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resource:ansi_editors [2011/07/19 18:29]
digitalman
resource:ansi_editors [2020/12/19 20:27] (current)
digital man [ANSI Editors] Added MysticDraw
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 Editors that support files with ANSI X3.64 Terminal escape sequences and IBM CP437 (extended-ASCII) characters: Editors that support files with ANSI X3.64 Terminal escape sequences and IBM CP437 (extended-ASCII) characters:
  
-^Name     ​^Platforms ^[[custom:​Ctrl-A Codes]]^Open Source^ +^Name     ​^Platforms ^[[custom:​Ctrl-A Codes|Ctrl-A]]^BIN^SAUCE^Open Source^ 
-|[[ftp://​vert.synchro.net/​main/​graphics/​tdraw463.zip|TheDraw]] |DOS           |No |No | +|[[ftp://​vert.synchro.net/​main/​graphics/​tdraw463.zip|TheDraw]] |DOS           |No |Yes|No|No ​
-|[[ftp://​vert.synchro.net/​main/​graphics/​adraw120.zip|ACiDDraw]]|DOS ​          |No |No | +|[[https://​www.cs.helsinki.fi/​u/​penberg/​duhdraw/​|DuhDraw]] |Linux ​        |No |No |Yes|Yes | 
-|[[http://​picoe.ca/​products/​pablodraw/​|PabloDraw]] ​            ​|Windows ​      |No |Yes| +|[[https://​www.cs.helsinki.fi/​u/​penberg/​newdraw/​|NewDraw]] |*nix          |No |Yes|No|Yes ​
-|[[http://picoe.ca/products/pablodraw/|PabloDraw v3]]          |Windows, ​Linux, Mac OS-X       |Yes |Yes| +|[[ftp://​vert.synchro.net/​main/​graphics/​adraw120.zip|ACiDDraw]]|DOS ​          ​|No ​|Yes|Yes|No | 
-|[[http://​syncdraw.bbsdev.net/​|SyncDraw]] ​                     |Windows, *nix, Mac OS-X |Yes| Yes |+|[[http://​picoe.ca/​products/​pablodraw/​|PabloDraw]] ​            ​|Windows, Linux, Mac OS-X       |Yes |Yes|Yes|Yes| 
 +|[[https://sourceforge.net/projects/mysticdraw/|MysticDraw]]   ​|Windows, ​*nix |No|???|???|Yes| 
 +|[[http://​syncdraw.bbsdev.net/​|SyncDraw]] ​                     |Windows, *nix, Mac OS-X |Yes|Yes|Yes|Yes| 
 +|[[http://​www.andyh.org/​moebius/​|Moebius]] ​                    ​|Windows,​ Linux, Mac OS-X |No | Yes |??? | Yes| 
 +|[[http://​sourceforge.net/​projects/​tundradraw/​|TundraDraw]] ​   |Windows, *nix, |No |No|No| Yes| 
 +|[[https://​github.com/​codewar65/​VTXEdit|VTXEdit]] ​             |*nix           |?? |??|Yes| Yes| 
 +===== PabloDraw ===== 
 +PabloDraw is the recommended display file (e.g. screen/​menu) editor for use with Synchronet BBS.
  
 +==== Ctrl-A Support ====
 +PabloDraw supports a subset of Synchronet'​s Ctrl-A color/​attribute codes in the files it can open/edit:
 +
 +{{:​resource:​pablodraw_open_ctrl-a.png?​600|You must manually choose "​Ctrl-A"​ in the format selection box when opening ''​.asc''​ files}}
 +
 +  - PabloDraw assumes [[config:​text files]] with a ''​.msg''​ suffix/​extension may contain Synchronet Ctrl-A codes\\ (so files with ''​.msg''​ extensions are a bit easier to open/edit than ''​.asc''​ files with PabloDraw)
 +  - By default, PabloDraw does **not** support [[custom:​Ctrl-A codes]] when opening/​saving files with a ''​.asc''​ suffix/​extension\\ (solution: the user must manually choose "​Ctrl-A"​ for the file format/type when opening or saving ''​.asc''​ files with Ctrl-A codes)
 +  - Many [[custom:​Ctrl-A codes]] (e.g. Ctrl-AL for clearing the screen) are not recognized by PabloDraw and will be stripped when editing a file\\ ​ (solution: use equivalent [[custom:​atcodes|@-codes]] instead as @-codes are not interpreted or stripped by PabloDraw)
 +
 +==== BIN Support ====
 +PabloDraw supports the viewing and modification of ''​.bin''​ files (e.g. like those used for [[module:​Avatars]] collections) and has features that make it nice for editing .bin file (e.g. SAUCE record reading/​writing,​ narrower widths). However, the current version of PabloDraw (3.2.1) has a bug where by the last line of a .bin file is removed/​truncated when saving the file (solution: add an extra line of any character before saving ''​.bin''​ files).
 +
 +===== TheDraw =====
 +TheDraw was one of the most widely used tools for ANSI file creation/​editing for MS-DOS systems. Since it is a 16-bit DOS program with no source code available to the public (that we know of), it has to be run in an emulated or virtual x86/DOS environment which can be a challenge.
 +
 +==== Block-Save ====
 +When saving display files (e.g. screens/​menus) with TheDraw, in order to assure there are no unintended ANSI-animation sequences or extra blank lines at the end of the file, use the Block-Save (Alt-B) command to mark the area of the file (i.e. top-left to bottom-right) and save with no delay and no animation.
 ===== See Also ===== ===== See Also =====
   * [[:​custom:​|Customization]]   * [[:​custom:​|Customization]]

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