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A fast and powerful telecommunications program for anyone using a modem. Expanded memory usage, windowing, Xmodem protocol and auto-redial are only some of the strengths of this package. The "quick-learn" mode option is perfect for novices and further training is available with the context-sensitive Help function. Read and write ASCII files with the integrated text editor. X,Y and IMODEM protocols are fully supported as are multi-tasking environments such as Topview, Desqview, Taskview and Windows. The dialing directory can be sorted, printed, and searched. Terminal emulations for VT100, ANSI, TTY and Televideo 925 ensure further flexibility. LOG allows you to maintain usage records -- who called, time called, time online and a Date/Time stamp for each log entry.
Disk No: 1484 Disk Title: Qmodem SST #5 of 5 (310,1022,1023,1483) PC-SIG Version: S4.1 Program Title: QMODEM SST Author Version: 4.1 Author Registration: $30.00 Special Requirements: Modem. A fast and powerful telecommunications program for anyone using a modem. Expanded memory usage, windowing, Xmodem protocol and auto-redial are only some of the strengths of this package. The ``quick-learn'' mode option is perfect for novices and further training is available with the context-sensitive Help function. Read and write ASCII files with the integrated text editor. X,Y and IMODEM protocols are fully supported as are multi-tasking environments such as Topview, Desqview, Taskview and Windows. The dialing directory can be sorted, printed and searched. Terminal emulations for VT100, ANSI, TTY and Televideo 925 ensure further flexibility. LOG allows you to maintain usage records - who called, time called, time online and a Date/Time stamp for each log entry. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< Disk #1484 QMODEM SST (Disk 5 of 5) >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ Please note: In order for QMODEM to work efficiently a hard drive is ║ ║ recommended. Create a subdirectory and copy all five disks into it, ║ ║ then type QM (press enter) and follow the instructions. Make sure ║ ║ that you carefully read the documentation before using the program. ║ ║ The documentation file will explain and asnwer most of your questions. ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
SHOW - The FirstLook Show Viewer -------------------------------- Release 1.4 - (c) Copyright 1988, 1989 The Silicon Frog, Inc. Introduction ------------ The SHOW program displays Show Files (.SHO) created with the ShowMaker system. SHOW requires approximately 60K to operate, and PC- or MS-DOS release 2.1 or greater. A color display is recommended, but not mandatory. Show also takes advantage of a Microsoft or compatible mouse if one is available. SHOW Modes ---------- New in SHOW release 1.4 is the program's ability to operate in either automatic or manual mode, and the implementation of user-controlled special effects and screen display timing. In Automatic Display mode (AutoMode), the program cycles through all eligible shows automatically, and each screen is displayed for a user-specified duration. Automatic Batch mode can also be used to control the number of automatic show iterations. In batch mode, SHOW will terminate and return to DOS once the "Show is Over". For additional details, refer to the section titled "AutoMode Operation" found later in this document. Starting SHOW in Manual Mode ---------------------------- The SHOW program is started with the following command: SHOW [SHOWDIR] [/BW] [/NOFX] [/NH] <Enter> [SHOWDIR] is an optional parameter which points to the directory where the desired Show Files (.SHO) are stored. SHOWDIR must be a valid DOS drive:\directory\ name containing a trailing backslash. If the [SHOWDIR] parameter is omitted, SHOW will look for .SHO files in the current directory. If the SHOW program is in a PATH'ed directory (a directory defined in your PATH command), start the SHOW program from the .SHO file directory and omit the [SHOWDIR] parameter. The [/BW] optional parameter forces monochrome display in cases where SHOW is unable to automatically detect a monochrome monitor. See the section titled "Video Adapter Support" later on this document for additional information on supported displays. The [/NH] parameter is intended specifically for Color Graphics (CGA) and Enhanced Graphics (EGA) adapters which are not fully compatible with the IBM hardware or firmware standards. If your color monitor exhibits erratic behavior, displays garbage, or if your computer locks up for no apparent reason, try this parameter in the SHOW command line. Following are sample commands: 1. Show Files are in C:\DATA\SHOWS and the SHOW program is in the C:\SHOW directory C:>CD SHOW C:>SHOW C:\DATA\SHOWS\ <Enter> 2. The SHOW program is in the DOS PATH and Show Files are in the C:\DATA\SHOW directory: C:>CD DATA\SHOW C:>SHOW <Enter> 3. SHOW.EXE and Show files are in the current directory and monochrome output is desired: C:>SHOW /BW <Enter> The /NOFX parameter, if specified, disables special screen transition effects, if any. Screen effects and screen display timing for Automode are defined by the show's author. If the show contains special effects, they are displayed by default. If /NOFX is specified, it can be overriden during the show (in manual mode) by pressing the F3 key. Program startup --------------- If no Show Files were found in the current directory