Using kEditor

kEditor: is a small txt editor you can use to write quick notes using the amazing "Quad-9 Tree" typewriter. At the beginning it is a bit slow to control, but with some practice you can get easily more than 60 letters per minute!!

Using the "Quad-9 tree" typewriter:

Mainly you have to move over the grid using d-pad and select a letter or character pressing A button. B button is used to cancel an action or as backspace key.

As you can see, there are 4 blocks of 3x3 characters, one up, one left, one right and one down. The first movement you need to do is in order to select one of these 4 blocks using one of the 4 directions: up, down, left or right.
You will see that the center character of the selected block will get black. Then, if the center character is not the one you need you have to move again to select one of the other characters in the block and press A button. If you select the wrong block you can't jump directly to the other blocks. Instead, you have to press B button to go to the previous state of selection and from there select the correct block.

With that design, you can reach any character in only 3 GP32 keystrokes (one for selecting the block, one for selecting the character if it's not the one in the midle and one for selecting the character (A button)). It's not as quick as a PC keyboard or as the quickwritting method used in some PDA's, but with some practice you will get a good speed to write small texts.

Special cels:

Three cels in the lower block have special functions.

The first one is for changing the typeset. Use it to change the upper letters to lower letters, numbers and special characters. You can use the L and R buttons to change the typesets.

The second special cell is the accented characters one. Use this cell to put a mark over a vowel letter if you are writing in Spanish, French, German...

First you must write the vowel you want to accent and then use this cell to accent it. Everytime you select this cell you will change the accent mark.

Example 1: write first 'a' vowel, then select once the accent cell and you will get '' character.

Example 2: write 'i' vowel first, then select 3 times the accent cell and you will get '' character.

The "Language" button:

Some languages have an special character that is not very common in other languages: Spaniards have their beloved character "" and it's the same for French people with character "". So you can change the language for having this special characters easy to reach when writing. If you are not writing in Spanish nor French select international keyboard and you will get the "@" letter.

For reaching the Language button you need to go to the down block, press down again to go to the lower line of the block and then go to the left till getting over this button. Press A several times to change the language and then press B button to continue.

"Ok" and "Cancel" buttons:

This 2 buttons have no function in kEditor, but they will be usefull when editing text fields in other programs (like Age2k). In these programs, if you press "OK" button you will end the edition of the field and accept the changes. But if instead you press "Cancel" the previous content of the field you are editing will remain unchanged.

To open a small text, save it, start a new document or just exit the program, please press Select key on the GP32 to open the File menu.

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