[guispeak] TextPal 3.5 released

  • From: Jamal Mazrui <empower@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: programming@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, program-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, uaccess-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 18:01:05 -0500 (EST)


Version 3.5
Released March 6, 2007

The Path List command, Control+Shift+P, now prompts for the extensions of
files to be included in the generated list.  Those found in the folder of
interest are presented alphabetically in an edit box.  Erase any
extensions to omit before pressing Enter to generate the list.

As before, the Text Convert command, Control+T, converts a list of files
in various formats to text files with the same name except for a .txt
extension.  A new command, Text Convert with JAWS, Control+JAWSKey+T, is
an alternative implementation via JAWS scripts and Microsoft Office (COM
automation).  If installed, better conversion results are available for
.doc, .htm, .html, .ppt, .rtf, and .xls file types.

More programming support has been added.  For JAWS scripting, hot keys
have been added by the TextPal scripts so that when focus is in an Open or
Save File dialog, you can press Control+I to insert the path of the
personal script folder, or Control+Shift+I to insert the path of the All
Users folder.

Output spoken by the Compile command, Control+F5, may now be abbreviated
by means of a regular expression that specifies text to remove.  For
example, spoken output is streamlined by removing the contact information
for PowerBASIC Inc. that appears before specific error messages by its

Another regular expression may be configured for navigating among routines
in source code.  This setting is used by Control+DownArrow and
Control+UpArrow to go to the next or previous function, method, or class
definition.  This capability is like that performed by F2/Shift+F2 in JAWS
Script Manager, navigating to the next/previous definition of a script or

    The Pick Compiler command, Control+Shift+F5, configures the
ToolCommand, AbbreviateOutput, ErrorPosition, and NavigatePart settings
for a particular compiler:  C#, JAWS script, Perl, PowerBASIC, Python,
Ruby, or Visual Basic (.NET version).  If you installed TextPal 3.4 and
wish to take advantage of these new compiler settings, then you need to
delete TextPal.ini, or at least its Compilers section, before upgrading
TextPal (since existing settings are not overwritten).  The default
location of configuration settings is
C:\Program Files\TextPal\TextPal.ini

You can load this file into TextPal, itself, via the Manual Settings
command, Alt+Shift+M.  Edit entries as desired, then save with Control+S.
Alternatively, delete the whole file with Alt+Shift+D.  Upgrade TextPal
with the Elevate command, F11.


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