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RNOComics_1.4.lha
Description:Comic book reader.
Homepage:http://jpv.wmhost.com/jpv_software/RNOComics/
Readme:
Short: Comic book and PDF reader
Uploader: jpv@morphos-user.com (jPV^RNO)
Author: jPV^RNO
Type: gfx/show
Version: 1.4
Architecture: ppc-morphos

ABOUT
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RNOComics is a comic book viewer that can open almost any archive file,
PDF file, or a directory with unarchived images, and display the images in
it in a GUI designed to read comics.


FEATURES
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- Supports CBR, CBZ, CBT, and any other archiving format XAD supports
- Supports PDF files
- Supports online Issuu publications
- Unarchives images on the fly, no HD space or memory wasted
- Read-ahead cache for the next page
- Can continue to the next archive file in a directory with a single command
- Can open directories with unarchived images and work as an image viewer
- MUI GUI with controls as buttons, menu items, and keyboard shortcuts
- Three different layout options: fit width, single page, and double page
- Fullscreen mode option
- Zoom option displays comic's pages at their intended maximum resolution
- Rotate options for portrait mode making viewing/reading easier
- History window with front page thumbnails and page memory
- Backwards reading options for manga comics
- Can save and export images
- Can create thumbnail PNG icons for archives
- Gamma correction options
- Drag & drop loading
- ARexx support


INSTALLATION
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- Copy the whole directory anywhere you want and just launch the program
- See the provided filetype examples for Ambient integration, or use Grunch
to install the program and get the filetypes configured automatically


CONTROLS
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Right/Command+N/N . - Loads the next page
Left/Command+P/P . . - Loads the previous page
Home/Command+T/T . . - Loads the first page
End/Command+L/L . . - Loads the last page
Space/Mouse wheel . - Scrolls the page or loads the next page depending
on the layout selected
Shift . . . . . . . - Jumps 10 pages instead of next or previous
Up/Down . . . . . . - Scrolls the page
PageUp/PageDown . . - Scrolls the page in larger steps
Held LMB/MMB . . . . - Zooms the image to its original size
Rotate mouse wheel . - Over page gadget for precise page selection control
and then click 'Go' to load the specific page
Command+Z/Z . . . . - Toggles the zoom mode on/off
Command+O/O . . . . - Opens a new comic book archive or a picture file
Command+X/X . . . . - Opens the next comic book archive in the current dir
Command+I/I . . . . - Opens a directory and loads unarchived images from it
Command+A . . . . . - Saves the original image
Command+G . . . . . - Saves the displayed page as a PNG image
Command+F/F . . . . - Toggles the fullscreen mode On/Off
Double-click . . . . - Toggles the fullscreen mode On/Off
Esc . . . . . . . . - Exits from fullscreen mode
Command+H/H . . . . - Opens or closes the history window
Command+W/W . . . . - Changes to the "fit width" layout
Command+S/S . . . . - Changes to the "single page" layout
Command+D/D . . . . - Changes to the "double page" layout
Command+E/E . . . . - Rotates the image 90 degrees to the left
Command+R/R . . . . - Rotates the image 90 degrees to the right
Command+"+"/+ . . . - Increases the gamma correction value
Command+"-"/- . . . - Decreases the gamma correction value
Command+0/0 . . . . - Resets the gamma correction value
Command+Q . . . . . - Quits the program


SETTINGS
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Settings are found in the program's pull-down menu and they will be saved
to the ENVARC:RNOComics/ directory.

Remember last file . . - Opens the last viewed file at startup
Save history . . . . . - Saves a history data file in the program's drawer
Preload next page . . . - Preloads the next page to the read-ahead cache
Copy file to Ram Disk . - Copies the whole archive file to RAM: to speed up
page loading at the expense of some memory usage
Side panel . . . . . . - Shows the control panel
Auto resize . . . . . . - Resizes the window to match dimensions of images
in the archive when a new comic book is loaded
Right to left . . . . . - Changes the reading direction to right-to-left mode
which affects the left/right arrow keys and also
the order of pages in double-page mode
Back to front . . . . . - Shows the last page first, and so on
Fullscreen page numbers - Shows page numbers when in fullscreen mode
Fullscreen clock . . . - Shows the system clock time during fullscreen mode
Create PNG icons . . . - Create thumbnail PNG icon for loaded archive files
Layout/Fit width . . . - Images are scaled to fit the window width and view
can be scrolled vertically if required
Layout/Single page . . - The whole page fits in the GUI/on fullscreen view
Layout/Double page . . - Two pages fit into the GUI/on fullscreen view
Background color . . . - Opens a requester to choose a background color
CBR unarchiver/UnRAR . - Extracts images with UnRAR, which is generally
faster and more compatible than XAD
CBR unarchiver/XAD . . - Extracts images with XAD, which isn't recommended
on MorphOS, but is the default on OS4 which doesn't
have the UnRAR command by default


