THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Software License Information
Trial Use License
Limited Distribution License
Trial Use Warranty
Registered Version Warranty
What is Shareware?
Updated: March 1994
REVIEWERS: If you plan to review this software for publication, *please*
contact us first to make sure you have the most recent update of the
software and that the ordering information supplied to your readers will be
accurate. We would appreciate receiving copies of anything you publish
about this software.
A S P I N F O R M A T I O N
Dear Software User:
I want you to get the highest possible benefit from this software. If you
believe you received an incomplete, outdated or damaged disk, please
contact me. You do not have to be a registered user in order to write me a
letter and receive a reply:
Rosemary K. West
R.K. West Consulting
P.O. Box 8059
Mission Hills, CA 91346
For additional help, see "Support Information" below.
If for any reason you are unable to reach me at the above address, please
contact me through the ASP, as indicated below.
FOR INFORMATION ON PRODUCT SUPPORT AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, PLEASE SEE THE
ON-DISK DOCUMENTATION AND THE SUPPORT INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THIS
This software is produced by 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 Rd., Muskegon MI
49442-9427, or send a Compuserve Mail message to ASP Ombudsman 70007,3536.
S O F T W A R E L I C E N S E I N F O R M A T I O N
This file contains important license information regarding the use of the
subject software. This information applies to individual users who wish to
evaluate or use the software, or to give copies to friends and associates
Disk Vendors and Distributors, BBS Sysops, User Groups, Computer Clubs,
Subscription Services, Disk-of-the-Month Clubs, Retailers, Consultants,
Businesses, Organizations, etc., should refer to the VENDOR.DOC file for
complete information relating to them. If you charge a fee or compensation
of any kind in connection with providing copies of this software, or
distribute it in connection with a business or commercial venture, you are
a Disk Vendor and must comply with the terms and conditions of the
PLEASE! Show your support for authors and programmers by registering the
programs you actually use. The authors depend upon and need your support.
Trial Use License:
This software is NOT a public domain program. It is Copyright by Rosemary
K. West as indicated on the program and its documentation.
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
will be prosecuted to the best of our ability. The conditions under which
you may copy this software and documentation are clearly outlined below
under "Limited Distribution License".
Rosemary K. West dba R.K. West Consulting hereby grants you a limited
license to use this software for evaluation purposes for a period not to
exceed thirty (30) days. If you intend to continue using this software
(and/or its documentation) after the thirty (30) day evaluation period, you
MUST make a registration payment to R.K. West Consulting.
Using this software after the thirty (30) day evaluation period, without
registering the software is a violation of the terms of this limited
Licensee shall not use, copy, rent, lease, sell, modify, decompile,
disassemble, otherwise reverse engineer, or transfer the licensed program
except as provided in this agreement. Any such unauthorized use shall
result in immediate and automatic termination of this license.
All rights not expressly granted here are reserved to R.K. West Consulting.
Limited Distribution License:
As the copyright holder of the software, Rosemary West dba R.K. West
Consulting authorizes distribution by individuals only in accordance with
the following restrictions.
(Disk Vendors and Distributors, BBS Sysops, User Groups, Computer Clubs,
Subscription Services, Disk-of-the-Month Clubs, Consultants, Retailers,
Businesses, etc., must refer to the VENDOR.DOC file for complete
information relating to them.)
Individuals are hereby granted permission by R.K. West Consulting to copy
the software diskette for their own use (for evaluation purposes) or for
other individuals to evaluate, ONLY when the following conditions are met.
The software package is defined as containing all the material listed in
the VENDOR.DOC text file. The software package, including all related
program files and documentation files, CANNOT be modified in any way and
must be distributed as a complete package, without exception. If any files
listed in the VENDOR.DOC text file, or the VENDOR.DOC file itself, are
missing, then the package is not complete and distribution is forbidden.
Please contact us to obtain a complete package suitable for distribution.
