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PC-Fast Type is a typing tutor program for all ability levels.
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PC-Fast Type is a typing tutor program for all ability levels.
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Contents of the README.BAT file

echo off
echo * Batch program to display PC-FASTYPE's README file on your screen.
echo *
echo * To print the readme file to your printer, enter the following
echo * MS-DOS command at the prompt:
echo *
echo * copy readme.1st prn
echo *
list readme.1st

Contents of the README.1ST file

echo off
echo * Batch program to display PC-FASTYPE's README file on your screen.
echo *
echo * To print the readme file to your printer, enter the following
echo * MS-DOS command at the prompt:
echo *
echo * copy readme.1st prn
echo *
list readme.1st


P C - F a s T y p e / C G A Version 4.3

P C - F a s T y p e / M O N O Version 1.3

Last updated: September 1991


Welcome to PC-FasType

PC-FasType is a typing tutorial program SPECIFICALLY designed for
the three most popular styled keyboards sold with computers running
under MS-DOS. The INSTALLATION instructions below will get you up and
running quickly. This readme file covers both the CGA and MONO
versions of the program.

PC-FasType/CGA requires COLOR. You MUST have a Color/Graphics
Adapter Card (CGA) or equivalent (EGA/VGA) on your computer or
PC-FasType/CGA won't work properly.

PC-FasType/MONO on the other hand will work on a PC with ANY kind
of monitor - color OR monochrome. If your PC is not equipped for
color graphics display, then you should be using PC-FasType/MONO. It
can be run on any PC regardless of the kind monitor used.
PC-FasType/MONO uses character-based line-graphics to simulate the
screen keyboard display.

PC-FasType is distributed on one 360KB 5.25" floppy, or one 720KB
3.50" mini-floppy and requires the following minimum equipment to run

o IBM PC, XT, AT, PS/2; any Intel 286, 386, 486 or compatible.
o MS-DOS - Version 3.0 and up
o For the CGA version: Color Graphics capability (CGA/EGA/VGA)
o For the MONO version: any kind of monitor will do .
o A hard-disk and at least one Floppy disk drive; 3.5" or 5.25"
o -or- 2 Floppy disk drives (with or without a hard drive).
o Keyboard: either the 101-Key Enhanced with the bar-shaped
enter key, the AT-Style with the large L-shaped enter key, or
the original XT-style.


If you downloaded this version of PC-FasType from a BBS then all
you had to do was uncompress the files, so you can ignore this
section. If you received PC-FasType on a disk then read on.

This release marks the first time that PC-FasType has to be
INSTALLED in order to use it effectively. The program named
INSTALL.EXE on the distribution disk provides a very easy to use menu-
driven installation procedure. Please read the on-screens prompts

You can install PC-FasType onto another floppy, onto a hard disk,
or from one hard disk sub-directory to another sub-directory, or even
from a hard disk to a floppy. The easiest installation is from the
distribution floppy disk to a hard disk sub-directory. This can be
done by inserting the PC-FasType Shareware disk into drive A: and
making A: the default drive. Specify the target drive of the hard
disk where you want the program installed, and when the install
program starts, just make the appropriate menu selections:

A> install c:

When you select the "Install PC-FasType" menu item, the INSTALL
program will install PC-FasType and all its documentation files in a
sub-directory called \FASTYPE.

Other installation variations are:

A:> install b: - install PC-FasType from A: to B:
A:> install - the program will prompt for the drive.
B:> install a: - install from B: to A:
B:> install c: - install from B: to hard disk C:

C:\TMP> install d: - install from hard disk C: to D:

(this example assumes you've first copied the
shareware distribution files into the sub-
directory named \TMP on drive C:)

If you're installing PC-FasType onto 360KB floppy diskettes,
you'll need two (2) freshly formatted 360kb floppy disks without DOS
installed and NO bad sectors. Prepare two diskette labels entitled
"PC-FasType Working Copy" and "PC-FasType Documentation Files" and
attach them to each of the floppies. The install program will create
the "Working Copy" disk with the program, data, and tutorial files,
and then the "Documentation Files" disk with the User's Guide and
related documentation files on it.

If you're installing on a larger capacity floppy, then you'll
only need one diskette. This includes the following: 720kb 3.5",
1.2mb 5.25", and 1.44mb 3.5" floppies. These disks will hold ALL of
PC-FasType's uncompressed files. You can label the high-capacity
disk as "PC-FasType Working Copy & Docs".

If you're an experienced PC user, you can bypass the install
program and just run either FT43CGA.EXE or FT13MONO.EXE and specify a
target drive or subdirectory where you want the files uncompressed.
In this example, you can type:

A> ft43cga -ec:\fastype

and PC-FasType/CGA will be installed in C:\FASTYPE. You can do the
same with the compressed User's Guide - FT43DOC.EXE or FT13DOC.EXE.

