(C) 1993 Paul Ketrick
Welcome to EasyPager, the fastest, easiest way to dial pagers using your Windows-based PC!
EasyPager Demo Version
The demo version of EasyPager is virtually identical to the retail version; only the following exceptions apply:
1.The demo version can only store up to 5 pager records, and can only queue up to 5 pending pages.
2.The demo version cannot load a saved configuration file. It can, however, save your configuration and any pager records (up to 5) that you enter. Then, when you purchase EasyPager, you can load in the names and configuration you have already entered.
3.The Copy and Paste commands, for importing and exporting EasyPager pager records, do not work in the demo version.
When you decide to purchase EasyPager, the above limitations will be removed--the program will then store unlimited pager records and queued pages (system memory permitting), will load your saved database, and will import and export the pager database from/to other applications.
Purchasing EasyPager is simple. You can order with a credit card by calling Paul Ketrick at (818)343-3154. You may also fax your order to (818)343-9603. Or, mail a check to the address below. The price is $34.00; California residents add 8.25% sales tax ($2.80). Whichever way you order, your copy of EasyPager will be shipped to you at no extra charge the next day (United States only--if you are located outside the U.S., please call for shipping rates).
Your EasyPager package includes the following:
+EasyPager current retail version on 3-1/2" 720K diskette (5-1/4" 360K available on request)
+EasyPager user's manual
Please mail your order to:
5680 Reseda Bl. Suite 4
Tarzana, CA 91356
For any other inquiries, please call:
or send a fax to:
To begin the installation, perform the following steps:
1.Start Windows and make sure the Program Manager is active.
2.Pull down the File menu and select the Run command.
3.Type the letter of your floppy drive, then a colon, then the word INSTALL, and press Enter.
For example, if your floppy drive is drive A:, you would type:
and press Enter.
4.The EasyPager Installation program will ask you for the name of the directory in which to install the EasyPager files. This is usually the \EASYPAGE directory on your hard drive, but you may specify a different directory if you wish.
5.The Installation program will then install the required files, and will also look for a modem in your system. If it finds a modem, it will automatically configure EasyPager for the correct modem port.
6.The Installation program will then create a new program group for EasyPager in the Program Manager. You can move EasyPager to a different group if you want.
7.To run EasyPager, simply double-click on its icon in the Program Manager.
Important Note Regarding Pagers and Modems
EasyPager users should be aware that some Hayes-compatible modems are not capable of making a completely reliable connection to some paging companies.
Some modems can perform what is known as "answer detection" or "ringback detection," meaning they can tell when the phone line at the other end starts ringing and then stops ringing because the line was answered. Such modems can perform very reliable paging, and the pager does not miss any of the digits that are sent to it.
If your modem does not perform ringback detection, it can still perform reliable paging in most cases. However, this may require a little fine-tuning of the "Fixed Delay Before Dialing Code" setting for each pager being dialed. This is because the amount of time it takes for the computer to dial the paging company and for the paging company to answer the call can vary by 10-15 seconds or more.
If the time it takes the paging company to answer varies by more than about 5 seconds on different calls to the same pager number, you may encounter missed digits or pages. In this case, you may want to consider switching to a modem that performs ringback detection.
I have also seen some modems that perform ringback detection but get "confused" when dialing voice-mail pagers--i.e. pagers that play back a recorded message and allow you during or after the message to dial digits to send to the pager. Some modems respond to the voice-mail
message by incorrectly reporting a "busy" condition; this causes EasyPager to keep redialing the pager number forever.
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to tell if a modem supports ringback detection properly, other than to try it with EasyPager. The EasyPager installation program tests whether your modem can perform ringback detection; you can also perform this test from the Modem Settings dialog box of EasyPager.
After you have installed EasyPager and started the program, you can starting paging in mere seconds! The basics of using EasyPager are described in the sections below.
To start EasyPager, simply double-click on its icon in the Program Manager. The EasyPager main window will appear.
Adding a New Pager Name and Number
1.To add a person's name and pager (beeper) number, click on the Add button or press the Insert key.
2.At the "Add New Pager Record" dialog box, type in the person's name, press the Tab key and then enter the pager number. Enter the pager number exactly as you would dial it; for example, enter a "1" before the area code, if necessary, and do not enter the area code if it is a local call.
3.Click on the OK button or press Enter to save the new pager name and number. The new name should now appear in the Pager Names list box.
Entering Standard Callback Numbers
1.Double-click on the Callback Numbers list box. Or, pull down the Settings menu and choose the Standard Callback Numbers command. A dialog box appears which lets you enter callback numbers--that is, phone numbers that you would like people whom you page to call.
2.Click on the Add button or press the Insert key, and type in the phone number exactly as you want it sent to the pager--usually an area code and a phone number. Then, click on the OK button or press Enter.
3.Click on the OK button or press Enter to save the callback number(s) you entered, and you will return to the EasyPager main window. At this point you should see the new callback number in the Callback Numbers box.
Dialing a Pager
To page someone using the mouse:
1.Click on the callback number in the Callback Numbers box that you want to send to the pager.
2.Double-click on the person's name in the Pager Names box. EasyPager will begin dialing the pager.
To page someone using the keyboard:
1.Type Alt+C to select the Callback Numbers list box.
2.Use the up- and down-arrow keys to select the desired callback number.
3.Type Alt+N to select the Pager Numbers list box.
4.Use the up- and down-arrow keys to select the pager that you want to dial.
5.Press the Enter key. EasyPager will begin dialing the pager.
If you select a pager name by double-clicking it or pressing Enter without first selecting a callback number, EasyPager will let you manually enter the callback number or other digits to send to the pager.
For more information on EasyPager functions and features, refer to the on-line help. Help is available by pressing F1 or clicking the Help button on most EasyPager screens, or by selecting a topic from the Help menu.
From the on-line help, you can search for a topic by clicking on the Search button or typing Alt+S. You can return to the on-line help index by clicking on the Contents button or typing Alt+C.
To exit the on-line help and return to EasyPager, either double-click on the system menu box in the top left corner of the help window, or type Alt+F4.
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