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Whether you're a linguist, translator, student, or work for a international company, you're going to be glad you heard about INTEXT. INTEXT is the first shareware word processor created for worldwide use. Create documents in English and any of the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Italian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. INTEXT supports all the functions you would expect to find on a full function word processor: search-and-replace, text block commands, text formatting commands, etc. What makes it unique is that all the special characters and symbols for the languages are displayed on the screen and printed out on either Epson FX, LQ, or IBM Proprinter printer.
Disk No: 2281 Disk Title: InText Multilingual Word Processing PC-SIG Version: S1 Program Title: Intext Multilingual Wordprocessing Author Version: 1.2A Author Registration: $49.00 Special Requirements: None. Whether your a linguist, translator, student, or work for a international company, you're going to be glad you heard about INTEXT. INTEXT is the first shareware wordprocessor created for worldwide use. INTEXT lets you create documents in English and any of the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Croatian, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Hebrew, Italian, Macedonian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbain, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. INTEXT supports all the functions you would expect to find on a full function wordprocessor: search and replace, text block commands, text formatting commands, etc. What makes it unique is that all the special characters and symbols for the languages are displayed on the screen and printed out on either Epson FX, LQ, or IBM Proprinter printer. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< PC-SIG Disk #2281 INTEXT MULTILINGUAL WORD PROCESSING >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ To print documentation and installation instructions, type: ║ ║ COPY MANUAL.DOC PRN (press ENTER) ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝ (c) Copyright 1990, PC-SIG Inc.
╔═══════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ╔══════════════════════════╗ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ Version 1.2A ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ INTEXT ║ ╚══════════════════════════╝ ║ Multilingual Wordprocessor ║ ╔══════════════════════════╗ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ Loading. Please wait.. ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ╚═══════════════════════════════════════════════╝ ╚══════════════════════════╝ ╔═══════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ╔══════════════════════════╗ ║ (c) 1990 ║ ║ Tel: (203) 975-7412 ║ ║ Intex Software Systems Int'l Ltd. ║ ║ Fax: (203) 975-7317 ║ ║ PO Box 3068, Stamford, CT 06905-0068 ║ ║ Tlx: 287960 INTEX UR ║ ╚═══════════════════════════════════════════════╝ ╚══════════════════════════╝
FIRST TIME USERS OF INTEXT The Intext Multilingual Wordprocessor can be started in one of two ways depending on the type of graphic display card and monitor you are using with your personal computer (PC): ╔══════════════════════════════════╤═════════════════════════════════╗ ║ TYPE I │ TYPE II ║ ╟──────────────────────────────────┼─────────────────────────────────╢ ║ If your PC uses a Color Graphic │ If your PC uses a clone adapter ║ ║ Adapter (CGA) or a Hercules │ that emulates Hercules Graphics ║ ║ Graphic Adapter (HGA), enter │ but a monitor that can NOT ║ ║ the following at the prompt: │ display it, enter: ║ ║ INTEXT │ INTEXT /C ║ ╚══════════════════════════════════╧═════════════════════════════════╝ NOTE: If you make the wrong choice, the program runs but nothing will be ----- displayed on the screen. If that happens, just press the Esc key, and when the prompt appears on the screen, enter: INTEXT /C This information screen will not appear again unless you start the program by typing: INTEXT /I Before Epson LQ 24-pin users start Intext, they should enter: 24PIN
