Dec 182017
PC-FasType/VGA is an easy-to-use menu-driven interactive typing tutorial designed for use by computer enthusiasts who wish to improve their typing skills.
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PC-FasType/VGA is an easy-to-use menu-driven interactive typing tutorial designed for use by computer enthusiasts who wish to improve their typing skills.
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Contents of the README.BAT file

echo off
echo * Batch program to display PC-FasType's README file on your screen.
echo *
echo * If you want to print the readme file to your printer,
echo * then type the following MS-DOS command at the prompt:
echo *
echo * copy readme.1st prn
echo *
list readme.1st

Contents of the README.1ST file

echo off
echo * Batch program to display PC-FasType's README file on your screen.
echo *
echo * If you want to print the readme file to your printer,
echo * then type the following MS-DOS command at the prompt:
echo *
echo * copy readme.1st prn
echo *
list readme.1st


P C - F a s T y p e / V G A Version 1.0

Copyright 1992 by Trendtech Corp.
All Rights Reserved


Welcome to PC-FasType/VGA

PC-FasType/VGA is a typing tutorial program SPECIFICALLY designed
for VGA quality monitors and the 101-Key Standard Keyboard sold with
computers running under the MS-DOS operating system. The INSTALLATION
instructions below will get you up and running quickly.

PC-FasType/VGA is distributed on one 360KB 5.25" floppy, or one
720KB 3.50" mini-floppy and requires the following minimum equipment
to run properly:

o IBM AT, PS/2; any Intel 286, 386, 486 or compatible computer
o 512KB RAM (computer memory)
o A HARD DISK with at least 800kb of available space
o MS-DOS - Version 3.3 and higher; (MS-DOS 5.0 preferred)
o VGA display capability
o At least one Floppy disk drive; 3.5" or 5.25"


If you downloaded PC-FasType/VGA from a BBS then all you had to
do was uncompress the files, so you can ignore this section. If you
received PC-FasType/VGA on a disk then please read on.

You can install PC-FasType/VGA onto a hard disk, or from one hard
disk sub-directory to another sub-directory, or even from a hard disk
to a high-capacity floppy (1.2MB or 1.44MB). The easiest installation
is from the distribution floppy disk to a hard disk sub-directory.
This can be done by inserting the PC-FasType/VGA Shareware disk into
one of your floppy disk drives and making it the default drive. Start
the install process by typing the following at the MS-DOS prompt:

A> install [d:]

where d: is your hard disk drive or your
high-capacity floppy

For example: to install PC-FasType/VGA from your floppy disk
drive A: to your hard disk drive C: - type the following commands:

a: (make A: the default drive)
install c: (begin the install process)

When you select the "Install PC-FasType" menu item from the
Install menu list, the program will install PC-FasType/VGA and all its
documentation files in a sub-directory called \FASTYPE.

Other installation variations are:

A:> install c: -> install from A: to hard disk C:
A:> install b: -> install PC-FasType/VGA from A: to B:
A:> install -> INSTALL will prompt for the drive.
B:> install a: -> install from B: to A:
B:> install c: -> install from B: to hard disk C:

C:\TMP> install d: -> install from hard disk C: to D:
(this example assumes you've first copied the
shareware distribution files into the sub-
directory named \TMP on drive C:)

Important note: PC-FasType/VGA CANNOT be installed onto 360kb
(low capacity) floppy disks.

If you're installing onto a larger capacity floppy, then you'll
only need ONE diskette. This includes the following: 720kb 3.5",
1.2mb 5.25", and 1.44mb 3.5" floppies. These disks will hold ALL of
PC-FasType's uncompressed files. You can label the high-capacity
disk as "PC-FasType Working Copy".

If you're an experienced PC user or want to get started quickly,
you can bypass the standard install program and just run the
compressed executables and specify a target drive and subdirectory.
To uncompress and load all of the files onto your hard drive, place
the distribution disk in floppy drive A: or B: and make it the default
drive, then type the following commands at the DOS prompt:

A> ftvga10 -ec:\fastype
A> ftvdoc10 -ec:\fastype

and PC-FasType/VGA will be installed on your hard disk drive and sub-
directory named C:\FASTYPE.

Before you can run PC-FasType/VGA, it must be "installed" on
either a high-capacity floppy disk or your hard drive. See the
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS above for more information.

After you've installed PC-FasType/VGA, you can run the program by
simply typing FT and pressing the Enter Key .

