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Contents of the READ.ME file


EliteCheck 1.1
ReadMe First Document

July, 1991


Please read this document first before anything else. This document
contains information on:

1. Intended Use
2. Disk Packing List
3. Important Files to Read
4. First Things to do
5. Using ECFILES utility to check the CONFIG.SYS file
6. Installing EliteCheck
7. Starting EliteCheck
8. First-Time Account Setup
9. Exiting EliteCheck

1. Intended Use
---------------

This program package is a financial accounting manager for home or
small business use. Anyone familiar with a regular checkbook can
quick start use it.

2. Disk Packing List
--------------------

The EliteCheck v1.1 program package should contain the following
files:

EC.EXE The EliteCheck program
EC.REF EliteCheck Reference Id
EC.HLP On-line help file
READ.ME A text file that you must read first before you use
the program
PACKING.LST List of files in your packgage
INSTALL.EXE Installation program
MANUAL.DOC On disk User Manual
VENDOR.DOC Vendor distribution information
REGISTER.DOC Registration and license information
REGISTER.FRM Registration Form
ECFILES.EXE Utility program to increase files parameter in the
CONFIG.SYS file

3. Important Files to Read
--------------------------

Anyone wishing to use this program must read this file first. The
MANUAL.DOC file contains a full description on how to use
EliteCheck. To register your use of EliteCheck, read the
REGISTER.DOC file and follow the instructions.

Shareware distributors, disk vendors, computer clubs, and BBS
SYSOPs must read the VENDOR.DOC file.

The following text files can be printed to your printer:

READ.ME PACKING.LST MANUAL.DOC VENDOR.DOC
REGISTER.DOC REGISTER.FRM

If you want to print any of above text files, you could use the
COPY command to print it. For example, to print the MANUAL.DOC file
to your printer, insert the disk that contains the MANUAL.DOC file
in drive A and type this command:

COPY A:\MANUAL.DOC PRN

If you are a registered user, you do not need to print the
MANUAL.DOC file since your package includes a printed User Manual.

4. First Things to do
---------------------

1) Make sure that the EliteCheck distribution disk has all the
files listed above.

2) Make a backup copy of your EliteCheck distribution disk.

3) Make sure that your computer has:

- DOS 3.0 or later version
- minimum 512K memory
- two floppy disk drives or hard drive
- the CONFIG.SYS file in the root directory of your boot
disk that contains a line:

FILES=nn

in which nn must be at least 15.

5. Using ECFILES utility to check the CONFIG.SYS file
-----------------------------------------------------

To ensure that the CONFIG.SYS file has a FILES parameter properly,
you can use ECFILES utility program supplied with this package.

To run ECFILES, simply invoke it and follow the instructions given
by the program.


6. Installing EliteCheck
-------------------------



If you obtained the EliteCheck package in an archived file and
decompressed it on your disk, you are already ready to start
using EliteCheck. In that case, skip this section.

+--+
| | To Install EliteCheck to a Hard Disk
+--+

1) Start your computer.

2) Insert the EliteCheck Install disk in drive A.

3) Run the INSTALL.EXE by typing as follows:

A:INSTALL C:\EC

The Installation program will automatically install
EliteCheck to the \EC directory in drive C. If you want
to install EliteCheck to a directory other than \EC,
simply replace C:\EC with the directory path name you
want when you invoke the installation program.

If the specified directory does not exist, INSTALL.EXE
will automatically create it.

+--+
| | To Install EliteCheck with Two Floppy Drives
+--+

To use EliteCheck without a hard disk, you need two floppy disk
drives: one for a EliteCheck program disk and the other for a data
disk. To install EliteCheck to a floppy diskette, do the following
steps:

1) Start your computer with a DOS system diskette.

2) Insert the EliteCheck Install disk in drive A.

3) Insert a formatted blank diskette in drive B.

3) Run the INSTALL.EXE by typing as follows:

A:INSTALL B:\

While running the INSTALL program, follow the
instructions on the screen.

The Installation program will install EliteCheck to the
root directory in drive B.

7. Starting EliteCheck
----------------------

To start EliteCheck on a hard disk:

1) Change current directory to the EliteCheck directory.

C>CD C:\EC

2) Invoke EliteCheck by typing EC followed by key.

C>EC

To start EliteCheck on a floppy disk:

1) Make sure that your computer was booted from the DOS disk
that contains the CONFIG.SYS file with a line 'FILES=15'
(or greater than 15).

2) Insert EliteCheck program disk in drive A.

3) Invoke EliteCheck by typing EC followed by key.

A>EC

4) Insert your data disk in drive B when EliteCheck
instructs you to do so.

If your monitor screen becomes unreadable when you start
EliteCheck, start EliteCheck with /M option:

C:>EC /M

8. First-Time Account Setup
---------------------------

When you start EliteCheck for the first time, EliteCheck will bring
up the Account Setup Window. Enter required information on the
blank entries in the Account Setup Window as follows:

Account Type: Select either BUSINESS or PERSONAL based on
how you will use your first account. To select
the account type, press Space bar.

Account Name: Enter 1-25 alpha-numeric characters to
identify your account.

Account No: Enter the account number (or anything to
describe the account). You may leave this
entry blank.

Balance: Enter the amount of opening balance.

As of: Enter the opening date.

To move between entries, use the following keys:

UP Arrow move up
DOWN Arrow move down
TAB move to next entry
Shift-TAB move to previous entry
ENTER move to next entry or complete the account
setup if pressed in the last entry

9. Exiting EliteCheck
---------------------

To exit EliteCheck, do the following steps:

1) If none of the menu items on the top line of the screen
is highlighted, press until one of them becomes
highlighted.


2) If Quit menu item is not highlighted, press right arrow
key until Quit menu item gets highlighted.

3) Press .

4) When you see a pulldown menu item saying "Exit to DOS",
press E or .


Contents of the MANUAL.DOC file


EliteCheck 1.1
ReadMe First Document

July, 1991


Please read this document first before anything else. This document
contains information on:

1. Intended Use
2. Disk Packing List
3. Important Files to Read
4. First Things to do
5. Using ECFILES utility to check the CONFIG.SYS file
6. Installing EliteCheck
7. Starting EliteCheck
8. First-Time Account Setup
9. Exiting EliteCheck

1. Intended Use
---------------

This program package is a financial accounting manager for home or
small business use. Anyone familiar with a regular checkbook can
quick start use it.

2. Disk Packing List
--------------------

The EliteCheck v1.1 program package should contain the following
files:

EC.EXE The EliteCheck program
EC.REF EliteCheck Reference Id
EC.HLP On-line help file
READ.ME A text file that you must read first before you use
the program
PACKING.LST List of files in your packgage
INSTALL.EXE Installation program
MANUAL.DOC On disk User Manual
VENDOR.DOC Vendor distribution information
REGISTER.DOC Registration and license information
REGISTER.FRM Registration Form
ECFILES.EXE Utility program to increase files parameter in the
CONFIG.SYS file

3. Important Files to Read
--------------------------

Anyone wishing to use this program must read this file first. The
MANUAL.DOC file contains a full description on how to use
EliteCheck. To register your use of EliteCheck, read the
REGISTER.DOC file and follow the instructions.

Shareware distributors, disk vendors, computer clubs, and BBS
SYSOPs must read the VENDOR.DOC file.

The following text files can be printed to your printer:

READ.ME PACKING.LST MANUAL.DOC VENDOR.DOC
REGISTER.DOC REGISTER.FRM

If you want to print any of above text files, you could use the
COPY command to print it. For example, to print the MANUAL.DOC file
to your printer, insert the disk that contains the MANUAL.DOC file
in drive A and type this command:

COPY A:\MANUAL.DOC PRN

If you are a registered user, you do not need to print the
MANUAL.DOC file since your package includes a printed User Manual.

4. First Things to do
---------------------

1) Make sure that the EliteCheck distribution disk has all the
files listed above.

2) Make a backup copy of your EliteCheck distribution disk.

