[bct] getting messages sometimes takes a long time

  • From: "Neal Ewers" <neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 May 2006 21:30:32 -0500

Wow, that's strange.  I sent the message below early this morning and am
only getting it now.  I seem to have gotten all my other messages, but I
wonder why I am just getting this one.  Very strange.

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Neal Ewers
Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 11:39 AM
To: Bct
Subject: [bct] Announcing TextPal, free software 

Now available at


TextPal 1.0 is a free, unique text and code editor, optimized for
productivity by users of the JAWS or Window-Eyes screen reader programs.
Its many features include the following:

* Open almost any number of files of any size. Various formats are
automatically converted to plain text, including Microsoft Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, rich text format, portable document format, Windows help,
and HTML. Files may also be opened from lists of favorite files or
recent files.

* Find commands automatically read the line with matching text. Count
the number of lines, words, and characters in a document. Query the
current line and column position, percentage point, number of characters
selected, or whether the document has been modified. Read text ahead of
the caret, prior to it, or the whole document at once.

* Select any amount of text without having to hold down the Shift key.
Instead, mark the starting point of a selection, navigate to the ending
point by whatever means, and then complete the selection with another
hot key. Copy the entire document to the clipboard with a single
command, or copy its complete path with another command.

* The standard Copy and Cut commands conveniently assume the current
line if no text is selected. Other commands append to the clipboard
rather than replacing it. Another key speaks what the clipboard
currently contains. A new document may be initiated with clipboard text.

* Delete by character, word, line, paragraph, to the end of the line, to
the start of the line, to the bottom of the document, or to the top of
the document. Repeat the current line with a quick copy immediately
below. Insert the current date and time. Generate a list of files in the
current directory.

* Prepare structured text documents with a table of contents, headings,
and sections. Navigate by section, search by topic, or toggle between
the table of contents and the body. Convert a list of file names to text
versions, or combine them into a single, structured document.

* Jump to a line, or jump forward or backward by a number of lines. Go
to a percentage point of the document, or go forward or backward by a
percent. Set or go to a bookmark preserved from one session to another.

* Spell check the current document. Change text to upper or lower case.
Clean up quoted email. Start an email message using the document as the
message body.

* Aids for programmers include indenting, out denting, and reporting
levels of indentation. Find a matching right or left brace character.
Replace or extract text using regular expressions. Configure a compiler
to be run against source code in the current file. Export to Unix or Mac

The number of TextPal commands exceeds 100. Each is available by either
menu selection or hot key. All are discussed in relevant sections of the
documentation, invoked with F1. In addition, Control+H opens an
alphabetized list of hot keys, and Control+F1 opens a sample file for
practicing topic navigation commands. Files with a .txt extension may
optionally be associated with TextPal, and any file may be opened with
it using the Send To option in Windows Explorer.

Make the best of text with TextPal!


Neal Ewers
Ravenswood Productions
Local phone:  608-277-1995
Toll Free:  888-544-8332
Email:  neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
http://www.ravenswood.org <http://www.ravenswood.org/> 

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