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NewView V1.41.27

October 06, 2002 by Aaron Lawrence

This version is purely a bug fix for the file dialog problems. I added lots more error checking around disk/file access and the problems seem to have gone away...




NewView is a replacement for View.exe, the original
OS/2 help viewer.

Major enhancements are:

- New user interface (split window)
- Select and copy direct from window
- Easy to use global (all files) search
- Remembers size & position
- Most recently used files list
- Smooth scrolling display
- Current topic always highlighted in contents
- Can go forward as well as back in history
- Options for fonts, colours and more
- Annotate help files
- Bookmarks
- Fully resizeable

- Fix crashes using file dialog

- Searching for multipart/symbols now works
e.g. __os2__ or CAKE_AND_BISCUITS
Note: These searches can be slow due to the need
to verify exact sequences in the help file.
- Improved the sorting of search results
- Support custom fonts in the file
Note: smallest size is deliberately limited to 8 point
- Direct RGB color editing ;)
- Support text foreground/background colors
- Added a popup menu item to search for the selected text.
- Adding logging of call stack on exceptions. Hurrah!
- Open Special operates like command line
(includes environment var expansion, path searching)
- Improved mouse/keyboard handling:
- Ctrl+Cursor skips words
- Left mouse + shift keeps selection
- Double click words to select
- Left mouse drag + right click copies
- Alt+Cursor always scrolls
- Home/End goes to line start/end
Bug fixes:
- Contents/index decoding fixes
- Cursor positioning around margins
- Selection problem around line ends
- Find in topic faster and less buggy
- Printing to network printers without port
- Less restriction on total length of filenames
when opening multiple files (still some probs)
- Better handling of disk errors in file dialog
- Missing space characters in some files
- Crash when deleting notes
- Notes now keep leading and trailing whitespace
Note: a single pararaph note still does not keep it's
final carriage return, apparently due to an OS/2 bug
- Doesn't crash if default fonts missing (WarpSans/Helv)
- Fixes to font selection dialog
- Allow run-in images to be aligned (centred etc).
- Put spaces after images if spacing is set (guess).
- Message boxes improved a bit
- Problem decoding margins set to 0
(resulted in very wide text!)
- Flickering when displaying topic with notes

In the war, they used monkeys to transport cheese to the troops, hence the term "cheesemonkey". When it came time to supply cheese to submarine crews, they used fish, but, things being as they are, it was decided that "fishmonkeys" was a more appropriate term. And so that's what we call them to this day.

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