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DESQview Alarm Clock
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DESQview's Alarm Clock accessory lets you set up to five alarms to
remind you of important events during your day. If you like, you
can associate a message with each alarm to remind you of the alarm's
purpose. Alarm Clock also lets you change your system's time and
date.


Installing the Alarm Clock
--------------------------

To install the Alarm Clock accessory, you must copy the Alarm Clock
files to your everyday DESQview diskette. Follow these steps:

o With DESQview running, open a DOS Services window.

o If you have a floppy-based system, follow these steps:

o Place your everyday DESQview diskette in drive A.

o Place the Alarm Clock accessory diskette in drive B.

o Use DOS Services' Copy command to copy:

From B:A*.*
To A:

o Use DOS Services' Copy command to copy:

From B:D*.*
To A:

(NOTE: You may first need to delete unused files from your
DESQview diskette to make room. We suggest deleting *.BAK,
and if there still is not enough room, delete xx-PIF.DVP
and xx-LOAD.COM files for programs you don't use. See the
DESQview Users Manual for information on these files.)

o If you have a hard disk system, follow these steps:

o Place the Alarm Clock accessory diskette in drive A.

o Use DOS Services' Copy command to copy:

From A:A*.*
To C:\DV

o Use DOS Services' Copy command to copy:

From A:D*.*
To C:\DV

o Add the Alarm Clock program by typing the following sequence of
DESQview commands:

DESQ key (display the DESQview menu)

O (display the Open Window menu)

AP (run Add a Program -- note that although Alarm Clock
may be listed on the first screen, you should not
select it from there!)

O (select Other)

If you have a hard disk system, change the Path field to:
C:\DV. If you have a floppy-based system, set the path to
A:\. Then:

<-- (press Enter to redisplay the Add a Program menu.
Alarm Clock will be listed on this menu, probably as
the last entry, in the lower right corner)

Backtab (move the menu cursor bar to the Alarm Clock entry)

Space bar (select Alarm Clock)

<-- (press Enter to install Alarm Clock)

<-- (press Enter to indicate you don't want to add
more programs)

o To run the Alarm Clock, select it from the Open Window menu by
typing AC.

Of course, you may perform the above sequence of commands using the
mouse, if you have a mouse.


Using the Alarm Clock
---------------------

The Alarm Clock window shows the current time and date and provides
space for you to enter up to 5 alarms and messages. The time and
date are "running" -- that is, they will change on the screen as the
time and date on your system change.

The Alarm Clock has 9 commands:

Alarm 1 let you set up to five alarms and enter a message to
thru remind you of the purpose of the alarm.
Alarm 5

Set Time lets you change the current time of day for your
system.

Set Date lets you change the current date for your system.

Zoom lets you shrink the Alarm Clock window so that only
the time shows -- or zoom it back to its normal size
if it is already shrunk. (This is useful for keeping
a running clock on your screen.)

Save lets you save your current alarm settings to disk.
When you do this, Alarm Clock will automatically use
these settings the next time you open the Alarm Clock
window.

You activate a command by selecting it:

Using the keyboard, move the cursor to the desired command
(with the Tab or arrow keys) and press the space bar.
Alternately, you may type 1 thru 5 to select Alarm 1 thru
Alarm 5, T to select Set Time, D to select Set Date,
Z to select Zoom, or S to select Save.

Using the mouse, click on the desired command.


Setting an Alarm
----------------

To set an alarm:

o Select the alarm you want, Alarm 1 thru Alarm 5. A cursor will
appear in the hour field next to the alarm you selected.

o Enter the hour, the minute, AM or PM, and (optionally) a
message. (Use the left arrow, right arrow, Tab, and Backspace
keys to move the cursor and the Ins and Del keys to edit the
information you type.)

o When the alarm information is the way you want, press <-- (the
Enter key) to put the alarm in effect.

To erase all the information for an alarm, select that alarm and
then press the Esc key. The time and message fields for the alarm
are cleared.

NOTE: During the time you are typing alarm information, the running
clock and the alarm detection mechanism are disabled. If more than
one minute passes from the time you select an alarm to the time you
press <--, and an alarm is scheduled during that minute, it will not
occur. When you press <--, the running clock will be corrected to
the current time.


Responding to an Alarm
----------------------

When an alarm goes off, a short "alarm melody" is played and the
message field for that alarm is redisplayed in reverse video. (If
the Alarm Clock window is hidden or shrunk so that messages aren't
visible, you must make the message area visible to respond.)

To respond to the alarm:

o Select the alarm that just went off -- the one with the reverse
video message field.

o Press the Esc key. The alarm will clear.

If you don't respond to an alarm before another one goes off, both
alarm message fields will be displayed in reverse video.

NOTE: The Alarm Clock accessory can only respond to alarms when it
is running, either as the current program or in background. Once
you close the Alarm Clock window, all alarms are discarded, unless
you saved them using the Save command.


Saving Your Alarms
------------------

Alarms you set are remembered only so long as the Alarm Clock
accessory is running. Once you close the Alarm Clock, all alarms
are discarded. You can overcome this by saving your alarms before
you close Alarm Clock.

To save your alarms:

o Select the Save command.

A file named CLOCK.DAT is written to your everyday DESQview diskette
(on a floppy-based system) or to the \DV directory (on a hard disk
system).

Once you've saved your alarms, DESQview automatically loads them
whenever you start up the Alarm Clock accessory. If you want to
change or delete alarms you've saved, you must set the alarms as you
want them and then use the Save command again. (To delete all
alarms, you may delete CLOCK.DAT using DOS Services.)


Setting the Time and Date
-------------------------

If you wish to change the time and/or date on your system, you can
do so using the Set Time and Set Date commands.

To change the time:

o Select the Set Time command. A cursor will appear in the hour
field of the running time at the top of the Alarm Clock window.

o Enter the hour, the minute, and AM or PM.

o When the time is correct, press <-- to change the system time.

To change the date:

o Select the Set Date command. A cursor will appear in the month
field of the date at the top of the Alarm Clock window.

o Enter the month, day, and year.

o When the date is correct, press <-- to change the system date.

If, before you press <--, you change your mind and wish to restore
the old time or date, press the Esc key. The current time or date
will reappear.


NOTE: During the time you are typing the time or date information,
the running clock is stopped and alarms are disabled.


Zooming the Alarm Clock Window
------------------------------

It is often convenient to have a running clock on your screen. The
Zoom command allows you to use the Alarm Clock's running time
display at the top of the Alarm Clock window for this purpose.

To shrink the Alarm Clock window so only the current time shows:
o Select the Zoom command.

To restore the window to its normal size:

o Select the Zoom command again.


Installation Notes
------------------

The Alarm Clock accessory is installed as "nonswappable" -- that is,
the "Can be swapped to disk" option on the Change a Program menu is
turned off. This is done because, if the Alarm Clock were swapped,
it would be suspended and alarms would not go off, nor would the
current "running" clock be updated.

***END***


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