BOYANDIR - The Boyan Phone Directory Editor
Douglas E. MacLean
2200 Ocean Avenue apt 6B
Brooklyn, New York 11229
SysOp of The Vernon BBS (201) 827-6447
One of the best communication packages around for ANY price is the
Boyan Communication Program. One of it's many abilities is the
maintenance of any number of phone directories. The only short
coming I have found is the inability of the program to exchange
directory entries between phone directories. Boyandir resolves
this problem. With Boyandir you can copy, move, swap or clear
entries between directories. You have complete control over the
files to edit. You can save or change FON files from within the
program. Online help is available at all levels of operation and
is context sensitive. Functions are accessed either through an
optional menu or from simple keystrokes. The program automatically
configures itself to the type of monitor you are using;
MONO/CGA/EGA/VGA. 25, 43 and 50 row modes are all supported. If
you have a mouse active, it can be used for most of the commands.
To install Boyandir simply place boyandir.exe and boyandir.hlp in
your Boyan FON directory or any directory pointed to by your path
statement. The exe and hlp files must be in the same directory.
The program requires less than 128K to operate.
You can specify the two FON files to work on either from the
command line or from within the program. From the command line
boyandir dir1.fon dir2.fon
The directories are usually different but may be the same. If no
FON files are specified on the command line, you will be prompted
for the two names. You will be presented with a list of all FON
files in the current directory. Use the arrow keys or mouse to
position the highlight over the desired file and either hit enter
or the left mouse button. If you need an empty FON file, first use
Boyan to create it.The screen will display two windows containing the first entries
of each file. The windows are refereed to as the Active and
Inactive windows. The active window is the one where movement and
commands are executed. It has a double line border and has a
shadow around it. The names of each FON file is located in the
center of each window. On color systems this name is also
highlighted in the active window. To toggle the active status back
and forth between the two windows use the TAB key. You will see
the border change and the shadow move as you change the active
focus. The cursor control keys and the mouse movements will bring
new entries into the active window. Nothing you do at this point
will affect the actual FON file, you must explicitly instruct
Boyandir to save the files you are working on.
C,c Copy the active entry to the inactive window.
The active entry remains untouched.
M,m Move the active entry to the inactive window.
The active entry is cleared.
S,s Swap the active and inactive entries.
Z,z Clear or zero the active entry. All
information is cleared for the entry during
G,g Go to any entry. You will be prompted for a
number between 1 and 200. The desired entry
will appear in the active window.
the mouse left button to have the menu appear.
Use the cursor keys to highlight your selection
or click on an item with the left mouse button.
V,v Saves the current active window back to its FON
F,f Select a new FON file for the active window.
This is done the same way as the select FON
routine used if no FON files were specified on
the command line. The ..\ selection will bring
you one directory level up. You can select any
directory and all FON files will be displayed
for selection. No saving is done with this
option. Use the save file option first if you
wish to make any changes permanent
Movement within the active window:
Initially the active and inactive windows display the names and
phone numbers for the first entry of each FON file. The following
keys will permit movement through the active window, permitting the
selection of any directory entry.
Up/Right arrow Moves to the next entry
Down/Left arrow Moves to the previous entry
HOME Positions to the first directory entry
END Positions to the last (200) directory
PGUP Moves forward by five entries or the last
entry if less than five entries from the
PGDN Moves backwards by five entries or to the
first entry if less than five entries from
The mouse can also be used to move through the active window.
UP/RIGHT movements are treated the same as UP/RIGHT arrows;
DOWN/LEFT movements are the same as the DOWN/LEFT arrow keys. The
mouse's left button is translated into an
right button is the same as the
directly to any entry in the active window by using the Goto
command from the G or g key or the menu.At the termination of the program you will be given an option to
save both FON files in use. Hit Y, y
button to save the files. N, n
avoid saving the FON files.
At any time during operation, the F1 key will provide a context
sensitive help screen.
I have attempted to make Boyandir a safe and useful program. Any
ideas, comments or contributions will be appreciated. Money sent
for full registration ($10 suggested) will entitle you to free
updates for a year.
In the next couple of months I plan on incorporating the use of
extended and expanded memory in to the Boyandir program.