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W I N D O W S C O L O R I N G B O O K (tm) REFERENCE MANUAL Shareware Version 1.0 K I N D E R W A R E (tm) Educational Software Kinderware, Inc. P. O. Box 1068 North Bend, OH 45052-1068 (513) 941-7295 This manual and the WINDOWS COLORING BOOK program are Copyright (C) 1993 by Kinderware, Inc. All rights reserved. WINDOWS COLORING BOOK and KINDERWARE are trademarks of Kinderware, Inc. COPYRIGHT The WINDOWS Coloring Book program and manual are (C) Copyright 1993 by Kinderware, Inc. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DISCLAIMER LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THE WINDOWS COLORING BOOK SOFTWARE IS SUPPLIED AS IS. KINDERWARE, INC. MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THIS PROGRAM, REFERENCE MANUAL OR DOCUMENTATION INCLUDING THEIR QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT WILL KINDERWARE, INC. BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE PROGRAM, REFERENCE MANUAL OR DOCUMENTATION, EVEN IF KINDERWARE, INC. IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN PARTICULAR, KINDERWARE, INC. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY COSTS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THOSE INCURRED AS A RESULT OF LOST PROFITS OR REVENUE, LOSS OF USE OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS, LOSS OF DATA, THE COST OF A SUBSTITUTE PROGRAM, CLAIMS BY THIRD PARTIES OR FOR OTHER SIMILAR COSTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL KINDERWARE, INC.'S LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES EVER EXCEED THE PRICE PAID FOR THE LICENSE TO USE THE SOFTWARE, REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF CLAIM. THE PERSON USING THE SOFTWARE BEARS ALL RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE. Some states do not allow the exclusion of the limit of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitation may not apply to you. This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Ohio and shall inure to the benefit of Kinderware, Inc. and any successors, administrators, heirs and assigns. Any action or proceeding brought by either party against the other arising out of or related to this agreement shall be brought only in a STATE or FEDERAL COURT of competent jurisdiction located in HAMILTON county, OHIO. The parties hereby consent to in personam jurisdiction of said courts. Kinderware, Inc. reserves the right to update the contents of the WINDOWS COLORING BOOK program and its associated documentation at its discretion and without the consent of or any obligation to any licensed users. LICENSE for Shareware version WINDOWS COLORING BOOK is NOT public domain or free software. This version of WINDOWS COLORING BOOK is distributed as "SHAREWARE". WINDOWS COLORING BOOK is Copyright (C) 1993 by Kinderware, Inc. All rights reserved. Kinderware, Inc. permits the copying and transfer of the SHAREWARE VERSION of WINDOWS COLORING BOOK to others, under the following conditions: 1. No fee shall be charged for copies of any portion of the WINDOWS Coloring Book program, its documentation or other information contained on the WINDOWS COLORING BOOK diskette(s). A charge for the copying service and media is allowed as long as this charge does not exceed $10.00. 2 2. The recipient receives an unmodified copy of all the WINDOWS COLORING BOOK files, INCLUDING THIS DOCUMENT. 3. Any copy of WINDOWS COLORING BOOK transferred to another may contain only the files distributed with the Shareware version. Additional files which are supplied to registered users may not be transferred to others without the written consent of Kinderware, Inc. 4. You may not disassemble or decompile the WINDOWS COLORING BOOK files or in any fashion attempt to reverse engineer the program. Any copy of WINDOWS COLORING BOOK sold or copied in such a manner as to violate the above conditions shall be subject to a royalty fee of $100.00 for each violation. Kinderware, Inc. encourages the copying and transfer of the SHAREWARE version of WINDOWS Coloring Book to others so that it may be evaluated by as many interested users as possible. After a reasonable evaluation period, it is expected that the users either register their copy of the program or discontinue using it. REGISTRATION INFORMATION The cost of user registration is $29.00. This registration fee provides you with the following benefits: 1. You will receive the commercial version of WINDOWS COLORING BOOK and you will be licensed to operate the WINDOWS COLORING BOOK program on one computer and by one user at a time. You will also receive a printed manual. The commercial version of WINDOWS COLORING BOOK has the ability to load your own BMP or PCX files directly! This capability gives our registered users an extra THANK YOU for supporting the work we are doing here at Kinderware, Inc. 2. It provides you with a total of eighty (80) pictures for use with the program. This total includes the six that came with the Shareware version. 3. It will put you on the mailing list to receive information about additional pictures and WINDOWS COLORING BOOK updates when they become available. Mailings will also inform you when other programs from Kinderware, Inc. are released. 4. Registered users of Kinderware, Inc.'s products will receive discounts on new products when they are released. 