3) Make sure that your computer has:

- DOS 3.0 or later version
- minimum 512K memory
- two floppy disk drives or hard drive
- the CONFIG.SYS file in the root directory of your boot
disk that contains a line:

FILES=nn

in which nn must be at least 15.

5. Using ECFILES utility to check the CONFIG.SYS file
-----------------------------------------------------

To ensure that the CONFIG.SYS file has a FILES parameter properly,
you can use ECFILES utility program supplied with this package.

To run ECFILES, simply invoke it and follow the instructions given
by the program.


6. Installing EliteCheck
-------------------------



If you obtained the EliteCheck package in an archived file and
decompressed it on your disk, you are already ready to start
using EliteCheck. In that case, skip this section.

+--+
| | To Install EliteCheck to a Hard Disk
+--+

1) Start your computer.

2) Insert the EliteCheck Install disk in drive A.

3) Run the INSTALL.EXE by typing as follows:

A:INSTALL C:\EC

The Installation program will automatically install
EliteCheck to the \EC directory in drive C. If you want
to install EliteCheck to a directory other than \EC,
simply replace C:\EC with the directory path name you
want when you invoke the installation program.

If the specified directory does not exist, INSTALL.EXE
will automatically create it.

+--+
| | To Install EliteCheck with Two Floppy Drives
+--+

To use EliteCheck without a hard disk, you need two floppy disk
drives: one for a EliteCheck program disk and the other for a data
disk. To install EliteCheck to a floppy diskette, do the following
steps:

1) Start your computer with a DOS system diskette.

2) Insert the EliteCheck Install disk in drive A.

3) Insert a formatted blank diskette in drive B.

3) Run the INSTALL.EXE by typing as follows:

A:INSTALL B:\

While running the INSTALL program, follow the
instructions on the screen.

The Installation program will install EliteCheck to the
root directory in drive B.

7. Starting EliteCheck
----------------------

To start EliteCheck on a hard disk:

1) Change current directory to the EliteCheck directory.

C>CD C:\EC

2) Invoke EliteCheck by typing EC followed by key.

C>EC

To start EliteCheck on a floppy disk:

1) Make sure that your computer was booted from the DOS disk
that contains the CONFIG.SYS file with a line 'FILES=15'
(or greater than 15).

2) Insert EliteCheck program disk in drive A.

3) Invoke EliteCheck by typing EC followed by key.

A>EC

4) Insert your data disk in drive B when EliteCheck
instructs you to do so.

If your monitor screen becomes unreadable when you start
EliteCheck, start EliteCheck with /M option:

C:>EC /M

8. First-Time Account Setup
---------------------------

When you start EliteCheck for the first time, EliteCheck will bring
up the Account Setup Window. Enter required information on the
blank entries in the Account Setup Window as follows:

Account Type: Select either BUSINESS or PERSONAL based on
how you will use your first account. To select
the account type, press Space bar.

Account Name: Enter 1-25 alpha-numeric characters to
identify your account.

Account No: Enter the account number (or anything to
describe the account). You may leave this
entry blank.

Balance: Enter the amount of opening balance.

As of: Enter the opening date.

To move between entries, use the following keys:

UP Arrow move up
DOWN Arrow move down
TAB move to next entry
Shift-TAB move to previous entry
ENTER move to next entry or complete the account
setup if pressed in the last entry

9. Exiting EliteCheck
---------------------

To exit EliteCheck, do the following steps:

1) If none of the menu items on the top line of the screen
is highlighted, press until one of them becomes
highlighted.


2) If Quit menu item is not highlighted, press right arrow
key until Quit menu item gets highlighted.

3) Press .

4) When you see a pulldown menu item saying "Exit to DOS",
press E or .

EliteCheck (tm)

Version 1.1

User Manual





July 1991











_______
____|__ | (R)
--| | |-------------------
| ____|__ | Association of
| | |_| Shareware
|__| o | Professionals
-----| | |---------------------
|___|___| MEMBER

EliteCheck is made by a member of
the Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP)










Taewoong Jeon
P.O. Box 166101
Chicago, IL 60616-6101


Copyright (c) 1991 by Taewoong Jeon. All Rights Reserved
COPYRIGHT


The EliteCheck package is copyrighted 1991 by Taewoong Jeon. All
rights reserved. It is not a public domain nor a free software.
Non-registered users are granted a limited license to use this
product on a trial basis. If you intend to use EliteCheck on a
regular basis, you are expected to register. For information on
registration and user license, refer to Appendix B in this manual
or the REGISTER.DOC file on disk.

A registered user is granted a single-user license to use this
program on any one machine at any one time. No copying of the
printed manual in whole or part is permitted under any
circumstance. The program package on disk, however, may be copied
to others for trial use as long as the following two restrictions
are fulfilled:

This program package on disk is distributed in its original
form and not in conjunction with any other product.

No fee or charge is requested or accepted.


Anyone wishing to charge people a fee for giving them a copy of
EliteCheck must meet the restrictions stated in the VENDOR.DOC
file on disk.



TRADEMARK


EliteCheck is a trademark of Taewoong Jeon.


ASP

EliteCheck is marketed through shareware method which lets users
TRY BEFORE BUY it. The author of EliteCheck is a member of the
Association of Shareware Professionals (ASP). ASP is an affiliation
of shareware authors dedicated to the shareware concept. ASP wants
to make sure that the shareware principle works for you. If you are
unable to resolve a shareware-related problem with an ASP member by
contacting the member directly, ASP may be able to help. The ASP
Ombudsman can help you resolve a dispute or problem with an ASP
member, but does not provide technical support for members'
products. Please write to the ASP Ombudsman at 545 Grover Road,
Muskegon, MI 49442 or send a Compuserve message via easyplex to ASP
Ombudsman 70007,3536.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY



TRIAL USE ONLY WARRANTY
----------------------------------

Trial Users of EliteCheck must accept this disclaimer of warranty:

The Shareware evaluation (trial use) version is provided AS IS. THE
AUTHOR MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED,
INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY
AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


REGISTERED USE ONLY WARRANTY
----------------------------------

Registered Users of EliteCheck must accept this disclaimer of
warranty:

The author warrants the physical diskette(s) and physical
documentation provided with registered versions to be free of
defects in materials and workmanship for a period of ninety days
from the date of registration. If the author receives notification
within the warranty period of defects in materials or workmanship,
and such notification is determined by the author to be correct,
the author will replace the defective diskette(s) or documentation.

The entire and exclusive liability and remedy for breach of this
Limited Warranty shall be limited to replacement of defective
diskette(s) or documentation and shall not include or extend to any
claim for or right to recover any other damages, including but not
limited to, loss of profit, data, or use of the software, or
special, incidental, or consequential damages or other similar
claims, even if the author has been specifically advised of the
possibility of such damages. In no event will the author's
liability for any damages to you or any other person ever exceed
the lower of suggested list price or actual price paid for the
license to use the software, regardless of any form of the claim.

The author SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF
MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Registered User Support Policy


1. All registered users receive a copy of the latest registered
version of the EliteCheck package upon registration. The
registered package includes a printed manual.

2. All registered users will be notified of major upgraded
versions of EliteCheck when they are released.

3. All registered users are eligible to receive a free upgrade to
the next version of EliteCheck. Further upgrades will be
offered at discount rates (minimum 50% off the regular fee) to
all registered users.

4. All registered users are guaranteed technical support for 90
days from the date of registration without additional cost. If
you have questions, please do the following steps:

1) Look into the User's Guide for the relevant parts and the
Read.me file.

2) If the problems still persist, contact the author at the
following address:

Taewoong Jeon
P.O. Box 166101
Chicago, IL 60616-6101

Please provide your EliteCheck version number, your
computer configuration (computer make, model, monitor
type, printer type, DOS version number, etc), and a
concise description of your problems.


Return Policy


1. All registered users are 30-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEED WITH NO
QUESTIONS ASKED. If you are not satisfied with the EliteCheck
package, simply return the printed manual to the author for
full refund of registration fee within 30 days from the date
of registration.