Before you can run PC-FasType, it must be "installed" on either
another floppy disk or your hard drive. See the INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS above for more information.

After you've installed PC-FasType, you can run the program using
one of the following commands. Make sure the default drive is either
your "PC-FasType Working Copy" floppy disk, or your hard-disk sub-
directory where PC-FasType was installed.

Just type:

ENFT to start PC-FasType with the 101-Key Enhanced keyboard
ATFT to start PC-FasType with the AT-Style keyboard
PCFT to start PC-FasType with the old XT-Style keyboard

and press the ENTER key. For example, the command:

A:> enft

will start PC-FasType from the A: floppy drive for the 101-Key
Enhanced keyboard.

INFORMATION SCREEN. After these screens are displayed and the tables
loaded, the Main Menu will be displayed. The menu selector bar will
be resting on the 'Begin Typing' selection. Just press the Enter key
or function key F10 to start a typing drill of the HOME keys. To
return to the Main Menu during typing, press the Escape key.

For DRILLS: Place the fingers of each hand on the home keys
(ASDF JKL;) and type each letter as you are prompted for it. The
program selects the letters randomly. The number of characters you
have to successfully type is displayed before you start. When the
drill is finished your WPM and other statistics will be displayed in
the text panel.

For EXERCISES: lines of text will be displayed above the screen
keyboard; type each character pointed to by the house-shaped cursor
() and when you reach the symbol or end of the line, press the
enter key (for "carriage-return"), or the space bar. When you finish
typing the exercise your WPM and other statistics will be displayed in
the text panel.

Use the arrow keys (cursor keys) to move the menu selector bar up
and down the menu. Select the drill, exercise, or option by pressing
the enter key when the item you want is highlighted by the menu
selector bar. You can use the function keys as a short-cut.

There are 5 drill, exercise, and feature selection menus and 3
sub-menus for selecting additional keys to learn. The primary
menus can be displayed by pressing function keys F1 to F5
anytime while the screen keyboard is displayed.

ape key:
Pressing the Escape key anytime during a drill or exercise will
cause the drill or exercise to terminate and your current WPM
to be displayed; pressing the Escape key again will display the
menu where you started the exercise.

ALL menus have the QuickHELP Facility available. For all
menus, the function key F1 is always the HELP key. When you
select HELP, a QuickHELP Facility Menu will be displayed; the
selector bar will rest on the item matching your help request.
Follow the instructions given on the bottom of the menu.

You are licensed to operate PC-FasType on your PC for testing and
evaluation as to its usefulness to you, on a trial basis for 30 days.
We believe this to be a fair and equitable time period for evaluation
and we trust your good judgement and sense of fair play in making a
decision regarding registration.

The PC-FasType User Guide is included on the distribution disk in
a compressed format. The INSTALL program will let you uncompress and
view it on-screen, or let you print it on your printer. It's about 66
pages long, but if you register, you'll receive a handsomely printed
and bound User Guide.

Inquiries can be telephoned to (201) 694-8622; if there's no
answer, please leave a message on the answering machine along with
your name, address and daytime phone number, the version number of
PC-FasType you are using, and a short message. We'll return your call
as soon as possible. You can FAX your question too; our FAX number is
(201)-694-2543 and is available 24 hours a day.

Site licenses and right-to-copy licenses are available for all
organizations. Educational institutions requesting "LAB-PACK" pricing
can use our Right-To-Copy price schedule. See the file named
SITELICE.DOC for licensing details and complete pricing.

If today's date (the date you are reading this) is a year or more
later than the file dates on this distribution disk than please
contact Trendtech Corporation for information about a more current
version of PC-FasType. Shareware tends to "acquire a life of its own"
once it's distributed; not all vendors will bother to acquire the
latest version from the author. That is why you should buy Shareware
from a disk vendor who is an authorized "Associate Member of the

The Single-User registration fee and all site and right-to-copy
licensing fees are guaranteed through Dec. 31, 1995. If you're
reading this file now and 1995 is history, chances are there's been a
registration fee increase. Contact us for availability and pricing.

You can only be sure of getting a top-quality virus-free version
of any ASP Shareware product by obtaining your copy directly from the
author, or from a disk vendor who is an Associate Member of the
Association of Shareware Professionals, or from a reputable BBS
service. Be suspicious of any program you download from a BBS or of a
disk obtained from a local disk vendor, whose file dates or copyright
notices are more than two years old. If it's a Shareware product,
contact the author directly for information about current versions.

You can print this readme file to your printer by simply issuing
the following MS-DOS command at the prompt:

1. First insert the PC-FasType disk in drive A.

2. Then make sure your printer is turned on and the paper
is set at top-of-form.

3. Type:

** PC-FasType is a trademark of Trendtech Corporation, Inc.
Copyright 1983-1991 by Trendtech Corporation, Wayne, NJ, USA
All Rights Reserved


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