5. It will provide you with the ability to report problems and receive assistance from Kinderware, Inc. Site licenses are available. Please contact Kinderware, Inc. for information and prices. 3 If you purchased the Shareware version from a Shareware Distributor then the price you paid went directly to the Shareware Distributor for the media and the diskette duplication. Kinderware, Inc. only receives compensation when you BUY the commercial version from us. We encourage you to support the "Shareware" method of software distribution by becoming a registered user. Registration is inexpensive and provides the many benefits described above. An order form is provided in the file WCBORDER.FRM. VISA and MASTERCARD payments are accepted. You can phone or FAX your order for faster service. Our telephone number is: 1-513-941-7295. If you call please do so between 7PM and 10PM Eastern Standard Time. TRADEMARK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT Kinderware, EGA Coloring Book, Windows Coloring Book and Word Gallery are trademarks of Kinderware, Inc. Microsoft and MS-DOS are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. IBM, XT, AT and PC-DOS are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT WINDOWS COLORING BOOK will run on most IBM or compatible computers under Windows 3.0 or 3.1 with VGA graphics capability and 4 Mbytes of RAM. A hard disk and a mouse are required. INTRODUCTION WINDOWS COLORING BOOK (WCB) is a computer coloring book. It allows children to use over 400 colors and patterns to color pictures on the computer. Children, age 3 and up, will enjoy bringing the pictures to life with color. WCB teaches eye-hand coordination and encourages artistic expression. WCB is very easy to use. We have been told by registered users that WCB is one of the few programs that their 3 year old children can actually use alone. Registered users also report that the only problem their kids have is getting the parents and grandparents to stop using WCB. WCB is very easy for young children to use since most of the common commands have picture icons which can be easily identified. 4 WINDOWS COLORING BOOK is a great program to use to introduce the computer to children. They will have so much fun, they won't even realize that they are learning basic computer skills. WCB runs in the VGA high resolution (640 x 480) 16 color mode to provide beautifully detailed pictures and hundreds of vivid colors (produced by mixing the 16 screen colors). We are confident that WINDOWS COLORING BOOK will provide many happy hours of entertainment for the entire family. Please become a registered user. Be sure to write any questions or suggestions you might have on the back of your order form so that we can continue to improve the program in the ways that you want most. INSTALLATION AND GETTING STARTED Before attempting to use the WINDOWS COLORING BOOK program, please make a backup copy of the WINDOWS COLORING BOOK diskette(s). Consult your DOS manual for instructions on performing this procedure. You must install WINDOWS COLORING BOOK on a Hard Disk. Put Disk #1 in your floppy drive and from the Program Manager select File, Run. Type the floppy drive letter (A or B), followed by a colon and the word SETUP. Click the OK button and WINDOWS COLORING BOOK will install itself. The files will all fit on any size diskette except 5.25 360K diskettes. If you want to put the files on 360K diskettes you will need two (2) diskettes and they should be organized as follows: Disk 1: SETUP1.EXE, SETUP.EXE, SETUP.LST, SETUPKIT.DL_, VER.DL_ and VBRUN200.DL_ Disk 2: DUCKPOND.*, UNDERSEA.*, HOUSE.*, SEASHORE.*, COWBOY.*, SHIP.*, CMDIALOG.VB_, COMMDLG.DL_, GXWIN.DL_, PCXWIN.DL_, THREED.VB_, WCB.DOC, WCB.EX_, WCBORDER.FRM To upload the files to a BBS please make two compressed files organized as shown above. Name them WCB10A.ZIP and WCB10B.ZIP. Some of the files will be installed in the Windows System subdirectory on your hard drive. Most of these files are required to run the program, but a few are necessary only for installation. These files may be removed after you have successfully installed the program: SETUP1.EXE and SETUPKIT.DLL. To run the program, simply double click on the WINDOWS COLORING BOOK icon from the Program Manager. After the program is loaded, a title page will appear and then a few Shareware information screens. Click on the OK button to move through these pages, after you have read them of course. When the last page has been read, click the OK button and the program will begin. 5 USING WINDOWS COLORING BOOK WINDOWS COLORING BOOK is very easy to use. After starting the program, WINDOWS COLORING BOOK will ask you to enter your name. Please see the description of the NAME command for more information. After selecting a name, a window will open that allows you to select which picture you would like to color. A small version of each picture will be displayed on its own command button. A scroll bar appears below the buttons and it allows you to scroll through the available pictures. The scroll bar should not be needed with the Shareware version since it will work with only the six pictures that come with the program. If no picture files are found, then the command buttons will be blank. If this occurs, then you can press the New Path button and specify a new drive:directory where the picture files may be found. Please see the description of the PICTURE and NEW PATH commands for more information. When you have selected a