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This documentation is far from being complete. It is primarly dedicated to new ME-users which are coming from the Win-platforms. May that also other users will find interesting things here. The informations provided here should give you a quick start to work efficiently with this nice editor avoiding much of the trouble if switching to an other environment. By the way: UNIX-users should not be worried about these Windows-Ports of UNIX-tools because only people which have experiences with UNIX-programs will switch at anytime to an UNIX-OS.
Okay you have tried to read the documentation but you have still some
trouble starting these thing properly. Here is help! The problem is that ME
can do a lot of things, so it is designed to be used by many users each
having it's own settings, shortcuts etc. Or you can have multiple-user names
for different projects and so on. Now:
rem setting the user set MENAME=dgroth rem sets the search-paths set MEPATH=C:/jemacs99b/dgroth;C:/jemacs99b/macros rem executing me maximised c:\windows\command\start /max C:\jemacs99b\me32.exe -c %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6
Adjust the pathname and name this file `Me32.bat'. Put it in your path (like c:\windows). Be aware that ME is working internally (set MEPATH) with the slash `/' but win is using the backslash `\'. Now move your Me32.ini away from your Windows directory and delete your ME-specific settings in the autoexec.bat. Make in the ME-directory a folder with your MENAME, that all your stuff will be in this directory and the JASSPA-stuff remains in the macros-directory.
You can now run ME with writing Me32 anywhere in a command-line. Par
example via `START' and `Run'. Open Help - User setup and take your
Making the keyboard win32 like
It can give trouble at the beginning because many `normal' Win-shortcuts are not working as you would expect it (C-c, C-x and C-v par example). I propose you are putting the following lines into your user.emf to make your live easier in the beginning:
; some key bindings to mimic CUA-editors ; substiting C with A-C or AltGr global-bind-key "yank" "A-C-v" ; is paste global-bind-key "reyank" "A-C-y" ; this paste the previos clip global-bind-key "kill-region" "A-C-x" ; is cut global-bind-key "copy-region" "A-C-c" global-bind-key "undo" "A-C-z" global-bind-key "save-buffer" "A-C-s" global-bind-key "beginning-of-buffer" "C-home" ; adjusts jumping in the buffer global-bind-key "end-of-buffer" "C-end" global-bind-key "end-of-line" "end" global-bind-key "beginning-of-line" "home"
ME and the Win9x-Task-bar
Sometimes there is some trouble with the Win-Task-Bar. You should choose `always in the foreground' and `automatically in the background' (what for a combination). If you want to close ME with the upper-left ME-icon and `close' and nothing happens, take your mouse to the bottom of your screen up the task-bar appears and back in the ME-window, now the command-line is visible. The same mouse-movement helps often if ME does not respond any more.