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T h e P C - S I G L i b r a r y o n C D - R O M ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This may well be the greatest collection of software ever compiled. The PC-SIG Library on CD-ROM is our premier collection of the entire PC-SIG library. It has over 3000 different, and complete applications for your every need. Every shareware program we have is on one disc; over 700 megabytes (unzipped) of software you can have immediate access to. Easy to use, all you have to do is insert the disc and type 'GO' at the DOS prompt. We've included all the tools you need for fast easy access to the programs and their descriptions. Whether you're interested in Accounting or Windows, there's a shareware program for you on the PC-SIG Library on CD-ROM. Winner of the Optical Publishing Assn's Best Consumer Product Award. Shareware for every imaginable need: Accounting Chemistry Educational Engineering Games Hypertext Networks Programming Spreadsheets Utilities Word Processing # # # PC-SIG UPDATES PC-SIG LIBRARY ON CD-ROM For Immediate Release PC-SIG LIBRARY ON CD-ROM UPDATED TO INCLUDE A NEW USER INTERFACE AND MORE THAN 800 MB OF PROGRAMS June 21, 1992, SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - PC-SIG, Inc. today announced availability of The Eleventh Edition of the PC-SIG Library on CD-ROM. The PC-SIG Library on CD-ROM contains over 800 megabytes of shareware and includes more than 300 new programs, 550 updated programs, and the addition of 75 megabytes of Windows 3.x shareware. The user-interface has been completely re-engineered to take advantage of the HyperWriter! hypermedia and multimedia authoring system from NTERGAID, Inc. The implementation of HyperWriter! provides significant performance and ease of use enhancements. Programs can access and download much faster than with previous editions. Programs have been reorganized and indexed for better referencing. Users just c lick with a mouse, or point with the cursor, on a program name to see a complete description of the program. Downloading or copying a program is handled automatically by HyperWriter! Addition of a preview option is especially important for anyone who uses images, icons, or fonts. "You can preview the whole library of images to find the right one," according to Bruce Kent, product development manager. "This CD finally makes it possi ble to conserve your disk space and paper, yet still have all the information you need to make an informed decision," said Kent. All new and updated programs have been reviewed and tested by PC-SIG. Every program goes through extensive virus checking using the most recent version of VIRUSCAN from McAfee Associates, and other anti-virus software. According to Kent, "In the ten ye ars we've distributed shareware, we have never had a confirmed report of a virus on any of our distributed programs or CD-ROMs." The PC-SIG Library on CD-ROM, Eleventh Edition has a list price of $179. Upgrades from previous editions are available for $99. Users of PC-SIG's Essential Home & Business Collection CD-ROM can upgrade for $120. PC-SIG CD-ROMs are distributed worldwide through a network of distributors and resellers. Based in Sunnyvale, Calif., PC-SIG, Inc. markets and supports one of the world's largest collections of shareware for IBM PCs and compatible systems. PC-SIG also publishes Shareware Magazine, which is devoted solely to shareware. The magazine is availa ble by subscription and on newsstands nationwide. System Requirements: IBM PC/XT/AT PS/2 or compatible with 640K memory, DOS 3.1 or higher and Microsoft MS-DOS CD ROM extensions, and a hard drive. Microsoft compatible mouse supported and VGA highly recommended. To Order in the U.S.A.: Call 800-245-6717 and ask for Customer Service. Outside the U.S.A. call (408) 730-9291 for the name of the dealer in your country.
OsoSoft's Fonter 5.0 ===================== INTRODUCTION ============ Windows 3.x lets you use fonts quickly and easily, both on the screen and in your printed documents. Using Windows 3.1's TrueType fonts, or fonts automatically scaled by programs like Adobe Type Manger, Bitstream FaceLift, and others, you can have access to thousands of typefaces, all of which will work in any Windows program. But there's a problem. It's often difficult to choose just the right font for the job. That's where Fonter comes in. It lets you view any Windows font on the screen, in several ways. Even better, Fonter lets you create printed lists of all your fonts, with a text sample of each font. You can also print sample sheets showing your font in all of its variations, and a character set chart which will help you discover just what characters are in every font. Windows uses the ANSI character set, which not only includes normal keyboard characters, but foreign language and symbolic characters as well. Still, all fonts don't contain exactly the same characters. You need a way to find out if the characters you need are in the font you want to use. Fonter lets you do that quickly. Finally, dingbat and symbol fonts contain special characters for enhancing your documents. But they aren't regular keyboard characters, so it's hard to know what character you'll get when you press a key. Again, Fonter comes to the rescue, letting you print sheets showing every special character, along with the key to press to display that character. