Dec 262017
 
Print TriBBS DOC files with this program and save paper.

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TriBBS 5.1 docs combined with BookForm
(freeware)! Use this to print your 5.1
documents in "book form", this will work
with dot matrix printers or lasers! Makes
the 180 pages only 90 pieces of paper
printed on both sides! For TriBBS files:
call: The BucketBored! BBS (214) 414-6913
A TriBBS Support Board! @ 28.8 v.FAST!


File TB51BOOK.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
Category BBS Files
Print TriBBS DOC files with this program and save paper.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
BOOKFORM.EXE 31227 30130 deflated
FILE_ID.DIZ 341 250 deflated
README.DOC 5907 2339 deflated
TRIBBS.DOC 447589 76738 deflated

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Contents of the README.DOC file


TriBBS 5.1 docs combined with BookForm
(freeware)! Use this to print your 5.1
documents in "book form", this will work
with dot matrix printers or lasers! Makes
the 180 pages only 90 pieces of paper
printed on both sides! For TriBBS files:
call: The BucketBored! BBS (214) 414-6913
A TriBBS Support Board! @ 28.8 v.FAST!


BOOKFORM...Prints document files in book form.

Ever want to print out those document files but were reluctant because
they are quite large and will use up many sheets of paper. BOOKFORM
will cut the paper required in half and make the document much easier
to read. Read on to see how to use this program and start saving on
paper and make using programs much easier to reference by having a
printed out document.

Starting the program. Just type in BOOKFORM at the DOS prompt.
All these instructions are on the screen but we'll go into a little
more depth here.

The program starts and gives you some instructions at the top of
the screen. To quit the program enter QUIT. You will be prompted to
type in the file and path of the document you want to print in
bookform. If the document you want to print does not reside in the
same directory as BOOKFORM you must use the path. If BOOKFORM is in
the same directory as the file you wish to print, there is no need to
enter the path. Example, suppose you want to print the file
PROGRAM.DOC and the file resides in the desktop publishing directory
DTP and BOOKFORM resides in the DOS directory. The correct entry would
be as follows:
C:\DTP\PROGRAM.DOC
Typical file extensions would be .DOC or .TXT

First off, after entering the correct file name the program will
read through the entire file and analyze the ASCII structure to
eliminate printer format codes. Mainly the formfeeds that some word
processors insert to fill in blank lines. Not all word processors
insert these codes but if they are present it really screws up the
process of printing the file in bookform. As the file is being
analyzed the program will write to a temporary file approximately the
same size as the original file. The program thus needs that additional
amount of disk space. The original file is left untouched and the
temporary file is erased as the program ends. Your dot matrix printer
needs to be on-line and at the top of a page. The program will show
which page is being printed. Don't get overly excited about seeing a
different page number being displayed and the page being printed being
different. The main thing to watch is that the pages start at the tops
of the pages being printed. If not, take the printer off line and hit
Control Break to stop the program. Some files are so badly constructed
that they cannot be printed in bookform. If that is the case you must
load that file into a word processor and make those corrections. The
next step after the first sides are printed the program pauses and you
must take the paper, FLIP the paper and set up the paper to start at
the top of the page and on the back of the first page printed then
place printer back on-line. The program will continue till the balance
of the file is printed. Make sure that the printer stops by itself
both in the middle and at the end of the flipped pages. To stop the
program at any time hit Control Break at any time. Make sure that DOS
recognizes the break command by typing break at the DOS prompt. If
break is set off you can easily change it to on by typing break on at
the DOS prompt. Also files MUST be in ASCII only, not saved DOC files
from say, WordPerfect. If the files is other than pure ASCII the
program will not function correctly.










Also the program does not have a lot of error handling routines. These
were left out so as not to bloat the program code. The program will
report paths that are not found or files, printers that are off or not
on-line and a few other errors. If an error occurs that there is no
handling procedure it will simply stop.

This program has not been tested on all the different types of
printers. Users assume all risks in using this program. Specialty
Software Systems reserves all rights to this program and is releasing
this program as Freeware. Program may not be modified in any way. Use
of this program constitutes acceptance of the above conditions and
shall hold Specialty Software Systems harmless for any and all claims
arising out of the use or inability to use this program.

Finally, this program is Freeware. I am releasing this and several
other utilities as Freeware. This is some payback for all the other
fine talented programmers who have released their programs either as
Shareware or Freeware. I retain all rights to this program and no user
may modify it in anyway. If the program is of help to you, use it
freely. Distribute widely please. If the program doesn't work for your
application it's not because of the program, it just wasn't written for
your particular document file. If you want, drop me a postcard with
any comments or just a hello but don't send money! I enjoy seeing the
way a program makes the rounds across the country.

For the curious, the program was written using PowerBasic and
optimized. PowerBasic provides a convenient and powerful language set
to develop programs quickly. PowerBasic is the better Basic with
the power for the 90's. Source code provided with a SASE.

Once again, thanks for using BOOKFORM.

Specialty Software Systems
P.O. BOX 470063
Cleveland, Ohio 44147































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