Dec 102017
 
Collection of Microsoft mouse menus for use with dBASE IV.
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Collection of Microsoft mouse menus for use with dBASE IV.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
MENU.COM 2434 1925 deflated
MOUSE.DOC 5657 1747 deflated
MSDB4.COM 12032 6559 deflated
MSDB4.DEF 14976 3628 deflated
MSDB4.MNU 3200 1469 deflated

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Contents of the MOUSE.DOC file



dBASE IV MOUSE DESCRIPTION

MOUSE.DOC describes how to install, activate, and use the dBASE IV
Mouse Menus. The dBASE IV mouse driver uses the Microsoft Mouse
menus software.


TO INSTALL THE MOUSE

o Install the mouse hardware and software following the
instructions in the Microsoft Mouse User's Guide.

o Make backup copies of all the disks in the Microsoft Mouse
package.

o Make sure you are using dBASE IV.

o If you want to go through the Mouse Menu tutorial, insert the
Expert Mouse Menus disk into the current drive or directory
and type LEARN at the DOS prompt.

o Copy the file MSDB4.COM to your working copy or on a hard disk,
to the directory that contains dBASE IV.


TO START A SESSION WITH THE MOUSE

o Be sure the mouse is loaded. If not, go to the mouse
directory and load the mouse by typing MOUSE.

o Load the dBASE IV mouse menus by typing MSDB4 in the dBASE
directory.

o Now load dBASE IV.

o To Unload the mouse menus from memory, type MSDB4 OFF.


USING THE MOUSE WITH dBASE IV

The mouse buttons and mouse movement behave similarly throughout
dBASE IV.

o Mouse movement

When you move the mouse to the left, right, up, or down,
the highlight moves in the indicated direction.

At the dot prompt, if you have HISTORY ON, moving the mouse
upward brings back your previous commands.

o Left Button

When you press the left button at the dot prompt, this is the same
as pressing the ESC key. You can use this action to clear the command
line when you want to enter a new command.

When you press the left button in the menu system, this is the
same as pressing F10 Menus.

o Right Button

The same as pressing the ENTER key.

o Both Buttons

Pressing both buttons at the same time brings up the Mouse Menu.
If the Mouse Menu is already on the screen, pressing both buttons
removes it from the screen.


TWO MOUSE MENUS

There are separate Mouse Menus for the dot prompt and the menu system.

The dot prompt Mouse Menu looks like this:


DISPLAYMODIFY
Escape List Record Screen Label Use
Help Edit Structure Structure Application Set
Dir Append Status Report Query Set View
Control Center Memory Quit



The Mouse Menu in the menu system looks like this:


dBASE IV Mouse Menu
Escape Accept Select Open Insert Home PageUp Prev
Data Move Size Zoom Delete End PageDn Next
Design Copy Field Picker Space Ditto Blank Help



WHAT THE OPTIONS DO

In the dot prompt Mouse Menu, the options carry out the
following actions:


Mouse Menu Option Equivalent Keyboard Action
----------------------------------------------------
Escape ESC
Help F1 Help
Dir "DIR"
Control Center "ASSIST"
List "LIST"
Edit "EDIT"
Append "APPEND"
Record "DISPLAY"
Structure "MODIFY STRUCTURE"
Status "MODIFY STATUS"
Memory "MODIFY MEMORY"
Screen "MODIFY SCREEN ?"
Structure "MODIFY STRUCTURE"
Report "MODIFY REPORT ?"
Label "MODIFY LABEL ?"
Application "MODIFY APPLICATION ?"
Query "MODIFY QUERY ?"
SH-F1 Picker
Use "USE ?"
Set "SET"
Set View "SET VIEW TO ?"
Quit "QUIT"


In the menu system, the Mouse Menu options carry out the
following actions:


Mouse Menu Option Equivalent Keyboard Action
----------------------------------------------------
Escape ESC
Data F2 Data
Design Shift-F2 Design
Accept CTRL-END
Move F8 Move
Copy F7 Copy
Select F6 Select
Size Shift-F7 Size
Field F5 Field
Open CTRL-HOME
Zoom F9 Zoom
Picker Shift-F1 Pick
Insert INS
Delete DEL
Space SPACEBAR
Home HOME
End END
Ditto Shift-F8 Ditto
PageUp PGUP
PageDn PGDN
Blank CTRL-Y
Prev F3 Previous
Next F4 Next
Help F1 Help


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