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Simple database to store information about your favorite BBS's.
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Simple database to store information about your favorite BBS’s.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
BBSBASE.COM 63733 29237 deflated
BBSBASE.DOC 10756 3336 deflated
DELETE.COM 11976 8935 deflated
DELETE.DOC 754 357 deflated
REG.TXT 1830 444 deflated

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Contents of the BBSBASE.DOC file












BBS Base Documentation
----------------------
Version 1.00
February 1988













+-------------------------------------------+
| Many Thanks to : |
| Philip Wasson, Dave Festa, Laura Whiting, |
| David Kahan, Allan Joffe, and Allan Feuer|
| |
| for beta testing and other aid. |
+-------------------------------------------+

BBS BASE - Designed and Written by Steve Lutz
DOCUMENTATION by Laura Whiting and Steve Lutz







ALL Rights Reserved
Copyright (c) 1988
by Steve Lutz







BBS BASE Documentation Page One




DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY
----------------------

THIS SOFTWARE IS DISTRIBUTED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES
AS TO THE PERFORMANCE OR MERCHANTABILITY OR ANY OTHER WARRANTIES
WHETHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHOR BE
HELD LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OF PROFIT OR ANY OTHER DAMAGE RESULTING
FROM THE USE OR MISUSE OF THIS PROGRAM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES.

BECAUSE OF THE VARIOUS HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENTS INTO
WHICH THIS SOFTWARE MAY BE PUT, NO WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE IS OFFERED. THE USER MUST ASSUME THE ENTIRE
RISK OF USING THIS PROGRAM.




Introduction - What is BBS Base?
------------------------------------------------------------

BBS Base is a Data Base for Storing information about BBS's.



File package consists of:
-------------------------

BBSBASE COM - the Main BBSBASE program
BBSBASE DOC - this file
DELETE COM - Program that will delete P/W info from DATA BASE
DELETE DOC - Documentation for DELETE.COM
REG TXT - Registration Form
BBS DTA - will be created

Only BBSBASE.COM is needed to run the program.


Outline of the Program
-------------------------------------------------------------
There are three sections to the program.
They are the Main Screen, the Edit/View screen, and the Options Screen.







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The Main Screen Commands
-------------------------------------------------------------


BBS-BASE version 1.00
A BBS Data-Base Manager

Dplace BBS
Spectrum BBS
Virtual BBS











Current Page : 1 Of: 1

Arrow Key : Move current Selection Esc : Exit Program
PgUp/Down : View Previous/Next Page F1 : Options Menu
Home/End : Goto First/Last Page G : Goto Page #
Return : Edit/View Selection A/D : Add / Delete Record




The Main screen: This screen will display up to 26 records
at a time. It is the first screen after the title screen


Commands: Function:
---------------------------------------------------------
Escape Quit the program
F1 Goto Options Menu
Return or Enter Edit/View the highlighted record.
Arrow Keys (up-down) Moves the highlight in the
direction of arrow.
Home Go to first page.

End Go to last page.
PageUp View the previous page.
Pagedown View the next page.
G Goto a Page Number.
A Add a record, displays a blank
Edit/View screen.
D Deletes the highlighted record.

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Edit/View Screen Commands
-------------------------------------------------------------

The Edit/View screen is where editing old records, adding new records
or just viewing the information stored about a BBS is done.

The active window is highlighted. When first entering the this screen, the
System Information window is active.


Global Commands:
----------------

F1 : Abort changes and return to the Main Screen.
Escape : Save changes and return to Main screen.
Space : Change window.


Window Commands:
----------------

Up/Down Arrows : move the field highlight in the
system info window up or down.
Return or Enter : Edit the currently selected field.


























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Edit Mode Commands:
-------------------
*** While in Edit Mode Global Functions are not Active ***

Escape : exit edit mode, keep all changes.
F1 : exit edit mode, abort all changes.
Arrow keys : Moves cursor in direction of arrow.
Wraparound works.
Insert : Toggle insert and Delete mode.
Backspace : moves cursor to the left one character
and deletes character to left of cursor.
Delete : deletes character under cursor.
Return/Enter : Moves cursor and text after cursor
to beginning of next line.

The text area is actually larger than the window itself, if text is
"lost" off the end of visible area, press DELETE a few times and it will
return.

































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The Options Screen
-------------------------------------------------------------
The Options Screen includes three features. They are; Alphabetizing,
Printing, and Checking for duplicates.


Options Screen Commands:
------------------------

Up/Down Arrows : Change the currently highlighted
function.
Return/Enter : Perform, highlighted function.
Escape : Return to Main Screen from Options Screen (or)
Options Screen from aborted function.

When Using the Arrow keys and selecting different functions, the
help window changes. The help window will prompt for certain input.


Alphabetizing:
-------------

Sorts in assending or decending order.

Check for Dupication:
--------------------

Checks all records for duplicates of Name or Phone number.

Printing Styles:
---------------

The Long method prints ALL information in the record. Approximately 2
records will fit on an 8 X 11 sheet of paper.

The Short method prints the Name, Phone, baud rate, hour code and
settings in a group by status codes.

(Print to screen to see what each of these printing styles looks like before
printing out to the printer.)

NOTE -- If your printer has proportional spacing,
make sure it is off, the printer output will not look correct if using
proportional spacing.







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THE SHAREWARE CONCEPT
------------------------------------------------------------

If you use BBSBASE and find it of value, your contribution ($5.00
suggested) will be appreciated. This contrbution is voluntary and will
entitle you to become a registered user.

If you want to register, print out the file called "REG.TXT" which is the
registration form, complete it and send it with your check to:

Steve Lutz
320 Cynwyd Rd.
Bala Cynwyd, Pa. 19004

If you have any comments or suggestions on how to make BBSBASE even
better, I can be reached on many BBSs in the Philadelphia area; d-Place,
Bob's Mac, Spectrum BBS or
my own Virtual BBS (215)-667-7891. I can also be reached by voice at
(215)-664-1292.

Regardless of whether a contribution is made, the user is encouaged to
copy and share BBSBase with others. Payment for use is discretionary on
the part of each subsequent user.

DISTRIBUTION POLICY
-------------------

A limited license is granted to all users of BBSBase, to make copies of
BBSBase and distribute them to other users, on the following conditions:

1) The following files must be included as a program package:
BBSBASE.COM
BBSBASE.DOC
DELETE.COM
DELETE.DOC
REG.TXT

2) The Program package is not be distributed to others in
modified or altered form.

3) That the name, BBS BASE, must be retained.

4) The copyright and authorship notices in the progam and
documentation are not to be altered or removed.

5) No fee is to be charged for copying or distributing the
program package.
System Operators of Bulletin Board Systems may have this file available
for download with out registering.



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