or in the directory specified on the command line, SHOW will terminate with an appropriate error message. The error message may also be displayed if an incorrect command-line parameter was used. If .SHO files were found, SHOW will display its logo/copyright screen. The logo screen will scroll away, and will be replaced by an informational screen about SHOW's Help Line. Since most screens contain 25 lines' worth of information, the Help Line is not displayed by default. To proceed with the Show File Menu Screen, press any key or click any mouse button. The Show File Menu ------------------ The Show File Menu Screen displays a variable-size, scrollable window containing the titles of all shows found in the show directory. To select a show, use the cursor key(s) or roll the mouse until the desired show name is highlighted, then press <Enter> or click the left mouse button. Pressing <Esc> or clicking the right mouse button exits SHOW and returns to DOS. The Credit Screen ----------------- Once you have selected a Show, a credit screen will be shown for a few short seconds, acknowledging the show's author. You will then be prompted to press any key or click either mouse button to start the Show. In AutoMode, the credit screen display may be disabled with the /NOA command-line parameter. Running SHOW - Manual Mode -------------------------- When SHOW starts, it immediately displays the first screen in the .SHO file. Pressing the F1 keys cycles help information on the screen's 25th line. The default Help Line displays keyboard help; the second help line displays mouse help. Pressing F1 a third time erases the help line so that all screen data is visible. Since many screens contain 25 lines' worth of information, keeping the help line off will allow you to view the entire screen. Once you become familiar with SHOW's simple commands, you will want to keep the help line OFF permanently. SHOW controls are simple and intuitive: F1 - Cycle Help Line (kb/mouse/OFF) F2 - Show Screen Menu F3 - Special Effects Toggle PgDn/Click Left - Display Next Screen PgUp/Click Right - Display Previous Screen Home - Display First Screen End - Display Last Screen F2/Click Both - Screen Menu Esc - Exit Show/Return to Show File Menu In addition to the PgUp and PgDn keys, SHOW also responds to the following keys to move from screen to screen: Next Screen - Space Bar, Plus or Equal keys, <Enter>, Tab (-->|), Down Arrow and Insert key. Previous Screen - Minus keys, Backspace key, Up Arrow, Shift-Tab, and Delete key. When you exit the Show, the Show File Menu Screen will be re-displayed. F2 - Screen Menu ---------------- Pressing F2 (or clicking both mouse buttons) at any time during the show displays the Show's Screen Menu. The top line of the menu screen contains the Show's title. Below the title, a scrollable window displays the show's screen descriptions and allows selection of the next screen to be viewed. While in the screen selection window, the following keys and key combinations are active: Dn/Mouse Down - Down one screen Up/Mouse Up - Up one screen PgDn - Down 18 screens PgUp - Up 18 screens Home - Top of Window End - Bottom of Window ^Home - First Screen ^End - Last Screen Enter/Click Left - Select screen and exit Esc/Click Right - Exit without screen change Pressing <Enter> or clicking the left mouse button selects the highlighted screen and resumes the show at the new starting location. Pressing <Esc> or clicking the right mouse button returns to the show where you left off. F3 - Special Effects Toggle --------------------------- Shows may or may not contain special screen transition effects. Most shows created for marketing / display-only purposes are likely to contain screen effects. While viewing the show in manual mode, pressing the F3 key toggles special effects ON and OFF. When special effects are active, the "FX" indicator will be displayed at the left of the help line (if the help line is displayed). When effects have been disabled, the "NoFX" indicator is displayed instead. First and Last Screens ---------------------- PgUp/Click Right when on the first screen or PgDn/Click Left on the last screen will cause SHOW to "chirp" to let you know that you were at the beginning or end of the show. The current screen will remain displayed. AutoMode Operation ------------------ In AutoMode, SHOW continuously displays the Shows found in the default or specified show directory (with the exception os No-Show files, described below). Prior to starting the display, the file names are sorted in ascending alphabetic order. This allows user-specified ordering of the shows, merely by renaming the files. For example, the files TEST1.SHO, ZIGGIE.SHO, and NEW1.SHO would be displayed in the following order: NEW1, TUTOR, and ZIGGIE. To change the show order to TUTOR, ZIGGIE, and NEW1, the files should be renamed so that the new names are sorted in the desired order: C:>ren TUTOR.SHO SHOW1.SHO C:>ren ZIGGIE.SHO SHOW2.SHO C:>ren NEW1.SHO SHOW3.SHO Any file names may be used (however, if the .SHO file is to be later disassembled with the FirstLook Show Director program, the file name should not exceed five characters). No-Show Files ------------- Files will be excluded from the AutoMode show if their name starts with the "@" character. Rather than deleting files from the show directory, they can be easily renamed to a filename starting with the "@" character. (Note: if there is only one file in the show