Wizard which wasn't ready
on time for the last beta, and which completes the "how-to/what-the"
essential survival kit of which the first part was the CommandsHelp panel.
Another very much needed feature was the support for full spelling of
commands and functions, since it is impossible to remember all the
shortcuts. Now, it's there.
There is a what's new list in the package, for the curious and adventurous.
I wish to thank all those who collaborated with their support, reports and
suggestions, both privately and through the ClipWriter mailing list; and,
in particular, Jody Adair who endured the worst part of the alpha testing
and almost drove me nuts with his bug reports. Thanks!
Here's a brief description for those that may not have heard of ClipWriter
ClipWriter is a state-of-the-art alternative Clip Editor for NoteTab which
combines a user friendly, highly customizable interface with the look and
feel of an IDE, with features that will save you time and effort in both
programming and debugging. For those new to programming NoteTab ClipWriter
provides a smoother, easier way to start learning, while for the advanced
user it means a high productivity tool which usefulness will become more
and more evident as time goes by.
Here's a list of ClipWriter's main features:
* Command LookUp Wizard- This Wizard will help
you find quickly the commands you need. No more
changing Tabs to get to a reference OTL.
Everything is now right there, in front of your
* Macros - In addition to creating your own
shortcut keys to speed up your typing, you
can also define real multiline Macros. A real
time-saver. This feature has the added benefit
of streamlining the use of components for
Temporary Macros and Shortcut keys are also
possible as explained in the Help files.
* Syntax Highlighting - Your choice of Full
Color or NoteTab Color Emulation for faster
* Shortcut Keys - Type one, two or three
letters instead of a full command. Shortcut
Keys are fully customizable.
* Syntax Wizard - No more trying to figure
out which parameters should go in a function.
You just fill in the blanks!
* On-the-fly tips on Syntax and usage for
more than 220 commands. - Updated as you
type. You'll never be at a loss as to what a
command means, or which parameters are in
* True permanent bookmarks - Bookmarks
persist from one session to another. Since
they are embedded in the text, you'll be able
to see them in NoteTab, too! The advantage of
this approach is self evident.
* Personal Stamp - A customizable stamp
which includes the time and date plus any
other information you want to be
automatically inserted in every Clip you
create. This also helps in making each Clip
version unique. (If you have programmed
many versions of the same Clip, you'll be
familiar with the "Which's The Latest?"
syndrome. No more wondering about which
version came after which!)
* Publish - Have one or more Clips sent to
the Clipboard ready to paste into your web
page or email message).
* Port - Copy Clips in batch to another
Library. Just select the ones you want.
* Comment Block - To comment out selected
text. You know how tedious and distracting it
is to have to comment out many lines of text
one by one. There is also an Uncomment
Block to reverse the effect.
* Clip Inspector - Provides a view of all
the variables in a Clip, and the lines where
they appear. You'll be able to tell, all at a
glance, whether or not they have been
initialized and where their contents were
changed, without need to scan your code line by
line. When you identify a trouble spot, a
double-click will take you to that place. That
The ClipInspector also allows you to inspect
references to Labels, and even provides a list
of every single command or function used in your
code. Any of these is just a click away.
PS.- This is a NoteTab related program, and is announced to the NoteTab
Lists with the authorization of Jody Adair, which was duly requested. -:)
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