TeleFinder has a built-in text editor to create, print, and edit documents using styled text. You can open a text document from a local disk at any time. You can open text documents from the BBS while you are on-line. You can not edit BBS documents until you save them on your own disk.
Creating New DocumentsTo open an untitled document, select the "New Text" command from the File menu. This opens an untitled text editor document. The text editor supports the standard menu commands in the Edit and File menus. The text editor also supports the "Import Text" and "Special Import" commands in the file menu.
Opening Existing DocumentsYou can open text documents using the "Open" dialog. Select the "Open..." command from the File menu. TeleFinder displays the "Open" dialog.
Select a file from the "Open" dialog.
Click in the dialog's "Open" button. TeleFinder then opens the document in a text editor window.
Using Special KeysThe text editor supports movement of the insertion point using keyboard commands. The e-mail and topic reply windows also support these commands. Use the "Up Arrow" key to move the insertion point up one line.
Use the "Down Arrow" key to move the insertion point down one line.
Use the "Left Arrow" key to move the insertion point left one character.
Use the "Right Arrow" key to move the insertion point right one character. Holding down the Option key while using the arrow keys magnifies the movement of the insertion point.
Use the "Home" key, or type "Option+Up Arrow", to move the insertion point to the top of the document.
Use the "End" key, or type "Option+Down Arrow", to move the insertion point to the end of the document.
Type "Option+Left Arrow" to move the insertion point to the beginning of the line.
Type "Option+Right Arrow" to move the insertion point to the end of the line.
The "Page Up" and "Page Down" keys scroll the document without changing the insertion point.
The "Enter" key scrolls the document to make the insertion point visible.
Importing TextThe "Import Text" and "Special Import" commands merge text into your e-mail, topic reply, or text documents. Merging text takes the text of an existing file and adds it to another document. The new text is added at the insertion point, replacing any selected text.
Use the "Import Text" command to merge a file without filtering.
Use the "Special Import" command to filter the text in a file before merging it. Filtering strips unused control characters and hard returns as it merges text. This process promotes better word-wrapping and cleans up files originating from Windows PCs.
Composing Messages with Styled TextYou can apply Font, Size, Style, and Color attributes to the text in e-mail, public messages, and text documents. TeleFinder is "WorldScript" compatible so using Japanese and other multi-byte fonts like "Osaka" is as simple as using ASCII fonts like "Helvetica."
PrintingYou can print text documents at any time except during a file transfer. Use the Macintosh "Use Background Printing" options or the BBS may disconnect you if a document takes more than a few minutes to print. It is better to print while you are off-line, or to print only small documents while you are on-line.
To print a document, use the "Chooser" Desk Accessory to select the printer you want to use.
Then select the "Page Setup" command from the File menu. This opens a common dialog to select options supported by your printer.
Select the "Print" command from the File menu to prepare and send the document to the printer. TeleFinder prints your document using the same Font that is used to display it on the screen.