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS =================== Fonter requires a 386SX or better PC, with a minimum of 2 MB of memory. You'll also need a printer with a Windows driver that takes full advantage of that printer's capabilities. LICENSE INFORMATION =================== This is the shareware version of FONTER. You may use it only for a 30-day trial period, to evaluate its usefulness. After that time you must register your copy. Registration costs just $15, so there's no real reason not to register. There are three ways to Register: 1. Send a check, or money order, drawn on a US bank, for $15 to: OsoSoft 1472 Sixth Street Los Osos, CA 93402 2. To order with a credit card, call the Public (software) Library at (800) 242-4775. Tell them you want to register FONTER. A $4 shipping and handling fee will be added if you order through this number. NOTE: THIS NUMBER IS FOR ORDERS ONLY!!! 3. After August 1, 1992, you can register on CompuServe. Give the command, GO SWREG. The Program name is FONTER. Registration fees will be charged to your CIS account. Registered users will receive the latest Registered Version on disk, and will be entitled to full voice and Email support. SYSTEM LIMITATIONS ================== Font Scaling Software Fonter works with TrueType, Adobe Type Manager, Bitstream Facelift, and SuperPrint 2.0 scalable fonts. Other font- scaling software is untested. Drop to DOS Do not drop to DOS or run a DOS program while Fonter is minimized! An incompatibility in Microsoft Visual Basic can cause Windows to become unstable if you do this. Defective Fonts Some TrueType and Adobe PostScript fonts have defects. This can cause Fonter or other Windows software to crash. To spot these fonts, and if you have problems with Fonter or other Windows software, view each font in Fonter's window. If you have a problem, delete that font. For more information, see the Troubleshooting section at the end of this manual. INSTALLATION ============ To install Fonter, follow these steps: 1. Create a directory on your hard disk for the Fonter files, using the DOS CD command or the Windows File Manager. Example: C:\FONTER 2. Copy all the files from the Fonter distribution disk or the FONTER.ZIP file into that directory. NOTE: If you're upgrading an existing version of Fonter, simply copy all files into your current Fonter directory. You can skip the remaining steps. 3. Copy the VBRUN100.DLL file from your distribution disk into your main Windows directory. If you do not have a copy of this file, which is not shipped with the ZIP version, you may download VBRUN100.ZIP from the OsoSoft BBS. (805) 528- 3753. This file is the Microsoft Visual Basic runtime library. You need only one copy of the file for all your Visual Basic programs, which is why the file is not included with the .ZIP version of this program. 4. In the Windows Program Manager, click inside the program group window where you want the Fonter icon. Then click the File//New command and click OK in the next dialog box. 5. Type in the information for FONTER in the next dialog box. Include the complete path for the program in the Command Line field. If you're using Windows 3.1, also type the path to the Fonter directory in the Working Directory field. Then, click OK. The Fonter icon will appear in your selected program group. If you do not see it, scroll the group window to find the icon, then move it to a new location. That completes installation of Fonter. RUNNING FONTER ============== To start Fonter, double-click its icon in the Program Manager. The first time you run the program, it will create a list of your fonts and save the list in a file. This process can take a minute or two. You'll see a window telling you what's going on. On subsequent loading, Fonter will use its own font list, letting you know if there are changes in your fonts and offering to create a new list at your option. USING FONTER ============ The Fonter Window Once Fonter starts, you'll see its main window. Along with the normal Windows menu, at the top left of the screen, you'll see the Font Sample window, which displays a sample of the currently-selected font. To the right, you see the list of all your fonts. Below that are three buttons, with a list of selected fonts below the buttons. To the left of the Selected Fonts window are a number of option check boxes and other Fonter options. Viewing a Font Sample To see a brief alphanumeric sample of any font, just click on the name of the font in the Main Font List window. Use