2. All registered users are eligible for 90-day full refund of
payment as long as the following conditions are met:

1) they have problem(s) that involve a specific
hardware or software environment or that involve
serious errors in EliteCheck,
2) and the problem(s) are unable to be fixed,
3) and the problem(s) are reported within 90 days
after registration.
Table of Contents


1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.1 Major Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.2 Using This Manual. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.3 Differences between Evaluation and Registered
Versions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.4 Disk Packing List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.5 Data Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.6 System Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

2. Installing EliteCheck. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.1 Installing EliteCheck on Your Disk . . . . . . . . . 5
2.2 The CONFIG.SYS File. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

3. Getting Started. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
3.1 Starting EliteCheck. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
3.2. Getting On-Line Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
3.3 Using EliteCheck for the First Time. . . . . . . . 10
3.4 Exiting EliteCheck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
3.5 Selecting an Account to Use. . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3.6 EliteCheck Screen Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
3.7 EliteCheck Command Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

4. Using the Check Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
4.1 The Check Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
4.2 Making Transactions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
4.3 Printing Check Register. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

5. Reconciling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

6. Working with Multiple Accounts . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

7. Rebuilding Account Data Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

8. Printing Reports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

9. Setting Up Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

10. Setting up Payee List. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

11. Setting up Category Lists. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
11.1 Preset Categories for Personal Use . . . . . . . . 32
11.2 Preset Categories for Business Use . . . . . . . . 33
11.3 Setting Up a Category List . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Appendix A. What is Shareware? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Appendix B. Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Page 1


1. Introduction



Welcome to EliteCheck. The author is very proud of EliteCheck, an
intuitive, powerful financial management program.

EliteCheck is designed to keep track of your financial transactions
for home and/or business use quickly, accurately, and pleasantly.
With EliteCheck, you will ever be free of the menial tasks that you
have once had to do manually to handle with your accounts.

EliteCheck is a truly electronic version of your Check Register.
Anyone who is familiar with a regular check register will quick
start using it. Compare EliteCheck with other financial programs,
and you will find EliteCheck the easiest to learn and use among
them.

You can use EliteCheck to record transactions, categorize them,
reconcile your bank statements, have a printed report of income
statement, and more with accuracy, speed, and fun.


1.1 Major Features


The following are the major features of EliteCheck version 1.1:

- Full-screen Check Register with full editing capabilities
needed to add, delete, change, clear, and void transactions.

- All commands are structured into pulldown menus and dialogue
windows.

- Extensive context-sensitive on-line help

- Support for both personal and business accounts.

- Support for up to 30 accounts.

- Permits up to 32,767 transactions per account (usually limited
only by your disk space.

- Supports reconciling your bank statement. Outstanding checks
and deposits are summarized.

- Support for automatic next check number sequencing.

- User-definable payee list (up to 100 payee names can be
registered in payee list).

- Support for 4 different User-definable category lists:
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personal income, personal expense, business income, and
business expense.

Each category list is preset but redefinable by user up to 100
categories. Furthermore, a monthly budget can be specified for
each category item by the user.

- Prints check register for a user-specified period.

- Prints income/expense statement for a user-specified period
with optional budget summary.


1.2 Using This Manual


This manual provides a full description of EliteCheck. You do not
have to read the entire manual to start using EliteCheck. Instead,
use this manual as a reference. EliteCheck is designed to get you
quick start using it.

To learn to use EliteCheck, read the READ.ME file or the first two
sections in this manual and start to use EliteCheck. When you have
a question or need more information as you experiment working with
EliteCheck, You can 1) get on-line help by pressing F1 key or 2)
look into this manual for the relevant part.


1.3 Differences between Evaluation and Registered Versions


For every major version number, EliteCheck comes in one of two
different packages: the evaluation (trial use) version and the
registered version.

The evaluation version of EliteCheck is designed to license a
limited use at no charge so that you can "try before buy". Although
the evaluation version is copyrighted, you are allowed (and
encouraged) to freely distribute it to others as long as 1) no
parts of the package are omitted or modified, 2) the package is not
distributed in conjunction with any other product 3) and no fee or
charge is requested.

If you do not want to continue to use it after a trial use of
period, you don't have to register it. Otherwise, you are expected
to register. When you register, you receive the latest registered
version of EliteCheck. You are licensed to use one copy of the
registered version on any one computer at any one time.

As far as functionality is concerned, both the evaluation and the
registered versions of EliteCheck are the same unless the version
numbers are different. This enables the user to fully evaluate
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EliteCheck before registration. In other aspects than
functionality, there are several differences between them as
follows:

- A registration reminder screen appears as you quit the
evaluation version. (A short reminder message also
appears in the beginning.)

- The registered version comes with a printed User Manual,
whereas the evaluation version includes it on disk only.
The printed User Manual may be different only in format
from the manual on disk.

- The registered version is supported by the author
according to the registered user support policy. For
information on the registered user support policy, refer
to the page near the front cover of this document or
Appendix B or the REGISTER.DOC file.


1.4 Disk Packing List


The EliteCheck program package should contain the following files:

READ.ME A text file that you must read first before you use
the program
PACKING.LST List of files in your package
EC.EXE The EliteCheck program
EC.REF EliteCheck Reference Id
EC.HLP On-line help file
INSTALL.EXE Installation program
MANUAL.DOC On disk User Manual
VENDOR.DOC Vendor distribution information
REGISTER.DOC Registration and license information
REGISTER.FRM Registration Form
ECFILES.EXE Utility program to increase files parameter in the
CONFIG.SYS file


1.5 Data Files


When you use EliteCheck, it creates the following data files:

In the directory that contains the EC.EXE file:

EC.CFG Configuration file

In the data directory which contains your account data files:

ECACCT.CFG Account-specific configuration file
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ECACCT.LST Account list
ECnn.TRA Account transaction data, one for each account
ECPAYEE.LST Payee list
ECCATEG.LST Category lists
ECSPLIT.LST Reserved for compatibility with future versions
ECMEMO.LST Reserved for compatibility with future versions


1.6 System Requirements


The following are the system requirements to run EliteCheck on your
computer:

- IBM PC, XT, AT, or IBM-compatible
- DOS 3.0 or later version
- minimum 512K memory
- monochrome or color monitor
- (optional) a parallel printer
- a hard disk or
two floppy disk drive or
one floppy disk drive that supports minimum 720K capacity

If you plan to use EliteCheck with two floppy disk drives, you need
also two floppy diskettes (in addition to the DOS system diskette):
one for the EliteCheck program disk, and the other for your data
disk.

If you plan to use EliteCheck with one floppy disk drive, you need
a diskette with minimum 720K capacity that will contain both
program files and data files.


1.7 Making Backup Copies of EliteCheck Disk


Although you can use the distributed EliteCheck disk directly as
your program disk, it is a good idea to make a copy of it and to
keep the distributed disk in a safe place. To make a copy of the
distributed disk, simply use DOS DISKCOPY command as follows.

1) Invoke DISKCOPY command.

A>DISKCOPY A: A:

2) When you see a message saying "Insert SOURCE diskette in
drive A:", Insert the distributed EliteCheck diskette
into drive A. Then press any key.

3) Wait for a message saying "Insert DESTINATION diskette in
drive A:". When this message appears on the screen,
insert a blank diskette in drive A and press any key.
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2. Installing EliteCheck


Before you start to use EliteCheck, you must install EliteCheck on
your computer by performing the following two procedures:

- Installing the EliteCheck files to your disk

- Ensuring that the CONFIG.SYS file contain files parameter
at least 15.

You can do the two procedures above in any order.


2.1 Installing EliteCheck on Your Disk


Before you use EliteCheck, it must first be installed on your
computer. You need only install EliteCheck once. Installing
EliteCheck is very simple. You need only copy the files of
EliteCheck either to a subdirectory on your hard disk or to a
formatted blank diskette.

To facilitate installation, the EliteCheck package comes with an
INSTALL program (INSTALL.EXE) which you can run to install
EliteCheck. The INSTALL program will automatically copy the files
in the EliteCheck disk either to a subdirectory in a hard disk or
to a formatted blank diskette.