INFORMATION SCREEN. After these screens are displayed and the tables
loaded, the Main Menu will be displayed. The menu selector bar will
be resting on the 'Begin Typing' selection. Just press the Enter key
or function key F10 to start a typing drill of the HOME keys. To
return to the Main Menu during typing, press the Escape key.

For DRILLS: Place the fingers of each hand on the home keys
(ASDF JKL;) and type each letter as you are prompted for it. The
program selects the letters randomly. The number of characters you
have to successfully type is displayed at the top of the screen and
will count down to zero as you successfully type each character. When
the drill is finished your WPM and other statistics will be displayed
on a typing statistics screen.

For EXERCISES: lines of text will be displayed above the screen
keyboard; type each character pointed to by the house-shaped cursor
() and when you reach the symbol or end of the line, press the
enter key (for "carriage-return"), or the space bar. When you finish
typing the exercise your WPM and other statistics will be displayed.

When menu's are displayed, use the arrow keys (cursor keys) to
move the menu selector bar up and down the menu. Select the drill,
exercise, or option by pressing the enter key when the item you want
is highlighted by the menu selector bar. You can use the function
keys as a short-cut. In most cases, the item you select will be
check-marked. You must ALWAYS select BEGIN TYPING or press F10 to
begin typing.

There are five drill, exercise, and feature selection menus and
3 sub-menus for selecting additional keys to learn. The
primary menus can be displayed by pressing function keys F1 to
F5 anytime while the screen keyboard is displayed.

ape key:
Pressing the Escape key anytime during a drill or exercise will
cause the drill or exercise to terminate and your current WPM
to be displayed; pressing the Escape key again will display the
menu where you started the exercise.

ALL menus have the QuickHELP Facility available. For all
menus, the function key F1 is always the HELP key. When you
select HELP, a QuickHELP Facility Menu will be displayed; the
selector bar will rest on the item matching your help request.
Follow the instructions given on the bottom of the menu.

You are licensed to operate PC-FasType/VGA on your PC for testing
and evaluation as to its usefulness to you, on a trial basis for 30
days. We believe this to be a fair and equitable time period for
evaluation and we trust your good judgement and sense of fair play in
making a decision regarding registration.

The PC-FasType/VGA User Guide is included on the distribution
disk in a compressed format. The INSTALL program will let you
uncompress and view it on-screen, or let you print it on your printer.
It's about 66 pages long, but if you register, you'll receive a
handsomely printed and bound User Guide.

Inquiries can be telephoned to (201) 694-8622; if there's no
answer, please leave a message on the answering machine along with
your name, address and daytime phone number, the version number of
PC-FasType/VGA you are using, and a short message. We'll return your
call as soon as possible. You can FAX your question too; our FAX
number is (201)-694-2543 and is available 24 hours a day.

Site licenses and right-to-copy licenses are available for all
organizations. Educational institutions requesting "LAB-PACK" pricing
can use our Right-To-Copy price schedule. Read the file named
SITELICE.DOC for licensing details and complete pricing.

If today's date (the date you are reading this) is a year or more
later than the file dates on this distribution disk than please
contact Trendtech Corporation for information about a more current
version of PC-FasType/VGA. Shareware tends to "acquire a life of its
own" once it's released; not all vendors and sysops will bother to
acquire the latest version from the author. That is why you should
only buy or download Shareware from disk vendors or BBS's who are
authorized "Associate Members of the A.S.P."

The "Single-User" registration fee and all site and right-to-copy
licensing fees are guaranteed through Dec. 31, 1995. If you're
reading this file now and 1995 is history, chances are there's been a
registration fee increase. Contact us for availability and pricing.

You can only be sure of getting a top-quality virus-free version
of any ASP Shareware product by obtaining your copy directly from the
author, or from a disk vendor who is an Associate Member of the
Association of Shareware Professionals, or from a reputable BBS
service. Be suspicious of any program you download from a BBS or of a
disk obtained from a local disk vendor, whose file dates or copyright
notices are more than two years old. If it's a Shareware product,
contact the author directly for information about current versions.

You can print this readme file to your printer by simply issuing
the following MS-DOS command at the prompt:

1. First insert the PC-FasType/VGA disk in drive A.

2. Then make sure your printer is turned on and the paper
is set at top-of-form.

3. Type:

** PC-FasType is a trademark of Trendtech Corporation, Inc.
Copyright 1983-1992 by Trendtech Corporation, Wayne, NJ, USA
All Rights Reserved


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