[AI] EdSharp 1.0
rajeshasudani at rbi.org.in
Mon Aug 6 03:13:33 EDT 2007
Is is better than textpal, which is also for the same purposes?
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From: "ashish" <ashishrohtagi1969 at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Sunday, August 05, 2007 6:57 PM
Subject: [AI] EdSharp 1.0
> Now available at
> EdSharp 1.0
> Released August 3, 2007
> EdSharp is a free, open source, and highly productive text editor that
> works on almost any version of Windows. It is rich in features, quick in
> performance, and accessible by design. User benefits include the
> * Open multiple text files of any size. Other formats may be imported as
> text. A file may also be opened from a list of those recently used, a
> list that you designate as favorites, or a list containing text you
> * Search forward or backward and automatically hear the matching line if
> operating with a screen reader. Use a flexible "regular expression" to
> replace, extract, or count patterns.
> * Identify the current line, column, and percent position of the cursor.
> Query the number of characters, words, and lines in a document.
> * Select any amount of text without having to hold down the Shift key.
> Instead, mark the starting point of a selection, navigate to the ending
> point by whatever means, and then complete the selection. Copy the entire
> document to the clipboard with a single command, or copy its full path
> with another one.
> * Conveniently copy or cut the current line to the clipboard if no text
> is selected. Append to the clipboard rather than replacing it. Check
> what the clipboard currently contains.
> * Navigate by paragraph, sentence, or chunk of non-blank characters.
> Delete various segments, including the current line, to the end of the
> line, to the start of the line, to the bottom of the document, or to the
> top of the document.
> * Trim extra blank spaces. Repeat the current line with a quick copy
> immediately below. Insert the time. Calculate and insert the day of week
> that a date occurs, or the date of, say, the third Thursday of November
> * Prepare a "structured text document" with a table of contents,
> headings, and sections. Navigate by section, search by topic, or toggle
> between the table of contents and the body. Convert a list of files in
> other formats to text versions, or combine them into a single, ordered
> text document. Produce HTML format from regular text.
> * Jump to a line number, or go to a percent point in the document. Set
> or go to a bookmark. Adjust whether long lines are wrapped, or whether a
> document is protected against accidental modification. These settings are
> restored the next time a file is opened.
> * Run a spell check or thesaurus lookup. Change the case of selected
> text. Clean up quoted email. Start a new message with the current
> document as its body or as an attachment.
> * Configure the font and color of text to enhance its visual readability.
> Sort lines, eliminate duplicates, or compare blocks, extracting lines that
> are either different or the same.
> Every EdSharp command is available by menu selection or hot key. All are
> discussed in the documentation. Tips to get started include the
> By default, the installer sets Alt+Control+E as a hot key to load EdSharp
> (though this option may be unchecked). The HTML documentation is
> presented at the end of installation, and is also available from the
> EdSharp program group of the Start Menu or by pressing F1 when the program
> is loaded. Alt+Shift+H presents a hot key summary. Alt+F10 presents an
> alternate menu of every command in a single, alphabetized list. F11
> elevates to the latest version on the web. The status line gives ongoing
> messages, which EdSharp speaks selectively through the JAWS or Window-Eyes
> screen readers if detected in memory.
> Be text smart with EdSharp!
> Jamal Mazrui
> jamal at empowermentzone.com
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