╔═════════════════════════════════╗ ╔═════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ INTEXT LANGUAGES ║ ║ INTEXT REGISTRATION ║ ║──────────────┬──────────────────║ ║─────────────────────────────────────────║ ║ ARABIC │ PERSIAN (Farsi) ║ ║ If you did not purchase your copy of ║ ║ │ ║ ║ Intext, and find the program of value, ║ ║ EUROPEAN: │ POLISH ║ ║ please contribute. ║ ║ Danish │ ║ ║ ║ ║ Dutch │ RUSSIAN ║ ║ There are two levels of registration: ║ ║ Finnish │ ║ ║ ║ ║ French │ TURKISH ║ ║ $49 - Entitling you to a printed ║ ║ German │ ║ ║ manual, and the latest ║ ║ Italian │ YUGOSLAVIAN: ║ ║ version (if available). ║ ║ Norwegian │ Albanian ║ ║ ║ ║ Portuguese │ Croatian ║ ║ $25 - Excluding manual. ║ ║ Spanish │ Macedonian ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════╝ ║ Swedish │ Serbian ║ ╔═════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ │ Serbo-Croatian ║ ║ (c) INTEX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS INT'L LTD ║ ║ GAELIC │ Slovenian ║ ║ PO BOX 3068, STAMFORD, CT 06905-0068 ║ ║ │ ║ ║──────────────────┬──────────────────────║ ║ GREEK │ CHINESE: ║ ║ TEL │ FAX ║ ║ │ European ║ ║ (203) 975-7412 │ (203) 975-7317 ║ ║ HEBREW │ East European ║ ║ │ ║ ╚══════════════╧══════════════════╝ ╚══════════════════╧══════════════════════╝
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(C) 1990 INTEX SOFTWARE SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL LTD. PO BOX 3068, STAMFORD, CT 06905-0068. Tel: (203) 975-7412. Fax: (203) 975-7317. In the UK: KNOWLEDGE COMPUTING 18 Fir Tree Ct, Elstree, Herts. WD6 3NF Intext Operations Manual Abridged Version [A more detailed printed manual is available to registered users.] See the README.WP on how to register Contents 1. Intext Disk Preparation 1.1 Master Shareware Distributor Disk Preparation 1.2 Single 3.5" Floppy Drive Users 1.3 Single 5.25" Floppy Drive Users 1.4 Single 5.25" Floppy Drive Users with Ram Disk 1.5 Dual Floppy Drive Users 1.6 Hard Drive Users 1.7 UN-ZIP-ing Intext 2. Getting Started 3. The Main Menu 4. Editing 4.1 Editing Screen 4.2 Language Selection 4.3 Command Line 5. Printing 5.1 Epson LQ 24-Pin Users 5.2 Printer 'Types' 5.3 Printing 5.4 Print enhancements 5.5 Solving Printer Problems MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR SHAREWARE DISK. INSERT THE ORIGINAL DISK IN DRIVE A, AND ENTER DISKCOPY A: A: 1. Intext Disk Preparation Intext is available directly from the software developers, shareware distributor, and bulletin boards around the country. The disk(s) you receive may be in one of three different forms. To distinguish between each form, request a directory of the shareware disk (enter, DIR A:). Each form is described below: 1) Ready-to-run Intext language disk. A directory listing (enter DIR) will report about 33 File(s) or more. (The exact number may differ from language to language, and, shareware distributors may include a few extra files). Refer to the section Getting Starting in this manual. 2) Intext language disk in compressed form. You will notice a couple of files only. Most of the Intext files will have been compressed into one larger file. Some additional files will be supplied by the distributor. Refer to the distributors instructions on how to prepare the software. 3) Master shareware distributor disk, containing all Intext languages. You will notice 14 or more files, most of which indicating a particular language (for example, &ARABIC.ZIP, &EUROPE.ZIP, etc). Refer to the instructions below on preparing an Intext Language disk. 1.1 Master Shareware Distributor Disk Preparation If you have successfully identified your shareware disk as the Master Shareware Distributor Disk (see above), these notes will explain the simple process needed to generate a ready-to-run version of Intext. Check your system set-up below, and refer to the relevant section. 1.2 Single 3.5" Floppy Drive Users 1.3 Single 5.25" Floppy Drive Users 1.4 Single 5.25" Floppy Drive Users with Ram Disk 1.5 Dual Floppy Driver User 1.6 Hard Drive User 1.2 Single 3.5" Floppy Drive Users Use a copy of your original shareware disk. You will need at least 360K of free disk space to prepare the ready-to-run version of Intext. If you are not planning to use all the different language versions of Intext, you may delete the relevant compressed language files. For example, if you do not plan on using Arabic, and European, you can delete the files &ARABIC.ZIP and &EUROPE.ZIP (Enter DEL &ARABIC.ZIP). Now refer to section 1.7 Un-Zip-ing Intext. 