picture, the picture selection window will disappear and the picture and color palette will be displayed. If this picture has been previously colored, the program will use the coloring data (stored in the coloring data file) to recolor the picture. You may then start coloring or recoloring the picture. SHORTCUT KEYS In general, all command buttons may be invoked by pressing the key that corresponds to the letter that is underlined on the button. When you are coloring, you may invoke any of the Menu Commands (Erase, Recolor, etc.) by pressing the desired function's shortcut key. This will have the same effect as clicking on the MENU command button and then clicking on the desired function's command button in the Menu Command Window. The following list describes the shortcut keys that may be used when you are not entering menu commands. The keys that invoke functions from the Menu Command Window may be used even if the Menu Command Window is not currently active. F1 This key will cause the Help Window to open. The F1 key may be used at almost any time to get help, even if you are entering Menu Commands. 1 This key will cause the first set of colors to be displayed in the Color Palette. 2 This key will cause the second set of colors to be displayed in the Color Palette. 3 This key will cause the third set of colors to be displayed in the Color Palette. M This key will open the Menu Command Window. O This key will invoke the OOPS function. E This key will invoke the ERASE command. R This key will invoke the RECOLOR command. P This key will invoke the PICTURE command. N This key will invoke the NAME command. T This key will invoke the PRINT command. H This key will invoke the HELP command. Q,ESC These keys will invoke the QUIT command. 6 The WCB screen consists of three main sections. The top part of the screen contains the color palette and a few command buttons. The center part displays the picture to color. Below the picture is the status information. SELECTING THE ACTIVE COLOR PALETTE The Color Palette displays 144 colors, each in its own small box. You can choose to display any one of three sets of colors. To the left of the Color Palette, in the upper left hand corner of the screen, there are three small palette selection buttons. Each one has a crayon and a number on it. Clicking one of these buttons will activate the associated color palette. You can also type the number that appears on the button to select the palette. You should display all three palettes to familiarize yourself with the available colors. SELECTING THE ACTIVE CRAYON COLOR Clicking the left mouse button on the desired color in the active color palette will make that color the active crayon color. The active crayon color is indicated by a white outline around the selected color's box in the active color palette display. The Current Color Box will also change to indicate the currently selected color. The Current Color Box is located just to the right of the Color Palette at the top of the screen. If you double click the left mouse button on a color in the third Color Palette, the Change Color Window will open. This window will allow you to alter the Red, Green and Blue content of the color. You can do this by moving the scroll bars, or by typing a decimal value between 0 and 255 in the text boxes. You will have to experiment with this feature to learn its capabilities. This feature is disabled when Easy Mode is turned on. Easy Mode is described later. COLORING THE PICTURE Once you have selected the desired color, you can then "color" an area of the picture. To color an area, simply move the mouse cursor to point at the desired area and click the left mouse button. You may color over an area that has already been colored. If the mouse cursor is pointing at the outline of an area (the black lines making up the picture) when the left button is clicked, then you will hear the error sound and no coloring will be done. Each time you color an area the "color command" is added to the list in memory. Eventually, this list may become full if you color a lot of areas that have already been colored. Please see the description of the RECOLOR command for information about this situation. 7 ENTERING AND EDITING TEXT STRINGS When it is necessary for you to enter or edit a text string, the following special editing keys may be used: <Home> Go to the beginning of the string <End> Go to the end of the string <Del> Delete the character at the text cursor <BACKSPACE> Delete the character to the left of the text cursor <Ins> Toggles the insert state <left arrow> Move the text cursor one character to the left <right arrow> Move the text cursor one character to the right <ENTER> Enter the string and return EASY MODE WCB may be placed into an EASY MODE. This mode is very useful for young children. When in this mode, a few of the harder commands will not be available. The commands that are not available are: PRINT, PICTURE/NEW PATH and Change Color. To put WCB into Easy Mode hold the <CTRL> key and press the <E> key on the keyboard. A window will open displaying the status of Easy Mode. To take WCB out of Easy Mode, press the same key (<CTRL>-<E>). Note that this selection may only be made when you are not entering Menu Commands. OOPS As you color the picture, WCB remembers how you have colored it. It keeps a list of "color commands" in memory. Clicking the left mouse button on the OOPS command button will undo the last color command. This is useful if you accidentally color an area that was previously colored. Clicking on the OOPS command button will restore the area to its previous color. You may use the OOPS command any number of times in a row. It will always undo the last color command on the list and then remove that command from the list. If the list is empty, then you will hear the error sound and no action will be performed. MENU Clicking the left mouse button on the MENU command button will cause the Menu Command Window to be displayed. The Menu Command Window contains eight command buttons. The use of each command button is explained below. The MENU command may be cancelled by pressing the <ESC> key or by clicking the left mouse button on the CANCEL command button. 