No price or other compensation may be charged for the software package. If
you charge ANY kind of fee or compensation for materials or services when
you make or distribute copies of the package, or if you distribute copies
on connection with any kind of business or commercial venture, you are
considered a disk vendor and must comply with the terms outlined in
The software package CANNOT be sold as part of some other inclusive
package. Nor can it be included in any commercial software packaging offer,
without a written agreement from R.K. West Consulting.
The PRINTED User's Guide may not be reproduced in whole or in part, using
any means, without explicit written permission from R.K. West Consulting.
No part of the disk-based documentation may be distributed in PRINTED
The software package cannot be "rented" or "leased" to others.
You may not use, copy, rent, lease, sell, modify, decompile, disassemble,
otherwise reverse engineer, or transfer the licensed program except as
provided in this agreement. Any such unauthorized use shall result in
immediate and automatic termination of this license.
U.S. Government Information: Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S.
Government of the computer software and documentation in this package shall
be subject to the restricted rights applicable to commercial computer
software as set forth in subdivision (b)(3)(ii) of the Rights in Technical
Data and Computer Software clause at 252.227-7013 (DFARS 52.227-7013). The
Contractor/manufacturer is R.K. West Consulting, P.O. Box 8059, Mission
Hills, CA 91346-8059.
All rights not expressly granted here are reserved to R.K. West Consulting.
S I T E L I C E N S E I N F O R M A T I O N
What is a site license? A site license is an inexpensive way for more than
one person to legally use one copy of a program on more than one computer
at a time. Site licenses are designed for companies, offices or workgroups
where more than one person in the organization needs to use a product, but
does not need additional manuals or disks. Site licensing enables
companies, departments, government agencies, etc., to equip their personnel
with the tools they need at a minimal cost.
Here's the gist of how it works: The company purchasing a site license
(the licensee) provides a single point of contact for shipping, technical
support, upgrades, etc., and we (the licensor) provide "golden masters" of
the diskettes, manuals, and any other parts of the package.
The following chart gives a breakdown of the cost of site licensing and how
much you save per site licensed. For instance, if the normal registration
fee for one copy of the software is $15.00, and you purchase a site
license for 11 users (sites) your cost will be $115.50, which saves you
$49.50 of the cost of 11 separate purchases. The more sites you license,
the more you save.
SAMPLE SITE LICENSING CHART FOR A PROGRAM WITH A $15.00 REGISTRATION PRICE:
Discount Price Per Savings
Quantity Percentage Unit Per Unit
5 - 10 25% $11.25 $ 3.75
11 - 15 30% $10.50 $ 4.50
16 - 20 33% $10.05 $ 4.95
21 - 25 36% $ 9.60 $ 5.40
26 - 30 39% $ 9.15 $ 5.85
31 - 40 42% $ 8.70 $ 6.30
41 - 50 45% $ 8.25 $ 6.75
51 - 60 48% $ 7.80 $ 7.20
61 - 70 51% $ 7.35 $ 7.65
71 - 80 54% $ 6.90 $ 8.10
81 - 90 57% $ 6.45 $ 8.55
91 - 100 60% $ 6.00 $ 9.00
101+ By special arrangement
To receive a complete site licensing agreement, or to obtain further
information, please contact R.K. West Consulting, P.O. Box 8059, Mission
Hills, CA 91346; FAX 818-366-1737; CIS 72301,435.
***************** IMPORTANT WARRANTY INFORMATION ****************
*** PLEASE READ THIS INFORMATION CAREFULLY ***
TRIAL USE (EVALUATION VERSION) WARRANTY:
The evaluation (trial use) version is provided AS IS. R.K. WEST CONSULTING
MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT
LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND/OR FITNESS FOR A
REGISTERED VERSION ONLY WARRANTY:
R.K. West Consulting 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 R.K. West Consulting receives notification within the
warranty period of defects in materials or workmanship, and such
notification is determined by R.K. West Consulting to be correct, R.K. West
Consulting 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 R.K. West Consulting has been
specifically advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event will
R.K. West Consulting'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.
R.K. WEST CONSULTING 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.
ALWAYS MAKE A BACKUP COPY of the original disk before you do anything. (See
the DISKCOPY command in your DOS manual.) Put the original in a safe place,
and use the copy as the master disk when you install the program.
