[guispeak] TextPal 2.3 released

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 15:39:36 -0500 (EST)

Version 2.3
Released November 22, 2006

Fixed optional JAWS scripts not working with JAWS 8.0.  The scripts are
also made available for later use within the zip archive, pal_scr.zip,
located in the TextPal program folder.  Fixed going to a bookmark if the
Recent or Favorite Files dialog was canceled.  Corrected spelling of
"snippet" (not "snipet").  Snippet files previously created should be
manually moved to the new subfolder of the TextPal program folder (e.g.,
press Alt+V to view the snippet folder in Windows Explorer and then manage
files accordingly).

Made the Web Download command, Alt+Shift+W, download more files by
creating file names with .htm extensions when a file name could not be
found at the end of the URL.  Tweaked and returned to the earlier,
"WxWidgets" method of dynamically defining input dialogs instead of
invoking the "IniForm" utility.  Hopefully, this eliminates problems some
screen readers had with the IniForm method without compromising stability.

Added speech enhancements for users of other screen readers such as HAL.
If available, the computer's default SAPI voice is used, which may be
configured via the Speech applet in Control Panel.  This solution is not
optimum, since using the same screen reader voice would provide a smootehr
verbal interface, but it does facilitate access to TextPal features for
more people.  Direct support for HAL has been worked on, and is still a
goal.  Commands on the Query menu now include the word "Say" to clarify
that speech output is intended.

Added more commands that compare lines of text -- besides the existing
Alt+Shift+O to Order Lines and Alt+Shift+K to Keep Unique Lines.  Use the
List Different Lines command, Alt+Shift+L, to create a list based on a
comparison of two lists:  (1) lines above the current line and (2)
remaining lines.  Lines in the first but not second list are placed in a
new editing window.  If you want a list of lines in the second but not
first list, switch the order of the lists.  Use the Query Common Lines
command, Alt+Shift+Q, to generate the set of lines contained in both


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