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ID:SY Lotus and Symphony Notes
Quarterdeck Technical Note #127
by Stan Young


If copy protection has been removed from your copy of Lotus 1-2-3
version 2 or Symphony 1.1, or if your copy never had it, the
default installation for Lotus or Symphony will not succeed in
opening the Lotus window. There is a simple reason for this and
a simple solution. Run "Change a Program" from the DESQview Open
Window menu and select Lotus or Symphony as the program you want
to change. When the configuration menu comes up, look at the
line labeled "Program." It will be listed as:


and the "Parameters" line will be:


The problem here is that on a non-protected Lotus system, there
is no 123.COM file, the file is called 123.EXE. What you need to
do is tab down to the parameters line and leaving the rest of the
line intact, change the "COM" to "EXE." Then the program will
load normally.

"Out of Memory" Messages:

If you receive an "Out of Memory" message while loading a Lotus or
Symphony spreadsheet or document, it is likely that Lotus or
Symphony have run out of CONVENTIONAL memory. While these programs
can use expanded (EMS) memory, they also tend to spread out in the
conventional memory partition as well. If you get this message
while running these programs in DESQview, run Change a Program and
try increasing the "Memory Size in K" item by 20K or so until the
spreadsheet loads. If you feel you have memory to spare, you can
make things easy on yourself by leaving the "Memory Size in K" item
as is and then hitting F1 for advanced options and set "Maximum
Program Memory Size in K" to 640. While it is unlikely you will
have 640K free for a partition, configured in this manner, DESQview
will give Lotus as much conventional memory as it can find.

Please note: You must close and reopen the Lotus or Symphony
window before the memory change will take effect.

Running Lotus with HAL:

Lotus can be loaded with HAL in DESQview and still be used in the
small window. The trick is to modify the command to start the
program so the DESQview Lotus loader loads HAL instead. HAL then
will load 123. Assuming the HAL files were in the 123 subdirectory
and the 123 subdirectory is listed in the Path to Data Files, you
would make the "Program" line as follows:

and the parameters line:


You will also have to increase the "Memory Size in K" figure by an
extra 120K to accommodate the extra overhead of HAL.

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