Command Line Editing

You can change the state of a few variables in Readline by using the set command within the init file. Here is how you would specify that you wish to use vi line editing commands: set editing-mode vi Right now, there are only a few variables which can be set; so few, in fact, that we just list them here: editing-mode The editing-mode variable controls which editing mode you are using. By default, Readline starts up in Emacs editing mode, where the keystrokes are most similar to Emacs. This variable can be set to either emacs or vi. horizontal-scroll-mode This variable can be set to either On or Off.

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Changing Capitals to Lowercase

Proofreaders’ Marks Maybe caps lock was on. Or maybe the author just got a little carried away, capitalizing anything that seemed remotely important. Either way those capitals need to be lowercased. So how do you mark that on your document? It’s easy: you just use a slash:And you don’t have to worry about your lowercase markup being confused with a deletion mark because you’re remembering to add that little flourish to your deletion marks like I showed you in the last proofreaders’ marks entry, right? So you can slash through those unnecessary capitals with confidence, knowing they’ll be brought down to size.

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Help a Child Edit and Revise

Revising and editing are two important parts of the writing process, but they can be tricky for children (and even adults) to understand. Prepare a child for editing and revising something he or she has written by going over the differences between the two: Revising involves making changes like adding or deleting words, reorganizing sentences or ideas, and sometimes responding to comments from other readers. Editing involves reviewing spelling, punctuation, capitalization, sentence structure, and grammar, and correcting any mistakes. Once a child begins to understand that revising and editing are different but equally important–and that they don’t have to happen at the same time–he or she is ready to go back over a piece of writing and, with guidance, make it even better! Start by explaining to a child that revising writing isn’t a matter of having done something wrong: It’s a chance to make something that’s already great even better.

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Video 101: Editing with Windows Live Movie Maker

If you've shot a video on your camera but have no idea where to go from there, then open up your eyes and ears and prepare to be enlightened! This lesson is for PC users. If you have a Mac, you're going to want to check out that lesson here. So, let's say you've just gotten the last shot of your awesome film and you want the world to see it, where do you begin? First, call the entire world and tell them to get prepared because you're about to blow their minds… you know, right after you edit it and stuff. Step 1: The first step is to get the footage onto your computer.

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Copyediting and Proofreading For Dummies Cheat Sheet

From Copyediting and Proofreading For DummiesBy Suzanne GiladAs a copyeditor or proofreader, you know that you can’t know everything, so you need outside resources and references and lots of them. Although most resources are available online, it’s still helpful to have certain books on hand. And, of course, you need to know your proofreading symbols so that you can make changes and understand other editors’ changes. If you’re a copyeditor or proofreader, you know the importance of good reference sources. Much of the information in desk references can be found on the Internet, but a good copyeditor or proofreader should have hard-copy references as well.

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With phone and tablet cameras improving with each new hardware iteration, the ability to chop and crop clips to make home videos on-the-go is becoming increasingly appealing. Enter Video Maker Movie Editor, a simple, attractive app to quickly create movies on your Android device. Simple video editing on the go As with all such mobile video editors, it is important to check your expectations as you begin. Video Maker Movie Editor does not offer the full suite of features you would expect from a desktop environment. What it does offer is a core set of tools and it presents them in an intuitive, two-thumb, touchscreen interface.

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Best Workstation PC Builds of 2017

Welcome to Custom PC Review’s Best Workstation PC Computer Builds section! Here’s where you’ll find that new build to power your work to the next level! These builds are designed to help give you an idea of what kind of PC hardware you’ll need for building a great workhouse for powering you through intense applications such as photo editing, video editing, 3D modeling and more! If that’s what you intend to do with this machine, keep reading. If you’re looking for another computer build such as a gaming PC build, please jump over to our Computer Builds section for more builds!Workstations are among the best builds you should put together yourself.

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Best Free Music Creation Software

A brief explanation of VST plugins VST (Virtual Studio Technology) plugins are essentially "mini applications" which are loaded in standalone programs called VST hosts and used to expand the host program's functionality. VST plugin technology was developed by Steinberg for use with their commercial products. However, the technology became so popular that we now have thousands and thousands of different VST plugins and hundreds of applications capable of loading them. It is now possible to build a completely functional virtual music studio for cheap (or even even absolutely free).

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Proof Reading and Editing Checklist For Kids

This post on Proof Reading and Editing Checklist For Kids is part of my 21 Challenge. I am taking The 21 Challenge to raise money to support homeless and at-risk young people in Australia. There are more than 32,000 young people who sleep on our streets every night and I blogging a kids activity daily to raise funds to go to Open Family Australia who support these youths. My challenge is to blog daily an activity I do each day with my kids, using only things we have at home or use what we have on hand when we are out. You can see all the children’s activities I have posted as part of the 21 Challenge by clicking on the tag 21 Challenge here.

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Before You Buy a Computer for Video Editing: Read This

Choosing a video editing computer can be tricky. Many old computers won't support video editing at all, and many new computers will only work with the most basic editing software. If you plan to use your new computer for video editing, read this guide to make sure you purchase an appropriate video editing computer system. Storage Space on the Video Editing ComputerDigital video footage - especially high-definition footage - takes up a lot of drive space, and you'll need somewhere to put it. An external hard drive is one way to solve that problem.

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