Good point, Paula, although people would get very tired of a longer,
but more precise, message. If you are using the numeric keypad to
control Kurzweil 1000, then "any key" basically means any other key
in the numeric keypad.
I recently found out that when K1000 says "Press any key", it doesn't necessarily mean "any key". In the midst of trying to validate a book, while still fighting a stubborn cold, I accidentally hit the Erase Page key. K1000 said, "Press any key to cancel." I hit an arrow key, and everything seemed fine, so I continued reading. I know, I should have hit Escape, but I admit I wasn't thinking clearly.
I then came across a spot in the book where I needed to insert a blank line, so I positioned the cursor at the beginning of the line, and hit Enter. K1k immediately announced, :Page erased." By the time this happened, I had pressed three or four keys, but evidently none was the "any key" needed to cancel the Erase Page operation. After a few seconds of panic, I exited without saving, so all was well.
In looking back at the manual, I don't see any warning that certain keys don't qualify as "any key". I did, however, learn that if I press the wrong "any key" again, I can use Shift-Erase Page, to get my page back. I had forgotten about this keystroke, but I will certainly keep it in mind for the future!
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