NAIUA: OpenROAD SIG
TextPad should be installed on the desired system. The default installation
C:\Program Files\textpad 4.
Add the OpenROAD Syntax File
After TextPad has been installed, the OpenROAD syntax file should be placed in
the C:\Program Files\textpad 4\user directory. The syntax file is named
openroad.syn and is contained in the attached file.
Set TextPad Perferences
Use the TextPad Configuration | Preferences... menu.
Each language (termed a document class) has its own file *.sym. Click the
open button to edit the syntax file. The language keywords can be divided into
six groups + operators + preprocessor directives.
Select the colors menu item on left to assign colors to defined groups And
other non language specific things .
Update OpenROAD Configuration
There are three environment variables that should be set to allow
OpenROAD to use an external editor. The first environment
variable, II_W4GL_SYSTEMEDITOR, must be set to TRUE, and the
second two environment variables, II_WINDOWEDIT and
II_WINDOWVIEW, must contain the command to start the external
editor, and pass the arguments to the editor.
The following lines should be placed in the OpenROAD config.ing
II_WINDOWEDIT="C:\Program Files\textpad 4\TextPad.exe" -t"%t"
II_WINDOWVIEW="C:\Program Files\textpad 4\TextPad.exe" -r -t"%t"
The percent lowercase T is the title (component name), the percent lowercase F is replaced with the file name, the
percent lowercase L is replaced with the line number, and the -r is for read only.
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