Fields - WASTE
janschenkel at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 4 06:10:35 EDT 2007
--- -= JB =- <sundown at nwrain.net> wrote:
> In Hypercard fields were basically TextEdit and
> be accessed with TEHandles.
> WASTE is a word processing program and I am not
> sure how it is done in OS X but the text use to be
> a handle. It was similar to a TEHandle but it
> have anything to do with TextEdit. Therefore all of
> the limitations of TextEdit could be overcome since
> all of the routines were written for WASTE.
> How are Revolution fields accessed and are they in
> any way compatible with WASTE.
If my memory isn't playing tricks on me, the WASTE
engine is a Mac-specific technology - I think WASTE is
used by SuperCard, which is only available for Mac.
Revolution uses its own cross-platform library for
handling field display. And that's something we can't
just hack into with externals.
It has its limitations (no paragraph-level formatting,
only basic table support, single alignment,...) but it
has plenty of features if you're not looking to build
a competitor for MS Word ;-)
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