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01-29-2007, 10:55 PM
Hello.· Are the source code examples shown on BS Manual available for download?
The manual itself is pdf and I cannot "cut & paste" the code.

Steve Joblin
01-29-2007, 11:13 PM
You can use the text select tool in Adobe Acrobat to select the text and copy, then paste into the editor...

01-29-2007, 11:27 PM
Steve, perhaps I'm not doing it properly. Could you please give a step by step procedure? I did not see the "text and copy" under my Tools. I'm using Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0.0

Steph Lindsay
01-30-2007, 01:03 AM
Hello basicstampede,

The gray-shaded example code listings that appear in the BASIC Stamp Manual after each command description are already included with the BASIC Stamp Editor installer.··Click File -> Open From, then click on the Default BS* Directory of your choice.· Some of the examples in the Default BS2 directory·include conditional compilation so they will run with any BS2* model.· Some commands specific to certain models, such CONFIGPIN for the BS2px, will be in the default directory for that model.

You can also access the example code when browsing through the Help file's·PBASIC Reference.· Click on the Alphabetical Listing or Categorical Listing, then click on the·command you are interested in.· When the command's page opens, look for the "example" link in the top right-hand corner.· If you click this you will see the example code listing and can copy and paste from it.

Hope this is what you were looking for,

-Stephanie Lindsay
Editor, Parallax Inc.

01-30-2007, 03:48 AM
As for how to copy text in Adobe (this is for the free version of Adobe Reader, so I'm sure professional does it too):

Click on the little "cursor" icon in the graphic toolbar (it says "select" on the button), just to the right of the little "hand" icon in the toolbar. That turns your mouse pointer from a hand into a cursor, and you can select text. This only works in some .pdf's (presumably where the reader is able to convert the image to text).

Hope this helps