[duxhelp] Re: insert/overwrite keyboard modes

  • From: "Peter Sullivan" <peter@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 13:30:29 -0400

Dave, Sean, et al,

While I question the suggestion that "showing off" enters into how we
prioritize our to-do list, I agree with your basic premise.

We do plan to work somewhat the way you suggest: our next generation of
software will be be built in such a way that we don't ourselves create the
editing environment, so we can hope that the "basic functions" are something
with which we won't need concern ourselves.  It's not that we don't enjoy
coding these things -- I personally prefer that sort of project to the
coding of contraction tables -- it's just that others have already solved
the "basic functions" problem well, many times over.

- Peter 

-----Original Message-----
From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Dave Durber
Sent: Friday, June 03, 2005 1:16 PM
To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: insert/overwrite keyboard modes

Hello sean:

It is one of many important basic functions that is missing from DBT.

I hope that when they sit down to write the new braille transcription
software, they write the code for the most basic, fundamental functions to
be included in the program before worrying about the more complicated
functions.

It is all very well showing off how you can put all of the complicated
things in a program and at the same time leaving out fundamental functions
that allow you to perform the complicated things.

Some of the functions to be improved or included are: making sure that the
<CTRL+PGUP>, move the cursor to the top of the current or previous page and
the <CTRL+PGDN> move the cursor to the top of the next page, work as they do
in other word processors, which they do not do correctly in DBT at present;
insert/overite; the Windows "undo"
command, the ability to emboss files from back-to-front to take into account
those people who use forms cutters and bursters, would be some of the basic
functions that must be included in the new program.

Sincerely:

Dave Durber

On Fri, 3 Jun 2005 17:37:07 +0100, you wrote:

>
>Hi Sean
>
>> While working in print coded view mode, I cannot swap
>between insert and overwrite keyboard modes?
>
>You can't swap in non-coded view either.
>
>George
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Sean
>Brooks
>> Sent: 03 June 2005 17:32
>> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [duxhelp] insert/overwrite keyboard modes
>> 
>> 
>> Hi Sean
>> 
>> While working in print coded view mode, I cannot swap
>between
>> insert and overwrite keyboard modes?
>> 
>> You can't swap in non-coded view either.
>> 
>> George
>> 
>> 
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