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This menu-driven program does loan analysis, time deposit analysis, annuity analysis, and interest rate conversion (APR, yield, add-on). If you are comparing different options, and want to get the best return on your money, FINANCE ANALYZER will do the number crunching for you. Get all the information you need to make a sound decision. FINANCE ANALYZER features on-line context-sensitive help that can be customized by the user. Great if you want to offer special help files unique to your business.
FINANCE ANALYZER (V 2.0) Copyright 1987 - Constantine Roussos You may use and distribute this program free of charge. You may not sell it, other than to charge a nominal fee for disk preparation. If, however, you find that this program is of some use to you, a contribution of $25 will be greatly appreciated and give me some incentive to produce newer and better versions. Your contribution is, of course, entirely voluntary. The only direct tangible benefit to becoming a "registered" user is that I will attempt to answer your correspondence in a timely manner and do my best to resolve difficulties you may be having with your application. The producers and distributors of this software allow you to use it with the understanding that we will be held blameless for any damages, either direct or consequential which result from the use of this software. I may be contacted at the following address. Constantine Roussos Rt.1, Box 186 Arrington, Va. 22922 1. Setting up FINANCE ANALYZER No installation procedures are required to run FINANCE ANALYZER. Simply enter the command FA at the DOS prompt. However, you will probably want to at least make a backup copy of your original disk. FINANCE ANALYZER may be customized for your particular installation by following the directions in 3. below. 2. FINANCE ANALYZER files FINANCE ANALYZER consists of 7 files. i. FA.EXE This is the program which you actually run. It is the only file required to run FINANCE ANALYZER. ii. FAPARMS.DAT This is a parameter file. You may edit it with any text editor capable of producing a standard ASCII file. This file controls parameters such as the colors used on a CGA system. More information on the format of this file is given in the section on parameter customization. iii. FAPARMS.MNO and FAPARMS.CGA These are suggested parameter files for monochrome and CGA (color) adapters respectively. So, for example, if you have a monochrome system and wish to activate FAPARMS.MNO simply execute the DOS command COPY FAPARMS.MNO FAPARMS.DAT iv. FA.HLP FINANCE ANALYZER has on-line, context sensitive help. FA.HLP is the help text file. It is a standard ASCII file in that one may type it, print it and even edit it to further customize the system. However, one must be aware that FINANCE ANALYZER is expecting this file to conform to a certain (albeit simple) format, so unexpected results may occur if one edits the file without regard to the help file format. v. FA.DOC This is the file you are now reading. vi. READ.ME This file instructs you to type the files FA.DOC and FA.HLP to learn more about FINANCE ANALYZER. 3. Customizing FINANCE ANALYZER FINANCE ANALYZER may be customized in three ways. First, one may control how the program highlights data, error messages, etc. Second, one may modify the text of the help file. Third, one may enable the parameter and help files to reside in a single directory and yet be accessed properly no matter what the user's default directory is when he/she runs the program. i. Modifying FAPARMS.DAT The parameter file is called FAPARMS.DAT. This file controls several system parameters. It is a standard ASCII file so it may be modified through the use of any text editor capable of reading and writing ASCII files. The parameters are broken into groups - one group per line. The items in each line are separated by commas. The format of the file is given below, line by line. FIRST LINE Normal foreground color, Normal background color, Normal border color. SECOND LINE Highlight foreground color, Highlight background color. THIRD LINE Alternate foreground color, Alternate background color, Alternate border color. FOURTH LINE Attention foreground color, Attention background color. FIFTH LINE Business name, Business address line 1, Business address line 2, City, State, Zip, Year ii. Modifying FA.HLP FA.HLP contains the on-line context-sensitive help text. It too is a standard ASCII file in that it may be typed, printed, and edited. FINANCE ANALYZER expects the file to conform to the following format. Each help topic (title) is on a line by itself and the first character on that line is an @. The @ line is followed by the help text for that topic. Help topic text blocks are terminated by the next help topic @ line or by the end of the help file. You may modify any existing help text blocks and you may add your own new topics and corresponding help text blocks. iii. Accessing FINANCE ANALYZER from any directory. One may, of course, copy all the FA files into a single directory and change directory (CD) to that directory when one wishes to perform financial analyses. However, it is more convenient to be able to execute the program from any directory. This, of course, is easily done by simply putting the executeable image file (FA.EXE) in a directory which is in the PATH. (If you are not familiar with setting up a path see any good DOS manual or book.) Unfortunately, the program will not automatically find its help and parameter files if you are not in the same directory in which they are located. You can tell FA where to look for its help and parameter files by setting an environment variable with the name PARMDIR to the name of the directory where the files reside. For example, if you put the help and parameter files in a first-level subdirectory called PARMS on your hard drive, then execute the command SET PARMDIR=C:\PARMS\ (Note the final backslash - it is required. Also note that there are no spaces around the = sign.) You will probably want to include this command in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file so that it will be executed automatically every time you "boot" your system.
Disk No: 2016 Disk Title: Finance Analyzer PC-SIG Version: S1 Program Title: Finance Analyzer Author Version: 2.0 Author Registration: $25.00 Special Requirements: None. This menu-driven program does loan analysis, time deposit analysis, annuity analysis, and interest rate conversion (APR, yield, add-on). If you are comparing different options, and want to get the best return on your money, FINANCE ANALYZER will do the number crunching for you. Get all the information you need to make a sound decision. FINANCE ANALYZER features on-line context-sensitive help that can be customized by the user. Great if you want to offer special help files unique to your business. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
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Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ FA DOC 7347 8-12-89 12:48p FA EXE 143186 8-01-89 5:39p FA HLP 6379 5-16-88 6:31p FAPARMS CGA 87 2-01-88 9:55p FAPARMS DAT 92 8-01-89 5:51p FAPARMS MNO 87 1-01-80 12:28a FILE2016 TXT 1777 1-04-90 11:57a GO BAT 38 1-01-80 1:37a GO TXT 540 1-01-80 2:47a READ ME 136 5-16-88 6:16p 10 file(s) 159669 bytes 155648 bytes free