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Thanks, Dearie-- nice start! Re: [zigzag] Another reply Re: oooo...kay: commands to try
- To: Gossamer <gossamer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, zigzag@xxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Thanks, Dearie-- nice start! Re: [zigzag] Another reply Re: oooo...kay: commands to try
- From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 21:52:14 +0900
- Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- In-reply-to: <19980621222714.B1032@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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At 10:27 PM 6/21/98 +1000, you wrote:
>Ted Nelson wrote:
>> >I can't see bloody much in the demo so far. Do any
>> >of the commands work? Is there a version that's loaded with anything
>> All the commands currently work except
>> CHUG, SHEAR and MARK.
>> In the listing there are lots more.
>> Good commands to start playing with are
>> #L-ins, R-ins, #L-Hop, #L-Break.
>> Put the left cursor on one of those and
>> hit Enter, see what happens.
>Okay, since I just wrote one for OSMIC, here's Gossamer's Notes On
>Getting Started With Zigzag.
>1. Install it.
> I'll assume you can manage this much :).
>2. Start ZigZag
> Start it with a new dataset. If you haven't used it before, then
> this happens automagically. If you have, then delete (if you don't
> want to keep it) or rename zigzag.data - a new one gets created.
> (Note: This is good to remember if you get stuck when you're
> experimenting - you can always delete or move the zigzag.data and
> start again!)
> First, find the cursors. Yes, two of them. They're the two
> coloured cells in the middle of each half of the screen (or if you
> have a mono monitor, they'll be in reverse-video). The left cursor
> is green and the right one is blue, but you probably can't see the
> blue one just now. Don't worry about that.
> Note: When you "move" the cursors they will -stay- in the middle
> of the windows, and the cells will move around them.
> Try pressing the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the right-hand
> cursor around - it should pop into view as you move it.
> Notice that you can see both cursors in both windows! But it's the
> one in the middle of each screen that's the "live" one, so to speak.
> To move the left-hand cursor around, use the SFEC keys on your
> keyboard, have a go at that too.
> Cells whose first character is "#" are action cells. They can be
> executed and things happen. Usually, the bit after the # will tell
> you what they do. - If you press enter and nothing happens, it's
> probably not implemented yet.
>5. Cursors II
> The left cursor is the "action" cursor and the right one is the
> "data" cursor. Any time you press enter, the cell under the left
> cursor performs the action, and the cell under the right cursor
> supplies the data (if any) needed.
> Position the left cursor on the cell that shows "#R-ins" (stands
> for insert-on-the-right), and the right cursor on the cell that
> shows "Home". Now, watch the right hand window as you press
> enter - another cell pops up to the right of where the
> right-hand cursor was.
> The new cell probably has "100" in it for the moment, but that's
> just its cell number - you can edit it so anything is in there ...
> Easy - just put the left cursor on the cell that says "#Edit", and
> the right one on the cell you want to edit, and press enter.
> When you exit the editor, you'll be back with the cell updated.
> (Note: Cells can only have text at the moment, but eventually ...
> All this find-the-action-cell can take a while when there are a lot
> of them, so we have keyboard shortcuts for the most common actions.
> Position the cursor on your new cell. Press "insert" and then
> the "up" arrow key.
> You can find the list of all keystrokes in the ZigZag directory.
>8. Concepts II
> This is the hard bit. Ask Ted :)
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