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Contents of the WALKTHRU.DOC file

FLAGS, Nautical Flag and Pennant Drill Program

Version 3.0
Walk-Through Review Guide

This guide is intended to direct a first-time walk-through of the
FLAGS program, highlighting some of its features.

The following text uses angled brackets to indicate single keystrokes.
It is not important whether letters are entered upper or lower case.
It is recommended that the keyboard be left in the un-shifted (Caps
Lock off) mode, that the cursor pad be left in the cursor (NumLock
off) mode, and the numbers be entered using the top row of the

represents pressing the 'A' or 'a' key.

represents pressing the 'Enter' or 'Return' key

represents pressing the 'Escape' key.

The notation where # is 1-10 represents the function keys
located on the left or top side of the keyboard.

The notation means you should hold down the ALT
(Alternate shift) key and then press the number '1' key (or
whatever character follows ALT-). This key sequence is used for
many program commands.

This walk-through will instruct you for all required keystrokes.

---------------- Program Walk-through ---------------

Locate an IBM PC compatible with a color EGA display (most likely a
Zenith 248). The high resolution color display is required. The
program may also work on computers with VGA or ATT 400 displays.

Boot the computer or have someone else do this for you.

Insert the FLAGS disk into drive A: and close the drive door.

This makes sure that the A: drive is the default drive.
(The prompt will show the default drive, e.g. A>)


This will execute the FLAGS program. The program starts by
displaying a title screen. It takes a while to display the
opening screen. If you do not want to wait, press any key and
the program will proceed. Should you want to 'hold' the title
screen, press <|> while it is drawing, the program will continue
when you press any subsequent key.

The main menu will display the main program functions. The key
will return you to the main selection menu should you desire to exit
any of the program functions.


If you are not at the main menu (listing F1 through F10) press the

Instructions for the program are contained within the program.
Use , , , , and to view or exit the
instructions. Take the time to read through the instructions.


If you are not at the main menu (listing F1 through F10) press the

All the flags will be individually displayed, with their proper
written and spoken forms. Another flag will be displayed every
three seconds, the entire pattern will repeat. Note the message
'Auto-3' in the lower right hand corner. This means that the
flag display will change automatically every 3 seconds. Watch
several flags being displayed, then
Now the flags will not change until a key is pressed.
Repeat several times at your own pace.
Now the flags will be displayed for one second and then change.
Any timing from one second to nine seconds , or
indefinite may be selected.
The N stands for no-show, meaning that only the flag will be
displayed. This can be the first step at self-quizzing. Note
that some commands, such as this one, do not take effect until
the next flag is displayed.
The S stands for show; the written and spoken forms will be
displayed again.
The M stands for manual. In this mode you enter the written form
for the flag and the program then displays it.
The Yankee flag is now displayed.
Pressing any key will continue.
The Emergency flag is now displayed.
Pressing any key will continue.

"No such flag" displays since the written form for flag Delta is
The H stands for help. A help window is displayed showing the
written and spoken forms of the flags.
The and may be used to display the desired portion
of the information. (Be sure your key is off; if the
light is lit, press to toggle it off.)
Exit the help screen.
Pressing any key will continue.
We're now back in the automatic display mode.
Exit the View Individual Flag function.


If you are not at the main menu (listing F1 through F10) press the

This clears the response history. Do this when you first use the
program, another person has been using it, or it has been a while
since you used program, or you just want to start with a clean

Individual flags will be displayed in a random order based on
your history of responses. The program will ensure that you are
quizzed on all flags and that you are quizzed more on flags that
you have previously missed (until you show that you have learned
it). If you want to limit the time a flag is displayed, you may
set a display time using the function keys. The timing for flag
display is set in the same manner as for viewing individual flags
( , or through ), although the settings are
remembered independently.

The identification of the flags must be entered in the proper written
form. Beginners can invoke the help window if they need to
look up the proper written form. Upper or lower case is automatically
converted by the program.

Since the program does not quiz the same flags in the same sequence,
this walk-through cannot predict what flags you need to identify.

Enter some correct and some incorrect flag identifications. Type the
proper written forms followed by . Prior to pressing ,
the key may be used to edit the response.

Note that if a response is correct, the user is so informed and the
program continues. If the response is incorrect, the user is either
shown the correct answer and either the flag that corresponds to his
incorrect response or that no such flag exist.

Respond to several dozen flags and then press to return to the
main menu.


Please read these general rules. A walk-through example follows.

The user may raise his own flag hoists using this function. The
correct written form of the flags are entered followed by .
The key is used to end (and clear) the hoist. The key is
found either on the <1> of the cursor pad or a separate key somewhere
on the right hand side of the keyboard. Be sure the NumLock key is
off so that the cursor functions are used, not the digits. Up to
twenty flags may be hoisted. The sequence of hoisting indirectly
teaches the user that hoists are read outboard to inboard, top to

A hoist may be 'edited' by using the arrow cursor keys to position the
cursor (grey block). Flags may be over-written by entering a new
written form of the desired flag and pressing . Flags may
be deleted by positioning the cursor over the undesired flag and
pressing . A 'hole' for a flag to be inserted may be made by
placing the cursor at the position desired and pressing .

Two users may enjoy sending each other hoists by entering the hoist
and then using and to hide or show, respectively, the

Single users may wish to raise a hoist showing flags he desires to
view together for comparison.


If you are not at the main menu (listing F1 through F10) press the

Press the keys in the following sequence noting what happens:

<1> <5> <0>



When finished with this hoist press to clear.
When finished with VIEW HOIST press to return to main menu.


Flag hoist quizzes are an extension of the individual flag quizzes.
The same method of selecting flags based on past responses is used.
The number of flags (5, 10, 15, or 20) is based on how well the user
is doing; the better the record, more flags are hoisted.

The flag timer may be employed to limit hoist recognition time. The

hoist will display the flags for the multiple of flags displayed times
the timer setting. (Example: and ten flags would display the
hoist for 20 seconds.) The user has an indefinite time to enter the
written form, even if the flags have 'disappeared'. The timer
defaults to indefinite time, other settings are suggested for advanced

The flag correction process is similar to that used for individual

Press for any hoist you do not want to read. This skips the
correction process and does not enter the flags of that hoist into the
response history.


If you are not at the main menu (listing F1 through F10) press the

The program will scan the default disk drive and display any
lessons found. You should see INTRO and QUIZ.
Press any key

This lesson explains more of what can be written into the lessons
and the syntax of the lesson files.

When finished press
This lesson gives several sample questions to show application
beyond basic flag recognition.


The View History function will identify for each flag the number
of times that flag has been asked, the number and percentage of
correct responses, and in a box in the upper right hand corner,
the four flags most often confused with the flag.
Advances to the next flag in the sequence A-Z, 0-9, p0-p9, and
Repeat several times.
To speed up reviewing the history and skip all un-asked or all-
correct response flags. Stop and display the next flag the user
Skip to the total figures.
Press any key to return to main menu.

This ends the walk-through. You should be somewhat familiar with the
program's capabilities. If you have any comments, questions, or
problems, please contact William J. Sheppard, Post Office Box 866,
Hunt Valley, Maryland 21030-0866. Submissions of lessons developed is

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