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BERT'S DINOSAURS, Version 2.0 BERT'S DINOSAURS is an enjoyable coloring program for children of all ages, but is especially useful for introducing young children to the computer. BERT'S DINOSAURS was designed by educators to be used by young children with a minimum of assistance by adults. As a coloring program BERT'S DINOSAURS is superior to many other children's coloring programs in that it allows the user to place the various dinosaurs, all in four different sizes, on a variety of backgrounds. This allows children to easily create their own picture before coloring. The opportunity to create their own picture will allow children to take pride in their unique creation. When first started BERT'S DINOSAURS displays a title screen and then the drawing surface with eight buttons on the left. Children can operate the program with the mouse alone. A window is provided which allows children to write a short story about their picture using the keyboard. The fact that they created the picture will help provide the motivation to write about it. One of the best ways for children to learn to read is to write, even if their initial attempts include phonetic spelling which is not always correct. They will love creating a setting, writing their own story and printing out a copy. Operation of BERT'S DINOSAURS is quite easy. The eight buttons are configured to do the following when the left mouse button is clicked on them: 1. SELECT A DINOSAUR. A. When beginning a new picture four small backgrounds are displayed. The user clicks with the mouse on the selected scene to have it drawn on the screen full size. B. Next, a group of six sample dinosaurs are displayed. If the stop sign is clicked on, no dinosaur will be selected and you are returned to the drawing surface. If the down green arrow is selected a second group of dinosaurs will be displayed for possible selection. The up arrow returns to the first group of dinosaurs. Clicking the mouse on any one of the dinosaurs will select it. C. The selected dinosaur appears in four different sizes. After the dinosaur of the desired size is chosen, a rectangle outlining its size will appear in the upper left. When the left mouse button is held down on the rectangle it can be dragged into its desired position. When the left mouse button is released, the dinosaur will be drawn and any previously drawn lines under it will be erased. This allows you to place one dinosaur in front of the next. 2. SELECT A COLOR. When this button is clicked a group of thirty colors is displayed. When a color is chosen it fills the crayon in the button. This color will fill the portion of the picture clicked on. Clicking outside the color box restores the screen with no action. 3. DISPLAY THE WINDOW FOR WRITING A STORY. Clicking on this button displays a window where a story can be typed. Along with the normal alphanumeric characters the backspace and delete keys will erase characters. In addition the left and right arrow keys will move the cursor to any position in the window. The complete window is displayed, which consists of 8 lines of 38 characters. Pressing the Enter key or filling the entire 8 lines closes the story window. 4. ERASE. This selection will erase the current drawing surface as well as the story area. The user must verify the erase by choosing a happy face for erase or sad face to cancel the erase. 5. SAVE. The drawing surface and story area can be saved by clicking on this button and then selecting the save box with the arrow pointing inward. While simple for adults, this function may need explaining with young children. Care must be taken because selecting the retrieve box with the arrow pointing outward will load the stored image and story, erasing the one currently on the screen. Only one image and story can be stored. Clicking outside the load/save box restores the screen with no action. 6. PRINT. The image and story can be printed on three different types of printers: Epson or IBM dot matrix printers that support 24 pin graphics and the Hewlett-Packard LaserJet series of printers. Other printer brands that support these formats will also be compatible. The user need only click on the type of printer they have to begin printing. 7. UNDO. Clicking on this button erases the last dinosaur that was placed on the drawing surface. Misplaced dinosaurs can be removed with this command without effecting the image underneath. 8. STOP. Selecting this button exits the program. After a support shareware message is displayed, clicking the mouse will return the user to DOS. BERT'S DINOSAURS requires a VGA display and a mouse to operate. All of the files on the BERT'S DINOSAURS diskette must be in the same directory as the BD.EXE program, otherwise on startup the program will beep a few times, display the title and then do nothing as it will not be able to find the image files. REGISTRATION FORM Copies of this program may be freely shared with other users. Shareware users who find BERT'S DINOSAURS useful should support the author and register their copy. The form found below should be used for registration. Registered users will receive a copy of BERT'S DINOSAURS with current corrections, additional animals and scenes, improved speed and enhanced features. One enhanced feature allows printed output in color to Hewlett-Packard's inexpensive PaintJet Color Graphics Printer. The registration fee is $20. ($30. outside the United States.) Please include $2.00 for shipping and handling. A complete listing of the program, which is written in the newest version of Borland C++, is also available for an additional $20.00. Checks should be made out to: Theron Wierenga, P.O. Box 595, Muskegon, MI 49443 Name____________________________________________________________ Address_________________________________________________________ City_______________________________________State_____Zip________ Disk size desired: 5 1/4 in._______ 3 1/2 in._______ Registration fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20.00 __________ Registration fee (foreign) . . . . . . . . . . 30.00 __________ Borland C++ program code . . . . . . . . . . . 20.00 __________ Shipping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ___2.00___ Total enclosed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . __________ Method of payment: Check or MO______ MasterCard______ Visa______ Account number____________________________ Expir. date__________ Signature (necessary)___________________________________________ How did you receive your copy of this program?__________________ ________________________________________________________________ Suggested improvements__________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ BERT'S DINOSAURS is a software product of Theron Wierenga P.O. Box 595 Muskegon, MI 49443
Disk No: 2903 Disk Title: Bert's Dinosaurs PC-SIG Version: S2.0 Program Title: Bert's Dinosaurs Author Version: 2.0 Author Registration: $20.00(U.S.)/$30.00(Int'l) Special Requirements: VGA and a mouse. BERT'S DINOSAURS is an enjoyable coloring program for children of all ages, but is especially useful for introducing young children to the computer. BERT'S DINOSAURS was designed by educators to be used by young children with a minimum of assistance by adults. As a coloring program BERT'S DINOSAURS is superior to many other children's coloring programs in that it allows the user to place the various dinosaurs, all in four different sizes, on a variety of backgrounds. This encourages children to create their own picture before coloring and gives them something to take pride in. When first started, BERT'S DINOSAURS displays a title screen and then the drawing surface with eight buttons on the left. Children can operate the program with the mouse alone. A window is provided which allows children to write a short story about their picture using the keyboard. The fact that they created the picture will help provide the motivation to write about it. One of the best ways for children to learn to read is to write, even if their initial attempts include phonetic spelling. They will love creating a setting, writing their own story, and printing out a copy. PC-SIG 1030D East Duane Avenue Sunnyvale Ca. 94086 (408) 730-9291 (c) Copyright 1989 PC-SIG, Inc.
╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< PC-SIG Disk #2903 BERT'S DINOSAURS >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ To print the documentation, type: COPY BDMANUAL.DOC PRN (Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To start the program, type: BD (Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To print instructions on how to install this program on a hard disk, ║ ║ type: COPY README.1ST PRN (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ (c) Copyright 1992, PC-SIG Inc. ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
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