Contents of the README.TXT file
Money Smith for Windows
Home/Small Business Accounting System
Program, Documentation, and Examples
Copyright 1991 by Bradley J. Smith
Member of Association of Shareware Professionals
Release Notes: Version 1.2D (with Fixes/International Support)
Requires: Windows 3.0 running standard or enhanced mode & Mouse
Files in this release:
setup.exe - Installation program - run this to install
setup.inf - Setup information file
smith.exe - Money Smith executable
smith.hlp - Money Smith Help File (Windows format)
smith.wri - Users Manual - use Windows Write to view/print
vendor.txt - Sample feature review and distribution rules
readme.txt - This file
register.txt - Registration/licensing form.
home.act - Homeowner accounts example
renter.act - Renter accounts example
business.act - Business accounts example
smitharc.exe - Self extracting archive of above files
(360k disk version only)
The shareware version of Money Smith can be freely distributed
as long as you abide by the terms of the license and don't
charge a fee or otherwise profit from distribution. See
vendor.txt or the license for sample reviews and for-profit
Printing this file: (Approx 5 pages)
Use the notepad to view/print this file or just use the DOS
PRINT command as in:
c:> print readme.txt
Looking at the manual:
Use the windows program manager to bring up the Write
Application that comes with windows 3.0. It is usually under
the 'Applications' program group. Use the File Open command
in Write to open the file smith.wri. Use the File Print
command in to print it.
Installation using the setup program:
If you took the plunge and registered Money Smith, you will
have a program on the distribution disk called "setup.exe"
which will create a directory of your choice on your hard
drive and step through copying the files to your disk.
Choose the File Run command from the menu of your program
manager and type in 'a:\setup' or 'b:\setup' to run the Money
Smith setup program from your drive. Setup will fully
install Money Smith including installation in the program
From the shareware source:
Odds are pretty good you downloaded this from a bulletin board
or copied it from a friend. Odds are equally good the program
is compacted in some way. The most popular file compaction
Self Extracting Archive example: smith.exe - you need to run
PKZIP format: example: smith.zip - you need to run
PKARC format: example smith.arc - you need to run
LHARC format: example smith.lzh - you need to run
lharc x smith.lzh
You can get all three of these shareware unpacking programs
from your nearest bulletin board or a local users group.
Other packing programs are popular, so ask the person you
got the program from. Once unpacked you can use the setup.exe
program to setup Money Smith. See the instructions above.
The license terms are online accessible from the Help menu
of Money Smith. They are listed at the end of the smith.wri
documentation file. Money Smith is shareware and not free.
You have 30 days to try it. The shareware version is
provided completely AS IS with no warranty either express or
implied. You take the risk for using it. If you are a
registered user you get full mail support for 90 days and
preferential treatment for unsupported replies after the 90
You are granted a 30 day trial license to decide if Money
Smith is for you. After that period you are expected to
register Money Smith to continue using it. Registration
costs $29.95 + $4 shipping & handling. You can print the
register.txt file to register or order toll free using the
number below. Discounts for group (MAIL ONLY) orders, site
licenses, etc.. are listed in the register.txt file. Please
note: discounts and site licenses are only available via mail
directly from Money Smith Systems using the register.txt
file. You cannot get quantity discounts or site licenses by
Phone Ordering Service: 1-800-2424-PSL ASK FOR PRODUCT #10441
To make it easy to register we have arranged for the Public
(software) Library (PsL) to take orders via Mastercard,
American Express, Visa, or Discover.
You can call 1-800-2424-PSL or (713) 524-6394 or FAX to
(713) 524-6398 or order via Compuserve at 71355,470, or via
mail (no group discounts/site licenses) at PsL, P.O. Box 35705,
Houston, TX 77235-5705. These numbers are for ORDERING ONLY.
PsL will not provide technical support, site licenses,
discounts, handle returns, or give you any technical
information. They only take orders! Contact Money Smith
systems at P.O. Box 333, Converse TX 78109 if you want to
order in quantity or do anything but order.
