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Tag Line Xpress v1.1
release date 06/19/92

Tag Line Xpress (TLX) is an enhanced tagline manager for offline
message mail readers. A tagline is a single line comment that is
added to the end of each message by mail readers, and is often a
funny or ridiculous statement. Most mail readers available today
have limitations to the amount of taglines they can handle, and
one has to physically select a tagline from what could well be a
sizeable collection, or the mail reader will cycle through the
available taglines sequentially or randomly. TLX makes the job
of maintaining and selecting taglines infinitely easier.

Tag Line Xpress (TLX) supports UNLIMITED taglines. TLX uses a
database to store your tagline collection, and keeps a count of
how many times each tagline has been used. TLX will read the
message you are sending, and suggest taglines from the database
depending on the subject and contents of the message, giving
priority to lesser used taglines. TLX can steal taglines from
entire QWK mail packets. There is even a quote enhancement
feature that places a quote box around the message that you are
responding to. TLX is self installing (when used with the Silly
Little Mail Reader or Off Line Xpress). Any mail reader that
supports a tagline manager can be set up to use TLX. Mouse users
will appreciate the Mouse Menus that allow you to handle almost
all operations without using the keyboard at all! When Mouse
Support is selected, and a functioning mouse is located, TLX
will display the mouse menu on the right side of the screen with
all the normal alpha-numeric characters displayed. Clicking on a
character in the Mouse Menu is the same as typing it in. All
features in TLX are fully configurable. TLX only needs 260K of
system memory to work, any memory over that including Expanded
Memory will be used by TLX for dynamic caching and buffers.

Tag Line Xpress (TLX) is being distributed under the Shareware
concept, you may freely copy and distribute TLX in it's original
unmodified archive form. TLX is NOT crippled or restricted in
any way, the shareware version is a fully functional program to
allow you to evaluate it's performance - except for the random
appearance of a nag screen reminding you to register. After a
reasonable evaluation period you are expected to register TLX
with the author and send in a registration fee of US $10.00 (ten
US Dollars). Once you send in your registration fee, you will
receive a valid registration number that will eliminate the nag
screen, send $10 is cash or a check to the author at :

651 Richmond Road,
Staten Island, NY 10304-2409.

please include your full name, mailing address, version number
of TLX you are using, and the mail reader program you are using.
If you send a registration fee of US $25.00 (twenty five US
Dollars) or more, you will also be mailed the next release of
TLX when it is available.

What's New
TLX v1.1 fixes a couple of minor glitches, and also introduces a
new Mouse Menu that allows you to use a mouse for virtually all
operations in TLX, including typing in new taglines!

Quick Start
If you are using SLMR or OLX mail readers, TLX will install
itself automatically. If you are using another mail reader you
will need to manually install TLX within your mail reader. This
section is for SLMR and OLX users only.

Copy the distribution files into your mail reader directory, or
create a new directory for TLX. The location of TLX when it is
installed is important, since the installation process writes
this information into the changes it makes in the SLMR or OLX
configuration file. If you have to move TLX after it has been
installed, you must re-install it from the new directory. Once
the files have been copied, simply type TLX at the DOS command
line, and TLX will start the installation process.

When TLX is started for the very first time it will ask if you
want to continue before beginning installation. TLX will then
modify the mail reader configuration files and create all the
necessary batch files it needs. The tagline database is also
created. Next TLX will display the default settings that it will
use every time it is run. You can modify these and Save them to
the TLX configuration file. TLX will then look for tagline files
and if it finds one it will display the name of the tagline file
and ask if you want to use that file. If TLX can not recognize
any tagline files it will ask you to enter a file name. You can
press ENTER to accept the default name it finds, or type in a
new drive:\path\filename.ext. TLX will then read all taglines
into the database, and remove duplicates. Once it is completed,
TLX will ask if you want to rename this tagline file so your
mail reader will not use it (this saves memory and results in
faster operation). Type Yes, since the reader configuration has
been modified to disable the internal tagline support. Press
ENTER to accept the name of the file that TLX suggests, or enter
a new file name. TLX is now installed and ready for use!

The original mail reader configuration file will be saved as
CONFIG.OLD, if ever you wish to undo all the changes that TLX
has done to the mail readers' configuration, you can copy this
file over the mail reader configuration file (CONFIG.OLX for OLX
and CONFIG.MR for SLMR). You can now use TLX by starting up your
mail reader. When you reply to a message, TLX will intercede and
place a quote box instead of the normal xx> quote symbols. Note
that if you initiated a new message then there will be no quote
box. You can now type your message as you normally do. Once you
save the message and exit your editor, you will see the tagline
manager menu. TLX will first read the message and analyze it,
then suggest taglines from it's database. You can use the Up and
Down arrow keys to navigate around the menu. If you want to see
more taglines press the PageUp or PageDown keys. You can switch
between these suggestions and the tagline database, and search
for specific taglines in either. You can also view the message

that you are processing. Press ENTER to select a tagline (or
press the number next to the tagline wanted), or select the Quit
without tagline option (or press ESCAPE) to quit TLX without
adding any tagline to your message. You can also modify the TLX
default configuration settings, or type a new tagline that will
also be added to the tagline database.

Detailed explanations
TLX will have to be manually installed into other mail readers.
There are two parts to the installation, the quote enhancer and
the tagline manager. The specific details are given after the
next section describing all the TLX options. TLX requires a
minimum of 260K of system memory to work. It may be necessary to
enable swapping in your mail editor. If you have EMS memory TLX
will use it for dynamic disk caching and buffers. The syntax for
TLX is :


  3 Responses to “Category : BBS Programs+Doors
Archive   : TLX110.ZIP
Filename : TLX.DOC

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