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EDGE is a powerful and easily configurable text editor for writing and
editing common ASCII text files. Uses include editing AmigaDOS batch files
(such as the Amiga's Startup-Sequence), as a "front end" editor for Desktop
Publishing programs, and as a source code editor for various programming
languages such as C or ARexx. EDGE is desirable for any project where a
conventional word processor would embed unwanted, invisible formatting
codes in your text. Toaster users will find EDGE a perfect companion to
Directory OPUS and great for tweaking those Lightwave render files.
EDGE Feature List
· May open an unlimited number of files (limited only by available memory).
· Allows an unlimited number of windows per file (limited only by available
· Real-time update of a file's windows.
· Files may be saved with Snapshot which maintains the local editing
environment in the icon for the project.
· Extensive AmigaGuide on-line help everywhere; pressing the Help key at
any time brings up the relevant section of the help file in AmigaGuide
hypertext, which allows you to jump around as you wish or retrace your
· Powerful undo and redo feature. You may define the size of the undo buffer.
· EDGE's custom screen is public, allowing other applications to exist on
its screen. Command Shells, ARexx consoles, Directory Opus, etc., may
exist on the EDGE display. The custom screen may run on any monitor
added to the display database.
· Can open on the Workbench screen, a clone of the WorkBench, or on any
application that uses a public screen (i.e. EDGE may open on the
Directory OPUS screen).
· User definable fonts. The screen and gadget fonts may be any font;
monospace or proportional, between 6 and 64 points. The text font may be
any monospace font between 6 and 64 points. All three fonts support user
definable softstyles bold, italic, underline, and font scaling.
· Has the ability to hide sections of text inside "folds". Folds can be
nested. Commands include: Show, Hide, Shownested, Hidenested, Showall,
· Unlimited number of ErrorMarks and IMarks, 10 BookMarks, one AutoMark.
· When EDGE is running, it opens a device much like a "RAM Disk". This
device works just like any disk on the WorkBench, inside Directory Opus,
or when named in a Shell. You may drag and drop a project file icon on
this device/disk icon and it will load into EDGE for editing. The EDGE:
device gives instant access to all files loaded into EDGE. You can do
most things with the EDGE: device that you can do with a normal ram-disk
(including creating and deleting files).
· User definable menus, user definable keyboard layout, all texts, messages,
errors, prompts, titles, etc., are completely definable.
· Fast search and replace. Searches can be stopped by pressing CTRL-C.
Supports AmigaDOS 2.0 wildcards (in single line searches), whole words,
case significance or not, circular searches, and multiple line searches
with replacement. You may search and replace non-printing characters
such as '000'. You may copy text (blocks) to the search or the replace
buffer. EDGE supports searching for assembler/C labels and C function
definitions, and it will test for matching brackets.
· Powerful, well integrated ARexx support with a rich set of editor ARexx
commands, as well as a macro recording facility.
· You may iconify and deiconify EDGE via window gadget or hotkey. User
definable hotkey and cx priority. You may also select to disable the
icon-window in the WB screen. "Wakeup" is fast since the config files
aren't "release" during iconification. EDGE may be started in iconified
· Search/replace commands include: find, findchange, findnext,
findchangenext, findlabel, findcfunction, findimark, findbracket.
· Backup-system supports auto-numbering and handling of multiple backups
· All config files and startup scripts may be overridden at startup using
special keywords or tooltypes.
· Wordwrap with user definable right border. Paragraph formating using
either left, right, centered or filled justification which uses the
wordwrap right border.
· AutoSave via user definable timer (in minutes). You may also define how
the AutoSave works: you may choose to save only the current file or all
open files; save files only if changes have been made or save them
· Two clipboards, one local to the current file and one global which is
shared by the whole Amiga. Available block commands include: copy, cut,
paste, erase, uppercase, lowercase, swapcase, printclip, saveclip,
clearclip. EDGE supports vertical or columnar blocks.
· Powerful printing system. User definable printer device, user definable
header and footer titles with separate printer initialization strings,
date, filename, page numbering, tab converter, margins and paper length.
By having the init strings user definable the user may specify more
advanced options for his/her printer than with normal 'bold', 'italic',
· Each file has a user definable local environment that may be saved with
the file in the icon (scroll borders, flags, bookmarks, IMark image, wrap
border, window size/position, tab list, search/replace stings, rx string
etc). The local environment is easily changed with a point and click
The flags contain features such as: safe saves, icon creation, convert
tabs to spaces, layout, auto indent, line wrap, word wrap, backup,
editable or view only, insert/overwrite mode and the search flags - case,
words, wildcards, direction and circular.
· The EDGE global environment, which affects all EDGE files, is also
controlled with a point and click requester. The entire environment can
be controlled from ARexx.
· The user may elect to use either the Commodore standard ASL FileRequester
or the EDGE built-in requester.
· All the EDGE requesters may be user positioned or pointer relative
(appearing where the pointer is).
· EDGE task priority is user definable, as are the ARexx-console and the
time delay to wait before closing the ARexx-console. You may also define
the threshold for errors reported to the user (all EDGE errors have user
definable error-levels); the maximum number of files in the
last-used-list. The EDGE file requester maintains a history of files and
is completely keyboard controllable.
· The EDGE icon toolname is user definable and so is the EDGE project icon.
· The status line may be either in the top or bottom of the window; the
ink and paper colors are user definable.
· The EDGE text windows can have 'autofunctions' attached to them: bring
window in front of all other windows at activation, zoom window at
deactivation, unzoom window at activation, adjust window size to even
chars when the window is resized.
Suggested retail price is $99.95. For more information, contact
INOVAtronics, 8499 Greenville Ave. Suite 209B, Dallas, Texas, 75231,