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"Cache in" on better speed and flexibility with WARP-TEN. WARP-TEN is a programmable disk cache for speeding up the relatively slow I/O that most applications perform with disk drives. Borrowing a technique from the world of mainframes and minicomputers, the basic idea is to use part of the PC's memory as buffers to store the more frequently used disk data. Thus, when your application calls for this data, the cache program speedily retrieves it, increasing the speed of your programs by an average of 25 percent. WARP-TEN is a revolutionary product that recognizes that not all applications are equal in their disk access. To better utilize the caching concept, the author also provides a program (Warp-Din) that will de-install the disk cache, allowing the PC user to either regain all of WARP-TEN's memory for applications that don't need caching, or to respecify WARP-TEN with either more or fewer RAM buffers. Warpstat, another program provided in this package, enables the user to check to see if the cache being used is optimal for the application that just ran. All these features allow the users to tailor the use of caching to fit their unique requirements. PRINT-MATIC alleviates the hassle of sending setup control codes to your printer. It consists of two separate utilities: PMATIC and PMACRO. With PMATIC, you can press a pre-defined hot key inside any application, and a window pops onto the screen from which one of the 16 user-defined control codes may be sent to the printer. PMATIC will work inside most application programs. With PMACRO, printer features that you couldn't use before become accessible, allowing you to embed printer control codes in a document to control the print output. You can define up to 100 macros as control codes, each up to 25 characters long.
This document will give you an idea as to how PMACRO works and how it will make your printer be more productive. It is being written with an editor that has no printer control commands. All control codes that eventually reach the printer will be as a result of PMACRO. The control codes that I will use are in the file "FX80MAC.PRN", which was created with PMACRO. Since that file is for an Epson FX80 printer, you will have to load it into PMACRO and redo the control codes if you have a different printer. You would then execute RPMACRO, passing either FX80MAC.PRN or the file you created as a command line argument. Once RPMACRO is resident in RAM, simply enter at the DOS prompt "type example.doc > prn" and press the return key. Compare the output from the printer with this file and you will understand what PMACRO can do for you. Now let's show you what PMACRO can do. It is impossible for some word processors (Wordstar, for instance) to switch to Italics inside a document. With PMACRO, it's as easy as this: ~italic on~This text is now being printed in italics. Let's change back to regular print now.~italic off~ How about some underlining?? Simply surround the descriptive phrase that you set up in PMACRO with the trigger key, and you have underlining! ~ul on~ And this is what you get.~ul off~ Have you ever wanted to switch to compressed mode from within a document? That's easy too! ~comp on~Here is an example of what that would look like. Any mode that is supported by your printer can be accessed. You are no longer at the mercy of your word processor. Now, back to standard print.~comp off~ Printers are getting more sophisticated all the time. New laser printers with many different fonts are hitting the market. However, these new features can not be used until the word processor manufacturers support the new control codes - until now. PMACRO will allow you to send any control code (25 characters in length or less) to any printer. Note that if you put a phrase that is not in the file in your document, it will print out normally. Like this - ~elite on~ Also note that if you forget to include the ending trigger character, no control codes will be sent to the printer. Instead the text will appear as is. ~elite offThis should make it simple for you to debug any problems you might encounter. In short, if the sequence prints out, something is wrong and your phrase is not getting translated.
Disk No: 2048 Disk Title: WARP-TEN and PRINT-matic PC-SIG Version: S1 Program Title: WARP-TEN and PRINT-matic Author Version: 2.00/ Author Registration: $20.00 each. Special Requirements: Hard drive for WARP-TEN. Cache in on better speed and flexibility with WARP-TEN. WARP-TEN is a programmable disk cache for speeding up the relatively slow I/O that most applications perform with disk drives. Borrowing a technique from the world of mainframes and minicomputers, the basic idea is to use part of the PC's memory as buffers to store the more frequently used disk data. Thus, when your application calls for this data, the cache program speedily retrieves it, increasing the speed of your programs by an average of 25 percent. A separate statistics program called WARPSTAT is also included that gives you feedback on WARP-TEN's performance PRINT-MATIC alleviates the hassle of sending setup control codes to your printer. With PRINT-MATIC, you can press a pre-defined hot key inside any application, and a window pops onto the screen from which one of the 16 user-defined control codes may be sent to the printer. This same program also includes 100 macros that will access printer features you couldn't use before. PRINT-MATIC will work inside most application programs. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< Disk #2048 WARP-TEN and PRINT-matic >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ To start WARP-TEN, type: WARPTEN (press enter) ║ ║ To start PRINT-MATIC, type: PMATIC (press enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To print documentation, type: COPY MANUAL PRN ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ CITO8510 PMC 3701 12-21-86 1:04a CITO8510 PMT 805 12-10-86 1:04a EXAMPLE DOC 2487 12-21-86 1:04a FILE2048 TXT 2517 1-17-90 6:20p FX80 PMC 3701 12-21-86 1:04a FX80 PMT 805 12-16-86 1:04a GO BAT 38 1-01-80 1:37a GO TXT 617 1-17-90 6:30p MANUAL 57806 1-17-90 6:11p NRPMATIC EXE 7302 1-02-87 1:04a PMACRO EXE 28982 3-01-87 1:04a PMATIC EXE 29396 5-19-87 1:04a README 4475 1-04-90 1:54p RPMACDIN COM 269 11-30-86 1:04a RPMACRO EXE 5718 1-02-87 1:04a RPMATDIN COM 268 2-13-88 1:04a RPMATIC EXE 6926 2-14-88 1:04a WARPDIN COM 267 12-28-86 2:00a WARPRSET COM 126 5-13-86 2:00a WARPSTAT EXE 14884 4-17-88 2:00a WARPTEN COM 1868 4-13-88 2:00a 21 file(s) 172958 bytes 138240 bytes free