If you obtained the EliteCheck program package in compressed
file format and you have a hard disk, you probably have
already loaded EliteCheck files to your hard disk while you
were extracting the files. In that case, skip to the next
subsection 2.2, The CONFIG.SYS File.


When you install EliteCheck to a floppy diskette manually, you
only need copy the following three files:

EC.EXE EC.HLP EC.REF


+--+
| | To Install EliteCheck to a Hard Disk
+--+

1) Start your computer.

2) Insert the EliteCheck Install disk in drive A.

3) Run the INSTALL.EXE by typing as follows:

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A:INSTALL C:\EC

The Installation program will automatically install
EliteCheck to the \EC directory in drive C. If you want
to install EliteCheck to a directory other than \EC,
simply replace C:\EC with the directory path name you
want when you invoke the installation program.

If the specified directory does not exist, INSTALL.EXE
will automatically create it.

+--+
| | To Install EliteCheck with Two Floppy Drives
+--+

To use EliteCheck without a hard disk, you need two floppy disk
drives: one for a EliteCheck program disk and the other for a data
disk. To install EliteCheck to a floppy diskette, do the following
steps:

1) Start your computer with a DOS system diskette.

2) Insert the EliteCheck Install disk in drive A.

3) Insert a formatted blank diskette in drive B.

3) Run the INSTALL.EXE by typing as follows:

A:INSTALL B:\

While running the INSTALL program, follow the
instructions on the screen.

The Installation program will install EliteCheck to the
root directory in drive B.


2.2 The CONFIG.SYS File


To run EliteCheck on your computer properly, the CONFIG.SYS file in
the root directory of your DOS boot disk must contain a line 'FILES
= nn' in which nn must be a number equal to or greater than 15. If
the CONFIG.SYS file does not contain this line or nn is less than
15, you need to change it. If the CONFIG.SYS file does not exist,
you need to create one.

(The DOS boot disk is the disk from which your computer has
started. If your computer has a hard disk and you started your
computer without a DOS system diskette in drive A:, then the hard
disk is your DOS boot disk. Otherwise, the DOS diskette in drive A:
is the DOS boot disk.)

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The EliteCheck package comes with a utility program 'ECFILES.EXE'
that automatically changes or creates the CONFIG.SYS file if
necessary. You need run ECFILES only once. To use this utility,
simply invoke it before you start to use EliteCheck as follows:

+--+
| | Changing CONFIG.SYS File with ECFILES utility program
+--+

1. Insert EliteCheck Install disk into disk drive A:.

2. Invoke ECFILES by typing ECFILES and pressing .

A>ECFILES

3. When ECFILES asks for your boot drive name, type your
boot disk drive name.

4. If your computer has a hard disk, skip to step 4.

If your computer does not have a hard disk, ECFILES will
prompt you to insert a DOS system diskette into drive A.
Then, insert your DOS system diskette and press ENTER.

5. When ECFILES is finished, a message will appear on your
screen. If the message says:

The CONFIG.SYS file was created
or
The CONFIG.SYS file was changed,

then restart the computer by pressing .

*************************** IMPORTANT *****************************
If you have changed or created the CONFIG.SYS file, you must
restart your computer by pressing CTRL,ALT,DEL keys simultaneously
or by pressing the reset button on your computer.
*******************************************************************
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3. Getting Started



3.1 Starting EliteCheck


+--+
| | To Start with a Hard Disk
+--+

1) Turn on your computer if it is not ready on.

2) When you see the DOS prompt (e.g., C>), change your
current directory to the EliteCheck directory.

C>CD C:\EC

3) Invoke EliteCheck by typing EC and pressing .

C>EC

4) When you see a Select Data Drive window, select the disk
drive (e.g., C:) in which you want to store your account
data files.

To select the data disk drive, type the drive name or use
arrow keys to highlight it. Then press .


+--+
| | To Start with Dual Floppy Disk Drives
+--+

1) Turn on your computer with DOS system disk in drive A if
it is not ready on.

2) If you are running EliteCheck for the first time, you
need a formatted blank diskette for your data disk. If
you do not have one, format a blank diskette by using the
DOS format command.

3) Insert EliteCheck program disk in drive A.

4) Invoke EliteCheck by typing EC and then pressing .

A>EC

5) When you see a Select Data Drive window, select drive B
in which you will use your data disk.

To select the data disk drive, type the drive name or use
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arrow keys to highlight it. Then press .

6) When you see the prompt "Insert data disk in drive B",
insert your data disk in drive B and press ENTER.


+--+
| | Adjusting Color Type of Screen
+--+

EliteCheck supports both monochrome and color monitor. When it
starts to run, it automatically adjusts its color mode according to
the type of your monitor adapter. If the monitor adapter is of
color type such as CGA, EGA, and VGA, EliteCheck displays in
colors. Otherwise it displays in black and white.

It could happen, however, that the screen looks unreadable when you
start EliteCheck. This is most probably because you use a
monochrome monitor on a color graphics adapter. In that case, you
need to force EliteCheck to display in white and black. You can do
this by adding an optional argument to the command line when you
start EliteCheck as follows:

C>EC /M

The /M option forces EliteCheck to display in black and white
regardless of the actual monitor configuration.


3.2. Getting On-Line Help


EliteCheck offers extensive, context-sensitive on-line help to
guide whatever operation you are currently doing. You can get on-
line help in two ways:

1) If you are not sure of what to do with the current
screen, window, or menu, you can press F1 key to bring up
a help screen for information specific to the current
operation.

2) If you need general information on how to use Help,
menus, etc., you can select one of the pulldown menu
choices associated with Help main menu.

One of the Help pulldown menu choices, "EliteCheck
Registration", provides information on how to register
EliteCheck.

In any case, you can control the help screen by using the following
keys:

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Esc to exit Help screen
Up/Down to scroll Help screen up/down
PgUp to move Help screen up one page
PgDn to move Help screen down one page
Home to go to the top of Help message
End to go to the end of Help message


3.3 Using EliteCheck for the First Time


The first thing you need to do with EliteCheck when you start the
program for the first time is to set up your first bank account.
Later on, when you need additional accounts, you can create more
accounts choosing the Select Account Menu item under the Account
main menu item.

If your printer is not Epson-compatible or connected to other than
LPT1 port, you need to set up printer configuration using the
Printer Setup menu item. For more details, see Section 9, Setting
up Printer.

If you want to choose a payee name from a payee list when you
record transactions, you may pre-register payee names in a payee
directory using the Payee Setup menu item. For more details, see
Section 10, Setting up Payee List.


+--+
| | Setting Up a New Account for the First Time
+--+

If you have started EliteCheck for the first time, a New Account
Setup window will automatically appear on the screen after you
select data disk drive. Enter the required information in each
field.

Account Type: Select either BUSINESS or PERSONAL by pressing
space bar. BUSINESS represents business
account, and PERSONAL represents personal
account.

The only difference between a business account
and a personal account is that they use
separate sets of categories.

Account Name: Type 1-25 alpha-numeric characters which will
uniquely identify this account thereafter.

Account No: Type 1-25 alpha-numeric characters which is
usually the bank account number. You may leave
this field blank.

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Balance: Type beginning balance of this account.

As of: Type beginning date of this account.

You can move between the fields by pressing the following
keys:

Up Arrow: Move Up
Down Arrow: Move Down
: Move to next field
: Move to next field
: Move to previous field

When you are at the last field, pressing will complete
creating this new account. When you have completed New Account
Setup, the Check Register window for the newly created account will
appear on the screen. From now on, you can record transactions
writing directly on the Check Register on the screen.

If you want to cancel this New Account Setup procedure, press
. When you cancel the New Account Setup procedure, Only main
menu items will be displayed on the top of the screen. If you want
to enter the New Account Setup window again, select Account menu
item, and further select the New Account Setup submenu item. For
more about selecting menu items, see the subsection 3.7, EliteCheck
Command Menus.

