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Program name : Typemate
This version : 5.20
Date : December 07, 1993
BBS archive name : TYPEEN52.*
BBS description : Great course in touch typing!!
System : IBM PC/XT/AT or compatible
Author : Martijn Y. de Deugd
De Deugd Automatisering
1900 AA CASTRICUM
FidoNet Pointno.: 2:280/4.8
InterNet e-mail: [email protected]
Phone TouchDown BBS: +31-2503-24677
Description of Typemate:
Typemate is a complete(ly) menu-orientated typing course.
Within the structure of the menu one can chose the
- Instructions for touch typing: a description of how the
keyboard should be used, how the fingers are used in
relation to one another and other practical information.
- Finger positions. This menu option indicates with the help
of ASCII-graphics, which fingers should use which keys.
- Start your lesson. This menu option is especially suitable
for beginners. The user can choose from 6 lessons, in which
the number of keys for touch typing is gradually increased
in a didactically responsible sequence. The criteria for the
continuation to the next lesson are built in according to
the rules of an officially recognized typewriting course.
- Measure typing speed. Here the user can introduce any text
of whatever length. After completion, he presses and
then his typing speed will be calculated.
- Exercise with separate characters. The user can exercise
by using characters, which he can enter himself. These
characters will appear to him on the screen in ever changing
sequence which he will have to copy by touch typing. In this
way speed and accuracy will be calculated every time.
- Exercise with words and sentences. There is a possibility
to exercise with separate words and complete sentences,
which are brought forward from any chosen external
ASCII-file and which should be copied by the user by touch
typing. Speed and accuracy will be calculated every time. By
using external files the amount of exercise material is in
principle never ending and also extremely suitable for
advanced typists who want to increase their typing speed.
When the user touches the keys, other than within the menu
or as a reaction to an interactive question, a speed
indicator will, if required and with the help of
ASCII-graphics, be shown on the screen, which will give
real-time the average speed at that particular moment.
Typemate is suitable for the German/Swiss QWERTZ-keyboard,
as well as for the Belgium/French AZERTY-keyboard and all
QWERTY-keyboards (the rest).
In every typed exercise the time taken, the amount of
keystrokes, the number of mistakes, the speed and accuracy
Typemate is available in the following languages: Dutch,
English, French, German and Spanish.
For further information, please choose 'Instructions for
touch typing' in the main menu of Typemate.