Note that in all of the following examples, if your drive letters or
directory names are different, you can simply use the same command, but
with your actual drive letter and directory name. For example, we refer to
the floppy drives as drive A and drive B. If yours are really called drive
D and drive E, then use D and E instead of A and B. In our hard disk
example, the subdirectory is called WEST. But you can name it something
else. For example, if you name it GAMES, just use GAMES in the command
instead of WEST.
INSTALLING TO A FLOPPY DISK WHEN YOU HAVE TWO FLOPPY DRIVES: Put the master
disk in drive A. Put a new, formatted disk in drive B. Enter this command:
COPY A:*.* B:
You should see the file being copied to the disk in the B drive. When all
the files have been copied, the B disk is your working disk.
INSTALLING TO A FLOPPY DISK WHEN YOU HAVE ONE FLOPPY DRIVE: Put the master
disk in drive A. Have a new disk ready. Enter this command:
DISKCOPY A: B:
The computer will display messages telling you when to put the "source
disk" or the "target disk" into the drive. The "source disk" is your master
disk. The "target disk" is your new disk.
INSTALLING TO A HARD DISK: The first thing you need to do is create a
subdirectory on the hard disk. (If the subdirectory has already been
created, you don't have to create it now.) For example, if you decide to
name the subdirectory WEST, you would start at your C> prompt, and use the
following sequence of commands:
Now put the master disk in the A drive and enter this command:
You should see all the files being copied. When the copying is finished,
you are ready to run the program.
NEED MORE SPACE? If you are running programs on floppy disks you may not
have enough disk space for the data files created by the program. You can
remove the documentation files, which the program does not need, from your
working disk. However, these files contain important information which you
will need for reference, so do not delete them from your master disk. To
delete the documentation files, put the working disk in the A drive and
enter this command:
PROGRAM FILES: Program files can be identified by the extension EXE or COM
after the file name. To run the program, simply type its name. For example,
if you have a program named TAROT.EXE, type TAROT and press .
DOCUMENTATION AND INSTRUCTIONS: Most of our instruction manuals are in
special program files which allow you to view the manual on screen or print
it. These files have the COM or the EXE extension, and have "DOC" somewhere
in the filename. Simply enter the appropriate command. For example, if you
have the program PERSONAL CHALLENGE, the instruction manual would be called
CHALLDOC.EXE. To view the manual, type CHALLDOC and press . You can
page through the document on screen, or print it by pressing
a list of helpful commands, press .
Files which have the DOC or TXT extension are ASCII format files (also
called DOS Text files) which can be viewed or printed using DOS commands.
For example, if you have a typical setup, you can print a document called
CHALINFO.DOC using this command: TYPE CHALINFO.DOC > PRN
To view this file on screen, you would enter: TYPE CHALINFO.DOC | MORE
(Successful use of MORE assumes that the correct DOS files are in your
path. If this is not the case, you can simply use TYPE CHALINFO.DOC, but
the file may scroll up out of view.)
You can also view and print this kind of file with most word processors,
using "ASCII", "DOS Text" or "Non-document" format.
CHANGES AND UPDATES: Sometimes changes are made in a program after the
manual is completed. Information about such changes will appear on disk in
a text file called UPDATE.DOC. If this file appears on your disk, you
should read it to get the latest important information about the software.
NEW VERSIONS: Sometimes a new version of a program will ask permission to
update your data files. Do not answer "yes" unless you have already made a
backup copy of your data. Don't copy the backed-up data back into the
directory after the files have been updated. This backup is simply
insurance against data damage or loss. You should make backups regularly.
HELPFUL INFORMATION: Check your program disks for files with names like
README.1ST or UPDATE.DOC. You won't always find these files, but if you do
they may contain additional helpful information, including facts about
troubleshooting and software support.
