|SignWriting List Forum|
Valerie Sutton |
Date: Wed Nov 3, 1999 1:08 am
Subject: Re: Questions & Answers...
November 2, 1999
QUESTION: How do I delete unwanted spaces and empty lines while typing with
ANSWER: There are several reasons this happens, and therefore several ways
to delete the unwanted spaces. One way is to "fix the margins" with the
SignWriter Reference Manual: Page 36
FIXING THE MARGINS
While you are editing a sign, SignWriter will sometimes split the current
line to make room for your changes. When you finish editing, your file
contains a broken line: the two parts reach only halfway across the screen.
1. To fix a broken line so it reaches the right margin, first place the
cursor anywhere on the line.
2. Press the Margin command (Alt-'M'). SignWriter rearranges the signs on
the screen to fix the broken line.
The Margin command actually fixes as many broken lines as it can find; it
starts rearranging signs on the line under the cursor, and goes until it
hits a blank (or indented) line.
NOTE - The Margin command only fixes right margins. To fix a left margin,
use the Erase command to erase any leading spaces.
SignWriter Reference Manual: Page 31
To quickly erase a space, move the cursor on top of the space and press the
To quickly erase an entire line, move the cursor onto the line and press
Alt-Delete. You can restore an erased line or space with the Undo command.
ANOTHER WAY TO ERASE A LINE
Place the cursor on the blank line. Press the Home Key, to move your cursor
to the far left margin. Type: Alt-S for Select, then using the Right-Side
Arrow Key, tap a few times moving the cursor slightly to the right. Then
type Alt-S again..you now have two brackets quite close to each other.
Press Alt-E for erase. This erases that line.
Hope this helps!!