can you see the present?
contact at alanhogan.com
Wed Jul 27 17:44:35 EDT 2011
Very cool, Bowerbird!
On Jul 27, 2011, at 2:12 PM, Bowerbird at aol.com wrote:
> here's a little present for y'all...
> > http://jaguarps.com/tools/jaguar-editor-727.png
> that's a screenshot of my latest project...
> i've slapped a little text-editor in front of
> my e-book conversion routines, so that
> the feedback loop becomes much tighter,
> goosing the learning process considerably.
> no more mystery about whether it's right;
> if it looks correct in the preview, go with it.
> this instant positive feedback is a great aid
> for the process of teaching light-markup...
> the app's thrust is e-book output formats,
> but it will also contain features that should
> be very useful for authors finalizing a book,
> such as the "locate words..." listbox shown,
> which performs a search for multiple words,
> displaying all at once, each with its context;
> one usage might be to locate "its" and "it's",
> to confirm that all such instances are right.
> another example is a routine that checks to
> see if the quote-marks are properly nested.
> (i'm amazed how often people do 'em wrong;
> plus ms-word's "smarten" routine is stupid.)
> yet another could verify that links are good.
> in a nutshell, i'm coding tests for the errors
> that i typically find when i'm editing a book,
> so self-publishers turn out a better product.
> i'll release the editor soon, maybe later today.
> > http://jaguarps.com/tools/jaguar.mac.zip
> > http://jaguarps.com/tools/jaguar.exe.zip
> > http://jaguarps.com/tools/jaguar.linux.zip
> new iterations will come fast and furious, but
> i don't expect y'all here to care for much more
> than the screenshot which you've already got...
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