BE SMART! Before installing new versions of any software, make backups of
all the old files. This protects you in case of an error during the
installation/update process. Remember that power surges, hardware failure,
and user errors can all lead to data loss or damage. Make backups of your
data on a regular basis. If you wonder how often you need to back up your
word processing documents, mailing lists, spreadsheets, etc., ask yourself,
"How many days worth of work can I afford to lose?" We recommend that you
use a system of three or more sets of backup disks which you rotate on a
daily basis. That way, if something unfortunate happens to one set of
backups, you will have another set available. A few minutes spent making
daily backups can save you hours of heartbreaking work trying to recreate
BAD DISK? It seems that in hot weather we are more likely to get complaints
about "bad" or unreadable disks. Floppy disks are susceptible to heat,
moisture and magnetism. A disk that sits all day in a hot mailbox or truck
where temperatures exceed 100 degrees is likely to be damaged. Disks which
have been exposed to magnetism may become unreadable.
Before assuming a disk is bad, try it on another computer. It may be that
your computer's drive heads are dirty or slightly misaligned. Suspect this
if you often get disk error messages with different disks. An inexpensive
head cleaning kit may help solve the problem.
Sometimes the round disk gets trapped inside its square casing and
generates an error because it can't rotate freely. Remove the disk from the
drive and tap each of the four edges sharply on the surface of your desk.
This may loosen the disk. Try reading the disk again.
Norton Utilities and Mace Utilities both have features that can sometimes
revive unreadable disks. Any serious computer user should have one of these
or a similar utility package.
In any case, if we sent you an unreadable disk, we will be happy to replace
it with a fresh copy of the same program. If you received a bad disk from a
vendor, the vendor should replace it.
S U P P O R T I N F O R M A T I O N
NEED EXTRA HELP?
This software has been thoroughly tested, and complete instructions are
contained in the user's manual.
Support by mail is FREE. Mail support to registered users is generally
unlimited. (However, we reserve the right to terminate support to users who
in our judgment are unreasonable or abusive, or who have system problems or
personal difficulties which transcend the scope of this software.)
Unregistered users: We appreciate receiving a self-addressed, stamped
envelope with your inquiry. Free support to unregistered users will be
limited to getting you up and running, or responding to error messages.
Additional methods of support may be available as described in the program
documentation or in the materials given to registered users.
W H A T I S S H A R E W A R E ?
The term "Shareware" describes a marketing method in which copyrighted
programs circulate among users for purposes of evaluation. This gives you
the option to "Try Before You Buy". Using this system, the author of a
program typically allows you to try the program for up to 30 days before
payment is required. The exact terms of evaluation vary from author to
author, so be sure to check the documentation of the programs you evaluate.
Any fee you pay to a disk vendor is simply a distribution fee, and does not
cover the cost of the program itself. Programs which are used beyond the
author's prescribed evaluation period require separate payment to the
author. By making payment to the author you obtain a legal right to use the
software, and encourage the continued development of quality software
within the Shareware channel.
The process of paying for the software is called "registration". The exact
benefits of registration vary from author to author, but many authors will
offer one or more of the following: a current version, technical support, a
printed manual, free or discounted upgrades, bonus utilities or special
offers. Consult the registration information included with each program for
To: R.K. West Consulting PERSONAL CHALLENGE 1.0e REGISTRATION:
PO Box 8059
Mission Hills CA 91346, USA
Your Name: ________________________________________________
_____ Registered versions @ $15.00 each: ___________________
Includes bonus Question/Answer editing
_____ Shipping outside the U.S.A. $6.00 ___________________
Disk Size: ___ 3.5" ___ 5.25" TOTAL ENCLOSED: ___________________
All prices are in U.S. dollars, checks drawn on and payable through a U.S.
bank. You may register by credit card through Public (Software) Library. In
the USA call 800-242-4775. Others, call 713-524-6394. These numbers are for
orders only. You can Fax a credit card order to PsL at 713-524-6398; or
mail it to: PSL, P.O. Box 35705, Houston TX 77235; or order on CompuServe from
71355,470. Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express. Please do not mail
credit card orders to R.K. West (and do not mail checks to PSL).
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retail store, grocery, airport, bookshop, etc., or found it on
CD-ROM, please include the company name or brand-name logo from the
disk package or label, and other information, such as address and
phone, identifying the company that actually produced the disk.
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