File Types

SuperEdi allows you to define file types for different categories of text files. When you open a file, SuperEdi determines the file type by the file extension. If the file name does not have an extension or if no file type is specified, the default file type is used.

For each file type you can specify different preferences for syntax coloring and context sensitive help. File types are freely configurable. To change file type preferences, open the 'Options' dialog using the menu item 'Tools|Options'. Then select the 'File Types' tab.

To modify an existing file type, select its name from the drop-down box. Then specify a comma-separated list of file extensions that apply for this file type. Optionally you can select a syntax coloring style, color scheme and help file. The specified help file is then used for keyword lookup when you press the F1 key within a document.

To create a new file type, select a help file and specify syntax coloring options. Then press the 'Save As...' button. This opens a dialog box where you can enter a name for the new file type.

Keyword lookup in help files

The following types of help are supported:

Window Help files (*.hlp)
HTML Help files (*.chm)
Help Collection files (*.col)
HTML files or URLs (*.htm; *.html; http:*; file:*)
Use the placeholder $(Keyword) to pass a keyword to a HTML file or URL.
Help 2 Collection / MSDN (ms-help:*)
Instead of the help file name, specify the namespace of a help collection.