Contents of the README.DOC file
DPS v1.1 - Document Processing System.
DPS processes a source document file with
embedded commands and produces a formatted
file suitable for printing on any type of
ASCII printer. DPS includes automatic
generation of a table of contents, index, and
various types of lists. It also provides
cross references to other sections and pages
in the document. DPS is excellent for
documenting computer programs.
Document Processing System
DPS reads a document source file which includes style, spacing, and
formatting commands, and generates a formatted ASCII output file
suitable for printing on any type of computer printer. DPS is well
suited for preparing documentation for programs or other technical
projects. DPS provides table of contents and index generation and
cross references by section and page numbers. DPS also provides
automatic section numbering and a variety of list types. DPS is a
There are two versions of the DPS program: shareware and
registered. You are welcome to make copies of the shareware
version of DPS and pass them on to friends or post this program on
bulletin boards or distribute it via disk catalog services provided
the entire DPS distribution is included in its original, unmodified
As a shareware product, you are granted a no-cost, trial period of
30 days during which you may evaluate DPS. If you find DPS to be
useful, educational, and/or entertaining, and continue to use it
beyond the 30 day trial period, you are required to compensate the
authors by sending the registration form printed in the
REGISTER.DOC file with the appropriate registration fee to help
cover the development and support of DPS.
In return for registering, you will be authorized to continue using
DPS beyond the trial period and you will receive a registered
version of the program, a laser-printed, bound manual, and three
months of support via telephone, mail, or CompuServe. Your
registration fee will be refunded if you encounter a serious bug
that cannot be corrected.
The registered version of DPS omits the shareware notification
screen at the start of the run and does not require you to press a
key to proceed.
The DPS distribution includes the following files:
DPS.EXE -- Executable program.
DPS.DOC -- Documentation file.
DPS.DPS -- Source file for DPS.DOC to use as an example.
REGISTER.DOC -- Software registration form.
VENDOR.DOC -- Information for shareware vendors.
README.DOC -- Introduction file.
FILE_ID.DIZ -- Information for bulletin boards.
The installation of DPS is very simple. Create a directory for the
DPS files and use PKUNZIP to unpack the compressed file or copy in
all of the files from your distribution disk. You should add the
DPS directory to your PATH command so that DOS can find the DPS.EXE
file if some other directory is your current directory.
Read or print the DPS.DOC file for further information.