International Registration: (Price is US $29.95 + $6 Shipping)
Credit card orders can be made at the voice or FAX phone
number above. For mail orders, Checks/Money Orders should be
in US dollars drawn on US banks. Many post offices offer
International Money orders which are also acceptable. The
following groups offer currency conversion services to aid in
international registrations. Terms vary, but these services
generally charge a small fee to take your order in local
currency and write a check in US dollars drawn on a US bank
to us. I have no affiliation with any of these services, but
rather offer their addresses as a convinience here.
UK: PC Independent User Group
87 Higland St, TONBRIDGE, Kent TN9 1RX, ENGLAND
Phone: 0732 771512
International: +44 732 771512 or Fax +44 732 771513
Benefits of Registration:
- A disk (720k or 360k) including the latest version of
- A coupon for a free upgrade to the next version if you postmark
your order before Dec 31, 1992. Two versions for the price of
- A 90 day limited warranty with mail support.
(see license for details).
- All of the annoying reminder dialogs are removed.
- Notification and nice discounts on later versions.
Money Smith Version 1.2 Features:
- A complete double entry accounting system with arbitrary
accounting dates. You can look at just the data you're
- A toolbar with the most frequent functions on it.
- Powerful automatic transactions.
- A full suite of Reports and Graphs that change as you update
data. Naturally you can print them as well.
- Investment support for stocks, mutual funds and securities.
- Several bug fixes in printing, register mode, etc...
- Press and point help - just press the '?' button on the
toolbar or the Shift+F1 keys then press the selection you
want help on.
- Full command help documentation and a users manual online with
complete hypertext links.
- Check printing that works with most tractor feed printers.
- International currency and date support using windows control
panel international options.
Version 1.2A update
- Added Association of Shareware Professionals Statements.
Version 1.2B update
- Fix to the recurring transaction dialog to properly allow
space for month, day, and year in 800x600 mode super
Version 1.2C update
- Minor documentation corrections (Cosmetic)
- Fix of bug in pie graphs - was filling graph for values less
than .01% of the total. Also had update problem on pie graphs.
- Fix to File Open/ Save As dialogs poor handling of floppy
disks - used to have a problem reading from floppies after a
Save As. Save As could also write zero byte files. Bug
corrected in version 1.2C.
- Fixed bugs in status message display and point and press help
when child window was maximized. (Cosmetic)
Version 1.2D update (this version)
- Check numbers automatically increment when entering them now.
- Added international currency support - Money Smith now
recognizes international currency and date options from the
Windows control panel. Just run the Windows Control Panel
utility, choose international options as needed, then run
Money Smith to see any currency or date format your desire.
- Added a 1-800- number ordering service through the Public
(software) Library - now you can register by phone with
Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover.
The latest fixes are always on Compuserve in the IBMAPP forum.
ASP Ombudsman Statement
"Bradley J. Smith is a member of the Association of Shareware
Professionals (ASP). 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 CompuServe Mail to
ASP Ombudsman 70007,3536."
You can reach me at the registration address or write to me
on the Prodigy service[ VTDW36A ] I am also available on
Compuserve [70324,1077]. Your comments and questions are
always welcome. Registered users - PLEASE include your
registration number with your letter or message. Online
services will get you the quickest answer!
Money Smith Systems
P.O. Box 333
Converse, TX 78109
Have fun using Money Smith!!!
Bradley J. Smith
Author and President, Money Smith Systems
Association of Shareware Professionals Member
RELEASE NOTE: INSTALLATION PROBLEMS ON 360k VERSION ONLY
A few users with small amounts of memory on their system have
had problems installing the 360k self extracting version of
Money Smith. The problem arises when the setup program tries
to run the self extracting archive (smitharc.exe) and finds
there isn't enough real memory left to run it. Fix as
follows from DOS:
Make a directory: C> mkdir c:\smith
Copy files to it: C> copy a:*.* c:\smith
Change to it: C> cd \smith
Extract archive: C> smitharc
Delete archive: C> del smitharc.exe
Now you can either install it in your program manager from
there or run setup from the hard disk to permanently
install Money Smith for you. We plan to remedy this problem
with the next major release.