When you start EliteCheck next time, this first-time account setup
window will no longer appear. Instead, EliteCheck will
automatically bring up the Check Register for your account as long
as there exists only one account. If you set up multiple accounts,
EliteCheck will bring up the Account Select Window at the start.


3.4 Exiting EliteCheck


+--+
| | Exiting EliteCheck
+--+

To exit EliteCheck, do the following steps:

1) If none of the menu items on the top line of the screen
is highlighted, press until one of them becomes
highlighted.

2) If Quit menu item is not highlighted, press right arrow
key until Quit menu item gets highlighted.

3) Press .

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4) When you see a pulldown menu item saying "Exit to DOS",
press E or .


3.5 Selecting an Account to Use


Read this subsection only if you have already multiple accounts on
EliteCheck at the time you start the program.

If you have already set up two or more accounts, the Account Select
Window will appear when you start EliteCheck. The Account Select
Window contains a list of existing accounts from which you can
choose one to use. Move cursor to the account name which you want
to work with, and then press . When an account is selected,
the Check Register for that account will appear on the screen.


3.6 EliteCheck Screen Layout


In normal operation, the EliteCheck screen is divided into three
major areas: the Command Menu Bar, the Check Register, and the Help
message line.

The Command Menu Bar always appears on the top line of the screen.
It contains six main menus each of which brings up its pulldown
menu when activated. A pulldown menu only appears when its
associated main menu is highlighted.

The Check Register is a truly electronic copy of your paper
register on the screen. It consists of the account title,
transaction entries, and a status bar. The account title displays
your current account name on top of the check register. The status
line on the bottom of the check register shows your current account
number, the number of transaction entries, and ending balance. The
EliteCheck Check Register supports full screen editing capabilities
so that you can record transactions directly on the screen.
Balances are always recomputed as each transaction is completed.

The Help message line always shows important keys which you can use
at particular times of your operations. When an error condition
occurs, an error message pops up over the message line. You can
clear the error message by pressing key.

The next two subsections describe the Command Menus and the Check
Register in much more detail.


3.7 EliteCheck Command Menus


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EliteCheck can be in one of two modes:

1) Check Register Mode
2) Command Menu Mode

Once you have completed either selecting an account to use or
creating a new account after you started EliteCheck, EliteCheck
enters into Check Register Mode. In Check Register Mode, you can
record transactions directly to the Check Register on the screen.
When you press key while in Check Register Mode, EliteCheck
enters into Command Menu Mode highlighting one of the command menu
items on top of the screen.

In Command Menu Mode, EliteCheck provides you with a set of menu
items to perform a variety of functions and options. The EliteCheck
Command Menus are organized into a two-tiered menu system
consisting of a horizontal menu bar with submenus that drop down
from it. The menu bar is always on display across the top of the
screen. Each menu item in the menu bar is associated with a so-
called pulldown submenu.


+--+
| | Command Menu Structure
+--+

The menu bar consists of six main menu items: Account, Edit,
Reconciliation, Print, Setup, and Quit. Each of the main menu items
has one or more pulldown submenu choices:

main menus pulldown submenus
---------- -----------------
Account Select Account
New Account Setup
Update Current Account
Rebuild Account
Delete Current Account

Edit Void Transaction
Restore Void Transaction
Delete Transaction

Reconciliation Mark Cleared Transaction
Reconcile

Print Check Register
Income Statement

Setup Printer
Payee
Personal Income Category
Personal Expense Category
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Business Income Category
Business Expense Category

Help Menus
Check Register
Help on Help
EliteCheck Registration

Quit Exit to DOS


+--+
| | Selecting Pulldown Menus
+--+

Pulldown Menus make it easy to locate a desired function and to
select its associated menu item. EliteCheck Command Menu Mode can
have one of two states: Menu Bar Mode and Pulldown Mode.

If a main menu item is highlighted without a pulldown menu,
EliteCheck is in Menu Bar Mode. In Menu Bar Mode, You can use the
following keys to handle with the menus:

exits Command Menu Mode and enters into Check
Register Mode

<- or -> moves horizontally through the menu bar

or
pulls down submenu choices associated with the
highlighted top menu item, and enters into
Pulldown Mode.

Pressing the first character of a main menu item causes its
pulldown menu choices to drop down. You can also move to the
desired main menu item by pressing a Left or Right arrow key.

If you see a pulldown menu on the screen, EliteCheck is in Pulldown
Mode. In Pulldown Mode, You can use the following keys to select a
menu choice or to return to Menu Bar Mode:

exits Pulldown Mode, erase the pulldown menu,
and returns to Menu Bar Mode.

<- or -> moves horizontally to the pulldown menu
choices of the adjacent top menu item.

or moves vertically within the pulldown menu.

selects the highlighted menu choice and
performs its function. When the function has
been completed, it causes to enter into Check
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Register Mode, removing the pulldown and
suppressing highlighting a top menu item.

Pressing the first character of a pulldown menu choice will
directly highlight (select) it and perform its function. You
can also move to the desired pulldown menu choice by pressing
Up/Down arrow keys.

+--+
| | Using Keys in Dialogue Windows
+--+

When you select a pulldown menu, EliteCheck brings up either a
dialogue window in which you can enter required options or a
confirmation window according to the type of the selected menu
choice. The following are a summary of common keys which you can
generally use in a dialogue window or a confirmation window.

Complete and exit window at the last field
Cancel and exit window
Change insert mode
Advance to next field or
Go back to previous field
Go up to higher field
Go down to lower field
Move cursor right one char
Move cursor left one char
Move window right
Move window left
Move window up
Move window down
Move to the beginning
Move to the end

The bottom line will always show some of important keys that you
can use. The border of a window usually displays additional message
to guide you for the current operation.
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4. Using the Check Register



Once you are in the Check Register Mode, you can make as many
transactions as you want, directly writing to the Check Register on
the screen. The Check Register just looks like the regular check
register in your checkbook. The Check Register Window displays up
to 9 transactions at a time, and scrolls up and down as you press
cursor keys.


4.1 The Check Register


+--+
| | Contents of a Transaction Entry
+--+

Each transaction entry in the Check Register consists of 8 fields:
Date, Num, Payee, Category, Payment, Clear Mark, Deposit, and
Balance.

Date: Type month, day, and year in the format of MM/DD/YY
without slashes.

Three quick entry keys are provided for Date field:
Plus (+), Minus (-), and Asterisk (*).

Pressing Plus key increase the date by one day.
Pressing Minus key decrease the date by one key.
Pressing * key enters today's date.

Num: If the transaction is for check-writing, type the
check number or press Plus key. Pressing Plus key
automatically enters the next check number.

If the transaction is not check-writing, leave it
blank.

Payee: Type payee name or anything else to describe about
where the payment goes to or where the deposit
comes from. You may leave it blank.

You can also select a payee from an existing payee
list as follows:

1. Move cursor to the Payee field.

2. Type Plus Key.

If you pre-registered payee names before, a
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payee list will appear. Move cursor to the
payee name you want to select. If the payee
list does not contain the payee name you want
to select, type Plus key to enter new payee
name.

If you have not registered any payee yet,
EliteCheck will ask a new payee name. Type
payee name. This new payee name will be
recorded in the payee list as well as in the
Check Register.

4. Type .



There are two ways in which you can register payee
names in the payee list:


First, you may pre-register payee names by using
Payee Setup command menu. To do this,
Select Setup Command menu item, and then
select Payee Pulldown menu item. This
method enables you to register multiple
payee names at a time.

Second, you can register a new payee name to the
payee list while you are writing to the
Check Register. Follow the steps
described above. This method enables you
to register a new payee name, one at a
time whenever a new payee is needed.

Category: You can optionally categorize your transaction by
selecting a category from an existing category
list. The steps are following:

1) Move cursor to the Category field.

2) Type Plus key.

3) When a category list appears, move cursor to
the category item you want to select. If the
category list does not contain the category
item you want to select, type Plus key to
enter new category.

