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╔═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╗ ║ <<<< PC-SIG Disk #4090 COMPUSTITCH >>>> ║ ╠═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╣ ║ To Print the documentation, type: COPY STITCH.DOC PRN (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ To Start, type: STITCH (press Enter) ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ ║ (C) Copyright 1993 PC-SIG Inc. 1030D East Duane Ave. Sunnyvale CA 94086 ║ ║ For inquiries call: (408) 730-9291 For orders call: (800) 245-6717 ║ ╚═════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════════╝
CompuStitch 3.0 REGISTRATION FORM DATE: ______________ NAME: ______________________________________________________ STREET: ______________________________________________________ CITY: _____________________ STATE: ____ ZIP CODE: ________ COUNTRY: _______________________ TELEPHONE: (____)_____-______ QTY DESCRIPTION UNIT PRICE TOTAL PRICE ___ Registration and latest version $20.00 $___.___ on disk Please choose the disk type you would like to receive: __ __ |__| 5-1/4" DS/DD 360K |__| 3-1/2" DS/DD 720K Registration includes: * All three versions (VGA, CGA, Tandy 1000) on disk * Notice of future updates by mail * Eligibility to order updates at a reduced price Where did you obtain CompuStitch? _____________________________ (BBS, shareware distributor, a friend, etc.) Please make check or money order payable in U.S. funds to: John George, Jr. RD 3 Box 607 Altoona, PA 16601-9413 U.S.A. Thank you for your order. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
CompuStitch 3.1 User Manual Released 9-12-92 Copyright (C) 1991, 1992 by Ascend Software CompuStitch Page 1 DESCRIPTION OF COMPUSTITCH CompuStitch is a powerful, yet easy-to-use program for the creation and design of cross-stitch patterns. With this program it is possible to create patterns which are 180 x 180 in size in 142 colors on a VGA screen, 15 colors on a Tandy 1000, or 3 colors on a CGA monitor. CompuStitch supports full cross stitches, one-quarter stitches, backstitches and french knots. This truly useful program contains the DMC number for each color available and prints a color list with your pattern to make shopping for floss easier. Other features include: file merging, cut and paste, horizontal and vertical image flipping, rotation in 90, 180 and 270 degrees, and more! CompuStitch requires CGA or EGA for the three-color version, a Tandy 1000 for the 15-color version, or VGA for the 142-color version. Other requirements are: DOS 3.0 or higher, 512K of RAM, and any printer which supports compressed printing (17 CPI). Microsoft mouse support is optional. FEATURES PLANNED FOR THE FUTURE: These items are planned to be added in the near future, depending on the response to this release: * PCX and GIF file importation * Support for higher resolution EGA and VGA GETTING STARTED First select the disk you want to use. Disk 1 contains the VGA version, disk 2 is the CGA version, and disk 3 is the Tandy 1000 version. Type STITCH at the prompt to load the program. One command-line parameter can be passed to the program on startup, and that parameter must be a pattern filename (.XST). For example, to start the program and have it automatically load the CLIP_ART.XST file, type STITCH CLIP_ART at the prompt and press ENTER. EDITOR KEYS The following keystrokes are used in the editor: Arrow keys = Moves the cursor up, down, left, and right when using the grid and moves the highlight bar on menus and the file directory. Ctrl+Right = Scrolls the grid to the right. CompuStitch Page 2 EDITOR KEYS, CONTINUED Ctrl+Left = Scrolls the grid to the left. PG UP = Scrolls the grid up. PG DN = Scrolls the grid down. Home = Moves the cursor to the first column. End = Moves the cursor to the last column. Space, Ins, Enter = Draws the current stitch type at the cursor in the current drawing color. Del = Erases the current stitch type at the cursor location. (If backstitching is the current stitch type then backstitches will be deleted.) Alt+F = Activates the File menu. Alt+C = Activates the Color menu. Alt+S = Activates the Stitch menu. Alt+B = Activates the Block menu. Alt+O = Activates the Options menu. (Any options set here will automatically be saved for future sessions) Alt+H, F1 = Activates the Help screen. ESC = Closes menus when they are activated and selects the 'Cancel' option in dialog boxes. TAB = Toggles options when using dialog boxes. Alt+X = Exits CompuStitch. F2 = Saves the current editor workfile to disk. F3 = Loads a pattern from disk into the editor work area. F8 = Rotates the current stitch type. This only works for 1/4 stitches and backstitches. F9 = Prints the pattern currently in the work area. CompuStitch Page 3 USING A MOUSE CompuStitch auto-detects if there is a mouse present when you start the program. If there is, you will see a white arrow pointer on the screen. If no arrow is present but there IS a mouse connected to your computer, then CompuStitch probably doesn't recognize it and will not use it. With your mouse, you can activate any of the menus by clicking the left button on the menu bar, change stitch types by clicking the left button on the stitch icons along the right hand side of the screen, and scroll the grid any of the four directions by clicking the left button on the arrow icons. The box icon is used to define a block for the functions listed on the block menu. Stitches can be placed anywhere on the grid by pointing and clicking the left button. The right button is used to duplicate the function of the F8 key, Rotate stitch type. USING THE BLOCK FUNCTIONS The block functions provide most of the power and versatility to the program. A block is simply a part of the whole work area which is defined to be manipulated. The maximum size for a block is 70 x 40. You may notice that before a block is defined, none of the block functions can be selected except for the first one, Define block. You must first define a portion of the grid as a "work area". When you select this, the program will guide you through two steps in defining a block. The first step is to define the top- left corner by either moving the cursor there and pressing ENTER, or clicking the mouse at the desired location. The second step is the define the bottom-right corner by the same method. After the second step a box is drawn around the block and now it is defined. You can now select any option on the block menu. Please note that the horizontal flipping, vertical flipping, and rotate functions do not manipulate backstitches used for outlining. After these functions are used, any backstitches in the block will be lost and must be re-entered. Sometimes the block must also be placed at a desired location, such as with the Move and Merge functions. Again, the program will guide you through these steps. With the Merge function, a new stitch file (.XST) will be loaded and you will be prompted to select a location for the transferred block image. TECHNICAL INFO CompuStitch was written in Turbo Pascal 5.0 and requires MS-DOS 3.0 or higher, 512K RAM, VGA, EGA, CGA, or a Tandy 1000, and a printer capable of 17 CPI. Microsoft mouse support is optional. CompuStitch 3.1 REGISTRATION FORM DATE: ______________ NAME: ______________________________________________________ STREET: ______________________________________________________ CITY: _____________________ STATE: ____ ZIP CODE: ________ COUNTRY: _______________________ TELEPHONE: (____)_____-______ QTY DESCRIPTION UNIT PRICE TOTAL PRICE ___ Registration and latest version $20.00 $___.___ on disk Please choose the disk type you would like to receive: __ __ |__| 5-1/4" DS/DD 360K |__| 3-1/2" DS/DD 720K Registration includes: * All three versions (VGA, CGA, Tandy 1000) on disk * Notice of future updates by mail * Eligibility to order updates at a reduced price Where did you obtain CompuStitch? _____________________________ (BBS, shareware distributor, a friend, etc.) Please make check or money order payable in U.S. funds to: John George, Jr. RD 3 Box 607 Altoona, PA 16601-9413 U.S.A. Thank you for your order. Your comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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