the scroll bars on that window to view more font names. HINT: Click on a font, then type the first letter of your desired font for faster scrolling. Selecting a Font Many Fonter operations use a list of selected fonts, shown in the Selected Fonts window at the bottom left of the Fonter window. To add a font to the Selected Fonts list, double-click on the desired font name in the Main Font List. Or you can click the [Add] button to add the currently-highlighted font. To delete a selected font from the list, click on the font name in the Selected fonts window, then click the [Remove] button. To clear the selected font list, click the [Clear All] button. Updating Your Font List If you add or delete fonts from Windows, or change printers, you'll need to update your font list. When you start Fonter, it checks its own list against the list of actual Windows fonts. If it finds any discrepancies, it will ask you if you want to update the list. You should do so. If you want, you can also update the list with the "Re-list Fonts" command in the "File" menu. Setting Font Options You can alter many aspects of Fonter's display by selecting a number of options. All options are at the bottom left of the Fonter Window. Font Size To change the size of a font sample, click the arrow on the Font Size drop-down list, then click the size you want. You can scroll down the list to see more sizes. The font size you select will display in the Font Sample Window and will be the size you see in printed font lists. You can also type a font size larger than 36 points directly in the Font Size window. Just click in the window, type the font size, then press <Enter>. NOTE: Font lists will print in a maximum size of 36 points, regardless of the size you enter. Bold and Italic To display Bold, Italic, or Bold Italic samples, click the appropriate check box. These options also function when printing a font list. Custom Text To View specific text in the Font Sample window, type it in the sample text box at the bottom left of the main screen. Just click inside the box, then type your text. You can use the normal <Home> and <End> keys to scroll the text if you type more than is visible in the box. Once you type the text, click the Show Custom Sample box. Your custom text will display in the Font Sample window. If this box is checked, that text will also appear in the Font List printouts. Text Samples You can also type directly in the Font Sample window. To do this, click in the window and type away. You can use normal Windows text selection tools while in this window to delete existing text. The Cut and Paste tools in the "Edit" menu also work here, as do all Windows cut and paste shortcut keys. Displaying ANSI Codes You can display ANSI codes for all characters in the Font Sample window. To do this, give the "Display ANSI Codes" command in the "Options" Menu. It takes a few moments to load all the codes, and the Font Sample window will disappear while the codes are loaded. To view more codes, use the scroll bar on the window. NOTE: Each time you change fonts, Fonter has to load all the characters. For faster access to ANSI Codes see the "Full Screen" section below. Selecting a Text Font Fonter uses Courier as the descriptive text font in printouts. This is because some fonts don't have the alphabetical characters needed to print descriptions. To change this font to one of your choice, first click on the font name in the Main Font List window, then give the "Make Current Font the Text Font" command in the "Options" menu. Your choice will show in the Text Font: line on the screen. FULL SCREEN DISPLAY =================== Fonter offers a full screen display of characters for any font. To view this, click the [Full Screen] button. You'll see a list of the keyboard characters, with ANSI codes. Extended ANSI Characters To view codes for foreign language and symbolic characters, click the [Extended Characters] button on the full-screen display. To return to the normal, keyboard character display, click the [Normal Character] button. Zoom To view an enlarged character set, click the [Zoom] button on the full-screen display. Character size will double. To view an even larger sample, highlight a character by dragging the mouse cursor over it while holding down the left mouse button. Then click the [Zoom] button. You'll see a 200 point sample of your character. To return to the normal full-screen view, click the [Normal Size] button. To return to the main Fonter Window, click the [Return] button in the full-screen display. As with the sample window, you can use the Full-Screen display's Edit menu to cut and paste selected characters. This feature uses the normal Windows Clipboard, so you can copy a character into the clipboard, then switch to another application and paste that character into that application. PRINTING WITH FONTER ==================== While Fonter's on-screen display is useful, the program's real function is to