Version 1 (modified by RBRi, 14 years ago) (diff)

initial setup

NewView is a program for viewing OS/2 or eComStation help files, which replaces IBM's original View program. NewView offers improvements such as a nicer user interface and more options.

NewView is now integrated completely into eComStation 1.2.

Major enhancements

  • New user interface (split window)
  • Select and copy direct from window
  • Easy to use global (all files) search
  • Remembers size & position
  • Most recently used files list
  • Smooth scrolling display
  • Current topic always highlighted in contents
  • Can go forward as well as back in history
  • Options for fonts, colours and more
  • Annotate help files
  • Bookmarks
  • Fully resizeable
  • Automatic web, ftp and email links (uses default WPS browser)
  • Drop files to open
  • Open additional files
  • Automatic language selection
  • Automatic index creation
  • Enhanced file dialog with help file titles

NewView is pretty much feature complete. Some relatively obscure features of the old View program are not implemented. Probably the worst downside is that keyboard navigation is incomplete.