COMMAND LINE OPTIONS AND ICON TOOLTYPES
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RNOComics uses non-standard command line arguments. Arguments must be given
in the form of (note the "-" prefix): -argument parameter

Allowed arguments:
-file <file|dir> . . - Opens an archive file or a directory at startup
-defdir <dir> . . . . - Sets the initial directory to open files
-args . . . . . . . . - Shows the allowed arguments

Example:
RNOComics -file "Work:Comics/Some Comic.cbr"


The same arguments can be used as icon tooltypes, but by omitting the
"-" prefix.

Examples:
DEFDIR=Work:Comics
FILE=Work:Comics/MyComicBook.cbr


AREXX
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Program's ARexx port is RNOCOMICS and supported commands are:

OPEN <file|dir> . . . . - Opens a new archive/picture file or a directory
OPENNEXT . . . . . . . . - Opens the next archive in the current dir
SAVE <file> . . . . . . - Saves the original image
EXPORT <file> . . . . . - Saves the displayed page as a PNG image
EXTRACT <dir> . . . . . - Extracts the whole archive to a directory
FIRST . . . . . . . . . - Loads the first page
PREV . . . . . . . . . . - Loads the previous page
NEXT . . . . . . . . . . - Loads the next page
LAST . . . . . . . . . . - Loads the last page
PAGE <n> . . . . . . . . - Loads the supplied page number
ROTATELEFT . . . . . . . - Rotates the image 90 degrees to the left
ROTATERIGHT . . . . . . - Rotates the image 90 degrees to the right
GAMMAINCREASE . . . . . - Increases the gamma correction value
GAMMADECREASE . . . . . - Decreases the gamma correction value
GAMMARESET . . . . . . . - Resets the gamma correction value
FULLSCREEN . . . . . . . - Toggles fullscreen mode
LOCKZOOM . . . . . . . . - Toggles zoom mode
FITWIDTH . . . . . . . . - Changes layout into the "fit width" layout
SINGLE . . . . . . . . . - Changes to "single page" layout
DOUBLE . . . . . . . . . - Changes to "double page" layout
REMEMBER <ON|OFF> . . . - Sets the "Remember last file" setting
SAVEHISTORY <ON|OFF> . . - Sets the "Save history" setting
PRELOAD <ON|OFF> . . . . - Sets the "Preload next page" setting
COPYTORAM <ON|OFF> . . . - Sets the "Copy file to Ram Disk" setting
PANEL <ON|OFF> . . . . . - Shows or hides the control panel
RESIZE <ON|OFF> . . . . - Sets the "Auto resize" setting
RIGHTTOLEFT <ON|OFF> . . - Sets the "Right to left" setting
BACKTOFRONT <ON|OFF> . . - Sets the "Back to front" setting
QUIT . . . . . . . . . . - Quits the program
GET <FILE|PAGE|PAGES| . - Returns the requested value
FULLSCREEN|ANGLE|
LOCKZOOM>

Example:
RXCmd RNOCOMICS "GET PAGE"


HISTORY
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Version 1.4:
- Accepts a file argument and can be used as a default tool in project icons

Version 1.3:
- Support for PDF files
- Major internal changes in rendering
- Other small changes

Version 1.2:
- Support for online Issuu publications

Version 1.1:
- Added UnRAR/XAD selection to the settings menu. Using UnRAR increases
compatibility and speed with .cbr files.
- "Show in OS..." option works under MorphOS and OS4 too, in the history GUI
- "Open file" now loads comic archives, and picture files also
- Some tweaks, and improvements to the GUI
- Auto resize didn't work as intended for small images


WEB
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- Please visit http://jpv.wmhost.com/jpv_software/ for screenshots, support,
donations, and other software
- This program is made with Hollywood: http://www.hollywood-mal.com/


THANKS TO
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- Densho/RNO for the logo
- Neil Pearson for testing and proof-reading


DISCLAIMER
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This software is made available to you as Freeware and you may use this
software in whatever way you wish, but the author accepts no liability for
any damage caused to your system or other connected peripherals by using
this software.

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