Jarte - Free Word Processor and WordPad Replacement

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Command Line Switches

Command line switches are options specified when a program is started from a DOS prompt.  They can also be assigned to a program's desktop icon by right clicking on the icon, selecting the Properties item, and placing the switches in the Target box of the properties dialog.

The switches available for Jarte are:

/I:<initial folder path>   - The initial folder path specifies the initial folder placed in the open and save file dialog boxes the first time they are used.  Normally, the file open and file save dialog boxes default to using the My Documents folder the first time they are used.  Double quotes must be placed around this switch if the folder path contains any spaces.

/P - Automatically prints any files specified as part of the command line.  Jarte immediately closes after printing the files.

/W   - Causes word wrapping to be turned off by default whenever a plain text document is opened or created.  This switch only affects plain text documents.

/U:<units of measurement>   - Determines whether metric units or English units of length measurement are used throughout the Jarte program.  The valid units of measurement values are M for metric and E for English.  Units of measurement are based on the computer's locale setting if this switch is not specified.

/T:<n>   - Causes spaces to be inserted in plain text documents instead of tabs whenever the tab key is pressed.  The number of spaces used to represent a tab is specified by n.  Valid values for n are 1 through 9.  This switch only affects plain text documents.  Also, this switch causes the
Increase Indent and Decrease Indent paragraph formatting buttons to use spaces, rather than tabs, for indenting in plain text documents.

/N:<user name>   - This switch is only available with Jarte Plus.  Jarte is started using all the environment and option settings associated the specified user.  The Personal Shortcut feature creates a desktop icon using this switch.  The user name should not include any spaces.  Use underscores instead of spaces.

/D - Disables the Clip List feature.  This is useful if there is a conflict between the Clip List and another program that monitors the Windows clipboard.

This is an example DOS prompt command to start Jarte with word wrapping turned off, forced use of metric units, and c:\My Folder as the initial open/save folder:

"c:\Program Files\Jarte.exe" /W /U:M "/I:c:\My Folder"