If the category list is empty, EliteCheck will
ask a new category item. Type the desired
category name. This new category item will be
recorded in the category list as well as in
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the Check Register.

4) Type .



As in the payee list, there are two ways in which
you can register category items in the category
list:


First, you may pre-register category items by
using Category Setup command menu. To do
this, Select Setup Command menu item, and
then select one of the Category Pulldown
menu items. This method enables you to
register multiple category items at a
time. You can also specify a monthly
budget amount for each category item
using this method.

Second, you can register a new category item to
the category list while you are writing
to the Check Register. Follow the steps
described above. This method enables you
to register a new category item , one at
a time whenever a new category item is
needed. The monthly budget amount with
this new category item will be set to
$0.00.

Payment: If this transaction entry is for payment, type the
amount of payment. Otherwise, leave it $0.00.

To clear the amount in this field, press .

Deposit: If this transaction is for deposit, type the amount
of deposit. Otherwise, leave it $0.00.

To clear the amount in this field, press .

ClearMark:
Press if this transaction is cleared. A
check mark will appear. Pressing space bar again
will remove the check mark.

Balance: When a transaction is completed, a new balance will
automatically appear here. You cannot enter this
field.

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+--+
| | Moving within the Check Register Window
+--+

You can move the cursor within the Check Register Window using a
number of keys:

exits Check Register Window and enters into
Command Menu Mode.

<- or -> moves cursor horizontally within a field. if
hit by a field border, move to the adjacent
field.

or
moves cursor forward to the next transaction
field. If the current field is Category field,
then move to DATE field of the next
transaction entry.

moves cursor backward to the previous
transaction field. If the current field is
Date field, then move to Category field of the
previous transaction entry.

or Moves cursor up or down between transaction
entries.

CTRL -> If the cursor is at the last position in a
field, move to the last field (Category) in
the current transaction entry. Otherwise, move
to the last position in the current field.

CTRL <- If the cursor is at the first position in a
field, move to the first field (Date) in the
current transaction entry. Otherwise, move to
the first position in the current field.

Moves cursor up one page.

Moves cursor down one page.

Moves cursor up to the first transaction entry

Moves cursor down to the last transaction
entry.


4.2 Making Transactions


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+--+
| | Adding a New Transaction
+--+

You can add a new transaction by filling in the blank entry at the
bottom of the transaction entries.

1) Move cursor to the blank entry at the bottom of the Check
Register.

2) Fill in the blank fields.

3) At the last field (Category) of the transaction entry,
press . A confirmation prompt window will then
show up.

4) The confirmation window provides you with three menu
choices: Yes, No, or .

If you now want to register the transaction as a
permanent record, select Yes and press .

If you want to cancel the new transaction, select No and
press .

If you want to return to the transaction entry without
permanently recording for whatever reason, select Escape
and press .

5) Once you confirmed your new transaction positively, a new
balance will appear at the Balance field and another
blank transaction entry will show up.

+--+
| | Changing a Transaction
+--+

1) Move cursor to the transaction entry you wish to change

2) Move cursor to the field where you want to make a change,
using , , or other cursor
movement keys.

3) You can now make a change to the transaction field using
alphanumeric keys and several special keys. See "Contents
of a Transaction" for more details.

4) To register the transaction and to update the balance,
press one of the keys that cause the cursor to move
outside the current transaction entry. When you see a
confirmation menu window, select the menu choice that you
want. For the details about the confirmation menu, see
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the instructions (step 4) in "Adding to a Transaction".

+--+
| | Deleting Transactions
+--+

You can delete a transaction which you previously recorded by doing
the following. Deleting a transaction will remove the transaction
permanently from the Check Register.

1) Move cursor to the transaction entry that you want to
delete.

2) If EliteCheck is in Check Register Mode, type to
enter into Command Menu Mode.

3) Select EDIT main menu item.

4) When you see the pulldown menu choices under EDIT main
menu item, select "Delete Transaction" menu choice.

5) When you see the confirmation asking "Do you want to
delete this transaction?", type Y if you want to delete
the highlighted transaction. If you want to cancel this
command, type N or .

+--+
| | Voiding Transactions
+--+

1) Move cursor to the transaction entry that you want to
void.

2) If EliteCheck is in Check Register Mode, type to
enter into Command Menu Mode.

3) Select EDIT main menu item.

4) When you see the pulldown menu choices under EDIT main
menu item, select "Void Transaction" menu choice.

5) When you see the confirmation asking "Do you want to void
this transaction?", type Y to void the highlighted
transaction. If you want to cancel this command, type N
or .

6) Later, if you want to restore a void transaction, go
through the steps above again except that you must select
"Restore Void Transaction" submenu choice instead of
"Void Transaction".


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4.3 Printing Check Register


+--+
| | Printing Check Register
+--+

1) If EliteCheck is in Check Register Mode, type to
enter into Command Menu Mode.

2) Select Print main menu item.

3) When you see the pulldown menu choices under Print main
menu item, select "Check Register" menu choice. Then a
Check Register print window will appear.

4) Type the transaction period as you wish.

5) Make sure that the printer is ready. Type Y at the
"Printer Ready?" prompt, and type .
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5. Reconciling



When your bank statement arrives, you can reconcile it with
EliteCheck. Reconciling with EliteCheck consists of two major
steps: Marking cleared transactions and Comparing the totals
between your bank statement and the Check Register.

+--+
| | Marking Cleared Transactions
+--+

1) If any transaction that appears in your bank statement is
missing in the Check Register, add that transaction to
the Check Register.

2) Enter into Command Menu Mode.

3) Select Reconciliation Menu choice.

4) Select Mark Cleared Transaction pulldown menu item.
EliteCheck will enter into Check Register Mode. At this
time, however, you can only mark transactions: the cursor
will move up and down between ClearMark fields. To
expedite marking operation, there will not be any
confirmation prompt.

5) For every transaction on the Check Register that also
appears in your bank statement, mark it at the ClearkMark
field by typing .

6) When you complete marking cleared checks, type to
return to Command Menu Mode.

+--+
| | Comparing and Adjusting the Totals
+--+

1) Enter into Command Menu Mode if you are not in Command
Menu Mode.

2) Select Reconciliation main menu item.

3) When you see the pulldown menu choices under
Reconciliation main menu item, select "Reconcile" menu
choice. Then a reconciliation window will appear.

4) Enter your bank statement date. This entry is for
reference only.

5) Enter the amount of your bank statement balance.

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6) If your bank statement lists a service charge which you
have not recorded yet, type the amount at the Service
Charge entry.

7) If your bank statement shows interest earned for your
bank account which you have not recorded yet, type the
amount at the Interest Earned entry.

8) Pressing Enter key at the Interest Earned entry will
bring up a Reconciliation Summary window.

Bank Statement Balance Bank statement ending balance
Uncleared Payments The amount of uncleared payment
transactions as listed in the
Register
Uncleared Deposits The amount of uncleared deposit
transactions as listed in the
Register
Adjusted Bank Balance The amount of Bank Statement
Balance minus Uncleared
Payments plus Uncleared
Deposits

Checkbook Balance Register ending balance
Service Charge The amount of service charge as
listed in the bank statement
Interest Earned The amount of interest earned
as listed in the bank statement
New Check Balance The amount of Checkbook Balance
minus Service Charge plus
Interest Earned

If there is no difference between Adjusted Bank Balance
and New Check Balance, your account balances.

If Adjusted Bank Balance is greater than New Check
Balance, go through your transactions for errors due to:

. too few uncleared payments or too many uncleared
deposits
. incorrect transaction amounts

If Adjusted Bank Balance is less than New Check Balance,
go through your transactions for errors due to:

. too many uncleared payments or too few uncleared
deposits
. incorrect transaction amounts

9) If Adjusted Bank Balance and Checkbook Balance differ,
you are recommended to go through your transactions to
locate the problems and correct the difference yourself.
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You may optionally have EliteCheck adjust the difference
automatically by pressing 'Y' at the prompt "Add Balance
Adjustment to register?" in this Reconciliation Summary
window.

