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A Bible Study program designed for easy use while providing some high-powered database functions for meaningful surveys and searches. Advanced features include: ~ Three windows display any portion of scripture desired ~ A fourth window for simple text editing of files ~ Move and resize these windows ~ Verses/references automatically inserted into the editor window ~ A quick search facility with three modes of search ~ Mark books to include/exclude during a word search ~ Easily compile lists of verses matching your search criteria ~ All biblical words (over 12,000) displayed in alphabetical order ~ Bookmarks to hold your place for another study period ~ Context-sensitive help system with more than 60 topics. EGA/VGA support for 43/50 line modes is supported. This version does not contain the entire set of scriptures.
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SHORT SCRIPTURE DOCUMENTATION Copyright 1989 by Gil Yoder P.O. Box 307 Coalgate, OK 74538 Scripture is a Bible Study program designed to be easy to use, yet it contains many powerful and advanced features. At this time the evaluation version of Scripture is identical to the registered version of Scripture in every respect. (An enhanced version of Scripture is in the works, which, because of it size, will be availble only to registered users.) The copy you have received for evaluation may only contain a portion of the biblical text. This should be sufficient for evaluation purposes, but if not, you can receive the complete text to complete your evaluation for a small fee from the author. Please see SCRIPT.DOC for details. Advanced features in Scripture include the following items: (1) Three windows to display any portion of scripture desired (assuming the proper data files are available). (2) A fourth window for simple text editing of files from 0k to 63.9k long. (3) These windows may be moved and resized to please the user. (4) Verses and verse references can be automatically inserted in the editor window. (5) A quick search facility to search for any verse containing any words in the Bible (three search modes are available: single word, multiple word And, and multiple word Or). (6) Books may be marked to include or to exclude them during a word search. If you were only interested in word usage in the Pauline epistles, mark his letters and all other books will be ignored. (7) Easily compile a list of all verses matching your search criterion. (8) All biblical words (over 12,000) may be displayed in alphabetical order. (9) Books in which a word occurs may be quickly determined. (10) Bookmarks may be used to hold your place for another study period. (11) Context sensitive help system (over 60 topics). (12) EGA/VGA support for 43/50 line modes. (13) Monochrome and CGA also supported. (14) Installation program to change colors, Bible book abreviations, permanent window sizes, etc. (15) More! To run Scripture we recommend these minimum requirements: (1) An IBM PC/XT/AT/PS2 or compatible computer (required). (2) At least one floppy disk drive (optional, but how are you going to load your hard drive?). (3) A 5 meg hard drive or larger. It is possible to run Scripture from high density drives, but the process is slow. Approximately 2 megabytes are required for the complete system. (4) A disk cache program. This speeds things up a bit, but isn't even close to being essential. Unless you have a very large RAM drive (1 or 2 megs), a RAM drive won't help Scripture very much. The price for registration (currently $50 for USA residents) is very reasonable when you consider the work and expense that went in to writing the program, but I'll leave questions about registration alone until you get a chance to see the program. The best way to learn how to use the program is to use it. This documentation will help you get started. For complete documentation see SCRIPT.DOC. Installation: In order for Scripture to run all its files (with the possible exception of SCRIPT.EXE) must be in the same directory, called the "Overlay Directory." Scripture can search for the Overlay Directory and automatically find its files, if the files are in one of the following directories: 1. The current directory. 2. The directory in which SCRIPT.EXE exists. 3. Any directory in the DOS path. All important files have been placed in self-extracting archives. (These files have an .EXE extention.) To extract the files from floppy to your hard drive place your floppy disk in drive A, log on to your hard drive and enter the directory in which you wish for Scripture to reside, and type the command that will execute the archive. For example the following sequence will extract the files in SCRIPT1.EXE (notes have been placed to the right): C: Log in drive C. Disk with SCRIPT1.EXE is in drive A. CD \ Make sure you are in the root. MD HOLYWRIT Make a new directory. CD HOLYWRIT Move into HOLYWRIT directory. A:SCRIPT1 Extract from SCRIPT1.EXE into HOLYWRIT directory. The SCRIPT.EXE file can go anywhere, but for simplicity's sake we suggest that you place it and all