Exercise 13. A few other options of CompiCat
The previous exercises were given
to assist in learning the basics of CompiCat program
. In a
brief introductory exercises it is not possible to provide a comprehensive
demonstration of all the other options of CompiCat tools. In the tasks
below some helpful options are considered.
Task 1. Import options.
Browse directory ../ecp/Import and screen the files
in this directory from the top to the bottom: These files have been retrieved
from site links listed in Appendix B.
The dirctory ../ecp/ref contains description of all these formats.
Task 2. Export options.
CompiCat allows exporting catalogs in the three formats: (i) 20 bytes - Standard Binary Format
, (ii) 41 bytes - Standard Text Format, and (iii) 68 bytes - Standard Wide
Text Format. The first two formats are used in the console applications
developed at MITP. Open a small file in the standard csf
format from ../ecp/exercises , toggle Export
button, and export
the file into each of the three formats
one by one. View the two files
exported as ASCII.
Task 3. Help offline Manual.
Run Windows explorer. Browse dirctory ../ecp/doc and open mainindex.html
. Please, scroll the program Manual
Task 4. Help online.
Click Content entry of Help menu (keyboard
hot-key F1) to open the program Manual
. Invoke any of the CompiCat
task tools and click Help
See details in 10. Help online
Task 5. Help Browser.
Click Content entry of Help menu. Please, scroll
the program Manual and make bookmarks of some pages for further reference.
Try Manage bookmarks option described in 5. Help Browser
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