print out lists and samples of your fonts. There are a number of ways to print your fonts. All printing commands are in Fonter's "File" menu. All Fonter printouts have a 1.25" left margin. If you print on 3-hole binder paper, it's easy to put your font lists and samples into a binder for quick reference. Printer Information Fonter always prints to the default Windows printer. Once Fonter is running, you cannot change printers. However, you can change printers anytime Fonter is not running. Use the Windows Control Panel and the Printers icon to switch to another printer. Be sure to make your printer choice the Default printer by double-clicking on it in Windows 3.1 or selecting it as the default in Windows 3.0. NOTE: If you change printers, you'll need to update your font list inside Fonter. Just click [Yes] when Fonter proposes a font list update. Printing Font Lists List All Fonts To print a list of all fonts installed in Windows for your current printer, give the "Print List (All)" command. The list will contain the name of each font, along with a text sample for that font. If you have entered custom text and checked the "Show Custom Sample" box, that text will print following the font name in the list. Font lists print in the font size selected in the Font Size drop-down list. If you've selected a font size larger than 36 points, Fonter will revert to 36 points for the list. Font lists also use the Bold or Italic attributes you select with the check boxes at the bottom left of the main Fonter window. NOTE: Some internal printer fonts have a fixed size. These fonts will print in their default size, although they will display on the screen in other sizes. NOTE: Printing a complete font list can take several minutes. Please be patient while printing takes place. List Some Fonts To print a list of just the fonts in your Selected Fonts window, give the "Print List (Selected)" command. This will print a list of only those fonts in your selected font list. All comments above apply to this list as well. Printing Font Samples Fonter can create two separate font sample sheets. One is a sheet displaying your selected font in several sizes from 3 to 60 points. This sample also displays Bold, Italic, Bold Italic and Underlined sample text, plus a complete list of the font's characters, divided into logical groups. It's a great way to view any font in a variety of styles. The second sheet contains an grid-like chart of every character available in the font. This chart lets you see the ANSI code for any character at a glance. You'll also see the normal Windows keyboard character or extended ANSI character. On symbolic or dingbat fonts, this character is a reference for which key to push to access any character. You can print either sheet, or both. Simply check the appropriate box in the lower left corner of the Fonter Main window. The "Print Grid" box controls the ANSI grid, while the "Print Sample" box controls the sample sheet. Be sure to select the appropriate boxes before printing. The default is to print both sample sheets. Single Font Sample To print samples of the currently-selected font in the Main Font List window, give the "Print Sample (Current)" command in the "File" menu. Multiple Font Samples To print samples of more than one font, first add the fonts to the Selected Fonts window, then give the "Print Samples (Selected) command. NOTE: You can abort a multiple font sample printing job. Just click Fonter's [Exit] button with the hourglass cursor. Fonter will cease printing after finishing with the current font. Printing Font Books Fonter offers a way to automate printing to create font books, which contain both font lists and font sample sheets. Fonter first prints a list, as in the Font List commands, then prints samples for each font. Sample sheets print in the same way as described above. You can elect to print one or both of the sample sheets. When you print a font book, though, the font list size is always 12 points. NOTE: Printing a font book for all fonts can take as long as 8 hours! Plan to print your font book at night, or when you don't need your computer or printer. Aborting Font Book Printing You can always abort font book printing. Just click Fonter's [Exit] button with the hourglass pointer. Printing will cease following the current font. WARNING: Check your printer's paper capacity. You'll be printing up to two pages for each font. If your printer doesn't hold enough paper, the process will abort until you add paper. If you have too many fonts to print a complete font book, do this instead: Print a complete font list, then add fonts to the Selected Fonts list box as described above. Use the "Print Samples (Selected)" command to print these in groups small enough for your printer's paper tray. DOT MATRIX USERS: Printing font samples is a very slow process, so plan accordingly. Complete Font Book To print a font book for all fonts installed, give the "Print Book (All