Dec 262017
 
Creates pop up help or reference screens of the user's choice and design.
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Creates pop up help or reference screens of the user’s choice and design.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
CAPTURE.COM 736 646 deflated
CAPTURE.DOC 1643 872 deflated
HELP.BAS 17479 3905 deflated
HELP.COM 1848 1504 deflated
HELP.DOC 2178 1076 deflated
PAINT.BAS 28723 5974 deflated
PAINT.COM 3076 2396 deflated
PAINT.DOC 3607 1625 deflated

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Contents of the CAPTURE.DOC file




CAPTURE your own
HELP screens

CAPTURE instantly turns the custom help menus, tables, or anything you type on
your screen into files you can pop up with the HELP.COM program in this
issue's PC Lab Notes.

MDULMDNMCAPTURE
Command
Tom Kihlken1988/No. 1 (Utilities)

Purpose:Saves the text and attribute bytes on the screen to a
4,000-byte file that the HELP.COM program (PC Lab Notes, 1988/No. 1) can pop
up either from within an application or at the DOS prompt.

Format:CAPTURE

Remarks:CAPTURE is a memory-resident screen-saving program. Its
default actuating key is Alt-C, though this can be changed, as described
below. The program takes no parameters and saves to filenames SCREEN.000,
SCREEN.001, etc. It will not overwrite existing filenames, but increments
the number in the extension instead. Filenames stored by CAPTURE can then be
renamed for use by HELP.COM. CAPTURE files may also be combined into
multiple-page help screens (up to the 14-screen limit of HELP.COM), by using
the DOS COPY /B option for copying binary files.

For example,

COPY /B SCREEN.000+SCREEN.001+SCREEN.002 HELP.HEP

would combine the first three CAPTUREd help screens into the file,
HELP.HEP, which might be one of the files in a \HELP subdirectory.

The Alt-C trigger key may be changed with DEBUG, by entering the
following commands:


DEBUG CAPTURE.COM
E 268 SS ;Your Scan code
E 27D MM ;Your Shift mask
W
Q

Tables containing the entry to make for SS (the scan code) and for MM
(the shift mask) above are contained in the body of the article.







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