Re: [Clip] Go to character
- Hi Keith,
> Actually, I saw no way to exit out in the event the user realizes theyOh there are two ways:
> shouldn't be scanning the document ...
1. use a continue instead of an info. That offers a message and you
continue to re-enter or cancel to exit. I of course presumed an
intelligent operator :-) who would know that you stop a clip at any time
by hitting control+alt (or if really really stuck ... control + alt +
spacebar). I just figured the operator more than likely messed up and
gave it the wrong number and would want to recycle.
You can even add a message to the ORIGINAL prompt that says enter
nothing to terminate and then if nothing is entered terminate. But
again I figured anybody hunting down these errors like this was an
advanced operator so I didn't build in a whole lot of testing other than
making sure you didn't give a spot beyond the end of the document.
>Yes I suppose. Another tip, if you run a clip, hit the escape key and
> I figured if they entered an invalid entry it'd be easy enough for
> them to run the clip again.
enter to run it again. Little tricks like this take a while to learn.
Welcome to the best on-line community of helpers I've ever been part of :-)
> Thanks again for EVERYONE's participation. It's been a wonderful
- Actually, what I'm saying is if you were to tab to another program,
then screen updating turns back on. That's the part that seems strange
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Sheri <silvermoonwoman@...> wrote:
> I know that screen updating resumes when a clip ends, even if not
> explicitly set back on. But the screen also updates when prompts and
> clip wizards are displayed. Sometimes turning screen updating off
> at strategic points in the clip just make it look nicer, other times
> keeping it off speeds thing up quite a lot.
> Have fun,
> PS, if you want to use disk search to search to the very end of a unix
> file, you can run this regex pattern: