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ID:L2 Lotus and Symphony Notes
Quarterdeck Technical Note #127 Filename: LOTUS2.TEC
by Stan Young CompuServe: LOTUS2.TEC
Last revised: 2/11/92 Category: SW3

Subject: Information on running Lotus 1-2-3 Release 2 and Lotus Symphony, and
HAL in DESQview.


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

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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