Basic Editing Functions
This page describes basic editing functions of the GOWrite editor. This editing includes opening and saving files and adding and deleting stones. Next step explains comments and board markings.
- Creating a New Game
- Opening an Existing Game
- Saving Game to File
- Moving in Game
- Inserting Stone
- Deleting Stone
- Undo and Redo Editing
- Keyboard Commands
There are two ways you can create and edit a new game:
- Click the New file button .
- Choose File -> New.
If you have modified current file, GOWrite asks if you want to save file before creating new empty game.
There are three ways you can open an existing file:
- Click the Open file button in the editor.
- Choose File -> Open from menu.
- Choose a file from the pick list in the File menu.
There are two ways to save the current game to file:
- Click the Save Current File button .
- Choose File -> Save from menu.
If you want to save the current file to a different file name than previously, you should use Save As command:
- Choose File -> Save File As or button .
After moving GOWrite shows position as after last move.
Next move is indicated in GOWrite game status area. Status area shows also number of captured stones, and time used by players.
Move to position in the game where you want to add stone. Status area should show number of stone you are about to add. Check that you are using normal editing tool () or move editing tool ().
After preparation just click location in board where you want to add stone.
You have recorded moves 1-20. Now you want to add black stone before black stone 11 and after white stone 10. Before adding stone you should move so, you should have white stone 10 as last move when adding black stone.
There are a number of ways to delete stones:
- Edit -> Delete current node removes all content in last viewed node. This deletes any stone and all commenting markings and text.
- Delete single stone by selecting it and deleting it using Delete menu command or delete key.
- Delete all stones in some area by selecting the area and then using Delete menu command or delete key.
Last two editing methods require normal editing tool () and move editing tool ().
Last editing operation(s) can be reversed using Edit -> Undo ().
Reversed editing operations can be redone using Edit -> Redo ().
You can use the keyboard to execute many source editor commands and to navigate within the source editor window. See Keyboard Actions for a list of these commands.