8 THE MENU COMMANDS ERASE Click the left mouse button on the ERASE command button if you want to erase the colors from your picture. When this command is selected, a window will open that ask you: "Do you really want to erase the picture?". If you want to continue with the erasure then click the left mouse button on the ERASE command button in this window. Click the left mouse button on the CANCEL command button to abort the erase command. The keys <E> and <C> may be used to indicate an Erase or Cancel response. RECOLOR Click the left mouse button on the RECOLOR command button when you would like the picture to be erased and recolored. This command was included for two reasons. The first reason is that during the recoloring, redundant color data is removed from the "color command" list. The other reason is that young children like to watch the "computer" color the picture. The program may automatically execute this command if the color command list becomes too large to fit in memory. This should only happen if you color a lot of areas that have already been colored. If this should happen, the program will put a message on the screen before it begins the "recoloring process". After you click the Ok command button, the program will begin the "recoloring process". The only problem caused by recoloring is that the OOPS command will no longer restore an area's previous color (the area will be colored white). This is because the RECOLOR command has determined that the previous coloring of an area was redundant and has removed it from the "color command" list. The OOPS command will operate properly for any new "color commands" added to the list after the recoloring process has completed. PICTURE Click the left mouse button on the PICTURE command button when you would like to select a new picture. When you select the PICTURE command the Picture Selection Window will open to provide the command buttons that are needed to select a new picture. Six buttons will appear and each will contain the name of the file and a small version of the picture that it represents. Beneath the picture buttons, there will be a scroll bar that will allow you to scroll through the available pictures. If the file that contains the small version of the picture cannot be found, then that picture's command button will only contain the name of the file and a new command button will appear in the window. This command button is the Create SBM button. If you click on this button, then WCB will generate an .SBM file (small version) for the picture. 9 All of the files in the selected directory with the extensions .PCX, .BMP and .WCB will appear on their own command buttons. The files that have the extension .WCB are special compressed Windows Coloring Book files. The Shareware version of the program will only work with the six pictures that come with WCB. If a picture other than one of the included pictures is selected, a message will appear that explains the problem. If you register WCB you will receive the commercial version which will allow you to load any picture file (.PCX or .BMP) that you like. NEW PATH If you do not have Easy Mode selected, then the New Path command button will appear in the Picture Selection window. If you click on the New Path command button, then you can select a drive and directory that you want WCB to use when searching for picture files. The Path Selection Window will open and allow you to select a drive and a directory. This window will also show you a list of the files that WCB finds in the directory you currently have selected. NAME Click the left mouse button on the NAME command target if you want to specify the name of the user. When the NAME command is selected, the Name Selection Window will open. This window provides ten Name Selection command buttons that allow you to tell WCB who you are. Each of these buttons contains a name and a picture icon. You can select a picture icon that matches your appearance so that yours is easy to pick out. Clicking one of these command buttons will change the Current User information at the bottom of the window. The Current User information consists of a text box that displays the name and an icon command button that displays the picture icon. Once you have selected a name, that name can be edited and a new icon can be chosen. Just use the mouse cursor to click somewhere in the text box and a text cursor will appear. You can then edit the name. To change the icon, simply click on the icon command button repeatedly until the picture icon you desire is displayed. You can customize the name and icon for all ten of the Name Selection command buttons. When the Current User information appears the way you want it, then press the Ok command button and the Name Selection Window will disappear. Each of the ten users will have their own colored versions of the pictures saved. PRINT Click the left mouse button on the PRINT command button when you would like to print the current picture. You may print the picture in black and white or in color. When printed in black and white, only the outlines of the areas are printed (even if the picture is colored on the screen). These black and white pictures may then be colored with real crayons the old fashioned way. If your printer is capable of printing colors and is supported by Windows, then you may print the pictures in color. 