Fonts)" command in the "File Menu". Partial Font Book To print a font book of just some fonts, first add the fonts you want to print to the Selected Fonts list, then give the "Print Book (Selected)" command. This is a great way to print custom samples for customers if you're a graphic designer or print shop. GETTING HELP ============ Help with Fonter Fonter offers a help system to answer your questions. To use this system, give the "Fonter Help" command in the "Help" menu, or press <F1> at any time. You'll see a new window on the screen. On the left is a Topic Index. On the right is the Help information. To view help on a topic, simply click on that topic in the Topic Index. To view more topics, use the Topic Index scroll bar. You can also scroll through the Help information window with its scroll bar. Returning to Fonter Click the [Exit] button or the "Return to Program" command. About Fonter To view information about Fonter and to find the OsoSoft support access numbers, click the "About Fonter" command in the "Help" menu. OsoSoft Program Information OsoSoft offers a number of other programs which may be of interest to you. To view information on other OsoSoft products, or to order, give the "OsoSoft Program Info" command in the "Help" menu. You'll see an order form for OsoSoft products. To learn more about any product listed, click the [Info] button next to that product's listing. To order, simple type the number of copies for each product in the box next to that product's name. The rest is automatic. Be sure to click the appropriate disk size option, then click the [Print] button to print the form. To return to Fonter without printing, click the [Cancel] button. SUPPORT ======= If you are an unregistered user of Fonter, do not call OsoSoft on its voice number. No phone support is available for unregistered users. Only registered users of Fonter or any other OsoSoft product are entitled to support by telephone, FAX or EMail. You may contact OsoSoft for very limited support of this unregistered copy at: OsoSoft 1472 Sixth Street Los Osos, CA 93402 BBS: (805) 528-3753 CompuServe ID: 71571,222 When You Need Support Before you call or contact OsoSoft for support, please have this information available: Computer Type Printer Brand and Model Name Fonter Version Number (from "About" menu) Amount of RAM in your computer Amount of RAM in your printer The OsoSoft BBS You'll always find the latest versions of OsoSoft programs on the OsoSoft BBS, along with other helpful programs and other information. To call at speeds from 300-2400 bps, set your communications parameters to 8 bits, No parity, and 1 Stop bit. You'll find the BBS easy to use, and it's the best way to get support. Just leave a message for the SysOp. If you'd like to try any OsoSoft product, you can download the current shareware version of the program from the BBS. UPGRADES ======== Registered users of Fonter can obtain upgrades on the OsoSoft BBS. When you call, tell me that you're a registered Fonter user, and I'll give you access to upgrades. This is by far the best way to upgrade your copy. If you don't use BBSes, you may upgrade at any time for a $10 handling fee. I will send postcard notification of major upgrades to the program. I will not announce minor upgrades, but you can always call and check. TROUBLESHOOTING =============== Defective Fonts Some fonts, particularly public domain and shareware fonts which have been converted from another format, can cause problems in Windows programs. Fortunately, there's a way to spot these defective fonts in Fonter. Just follow these steps: 1. Start Fonter, then give the "Display ANSI Codes" command in the "Options" menu. 2. Click on each font you have installed, in turn. When you reach a defective font, Windows will generate an error, probably a General Protection Fault (GPF). When that happens, exit Fonter as gracefully as possible, under the circumstances, then delete that font, using the Windows Control Panel or your font scaling software's tools. 3. Repeat the process until you see no more problems. You can also spot defective fonts in a Fonter font list printout. A bad font will not print, and will corrupt the printouts for later fonts. Again, the answer is to delete the offending font. BUT, delete only the first font that doesn't print properly, then print a new list. OTHER PROBLEMS ============== PROBLEM: Fonter just won't run at all. SOLUTION: Check your installation. Make sure VBRUN100.DLL is available in the Windows directory. PROBLEM: Fonter crashes constantly SOLUTION 1: Check your Windows setup. Disable any programs running in the background then try again. If it runs correctly, add the background programs one at a time until you have a problem. SOLUTION 2: If you're using a memory manager like QEMM, you may need to EXCLUDE certain portions of memory. Make a note of any memory block information you see if you get a General Protection Fault Error, and use that as a guide to areas