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Agent · Smart Abbreviation

As Usenet evolves, newsgroup names and subject lines get longer and harder to read. To meet this challenge, Agent 4.2 uses a technique called "Smart Abbreviation" which displays the most important parts of the name or subject and abbreviates the rest.

Folder Abbreviation

Newsgroups names are abbreviated from left to right to ensure that the suffix is always visible.

Binary Subject Abbreviation

Subject lines are abbreviated from right to left to remove clutter and preserve alignment.

First, any right side text is abbreviated and section counts (n/n) are aligned.

Next, the file name is abbreviated but the file suffix and PAR volume is preserved.

Finally, the series title is abbreviated.

As you would expect, you can turn these features on and off as needed.