Instructions for running vskpage.z -------------------------------------- vskpage.z is a stripped down version of eskpage.z. The commands for moving the blue cursor are the same. However the only editing commands that do anything are ones that move staff lines up and down, or that move lines of text underlay up and down. In addition, there are three important macro-instructions. F5 = move the blue cursor up one staff line F7 = move the blue cursor down one staff line These commands work only when the blue cursor points to a staff line to start with. To get to this state, you should first push "g" (group mode) and move the blue cursor to the beginning of a line (using the <--,--> cursor keys). Then push "x" (stepwise mode) and use the <-- cursor to back up until the Point at: tag indicates that you are pointing to a staff line. (Sorry this is so complicated, but all of this stuff is explained in the eskpage.z documentation). Note: page-up and page-down will move the blue cursor between systems. F6 = store results and redraw screen at resolution 2 (half size). The most important feature of vskpage.z is that it does NOTHING to the files you are working on. So you don't need to worry about distroying data or your hard work. When vskpage.z is finished, it simply prints out some gibberish on the screen. Not exactly gibberish, though. These are the formatting instruction you need to insert at column 25 in the scform file you are constructing. Some pieces of advice. (1) In the beginning, do only one page at a time -- at least until you get the hang of it. I have used this program extensively, and I still do only 10 pages at a time. (2) Do not use the <Tab> feature, or the <Backspace> feature. vskpage.z will print out multiple results for a single page, which is confusing. (3) When the program starts, you should type "?" to get some program documentation. (4) There are two commands for achieving proportional spacing F1, and F2. These are explained in the program documentation. I almost always use F2 rather than F1. (5) When a new page is displayed, I almost always start by pressing F2, then F6 (for a redraw), then "3", so that I can see the result. Only then, if I want to make further changes, do I get the blue cursor pointing at a staff line. Staff lines can be moved up and down in three ways (when the blue cursor points to a staff line): alt cursor-up = move a staff line up one dot shft-alt cursor-up = move a staff line up three dots ctrl-shft cursor-up = move a staff line up one space (14 dots for size-14, etc.) cursor-down (same commands) Remember, vskpage.z changes nothing. You can always run it again if you don't like the results or if you have made a mistake.