to EXCLUDE. SOLUTION 3: Make sure your Video and Printer drivers are current and the correct ones for your version of Windows. Windows 3.0 drivers will not work reliably in Windows 3.1. SOLUTION 4: As a last resort, try running Windows with no addons at all. This may require a fresh installation. If you're having problems with Windows generally and with other Windows programs, this is probably your best solution. PROBLEM: Some fonts do not print in the size I expected. SOLUTION: Fixed-size internal printer fonts can only print in their default size, even if they display on the screen in other sizes. PROBLEM: In the ZOOM view, some characters are cut off. SOLUTION: For some very wide characters, Windows cannot display the entire character correctly. Printing will be correct. PROBLEM: In font lists, some text goes right off the edge of the page. SOLUTION: Ignore this. Fonter prints as much of its sample text as it can. You can also create a shorter, custom text sample for the printout (See above), or choose a smaller font size. PROBLEM: I pasted a dingbat symbol into my word processor, but I didn't see what I expected to. SOLUTION: The Windows Clipboard only copies the character code into your other application. You must change fonts manually in that application to get the correct character.
P C - S I G ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Welcome to the world of Shareware, state of the art software you can actually try before you buy. Shareware, a term coined in the early eighties, refers to the method of distribution chosen by the software authors. With shareware, you can receive a program and put it through its paces without having to pay for it. If you find the program useful, and choose to keep the program, then you pay a modest registration fee to the author. For the last nine years, PC-SIG has been providing shareware and public domain software to its customers and members. Since 1982 PC-SIG has developed an unprecedented library of shareware programs, constantly updated, consistently strong in every category. Our library of shareware contains over 2700 titles divided into 120 logical categories. Every program we add to the library is thoroughly reviewed and tested to insure that each one meets the high standards of reliability and value we insist upon and you expect. As a result, our library doesn't contain every shareware program available, just those that really work. PC-SIG has grown into the premier distributor of shareware and and shareware information by producing shareware collections on CD-ROM, publishing an encyclopedia of shareware, and by publishing Shareware Magazine, a bi-monthly magazine distributed world-wide. Quality and support - guaranteed. All of our programs are guaranteed virus free. We've isolated our systems and check every program submitted to insure that no viruses make their way to your computer or ours. Our support staff is available by phone as well as on our BBS to help you with questions about installation and operation of PC-SIG's products. Through our network of international distributors, PC- SIG strives to bring you the most current, exciting, technically advanced software available as shareware. If you can't find the software you need in PC-SIG's library, it may well not exist. To order the latest in Shareware, in the U.S.A: Call (800) 245-6717 Outside the U.S.A. call (408) 730-9291 for the name of the dealer in your country. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
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WinClip 1.2 =========== by George Campbell INTRODUCTION ============ When working with Windows 3.x software, it's often easiest to standardize on .BMP files for your clip art needs. Every Windows program can handle these images, and most paint programs, including Windows PaintBrush, included with Windows 3.0, can produce and edit these files. Unfortunately, it's been impossible to view these files quickly or to print a catalog of your clip art images. Until WinClip, that is. WinClip allows you to view your .BMP files on screen, and then print a catalog of all your files, or just the ones you select. You can even delete a file you no longer want. WinClip is so easy to use that you may not need any documentation at all. It uses the standard Windows 3.0 conventions, relying on buttons primarily, rather than menu commands. As an additional feature, WinClip allows you to edit your images, using Windows PaintBrush or any other paint program you choose. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS =================== WinClip requires Windows 3.0, running in Standard or Enhanced mode, a hard disk and a mouse. 