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Get those fingers of yours warmed up! Here is a new test for them. TYPING is an easy-to-use program that gives feedback on your typing performance. It displays the text on the screen, and you start typing -- quickly, now! -- and no mistakes! The timer starts as soon as you hit the first key. TYPING does not display any statistics while you are typing. When the timer runs out, the screen clears and your typing performance is displayed in words per minute, total errors, and adjusted words per minute. The nice thing about TYPING is you can either type from the screen or print the test file and type from that. You can also supply your own file to type if you want.
Disk No #793 Program Title: TYPING by RYSOFT version 1.1 PC-SIG version 1 TYPING is designed to provide feedback on typing performance for who are interested in evaluating their typing. When you see the text appear start typing. The time starts as soon as you type the first character.The program does not display any statistics while you are typing. When the time is up the screen clears and your typing performance is displayed in words per minute, total errors, and adjusted words per minute. The nice thing about this program is that you may either type from the screen or print out the file and type from that. You supply the file to type allowing a more resourceful use for the program as well as controll of it. Usage: Educational System Requirements: 128K and one floppy. How to Start: Type TYPING (press enter) Suggested Registration: $20.00 File Descriptions: CONFIG SYS Sample config.sys file README Read me file about the TYPING program. TYPING CFG Configuration file for TYPING. TYPING DOC Documentation for TYPING. TYPING EXE Main program. TYPING REG Data file used by TYPING.EXE WELCOME Sample ascii message for practice. PC-SIG 1030D E Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1987 PC-SIG Inc.
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TYPING Evaluator version 1.1 Written by Larry Ryder (C) copyright 1987 by RYSOFT This program is being distributed under the SHAREWARE concept. The user is encouraged to freely distribute copies excluding source code. If you find this program useful, please register. Basic registration gives you: 1. a printed manual, with a section on introduction to touch typing, sized to fit in DOS style binders. 2. the latest version of the program with extra practice files on disk. 3. telephone support. optional: 4. commented "C" source code. TYPING.REG is a form you may use to register, The cost of registering is $20.00 for basic or $35.00 for basic plus source code. Registration helps cover the cost of updates and insures future products. Whether or not you register you are encouraged to report any bugs you may find or suggestions you may have, as well as general comments about the program. I would also like to here about suggestions for future products that you are interested in. I am thinking of writing a graphic typing drill program that will show finger positions and have practice drills, I would like your input to help see if this is worthwhile. We want to hear from you. Please send all correspondence, suggestions, and registrations to the address below, or use the registration form in the file TYPING.REG. Thank you for your support. RYSOFT 34W728 Courier Ave. St. Charles, IL 60174 This program is designed to provide feedback on typing performance for people who are people who are interested in evalulating their typing. To start the program, type the word TYPING and press enter. The first ten lines of this file will be displayed on the screen (see CHANGING PRACTICE FILES, below, to use your own file). When you see the text appear start typing. The time starts as soon as you type the first character.The program does not display any statistics while you are typing. When the time is up the screen clears and your typing performance is displayed in words per minute, total errors, and adjusted words per minute. The system requirements for this program are IBM-PC, XT, AT or Jr with 128k RAM, DOS 2.x or 3.x, and an ASCII file, such as this one, that is readable with the DOS "type" command and is to be used as the source for typing practice. CHANGING PRACTICE FILES The practice file is up by the user in one of two ways : 1. By reading from a file called TYPING.CFG A sample of this file is already on the disk. This file tells the program what file you are typing from, whether you are typing from the screen or a printout, and how long you wish to type for. To change your practice file, change or remove the TYPING.CFG file. The file format is: FILENAME <sp> MODE <sp> TIME FILENAME is the name of the file to use for typing practice and may include an optional drive and pathname. MODE is simply the letter S to work from the screen or P to work from a printout that you already have. TIME is the amount of time to type for in whole minutes. If you are unsure of the format, view the file with the command TYPE TYPING.CFG before making any changes. 2. By deleting the TYPING.CFG file If this file is not on the disk, the program will prompt you to enter the name of the file you wish to type from, whether you are working from the screen or from a printout, and whether or not you need a printout to type from. Enter the information asked for, and begin your typing when told to do so. SUGGESTIONS for better performance: It is normally better to work from a printout as this is more realistic than typing from the screen. The program ignores leading and trailing spaces on a line, so when evaluating another person's performance it may be helpful to take a quick look at the TYPING.OUT file to check for the proper form factor. To determine if there is an error, the program looks at a series of three characters: the character being checked and the two before or the two after. It is possible to occasionally have an extraneous error or miss an error. This occurs rarely, but you should be aware of it and take a second look at errors that are questionable. The alternative was a character position check, but this would induce a lot of errors if you added or dropped a character. When the time is up a file called TYPING.OUT is written to the disk. This file is what the person typed and may be used to determine problem areas. The approximate location of the error will be indicated by a ^ (caret) symbol. The typing statistics will be added to the end of this file. This program is only to evaluate your typing performance. For maximum benefit it should be used in conjunction with a book to teach typing, and with a more appropriate source file of the user's choice. SETUP Files created with a word processor such as WORDSTAR or EZ- WRITER must be exported or printed to a disk file to use. A good ASCII word processor is PC-WRITE by QUICKSOFT, which is also a shareware product. The disk you use to boot the system must start the ANSI.SYS driver. This file is included with DOS 2.x or 3.x and must be added to the disk with the typing program. The driver is loaded by a file called CONFIG.SYS that has at least the following line: DEVICE=ANSI.SYS I have included a sample CONFIG.SYS file on this disk. If this is not done you will see a few strange character strings on the screen. If you change disks be sure that there is an ANSI.SYS file somewhere in the DOS search path.
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ CONFIG SYS 17 6-03-87 7:58a FILES793 TXT 1323 7-01-87 3:17p GO BAT 38 7-01-87 2:55p GO TXT 540 7-01-87 2:55p README 1400 6-13-87 9:16a TYPING CFG 13 6-13-87 9:51a TYPING DOC 6272 6-13-87 10:08a TYPING EXE 38812 6-13-87 10:00a TYPING REG 1194 5-30-87 2:43p WELCOME 822 6-13-87 9:16a 10 file(s) 50431 bytes 106496 bytes free