Ok — I’ve finished adding the preview mode into MarcEdit 5.0. This is a very cool feature that I’ve already been enjoying to handle a pair of 300 MB files. Generally, I would write a script for this type of editing because of the slow file loading when dealing with such large files. However, with my new preview mode — I’ve set my personal buffer to 500 K (default is 1MB) — so every file takes less than .07 seconds to load. I’m working on the help files for this feature (and others) now that everything that I want to finish is basically done — so there’s no help documents at this point except for what is currently found on my blog at:
MarcEdit 5.0 beta Preview Mode and MarcEdit 5.0 Preview Mode (first look)
Here are some images of what you can expect:
MarcEditor — Preview Mode locked. You will see a padlock in the left corner of the preview bar. This lock tells you that the editor cannot be edited in the edit window — but can be edited using any global function (this is the default).
MarcEditor — Preview Mode unlocked. You can unlock the preview mode window so you can edit the editor window. Generally, this isn’t useful in the preview mode since its justs a snippet of the file — but I wanted to make it available for users.
New options…see the two options at the bottom of the window. This sets the number of bytes to read for the preview (default is 1MB) and if the preview mode should be used at all.
I’ve been testing this myself (as well as a few users) for the past 4 days and everything looks ok. However, if you run across any issues, please give me a hollar and I get it fixed right away.
The new build can be found at: MarcEdit50_Setup.exe.