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AWESOME MENUS lets to start 20 of your favorite programs from a set of "Windows-like" set of pull-down menus. To add your favorite program to the menus, simply enter the title of the program, the exact name of the program file, and the path to the file. It's just that easy. Another unique feature of this program is that it was made specifically for computer with EGA displays. This allows AWESOME MENUS to display a high quality digitized picture in the background of the pull-down menus. Choose your programs as you look at an astronaut on the moon, an elephant, a warrior, or a number of other pictures.
Awesome Menus is a desk top menu program that allows you to access programs, applications, and DOS commands through pull-down menus. The program, designed for hard drive users, is extremely easy to use, making it an ideal menu program for personal, corporate, or scholastic use. The most unique feature about Awesome Menus is the programs use of digitized images. The user can choose from 7 digitized images to be used as the back drop for the program. I. Program Description Awesome Menus utilizes a pull-down menu system which is composed of three parts: the command bar, the menus, and the back drop. The command bar shows the names of the menus that make up the Awesome Menus system. To select one of the menus shown on the command bar, enter the first letter of the menu name. (Notice that the first letter of each name is shown in red.) Once a menu is open, the arrow keys are used to move through the menu. Notice that as you move, the various menu items are highlighted in red. A menu item can be selected by highlighting the desired name and hitting return. A description of each of the menus is presented below. EDIT - This menu contains functions that allow you to make changes to the titles and commands listed under the File Menu. The menu contains three functions and a help screen. Each function is described below. Edit Menu - This function allows you to edit existing names and commands listed under the File Menu. Names, extension, and paths for applications already in the File Menu can all be changed. See Section III, Edit Menu Example, for more details. Add Title - This function allows you to add an application or DOS command to the File Menu. A maximum of 20 applications and/or commands can be stored in the File Menu. See Section III, Add Title Example, for more details. Delete Title - This function allows you to remove applications and commands from the File Menu. When you select this function, the File Menu will automatically appear. Use the arrow keys to move to the title you want to delete and hit return. The application, command, and path are all removed from the menu system. VIEW - This menu allows you to select the back drop for the menu program. When you select this menu, 7 names of various EGA images will be shown in the menu. Use the arrow keys to select the desired image and hit return. FILE - This menu displays all of the applications and/or DOS commands you have entered into your menu system. Use the arrow keys to select the application or command you want to invoke and hit return. The application selected will be executed and when you quit the application, you will be returned to Awesome Menus. QUIT - This option allows you to exit directly to DOS. INFO - This menu contains registration information and an amazing offer from Io Research. II. Installation To install Awesome Menus, simply run the installation program by typing AMINST at A:>. The Awesome Menus installation program will automatically create a directory titled AWESOME on your hard drive and will add the appropriate names and paths to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. To avoid confusing your computer,you should remove any existing menu program commands from your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. If you would like to install Awesome Menus yourself, follow the steps shown below: 1. Create a directory titled AWESOME on your hard disk. 2. Copy all of the files supplied to this directory. 3. Insert the command C:\AWESOME\AWESM.EXE as the last command in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file. This will cause Awesome Menus to be started every time you start your computer. If your hard drive is not C:, insert the appropriate drive letter in the above command. With certain hardware and software configurations, the Awesome Menu installation program may not execute as it was designed to. If this occurs, you will receive one or more error messages from the program. To insure proper installation, complete the three installation steps outlined above. NOTE: The delivered copy of Awesome Menus contains several examples of applications and DOS commands in the File Menu. These are only examples and will probably not run on your system. Use the functions under the Edit menu to enter your own applications and commands into the system. III. Examples This section contains examples of how to use the Awesome Menu system. These examples assume a basic knowledge of paths and directories. Add Title Example - To add an application to your menu system, you will need to remember two things about the application: the actual program name, and the complete path to the application. For example: Actual Program Name : PBRUSH.EXE Complete Path : C:\ART\PAINT The above info might be for a paint program. The actual program name is "PBRUSH.EXE". The program is located in the subdirectory "PAINT" in the directory "ART" on the "C:" disk. To add this application, select EDIT by pressing the letter "E". Move to "Add Title" and hit return. The file menu will automatically appear and the title "NEW NAME" will be shown as the last entry. Move to "NEW NAME" and hit return. The title will be cleared automatically and you can now enter the title of the program you want to add. This entry is not the actual program name, just a user selected title. After you have typed in the title, hit return. Another menu will appear asking you to enter the actual name of the program. In this example, you would type the name PBRUSH.EXE and hit return. The menu will then ask for the complete path to the application. In this example, you would then enter C:\ART\PAINT and hit return. The menu addition will then be stored by the program. Thats' all there is to it. Edit Menu Example - Lets' say you want to change the title, program name, or path of an application that is displayed in the File Menu. You can do this by selecting Edit (Press "E"), moving down to Edit Menu, and hitting return. The file menu will automatically appear. Use the arrow keys to move to the title you wish to change and hit return. At this point, the procedure for entering the title, program name and path is the same as that described in the previous example. Refer to the previous example for details of each step. Entering a DOS Command Example - A DOS command could have just as easily been added to the menu system as the application was in Example I. Lets' say you wanted to add the "Format A:" command to your File Menu. You would use the same procedure as in Example I, except you would enter the DOS command "Format A:" as the actual program name. The complete path to the "Format A:" DOS command would then be entered at the next prompt. Tips on Awesome Menu Use - * Make a backup copy of Awesome Menus and read all of the documentation provided. * Never delete all of your applications. You will have to re-install the program from the original disk if you do. * Up to 20 commands and applications can be stored in Awesome Menus. * All of the original files supplied on the floppy disk must reside in the AWESOME directory. * To avoid confusing your computer, remove other desk top menu programs from your system. * This program is not copy protected. Io Research encourages you to give copies to your friends. (However, no fee of any kind may be charged for this program without the written consent of Io Research.) * If you find Awesome Menus useful, don't forget to register. (Even if your copy of Awesome Menus is a 17th generation bootleg copy, YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE HONORED.) The Io Research registration offer is truly incredible (see Info Menu).
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