1.3 Single 5.25" Floppy Drive Users It would help the preparation process if you are able to set-up in memory, a 360K Ram disk (sometimes called a virtual disk). Refer to the next section about setting-up a Ram disk. Prepare a blank formatted 5.25" disk. A high-capacity 1.2M drive is advantageous. Replace the blank disk with Master Shareware Distributor Disk. Now refer to section 1.7 Un-Zip-ing Intext. You will be prompted to switch between the Master Shareware Distributor Disk, and the blank disk, at least once for each Intext file (At least 33 times). Please be patient. 1.4 Single 5.25" Floppy Drive Users with Ram Disk Your version of DOS may have the necessary program to set-up a ram disk. It may be called RAMDRIVE.SYS, VDISK.SYS, RDISK.EXE, or RAMDISK.EXE. Check your DOS manual, or program documentation for more information. You ram disk will probably be assigned as Drive C. To prepare your ready-to-run version of Intext, first prepare a blank formatted 5.25" disk. A high-capacity 1.2M drive is advantageous. First, un-ZIP the Intext files to your Ram disk (See section 1.7, Un-Zip-ing Intext), and then copy them back to your blank floppy (enter COPY C:*.* A:). 1.5 Dual Floppy Drive Users Prepare a blank formatted 5.25" disk. A high-capacity 1.2M drive is advantageous. Place the Master Shareware Distributor Disk in Drive A, and the blank formatted disk in Drive B. Now refer to section 1.7 Un-Zip-ing Intext. 1.6 Hard Drive Users Assuming your hard drive is assigned as Drive C, at the DOS prompt, make a new directory called INTEXT (enter MD \INTEXT). Change to the new directory (enter CD \INTEXT). Log-on to your floppy disk drive (enter A:), and refer to section 1.7 Un-Zip-ing Intext. Hard drive users may want the ability to switch between different Intext language configurations. Simply copy the Intext configuration files to your INTEXT directory (enter COPY &*.ZIP C:), and copy the PKUNZIP.EXE utility there too (enter COPY PKUNZIP.EXE C:). To configure Intext for another language, first ensure you are in the INTEXT directory on drive C. Then uncompress ZIP file for that language, for example, PKUNZIP &ARABIC, and press Y to affirm that you do want to overwrite existing files. 1.7 UN-ZIP-ing Intext It is necessary to uncompress the Intext program followed by the language characterization files. This two step process is achieved by 'un-ZIP-ing' INTEXT.ZIP followed by ONE ZIP'ed language file. For example, to prepare a ready-to-run Arabic program, (note that the .ZIP suffix is assumed), enter: Single 3.5" Drive Single 5.25" Drive 5.25" Drive with RAM Drive Dual Floppy Drive Hard Drive (1) PKUNZIP INTEXT PKUNZIP INTEXT B: PKUNZIP INTEXT C: (2) PKUNZIP -o &ARABIC PKUNZIP -o &ARABIC B: PKUNZIP -o &ARABIC C: Some of the files in &ARABIC.ZIP are designed to overwrite and hence replace those in INTEXT.ZIP. At any time, you may change from one language configuration to another, simply by uncompressing the language characterization files for the required language. (For example, in the above example, to change from Arabic to European, simply replace &ARABIC with &EUROPE in step (2). 2. Getting Started To start the ready-to-run version of Intext, enter: INTEXT Epson LQ 24-pin and compatible printer users will need to run a utility before starting Intext. Just enter: 24PIN (and then enter INTEXT). Context sensitive help is available at most Intext screens by pressing the F10 key. 3. The Main Menu Intext comprises three different modules: 1) Editing, 2) Printing, 3) File utilities. The editing option allows you to create new documents, and edit and modify existing documents. Once a document has been completed, the print option allows you to specify different print styles (such as bold, underline, etc), and then print the document. The file option allows you to copy, delete, merge, and rename documents. 4. Editing From the Main Menu, press E to select editing. If this is the first time you are using Intext, you may wish to load and optionally edit one of the sample documents provided. For example, to load and edit the file README.WP, just type the name README (the extension WP is included by default). For more information on document names, press F10. 