10 When you select the PRINT command, the Print Options Window will open to allow you to select the printing options. The top of the window will provide a selection for either black and white or color printing. Just click on the type of picture you would like to print. If the default Windows printer does not have color capability, then the color selection will be grayed and you will not be able to choose it. Below this there are three command buttons. The Cancel command button can be used to cancel the PRINT command and return to coloring. Use this button if you pressed the PRINT command button by accident or you change your mind. The Setup command button will display the standard Windows printer setup dialog box. This dialog box allows you to select the active Windows printer and choose portrait or landscape orientation. Many other options may also be specified from this dialog box. Consult your Windows manual for information on all these options. Once you have set all the options, then simply click on the Print command button and your picture will be printed. NOTE: Some of the early Windows 3.1 Postscript printer drivers will not properly print the bitmapped picture. If you have problems, try to get an updated driver for your printer. Many drivers can be found on the Microsoft BBS at 1-206-637-9009. It's a long distance call but use of the BBS is free. HELP Click the left mouse button on the HELP command button if you want to display the Help Window. The Help Window contains many command buttons. If you click on these buttons, then the panel at the bottom of the screen will display help text about the button's topic. To exit the Help Window click on the Exit Help command button. QUIT Click the left mouse button on the QUIT command target if you want to quit the program. When this command is selected, you will be asked "Do you really want to quit?". If you want to exit the program and return to DOS then click the left mouse button on the Quit command target. Click the left mouse button on the Cancel command target to abort the QUIT command. NOTE: When you exit the program, setup data will be written to the file KINDERWR.INI in your Windows directory. SUMMARY All of us at Kinderware hope you and your children enjoy WINDOWS COLORING BOOK. We thank you for evaluating the program and we hope to add your name to the growing list of registered users. 11 WORD GALLERY We would like to make you aware of another children's educational program developed here at Kinderware. This program is also distributed as Shareware. WORD GALLERY provides a set of colorful word-object flashcards. These flashcards are used to play a variety of games. Your children will enjoy watching the screen fill with color as they use WORD GALLERY. Version 3.0 of WORD GALLERY was released in November of 1991. It consists of five separate games: Flashcards - either word first or picture first Matching - match the picture with the word or the word with the picture Missing letters - supply the missing letter Spelling - spell the complete word Word guess - similar to hangman, but you can have picture hints Many options can be selected such as difficulty, case of the letters, sound and music. The program plays a familiar children's song after a number of responses have been entered. The Shareware version has 50 word/picture flashcards, and the commercial version comes with over 250 more to make the total just over 300. A utility is provided that allows you to select which words should be used. This lets you tailor the program to your child's ability. The mouse cursor is a cute animated bee that the children can "fly" around the screen to make their selections. The words can be displayed in six languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Dutch). The program includes digitized speech for the words that can played through the Sound Blaster, Covox Speech Thing or the PC internal speaker if your machine is fast enough. The internal speaker playback may not work on all machines. The digitized speech is only in English. If you register WINDOWS COLORING BOOK and WORD GALLERY together, you pay only $21.50 for WORD GALLERY instead of the usual $24.00. If you would like a copy of the Shareware version of WORD GALLERY, then include an additional $2.00 (to cover materials and shipping only) with your WCB order. NOTE: Word Gallery is an MS-DOS program. It is not a Windows Application. It can, however, be run from Windows as a full screen application. The digitized speech will not work on the internal PC speaker when WG is run from Windows. It will work with the Sound Blaster and Covox Speech Thing. 12
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