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the Editor

[Save] or [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[S]
This will save the Block as a normal AMOS Professional program. It is vital that the start and end points of the Block are perfectly aligned, to avoid including nonsense in the final program.

[Save Ascii] or [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[A]
This option saves the Block as an Ascii file. This allows it to be edited by a commercial text editor.


The [Search] menu provides all of the options that are used to search through program listings, hunting for specific strings of characters. Once located, these strings can be automatically replaced by alternative characters. Users of the original AMOS and Easy AMOS systems will find several new features here.

A Search dialogue box is called up by the relevant option, and this is used to type in the string of characters to be sought. The search string can be up to 32 characters long and can include any combination of characters, words or instructions.

Normally all searches will be made forwards in pursuit of exact matches of the given characters, but by selecting various options that are explained below, this can be changed. Apart from menu options, there are two settings available from the dialogue box, as follows:

If ticked for selection, the search will start from the current cursor position backwards through the program listing.

[Upper Case = Lower Case]
If ticked, this ignores any distinction between upper and lower case letters in the search string.

After the characters have been typed in, and any options selected, the search is launched by pressing the [Return] key or clicking on the [OK] button.

If the search is successful, the cursor will be positioned over the first character in the target string, otherwise a "Not found" message is displayed.

Current search preferences are kept, so that next time a search or replace operation is carried out in the programming session, your selected options will be ready for use.

[Search New] or [Amiga]+[F]
This searches through the program for the first occurrence of the selected string of characters, starting from the current cursor position.

[Search Next] or [Amiga]+[N]
Use this option to search for the next occurrence of the string, after a [Search New] or [Replace] operation.

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