directory it may not have the "@" prefix). Starting and Running SHOW in AutoMode ------------------------------------- To invoke AutoMode operation, the /AUTO parameter must be used in the DOS command line used to start the SHOW program. In addition, the /NOA (no acknowledgment) parameter may also be used in conjunction with the /AUTO parameter to disable the default 4-second show credit screen display. The /NOFX parameter may also be specified to disable special effects. When /NOFX is used, screens are displayed instantaneously and remain displayed for the duration specified in the .SHO file. As mentioned earlier, effects and display timing are defined when the show is created and cannot be altered by the viewer. To start SHOW in AutoMode without the credit screen display, use the following command line: C:>SHOW [other parameters] /AUTO /NOA No user prompts are displayed while in AutoMode. At the beginning of each show, SHOW displays the credit screen for 4 seconds (unless /NOA is used), then starts displaying show screens automatically, using the special effects (unless /NOFX is used) and screen timing values defined in the .SHO file. AutoMode/Manual Mode Toggle --------------------------- At any time during the show, pressing <F10> will toggle between automatic and manual modes. When F10 is pressed, an information screen will be displayed, stating the program's new mode of operation. Pressing a key will resume operation under the new mode. When in AutoMode, <F10> is the only accepted keyboard input. The <F10> key will not be recognized if the program was started in manual mode. Automode Batch Operation ------------------------ AutoMode batch operation allows SHOW to start and end automatically. In this mode, the program may be included as part of a batch file. To specify Batch Mode, use the /AUTn parameter rather than the /AUTO parameter. The "n" suffix is a single digit from 0 to 9 which defines the number of shows to be displayed before the program terminates and returns to DOS. All other AutoMode rules apply, but the program will not produce a display upon startup. The /NOA and /NOFX parameters may also be specified. In Batch Mode, SHOW will automatically cycle through all eligible .SHO files until the number of shows displayed equals the "n" suffix in the /AUTn parameter. If the show directory only contains one file, then that show will be displayed n times. If the show directory contains two files and n=3, SHOW will display the first show, the second show, the first show again, and will terminate. Continuous Unattended Operation ------------------------------- If the /AUTX parameter is used, Show will start without displaying its AutoMode startup prompt, and will run indefinitely until the program is switched to manual mode via the F10 key. /AUTX allows SHOW to be included in an AUTOEXEC.BAT file on a bootable diskette, for example. As with batch mode, /NOA and /NOFX may also be specified. Video Adapter Support --------------------- Shows are developed with color displays in mind, but they can be viewed on any display. Since the ShowMaker program allows vibrant, high-intensity background colors, a color display is strongly recommended. SHOW automatically detects the following display types: - Color monitors attached to EGA and VGA adapters - Monochrome monitors attached to MDA, Hercules, EGA, and VGA adapters. When a monochrome monitor is detected, SHOW will translate all screen colors to provide a readable display. Show also recognizes the current video mode, which may be used to override the installed hardware operation. For monochrome composite video monitors attached to Color Graphic Adapters (CGA), the DOS MODE BW80 command should be used prior to starting SHOW to insure proper operation. Certain special purpose monochrome monitors may not be recognized by SHOW. In this case, monochrome operation can be forced by using the /BW command-line parameter. WARNING: Problems have been reported when using show on systems ------- equipped with certain generic CGA clones. These adapters do not support the full CGA command set and will cause various problems, including unreadable garbage on the display screen and possibly complete system lockup. If you experience this type of problem, use the /NH command line switch when using SHOW. This will disable high- intensity backgrounds, but will cause high-intensity backgrounds to be completely eliminated from the shows. SHOW is not responsible for these problems. You should complain directly to your hardware vendor; the only remedy is an outright exchange of your Color Graphics Adapter for a unit that supports the full CGA command set. Similar problems may occur with generic early EGA clones which only implemented a subset of the IBM EGA BIOS. FirstLook --------- Screen shows are designed and assembled with the FirstLook system, itself under development. FirstLook is a commercial product requiring a standard license agreement. If you are interested in FirstLook, please send your written inquiry to: The Silicon Frog, Inc. 1514 South Drive Columbus, IN 47203
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ FILE1484 TXT 2073 1-02-90 12:18p GO BAT 38 3-24-88 4:18p GO TXT 694 7-13-89 4:04p Q4NEW SHO 66861 9-25-89 4:10a QINS SHO 34484 9-25-89 4:10a QLRN SHO 25014 9-25-89 4:10a QMEI SHO 15112 9-25-89 4:10a READ ME 1288 9-25-89 4:10a SHOW DOC 14807 9-25-89 4:10a SHOW EXE 74727 9-25-89 4:10a 10 file(s) 235098 bytes 81920 bytes free