4.1 Editing Screen Once the document has loaded, it will be displayed in the edit screen. The top line is the command line. The bottom line is the status line. For a summary of available commands, press F10 for HELP. 4.2 Language Selection To discover how to select languages, and how the keyboard is configured, select the pop-up keyboard (Press Shift-F10). You will be able to change the keyboard to a new language AFTER you press Esc to return to editing mode. 4.3 Command Line Several commands are available from the command line. Press HOME to move the cursor to the command line. Press F10 for a summary of available commands. To save a document, at the command line, press Esc. 5 Printing You must save a document in the editor before you can print it. Once it is saved, you will be prompted whether you want to print it. Alternatively, you can always print an existing document by pressing P for print at the Main menu. 5.1 Epson LQ 24-Pin Users If this is the first time you are using Intext, you will be prompted to select a printer. If you intend to use an Epson 24-pin printer, you must run a special utility program BEFORE running Intext. At the DOS prompt, enter: 24PIN and then enter INTEXT. 5.2 Printer 'Types' After the printer has been selected, you will be prompted to enter its type (0-5). The 'type' describes the download character capabilities of your printer. Press Enter to select the default setting. If you find that your printouts are not entirely successful, reselect your printer (Press S from the Print Menu), and try a different type. For more information on your printer 'type', request more information on your printer (Press I from the Print Menu). For a summary of styles available on your printer, select the Explain option. 5.3 Printing To print out your document, just select Print from the Print Menu. 5.4 Print Enhancing If you wish to enhance your text with different print styles, select Format. You may change any of the physical page characteristics, and/or continue to more detailed formatting options (Press PgDn). To embolden a whole line, enter the line number at the top of the screen. Then enter a period and the style code for bold (for example .B). Other line style options are available. Press F10 for more help. To underline a single word, move the cursor to the word, and press F1 to insert a blank style line. Move the cursor under the word, and enter the underline style code (for example, AAAAAA). Press Esc to save the formatting codes, and select Print to make a hard copy. 5.5 Solving Printer Problems 1. If you have selected either the Epson FX, or, IBM Proprinter, you may have selected the incorrect TYPE 1-5. Try each one (see section 5.2). 2. Your printer may not be 100% compatible with Epson of IBM download character codes. Check in your printer manual that to download characters requires the printer codes: Epson: Esc & IBM: Esc = 3. 24-pin printers that emulate Epson FX or IBM Proprinters will NOT work since the latter are 9-pin printers. 4. Your printer must be connected to LPT1. Also check that your printer is powered-up, on-line, and the cables are secure at both the printer and computer ends. To check that it is, at the DOS prompt enter: DIR > LPT1: 5. Using a DIP switch, many printers give you a choice between download characters and a printer buffer. Check your manual and printer that you do have download characters selected. 6. Some memory resident program may be incompatible with Intext. Try re-booting your computer with DOS on a floppy disk (so that no memory resident program are loaded), and re-try Intext. 7. Some known incompatible printers include: Panasonic KXP-1080i, Toshiba P321, HP Deskjet, HP LaserJet (Russian only. Requires additional driver). 8. European languages (except Danish, Dutch, and Portuguese) may work correctly with 'incompatible' printers since they have the correct character set built-in. If your printer supports the IBM extended character set, there is no need for Intext to program the printer with non-English characters. 9. 24-pin users MUST have run the utility program described in section 5.1.
Volume in drive A has no label Directory of A:\ &ARABIC ZIP 8716 5-01-90 1:00a &EUROPE ZIP 8330 5-01-90 1:00a &FARSI ZIP 8251 5-01-90 1:00a &GAELIC ZIP 8100 5-01-90 1:00a &GREEK ZIP 8571 5-01-90 1:00a &HEBREW ZIP 6755 5-01-90 1:00a &POLISH ZIP 7633 5-01-90 1:00a &RUSSIAN ZIP 7278 5-01-90 1:00a &TURKISH ZIP 7339 5-01-90 1:00a &URDU ZIP 7806 5-01-90 1:00a &YUGOSLA ZIP 6563 5-01-90 1:00a INTEXT ZIP 173734 7-01-90 1:00a MANUAL DOC 12387 7-01-90 1:00a PKUNZIP EXE 22022 5-01-90 1:00a FILE2281 TXT 2221 7-17-90 10:26a GO BAT 40 1-01-80 6:00a GO TXT 498 1-01-80 2:52a 17 file(s) 296244 bytes 15360 bytes free