Using Pico is similar to using a word processor. Use
the arrow keys to move your cursor, and use the Delete or Backspace key to
fix your mistakes.
The bottom two lines of the Pico screen display a summary of the common
commands. The ^ represents the Control key on your computer's keyboard. To
perform a command, hold down the Control key and press the relevant letter
key on you keyboard. So, to get help while in Pico, hold down the Control
key and press G.
You may find that after editing a document, the
lines of text become irregular, some short, some long. Use the Justify
command (Control J) to fix this.
Keep in mind that Pico displays HTML documents with all the tags
visible; the display does not reflect how your document will
appear when it is installed and viewed by Victoria Telecommunity Network users. To check
that any HTML formatting is correct, you must exit Pico, saving
the changes to your document, and use the View command in the file
Pico has a simple spell checker. Control T runs a spell check on
the document, however it does not suggest proper spellings; it
only points out words it does not recognize.
Context Sensitive Help
For help on some of Pico's more advanced features, like cut and
paste use ^g (the Pico Get Help command) for an explanation of
commands not covered here.
Save and Exit
When you are finished editing, exit Pico by using the Control X key