10) You may print the reconciliation summary by pressing 'Y'
at the prompt "Print out this summary?".

11) The actual adjustment and print out of the reconciliation
will be performed by pressing at the Print entry.

12) To return to Check Register, press at Print
entry.

To return to Reconciliation window, press . Pressing
will cause to leave Reconciliation Summary Window
without printing and without recording the difference
adjustment regardless of your previous setting.
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6. Working with Multiple Accounts



You can manage multiple bank accounts using EliteCheck. EliteCheck
supports up to 30 bank accounts.


+--+
| | Setting Up a New Account
+--+

If you want to set up a new bank account, follow the steps below:

1) Enter Command Menu Mode.

2) Select Account Command menu item.

3) Select "New Account Setup" pulldown menu item. A New
Account Setup window will appear. Enter Account Type,
Account Name, Account Number, the amount of beginning
balance, and the opening date.

For details, refer to section 3, Getting Started.

+--+
| | Selecting a Bank Account
+--+

To change the current account to use to another, follow the steps
below:

1) Enter Command Menu mode.

2) Select Account Command menu item.

3) Select "Select Account" pulldown menu item. The Account
List window will appear.

4) Move the cursor to the account you wish to work with.

5) Press .

+--+
| | Updating An Account Information
+--+

You may change information of an account by doing the following
steps:

1) If the current working account is not the account of
which information you wish to change, select the account
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first.

2) Enter Command Menu Mode.

3) Select Account Command menu item.

4) Select "Update Current Account" pulldown menu item.


5) The "Bank Account Update" window will now appear. Change
any entry which you want to update.

6) To complete, Press at the last entry.

+--+
| | Deleting an Account
+--+

If you want to delete a bank account permanently from EliteCheck
data files, perform the following steps:

1) Select the bank account which you want to delete.

2) Enter Command Menu mode.

3) Select Account Command menu item.

4) Select "Delete Current Account" pulldown menu item.

5) A Confirmation Window will appear. Make sure the current
account is really the one you wish to remove permanently.
Select "Yes" by pressing right arrow key.

If you want to cancel this deletion operation, press
any time while you are at the confirmation window.

6) Press .

************************ WARNING ************************
Once you deleted a bank account, you will lose all
transaction records of the deleted account forever.
*********************************************************
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7. Rebuilding Account Data Files


The Rebuild Account command is provided to restructure your account
data records in the following two cases:

1) If your computer is shutdown abnormally (power loss, etc)
while you are using EliteCheck, your account data files could
possibly become corrupted. In this case, you might be able to
restore your data files using the Rebuild Account operation.

Since the Rebuild Account does not guarantee a full recovery
of data files, it is very important to backup your data disk
regularly.

2) As you continue to add, change transactions, the account data
files grow larger. If you feel that EliteCheck is slow in
processing transactions, rebuilding the account data files may
improve the processing time.

************************ IMPORTANT **********************
Always backup your data disk first before you start to
rebuild an account data file.
*********************************************************

+--+
| | Rebuilding an Account Data File
+--+

1) Enter Command Menu Mode.

2) Select Account Command menu item.

3) Select "Rebuild Account" pulldown menu item.

4) A list of existing accounts will appear. Move cursor to
the account you wish to rebuild.

5) Press .

Rebuilding an account may take a considerable amount of time
if the account contains a large number of transaction records.
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8. Printing Reports



In addition to printing Check Register, you can print an Income
Statement for a particular account. An Income Statement will show
you a summary of how you earned and spent your money by categories
during a specified period. To print an Income Statement, follow the
steps below:

+--+
| | Printing an Income Statement
+--+

1) Select Print Command Menu item.

2) Select "Income Statement" pulldown menu item.

3) An Income Statement Window will appear asking you
options.

Type the period which you are interested in for the
Income Statement.

If you want to include budget information, type Y at the
prompt "Include Budget?".

4) Make sure the printer is ready.

5) Type Y at the prompt "Printer ready?", and press .
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9. Setting Up Printer



EliteCheck is supplied with the following initial printer settings:

Printer port: LPT1
Printer type: Epson or Epson-compatible

If any of these items are different from that of your printer, you
need to change the printer configuration as follows:

+--+
| | Setting Up Your Printer Configuration
+--+

1) Select Setup Command menu item.

2) Select "Printer" pulldown menu item.

3) If you see the Printer Setup window, change any entry
whose value is different from your current printer
configuration.

4) After you complete changing the printer configuration,
press ESC key.

5) When you see the confirmation prompt "Do you want to save
any changes?", press Y if you want to save your change.
Otherwise, press N to cancel the change to the printer
configuration.

If you want to return to the Printer Setup Window, press
again.
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10. Setting up Payee List



EliteCheck allows you to pre-register payee names in a permanent
payee data file so that you can pop up the payee list to select a
payee name while writing to the Check Register. You can enter up to
100 payee names into the payee list. The following steps show how
to register payee names:

1) Select Setup Command menu item.

2) Select "Payee" pulldown menu item.

3) When you see the Payee Name List window, you may enter as
many payee names as you wish. You can also delete or
change existing payee names.

To insert a payee name, press . Then a blank
entry will be inserted. Type a payee name on the blank
entry.

To delete a payee name, move cursor to the entry which
contains the payee name to be deleted, and then press
.

To change a payee name, move cursor to the entry which
contains the payee name you are going to change, and then
change the payee name by simply overwriting it.

4) When you complete the payee setup operation, press
key. A confirmation prompt will appear.

5) If you want to save the payee names which you've just set
up, press Y.

If you want to cancel the payee changes, press N. Any
changes you've made to the payee list will be canceled.

If you want to return to the Payee Setup Window, press
again.
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11. Setting up Category Lists



EliteCheck provides you with a predefined set of category lists
which you can use to categorize your transactions. You can change
the predefined categories by adding, deleting, and updating
categories. There are four kinds of categories:

Personal Income Category .... Income for personal account
Personal Expense Category ... Expense for personal account
Business Income Category .... Income for business account
Business Expense Category ... Expense for business account


11.1 Preset Categories for Personal Use


Personal Income

Bonus Income Deposit Adjustment
Dividend Income Interest Income
Investment Income Other Income
Pension Rental Income
Returns Salary & Wages
Social Security Benefit Transfer from Other Accnt

Personal Expense

Bank Charge Car Payment 1
Car Payment 2 Car Maint/Repairs
Cash Withdrawal Child Care
Clothing Contribution
Dining Out Education
Entertainment Furniture
Gift Expense Groceries
Home Maint/Repairs Home Mortgage
Household Misc Expense Housing
Insurance Car Insurance Home
Insurance Health Interest Expense
Investment Expense Legal & Professional Fee
Medical & Dental Miscellaneous
Moving Expense Other Expense
Recreation Tax Social Security
Tax Federal Tax Other
Tax Property Tax State
Telephone Transfer to Other Account
Subscription & Membership Travel
Utilities



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11.2 Preset Categories for Business Use


Business Income

Interest Income Deposit Adjustment
Other Income Product Sales
Rental Income Service Rendered
Transfer from Other Accnt

Business Expense

Advertising & Promotion Bank Charges
Cash Commissions
Computer Expense Contribution
Dues & Subscriptions Education & Seminars
Furniture & Fixtures Insurance
Interest Paid Late Payment Fees
Legal & Professional Fee Lease Payment
Maint/Repairs (Equipment) Maint/Repairs (Building)
Meal & Entertainment Miscellaneous
Mortgage Interest Office Expense
Other Expense Payroll
Postage & Freight Rent Paid
Returns & Allowances Supplies
Taxes Telephone
Transfer to Other Account Travel Expense
Utilities Vehicles


11.3 Setting Up a Category List


The following are the steps to set up a category list:

1) Select Setup Command menu item.

2) Select one of the Category pulldown menu items you wish
to set up.

3) A Category List window will appear. Each line of the
category list consists of two entries: category name, and
monthly budget amount.

