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"Dial That" TSR to dial the number you capture from screen.
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“Dial That” TSR to dial the number you capture from screen.
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DialThat v. 1.03
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(C) Copyright 1990-91 Roger Schlafly.
All Rights Reserved.

How often do you look up a telephone number on your PC screen, and
then manually dial it on your telephone? If so, you can automate
the process with DialThat. DialThat is a resident program to read
phone numbers on the screen and dial them thru a modem.

Load DialThat by typing DIALTHAT at the DOS prompt. When you wish to
dial a phone number on the screen, invoke DialThat by pressing Alt-D.
The cursor will fatten, and you can use the arrow keys to position
it on the screen. When the cursor is at the beginning of a phone
number, press Enter. You should hear the modem dialing. When it
is finished dialing, pick up the telephone hand-set and press the
space key to shut down (hang up) the modem. The DialThat then
relinquishes the phone line to your telephone and the PC to your
application.

Permission is hereby granted for free personal (non-commercial)
use of this program. Others can register a license by sending
$10 to the author. MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Member ASP.


Technical Notes
---------------
You can repeat the last call with Alt-R.

These options are available when loading DialThat.

/C
Load with COMMAND.COM. You can then unload DialThat by typing EXIT
at the DOS prompt. This option could use as much as 8K of RAM,
depending on the DOS version. Otherwise, DialThat only uses less than 2K.

/2
Load assuming modem is on COM2. The default port is COM1.
(COM3 and COM4 are not supported.)

/S
Require the left shift key to be depressed while you press the hotkey.
This reduces conflicts with other programs.

/Pnumber
Defines a prefix to be dialed before the telephone number. Enter still
just dials the number on the screen, but the Plus key dials the prefix
and the number. For example, if your database shows 408-555-1212 but
you want to dial 1-408-555-1212, then put /P1 on the command line and
dial with Plus (+). If you normally dial 9 to get an outside line, put
/P9, on the command. The comma is for a short (2 second) pause, waiting
for the dial tone.

Assumes a Hayes-compatible modem is on a serial port. Also, the
phone line must accept touch-tone dialing.

You can also abort a call with the Escape key. The Home, End, PgUp,
and PgDn keys move the cursor in reasonable ways.

For programs that use Alt-D, just press Alt-D twice and the second one
will be ignored by DialThat. To pass Alt-R, press Alt-D followed by Alt-R.

If you insist on changing the hotkeys, you can use DEBUG or a similar
utility. The Alt-D and Alt-R scan codes, 2000h and 1300h, are located
near the beginning of DialThat.com.
A program for showing scan codes, KEYCODE.COM, is included.

A phone number is a contiguous string drawn from "1234567890,-()*#/;".
Leading garbage is skipped.

A semicolon with a space may be used for telephone services which accept
touch-tones after the call is connected. Pressing Enter will dial the
additional digits. For example, to get the yeild on the Vanguard money
market account, put "Vanguard 1-800-662-6273; 1*30*;" on the screen,
press Alt-D, position the cursor at V, press Enter, wait for the recorded
voice to answer, press Enter again to dial the code for money yeild, pick
up the telephone receiver, and press the space key to hang up the modem
and disengage DialThat.

Uses only interrupts 10h, 14h, 16h, and 21h. Should be compatible with
most PC hardware and software.

Does not reset the serial port or modem. May not dial if a previous
program has left the modem in a funny state.

History
-------
1.00: Initial version.

1.01: Added /S switch, and logic to pass second hotkey thru. Inserted
hotkey codes near beginning for easier patching. Added /P switch.

1.02: Switches made case-insensitive. Slash (/) allowed in phone number.

1.03: Semicolon (;) allowed for tone codes after connecting.

Author:
Roger Schlafly
Real Software
PO Box 1680
Soquel, CA 95073
USA
phone: 408-476-3550
CIS: 76646,323
Genie: R.Schlafly
BBS: 408-476-1055
Internet: [email protected]


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