Contents of the README1.TXT file
***** GRAPHIC LABELER *****
By Gary Gold
Copyright (c) 1991 1993
GOLD'S COMPUTER SOLUTIONS
*Welcome to GRAPHIC LABELER *
GRLAB4.EXE is being released as a shareware product. Please feel
free to make copies of this program, and share it with others, in its
complete and unedited form. If you find this program useful, or continue
to use it, you are expected to pay the registration fee. If you have any
questions or comments feel free to drop me a note. A $15.00 registration
entitles you to written notice of future upgrades.
Send Registrations to:
Gold's Computer Solutions
RR #2, Box 262
Lake Silkworth, PA 18621-9637
*General Information *
This program will use Print Shop *.POG, *.DAT graphic files as well
as Print Master *.SHP graphic files. You can select from two label sizes.
You can print one or several of a selected label, or one of each of a
range of labels. If you use only two of the address lines and the second
line has a valid zipcode, the program will print a Postal bar code. This
option can be turned on or off through the configure menu. The program
will use a mouse if the mouse driver is installed. In most cases it will
respond to the ALT-key and the highlighted character or underlined
character. In some cases it is necessary to double_click the mouse.
*How to use GRAPHIC LABELER *
To install GRLAB4.EXE on a hard disk, create a directory using the DOS
command MKDIR GRLAB4. Change to that directory using the command CD GRLAB4.
copy the files using COPY A:*.*. You are ready to begin. GRLAB4.EXE can be
run from a floppy disk as well, and will save the database file to the disk
drive it was started from.
To load GRAPHIC LABELER , type GRLAB4 from the DOS prompt. An
introductory message will appear, pressing any key brings up the main menu.
**The MENU LINE**
# FILE EDIT LABEL PRINT CONFIGURE HELP
The following text describes how to apply the various functions:
LOAD : Prompts from a picklist of the current directory, for the
database to read from. Files MUST have an extension of
SAVE : Will update the selected database from the files added by
the EDIT/ADD function. Making them usable records.
SELECT : Displays the first Record in your name/address database.
you can use the buttons to select one record to print on a
label. You have the option, under the PRINT menu, to print
a range (ie records 1 thru 12) of records. You can also tag
records to print under PRINT TAGGED.
You may also select from a list using the PRINT MENU option
NEW FILE : Is probaly the first option you will use. This allows you
to create a new file of name/addresses.
File names must have an extension of .GBF to be recognized.
EXIT : Will exit the program after checking to see if names have
been added. If you have added records you will be given the
option to save them.
EDIT : Will allow the user to change existing records.
BROWSE : Allows you to scan through the loaded name list and tag
records to print later.
ADD : Allows you to enter new records.
Added records are *NOT* usable until they are saved, either
through the FILE MENU option SAVE or exiting the program
and answering yes to the Save Added records prompt.
DELETE : Will remove records. The are not truely deleted until
PACK : If records have been deleted they still reside in the .gbf
file. Pack will remove them permanetly.
UNDELETE : If the Pack option was not exercised then records that have
been deleted can be restored.
SORT : Will sort the loaded GBF file by last name.
SELECT FILE : Use this option to choose the graphics file you will
pick your graphic from.
You can also select a Graphic File and or Graphic
from the PRINT MENU options PRINT RANGE or PRINT
SELECT GRAPHIC : This option selects the graphic to print the label.
SELECT SIZE : Currently only two size labels are supported.
1: 3 1/2 X 7/16
2: 4 X 1 15/16
EDIT GRAPHIC : You can edit or create or own graphics for your
labels. They can be saved to a NEW FILE, APPENDED to
the end of the current file, or written over the
current graphic in the current file. You have the
ability to invert an image, flip an image, mirror an
image or clear the image.
SELECT PRINTER : Four printers are predefined and you may select from
any of the four or create your own. To create your
own you need your printer book to enter the
appropriate codes. The prompts should help you locate
the codes in your manual.
PRINT SELECTED : Displays a view of the label you are about to print.
Pressing the print button will print the label. The
number (which always starts at 1) increments the
number of times this label will print.
PRINT RANGE : Allows you to print several different records with
the same graphic. By selecting the END button then
clicking on the up arrow you can select the desired
TEST : Will print a label so you can align the labels in
PORT : Allows you to select LPT1, LPT2 or LPT3.
PRINT TAGGED : Allows you to print records tagged by PRINT LIST or
by the EDIT BROWZE.
PRINT COLOR : Allows you to choose a color for the graphic and/or
the text. This will only work on Color printers, and
I recommend choosing all black on non color printers.
Print colors can also be modified from the print
window, by using the "T" and "G" buttons.
PRINT LIST : Will print to the screen or printer, a list of your
records. It lists Last and First names only. Deleted
records that have not been packed will be displayed.
You may also use this feature to select a record in
conjuction with the PRINT MENU option PRINT SELECTED.
DRIVE : Allows user to select drive to read graphics from.
PATH : Allows user to select graphics from a different directory.
COLOR : Allows user to customize the screen and menu colors. This
function now has very little effect and might be removed in a
BARS : Allows user to turn on/off the printing of bar codes.
*HELP : HELP displays the file readme1.txt (this file) if it is in
the current directory.
**The STATUS LINE**
GBF FILE: GRAPHICS: PRNTR: BARS: DRIVE: RECS:
*GBF FILE: Will be followed by the file containing the names and
addresses, that you have loaded or created.
*GRAPHICS: Will show the the graphic file selected by the menu option
*PRNTR: Displays a letter of the selected printer where :
G = Gemini.
I = IBM PRO.
E = EPSON.
C = CITIZEN
X = USER CREATED.
These codes should be accurate. If you have a problem, select
the printer you think is closest to yours and then go to
create and adjust them as necessary.
*BARS: Is selected through the CONFIGURE option of the menu, and
will be ON or OFF. If BARS is on and the following conditions
are met :
1: line three of the adddress is blank.
2: line two contains a 5 or nine digit zipcode.
then a postal/postnet barcode will be printed on line 4 of
of the label.
*DRIVE: Displays the current active drive.
*RECS: Displays the total records of a loaded file.
GRLAB4 .EXE : Main program
README1 .TXT : This file.
REGISTER.TXT : Registration form.
STAN .SHP : Sample Print Master Graphic File.
GRDATA .DAT : Sample Print Shop Graphic File (old style).
GRBBD2 .POG : Sample Print Shop Graphic File.
For registered users only, I can be reached at (717) 477-GOLD, between
6:00pm and 8:00pm est.
*Special Thanks to:
****BOB HALTER for his suggestions, and all the time he spent
helping me debug, and his suggestions.
I hope you find this program useful for your labeling needs.
Copyright (c) 1991 1992 1993 GARY GOLD. All Rights
Reserved. The copyright owner hereby authorizes the
no-charge, noncommercial making and/or distribution
of copies of the entirety of this work unchanged and
unincorporated in any other work (except "library"
disk files for the sole purpose of no-charge
noncommercial distribution). No other reproduction
or use is authorized without the express prior
written consent of the copyright owner.