2 MB of RAM is needed. To edit images, you'll also need Windows PaintBrush or another program which can edit .BMP files. WinClip supports all HP LaserJet compatible printers, with a minimum of 1.5 MB of ram. It does NOT support PostScript devices. Dot matrix support will depend on the individual printer, and has not been tested. LICENSE INFORMATION =================== WinClip is a shareware program. If you use it past a reasonable (30 day) trial period, you must register your copy. Registration costs just $15, and entitles you to the latest version of the program, which will be mailed to you once your registration arrives. You'll also be entitled to telephone, mail and E-mail support for the program as well. I'll also let you know about other valuable Windows programs which are available from me at low cost. There are three ways to register this program: 1. Send a check or money order for the registration fee, written on a U.S. bank and made payable to: OsoSoft 1472 Sixth Street Los Osos, CA 93402 2. If you use CompuServe, you can register online. Log on to CIS and give the command "GO SWREG." Use the CompuServe menus to locate and register the program by name. CompuServe will bill your account for the amount of the registration fee, and I'll ship the program to you immediately. 3. If you prefer to order by MasterCard, Visa, American Express, or Discover card, contact Public (software) Library. You may call (800) 242-4775 or (713) 524-6394 for voice registration. Or FAX your order to (713) 524-6398. Or send an Email message on CompuServe at 71355,470. For FAX or Email orders, remember to include the name of the program, your credit card number, and expiration date. NOTE: THIS SERVICE IS FOR ORDERS ONLY. DO NOT CALL PsL FOR INFORMATION OR SUPPORT. Credit card orders include a $4 charge for shipping and handling. All orders will be shipped within one week. You may contact me at that address or at my CompuServe address: 71571,222 Please do not call me by telephone. Support is only available for registered users. INSTALLING WINCLIP ================== WinClip was written in Microsoft Visual Basic 1.0. All Visual Basic programs require a run-time library, VBRUN100.DLL, which must be located in your Windows main directory. If you use other Visual Basic programs, VBRUN100.DLL will already be installed. If not, you'll have to download a copy. It's available on CompuServe in the WINNEW forum, and in the MSBASIC forum. Look for the file VBRUN.ZIP. You'll also find this file on most major BBS service, or you can download it from my BBS, as VBRUN100.ZIP. Call (805) 528-3753. You may download on the first call. To install WinClip, first create a directory for the program (e.g. C:\WINCLIP\) using the DOS MakeDir (MD) command. You can also install the program in any other directory you wish. Next, copy all WinClip files into that directory. Now, start the Windows Program Manager and click on the program group where you want to place the WinClip icon. Next, click on the File menu in Program Manager, then click on New. Click OK in the next dialog box, then type WinClip in the first line of the next dialog box. Press <Tab> and type the whole path and filename for Winclip in the next line. (e.g.: C:\WINCLIP\WINCLIP.EXE). Click OK. The WinClip icon will appear in the program group which was current when you added the new icon. You may have to scroll the program group window to find the icon, but then you can drag it wherever you like. That's it. RUNNING WINCLIP =============== To start WinClip, just double-click on the WinClip icon. After a brief delay, you'll see the program's screen. Menu Commands ============= On the top line are three menu entries: File, Set Paint Program, and About. The File menu contains just one option: Exit. Click this command will exit WinClip, after asking for confirmation. The Delete Current File will delete the current file selected in the main file list. You'll have an opportunity to abort the process. Note that unless you are in the main file list, this option will be grayed-out. The Set Paint Program item opens a dialog box where you can input the file specifications for your favorite paint program. The default editor is Windows PaintBrush, which works very well for this purpose. If you choose, however, you may enter the file specification for another program, such as Publisher's Paintbrush from Zsoft. Your entry should include the complete path to the program. (e.g.: D:\PP\PPAINT.EXE). Substitute your own information. HINT: Use the Program Manager's File/Properties command to view the path information for your favorite paint program. The About menu offers registration information for WinClip. The WinClip Screen ================== Once you start WinClip, you'll see the program's main screen. On the left side are a group of boxes and buttons. You'll find a Drive box, a Directory box, a Filename box and a List box for selected files. To change drives, click the arrow next to the Drive box, then click on the drive where your .BMP files are stored. Select a directory or subdirectory by double-clicking on the appropriate directory in the Directory box. Your .BMP files will appear in the Filename Box, just to the right of the Directory box. You'll also see a count of the