Dec 052017
 
Editor for printmaster/printshop graphics.
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Editor for printmaster/printshop graphics.
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PMLIB.EXE - PrintMaster Library Editor, version 1.1
copyright 3/3/88 Wes Davis, 728 Creekview Dr., Lawrenceville, GA 30244

PMLIB provides the ability to combine and extract Printmaster graphic
library files. Within a library, icons can be deleted, renamed, and the
order of the icons can be changed. Output files are always in Printmaster
format, but input files can be in either Printmaster or Printshop format.


Syntax:

PMLIB [input file] [output file]

The input file and output file are optional.

If no input file is specified, PMLIB will request one. After an input
file name is specified, the program will enter the INPUT menu.

From the INPUT menu, the following keys are active.

uparrowback up one icon
downarrowforward one icon
rightarrowswitch to the OUTPUT menu
SSelect, append the current icon to the
output buffer
IInsert, insert the current icon into the
output buffer ahead of the icon
currently displayed.
AAll, append all icons in the input file
to the output buffer
OOutput, switch to editing the output buffer
FFile, specify a new input file


From the OUTPUT menu, the follwoing keys are active.

uparrowback up one icon
downarrowforward one icon
leftarrowswitch to the INPUT menu
DDelete, delete the current icon
IInsert, insert the current icon into the
output buffer ahead of the icon
currently displayed.
NName, rename the current icon
PgUpMove the current icon one position closer
to the top of the file, by exchanging
it with the icon in that positon.
The current icon position follows the
moved icon.
PgDnMove the current icon one position closer
to the end of the file, by exchanging
it with the icon in that positon.
The current icon position follows the
moved icon.
WWrite the buffer to a file. If an output
filename has been specified, it will be
used. If not, one will be requested.
FFilename, specify a new output filename


The input file and the memory buffer have separate display windows.
The icon is displayed in the window along with some information about
the icon and the file. The first information line is the icon name.
The second line shows the icon number and the last icon number. In the
output file display the third number is the maximum number of icons
that will fit in the buffer. The third line is the file name.

No modifications are ever made to the input files. After icons are
transferred to the output buffer, they can be renamed, reordered or
deleted.

Path names are supported on input files and output files, but only the
filename portion is displayed. Only the filename is used; if an
extension is supplied, it will be converted as appropriate (to .SHP
and .SDR). If no Printmaster file is found, the appropriate extensions
for Printshop (.DAT and .NAM) are be tried.

One annoying feature, if a file in a device root directory is
specified, it must be preceded by the \ signifing root directory. As
an example, specify A:\FILE instead of A:FILE.


Hardware: IBM or clone, 256k memory, CGA or EGA
Uses about 60k, not including icon buffer, so it will run with
less memory, but the smallest system I have access to has 256k.
On a 640k system with DOS and a modest TSR collection, there is
room in the icon buffer for about 700 icons. Each icon requires
608 bytes. I have run on several Epson Equity models, and IBMs.


Notice:
Although PMLIB and its documentation is copyrighted, it may be
freely distributed as long as it is provided free of charge and
this documentation is included.


VersionChanges
1.03/3/88Initial release
1.13/8/88Added support for Printshop input files, and Tandy 1000s


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