To insert a new category, press key. Then a new
blank line will be inserted. Type the category name and
its monthly budget amount to the entries of the blank
line. If you do not want set up monthly budget amount,
you may leave the budget amount entry unchanged which is
initially set to 0.00.

To delete an existing category item, move cursor to the
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category entry to be deleted and press key.

To change an existing category item, move cursor to the
category entry you wish to change, and then change it.

4) After you finish setting up the category list, press
key. A confirmation prompt "Do you want to save any
changes?".

Press Y if you wish to save the current category setup.

Press N if you wish to cancel the current category setup
change.

Press if you want to return to the Category Setup
Window.
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Appendix A. What is Shareware?


EliteCheck is marketed by shareware distribution method. Shareware
is user-supported software. Shareware distribution gives users a
chance to try software before buying it. If you try a shareware
program and continue using it, you are expected to register.
Individual programs differ on details -- some request registration
while others require it, some specify a maximum trial period. With
registration, you get anything from the simple right to continue
using the software to an updated program with printed manual.

Copyright laws apply to both Shareware and commercial software, and
the copyright holder retains all rights, with a few specific
exceptions as stated below. Shareware authors are accomplished
programmers, just like commercial authors, and the programs are of
comparable quality. (In both cases, there are good programs and bad
ones!) The main difference is in the method of distribution. The
author specifically grants the right to copy and distribute the
software, either to all and sundry or to a specific group. For
example, some authors require written permission before a
commercial disk vendor may copy their Shareware.

Shareware is a distribution method, not a type of software. You
should find software that suits your needs and pocketbook, whether
it's commercial or shareware. The Shareware system makes fitting
your needs easier, because you can try before you buy. And because
the overhead is low, prices are low also. Shareware has the
ultimate money-back guarantee -- if you don't use the product, you
don't pay for it.
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Appendix B. Registration Information


This appendix contains important registration and license
information regarding the use of EliteCheck 1.1. This information
applies to individual users and companies who wish to use
EliteCheck and to pass copies out to friends and associates. For
your easy reference, the same information is placed in the
REGISTER.DOC file on disk.

Disk Vendors and Distributors, User Groups, BBS SYSOPs, Computer
Clubs, etc., should refer to the VENDOR.DOC file for complete
information regarding distribution of the EliteCheck package.


Trial User License

EliteCheck is NOT a public domain program. It is Copyright 1991 by
Taewoong Jeon. All rights reserved. This software and accompanying
documentation are protected by United States Copyright law and also
by International Treaty provisions. Any use of this software in
violation of Copyright law or the terms of this limited license is
prohibited.

EliteCheck is a "shareware program" and supported by users. The
essence of shareware software is to let you "try before buy" it.
Individual users are granted a limited license to use it at no
charge for evaluation purposes for a reasonable period which may
not exceed 60 days. If you continue to use EliteCheck after a trial
period, you must register and pay for your use of EliteCheck.

The EliteCheck package is defined as containing all the materials
listed in the PACKING.LST text file. If any files listed in the
PACKING.LST file, or the PACKING.LST file itself, are missing, then
the package is not complete. Please contact the author to obtain a
complete package.

Please feel free to pass copies of EliteCheck along to your friends
for evaluation. Please encourage them to register their copy if
they find that they can use it. In distributing so, however, you
must meet the following conditions.

- The EliteCheck package - including all related program
files and documentation files - CANNOT be modified in any
way and must be distributed as a complete package.

- No price or other compensation may be charged for the
EliteCheck package. (For distributors wishing to charge
for it, please refer to the VENDOR.DOC file.)

- The EliteCheck package CANNOT be part of some other
package.

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- The printed manual that comes with a registered package
CANNOT be reproduced in whole or part. On-disk
documentation CANNOT be distributed in PRINTED (hardcopy)
form.


Vendor Distribution

Anyone distributing EliteCheck for any kind of remuneration must
first contact the author for authorization. This authorization will
be automatically granted to distributors recognized by the (ASP)
as adhering to its guidelines for shareware distributors, and such
distributors may begin offering EliteCheck immediately (However the
author must still be advised so that the distributor can be kept
up-to-date with the latest version of EliteCheck.). For information
on vendor distribution license, refer to the VENDOR.DOC file on
disk.


Registered Use License

When you register, you receive a copy of the latest registered
version of EliteCheck package. This registered package includes a
printed manual. Registration is effective from the date of delivery
of a registered version of EliteCheck.

Registration will license one copy of the registered EliteCheck for
your use on any one computer at any one time. You may distribute
copies of the on-disk registered EliteCheck package to others for
evaluation purposes as long as you meet all distribution conditions
stated in the Trial Use License above. No copying of the PRINTED
manual in whole or part is permitted under any circumstance. Since
the evaluation (non-registered) version of the EliteCheck package
has full functionality and on-disk documentation, you are
encouraged to pass the evaluation version rather than the
registered version whenever possible.


Registration Procedure

The registration fee for EliteCheck is $25.00 in US dollars. For
U.S or Canada users, $2.95 is added for shipping & handling. For
overseas users, please add $8.00 for S&H. To register, follow the
instructions below.

To register by check or money order, send a registration form with
your payment for $25.00 registration fee (plus shipping & handling)
to the author at:

Taewoong Jeon
P.O. Box 166101
Chicago, IL 60616-6101

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You can also register with MC, Visa, Amex, or Discover from the
Public (software) Library by calling 1-800-2424-PsL or 713-524-6394
or by FAX to 1-713-524-6398 or by CompuServe Email to 71355,470 or
by mail to PsL at P.O. Box 35705, Houston, TX, 77235-5705. These
numbers and address are for orders only. To insure that you get the
latest version, PsL will notify the author the day of your order
and the author will ship the EliteCheck package directly to you.

Any questions about the status of the shipment of the order,
refunds, registration options, product details, technical support,
dealer pricing, site license, etc, must be directed to the author
at: Taewoong Jeon, P.O. Box 166101, Chicago, IL 60616-6101.

You are provided with two convenient ways of completing the
registration form as following:

1) Use the registration form on screen provided by
EliteCheck program. When you select the EliteCheck
Registration pulldown menu choice associated with Help
main menu, or when you try to exit Shareware version of
EliteCheck, you will be given a choice to bring up a
registration form on the screen. Follow the instructions
on the screen to complete and print the form.

2) Or, simply print the REGISTER.FRM text file on disk and
fill it out. The REGISTER.FRM file contains a
registration form.

You can also write your own letter indicating your mailing address,
payment method, disk size (5.25" or 3.5"), and credit card
information (card #, expiration date, your signature) if payment by
credit card.

If you choose phone order (from PsL with credit card), you do not
need a registration form.


Return Policy

1. All registered users are 30-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEED WITH NO
QUESTIONS ASKED. If you are not satisfied with the EliteCheck
package, simply return the printed manual to the author for
full refund of registration fee within 30 days from the date
of registration.

2. All registered users are eligible for 90-day full refund of
registration fee as long as the following conditions are met:

1) they have problem(s) that involve a specific
hardware or software environment or that involve
serious errors in EliteCheck,

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2) the problem(s) are unable to be fixed,

3) the problem(s) are reported within 90 days after
registration.


Registered User Support Policy

1. All registered users receive a copy of the latest registered
version of the EliteCheck package upon registration. The
registered package includes a printed manual.

2. All registered users will be notified of major upgraded
versions of EliteCheck when they are released.

3. All registered users are eligible to receive a free upgrade to
the next major version of EliteCheck. Further upgrades will be
offered at discount rates (minimum 50% off the regular fee) to
all registered users.

4. All registered users are guaranteed technical support for 90
days from the date of registration without additional cost.
(Technical support may also be offered but not guaranteed to
non-registered users.) If you have questions, please do the
following steps:

1) Look into the User's Guide for the relevant parts and the
Read.me file.

2) If the problems still persist, contact the author to the
following address:

Taewoong Jeon
P.O. Box 166101
Chicago, IL 60616-6101

Please provide your EliteCheck version number, your
computer configuration (computer make, model, monitor
type, printer type, DOS version number, etc), and a
concise description of your problems.


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