Below is a compiled list of some of the more frequently asked questions regarding the Zeus IDE. There is a good chance that your question and corresponding answer will be listed here.
Lots of examples on how to configure Zeus can be found here.
Lots of scripting examples can be found here.
Yes, Zeus can cut, copy and paste columns, blocks and lines of text.
Yes, use the Options | Properties menu item or the right mouse click and goto the keywords section.
Yes, use the Options | Properties menu item or the right mouse click and goto the compiler section.
Yes, Zeus can do a search and replace on the '\n' line feed character.
Yes, Zeus offers a Java Script, Python, Lua, VB Script and Small C as the scripting language.
It can also be configured to use any WSH based scripting language.
Yes, Zeus does do code folding and it also does indent highlighting and indent matching.
Yes, refer to the Options | Editor Options menu item.
Yes, Zeus can handle UTF-8 and Unicode files.
Yes, Zeus allows regular expression search and replace. Note that Zeus uses a UNIX style regular expression, which is different to the regular expression style used in the original Brief.
Yes, Zeus can do a search and replace within the currently document or within all currently open documents.
Not exactly. Zeus tries to emulation of as many aspects of the original Brief text editor as possible and in fact many old time Brief users prefer Zeus over the Brief editor :)
Yes, Zeus does support command line arguments.
There is no limit on the maximum line length.
No, Zeus does not support the Brief macro scripting language. The macro scripting languages provided by Zeus include Python, Lua, Java Script, VB Script and TCL but none of these are compatible with the Brief macro language.
No, Zeus only supports mono-spaced fonts. There are no plans for this to change.
Yes, Zeus does have an EMACS keyboard emulation mapping. Zeus will also emulate the Brief, Epsilon, Wordstar and Visual Studio keyboard mappings and the keyboard mapping is fully user configurable.
No, Zeus does not support Vi keyboard mapping. Unfortunately Vi uses a very different type of keyboard handling mechanism, which makes it a very hard editor to emulate :(
No, the Zeus user manual for both the trial and registered versions of Zeus is provided in electronic format only. There are no printed versions of the electronic help file.