the other files in a dedicated directory somewhere in your DOS path. At a bare minimum SCRIPTURE (consisting of the SCRIPTURE system and data files for the New Testament) requires room in one directory for 760,000 bytes of program and data files. This means that the program cannot be run from any drive smaller than high density drives. DOS will need to be able to access 20 files and 20 buffers to run Scripture. Make sure the following two lines are in your CONFIG.SYS file: FILES=20 BUFFERS=20 If you are using a color video card and a color monitor, you should be able to use Scripture as supplied, but if you are using a monochrome card you need to use SINSTALL.EXE to modify SCRIPT.EXE. Use SINSTALL.EXE as described below. SINSTALL.EXE is provided to make modifications to SCRIPT.EXE. To use SINSTALL both SINSTALL.EXE and SCRIPT.EXE must be in the same directory, which must be the default directory. To run the program simply type SINSTALL by the DOS prompt. SINSTALL is menu driven and should be easy enough to use without further help. Running Scripture: The first time you run the program we suggest that you familiarize yourself with the "Help System." Assuming that you have correctly installed the program files including SCRIPT.HLP, and assuming that SCRIPT.EXE is somewhere in your DOS path, run the program by typing its name on the DOS command prompt. For example: C>SCRIPT <Enter> The title screen will appear and the program will be initialized. Some Evaluation copies of Scripture do not contain SCRIPT.AIX and thus take a little longer to initialize. In a moment a message at the bottom of the title will appear indicating that initialization has been completed and you can enter the program. To become familiar with the "Help System" press <F1> at this point. This will cause help to appear, in this case an introduction to the program. Use page up and page down to review the introduction, but don't use the enter key just yet. When you have reviewed the introduction press <F1> a second time to see all of Scripture's major help topics. Use the arrow keys to move the bar cursor over "Help on Help" and press the enter key. A screen describing the "Help System" will appear. Please read the screen and become familiar with the keys that will be used in the system. Press <F1> again to get the topics back. Select "Overview." That's right, use the arrow keys to put the bar cursor on "Overview" and press enter. Pay special attention to the information concerning "Script Windows," windows in which biblical text may be viewed, and the "Editor Window," a window in which text may be edited. If you wish, you may press <F1> again to get the topics back, and choose other topics to view. When you are ready, press <Esc> to return to the title screen. Then press 1, 2, or 3 to open one of the Script Windows, or press 4 to open the Editor Window, or any other key to let Scripture decide which window to open. (If you run SCRIPT.EXE and specify a filename as a parameter, i.e. "SCRIPT FOO.TXT" or "SCRIPT *.*", Scripture will present the editor window by default. Otherwise Script Window #1 will open by default.) Just remember, use <F1> often at first. The "Help System" will give you help concerning key strokes that you may use to take full advantage of the program. After a little while you should be able to forget about help altogether and concentrate entirely on the subject at hand, studying God's Word. KNOWN BUGS: Scripture modifies DOS to cause all keyboards to behave as enhanced keyboards, but a few keyboards seem to give the program some trouble. The problem doesn't actually reside in Scripture but in a single bit in low memory (bit 4 of the byte at 0040:0096), which is supposed to be set if an enhanced keyboard is installed, and reset otherwise. If it seems that some of the keys are not functioning, follow the following steps: 1. First check that Scroll Lock and Num Lock are properly set. Unless you are moving or resizing windows, both keys should normally be turned off. 2. If you still cannot get some keys to work (in particular the "5" key on the number pad with Num Lock off), run EKFIX.COM, the Extended Keyboard FIX program. This program simply toggles bit 4 at 0040:0096 and reports whether the extended keyboard is enabled or disabled. If you detect more bugs, and supply the author with enough information that he can also detect the bug, the author will endeavor to fix the error, and send you the fixed program free of charge. Please note: this offer is valid regardless of your registration status. Honor to Whom Honor... If you haven't done so yet, please review the Help Topic on Registration. Your support will be appreciated. Final Note It is the author's firm conviction that the scriptures can be and should be understood. It is his hope that this program will help many people in that regard. Deut. 29:29 - The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ GO BAT 38 1-01-80 1:37a GO TXT 617 12-21-89 10:44a QUICK DOC 10374 7-31-89 11:00a SCRIPT1 EXE 291938 7-31-89 10:41a SCRIPTDC EXE 54811 7-31-89 10:46a 5 file(s) 357778 bytes 1024 bytes free