total number of files in that directory. Click once on any filename to view your image, which will appear to the right of the filename box. Just above the image, you'll see the image size, in pixels. Use the scroll bar to view files which are not immediately visible. NOTE: Images too large to display on the screen will be cropped at the edge of the WinClip window. At this point, you can print the current image by clicking on the [Print Image] button. Your image will print, along with the filename, in it's actual size for your printer. If you want to edit the image, click the [Edit Image] button. This will start either Windows PaintBrush or your choice of other paint programs. Your image will load automatically. HINT: Once you finish editing your image, save the changes and exit the paint program. Click on the filename again to view your changes on the WinClip screen. Printing Multiple Files ======================= Click the [Print All Files]] button to print all images in the Filename box. You'll see a confirmation box, then your files will print, with their filenames, on your laser printer. A 1.5" margin on the left of the page allows for three-hole punching for easy storage. The right margin may be as little as .25" PRINTING SPEED: If you print many images, printing may take as many as 5 minutes to complete. It takes time to compose the pages, and Windows just isn't a printing speed demon. Please be patient. As printing proceeds, you'll see each image appear, in order on the WinClip screen, along with the image's size. WinClip handles pagination, creating as many pages as needed to print all the files. Printing Selected Files ======================= If you want to print just some of your files, you can add them to the Selected files box. To add a file, click on its name in the Filename box, then click the [Add] button. Or you simply double-click on a filename in the Filename box. If you want to add all the files in the Filename box, click the [Add All] button. To remove a file from the Selected files box, click on the filename in the Selected files box, then click the [Remove] button. The [Remove All] button will remove all files displayed in the Selected files box. REMEMBER: Once you add files to the Selected files box, you can change directories to other directories containing .BMP files, then add those files as well to the Selected files box. This feature allows you to print files in more than one directory as part of your catalog. Directory names appear in the printout above the first file in a new directory. As with the Filename box, you can click on any filename to view the image on the screen. To print your complete list of selected images, just click the [Print Images Below] button. You'll be asked to confirm, then printing will begin. As before, you can cancel printing by pressing the [Cancel Print] button. To cancel printing, click the [Cancel Print] button which appears whenever you print multiple files. Printing will cease after the next image goes to the printer, but your printed pages will still emerge from the printer. OTHER WINDOWS PROGRAMS ====================== Fonter 4.1 This program allows you to view and print all your Windows 3.0 fonts. You can print font lists, with samples, or character set charts showing all the available characters for any font, with text samples. On-screen, you can view individual font samples or a full screen display of characters, with two zoom levels. You can even cut and paste from Fonter to other Windows software, making the job of choosing special characters a breeze. Fonter has the same requirements as WinClip, but works with PostScript printers too. Full ATM, FaceLift, and Publisher's Powerpak Support. REGISTRATION FEE: $15 AVAILABLE ON: Compuserve in WINADV as FNTER4.ZIP or on my BBS as FONTER.ZIP. MultiLabel 2.0 MultiLabel lets you create and print as many identical labels as you want on any standard Avery Laser Label sheets, using Windows 3.x and your HP LaserJet-compatible printer. Include Clip Art images, all your fonts and line, box, and circle elements. You can even include automatic serial numbers. REGISTRATION FEE: $15 AVAILABLE ON: CompuServe in WINADV as WINCLP.ZIP, or on my BBS as WINCLIP.ZIP. Rockford! 2.0 Rockford! is a program for designing business cards. Using a WYSIWYG display, it lets you create vertical or horizontal cards, complete with text in any font, clip art images, and line, circle and box drawing tools. Once you've designed a card, you can save it to disk, or print either a 200%-sized copy for your print shop or sheets of cards, ready-to-cut into instant business cards. If you ever need business cards, you need a copy of Rockford! Requirements are the same as WinClip. No PostScript support, but Rockford! works with ATM, FaceLift, or Publisher's PowerPak. REGISTRATION FEE: $15 AVAILABLE ON: CompuServe in WINADV as RKFRD.ZIP or on my BBS as ROCKFORD.ZIP.
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