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SCAP 2.25 John A. Qualtrough
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Purpose for SCAP:
Frequently, a piece of data is displayed that you wish to save
for later import into a word processor, spread-sheet, or just as a reminder
of something. The SCAP TSR allows you to "pop up" in an application, capture
any desired portion(s) of the current screen into an ASCII file, and then
"pop down" to where you left off. SCAPs ability to capture screen sub-areas
gives you the capability to capture columns of numbers from spreadsheets,
source code samples from documents, or any data which can be displayed on a
Requirements for SCAP:
SCAP requires DOS 3.x (or later) and 640K is recommended. SCAP will
automatically use LIM EMS if available which greatly reduces the amount of
DOS RAM used while SCAP is resident. SCAP should only be invoked from a text
screen and NOT from graphics screens.
During a run, SCAP saves screen data into a file called SCAP.ASC.
To specify the path where you wish SCAP.ASC to reside, run SCAP with:
If [path] is omitted, SCAP.ASC will be created (or added to) in whatever
area you are in when SCAP is called up (see Note 2 below). If the path
specified is invalid, it's the same as calling SCAP with no path.
Invoking and Using SCAP:
After installation, SCAP can be called from within any "well behaved"
application. To invoke SCAP press BOTH shift keys at once. At this time,
the cursor should become a full block. When this occurs, you can move
the cursor to any point on the screen with the cursor arrow (keypad) keys.
To capture portions of the screen, move the cursor to the upper left corner
of the area you wish to capture. Then, using the Ctrl-Right Arrow, move the
cursor to the upper right corner of the desired area. While using the
Ctrl-Right Arrow, you should notice all text passing "under" the cursor
becoming highlighted. Then, press the down arrow to the bottom of the area
to capture. When ready, press . All text should return to normal and
a small "beep" should be heard. This means the text has been added to the
SCAP.ASC file (see Note 2 below). You may add more portions of the screen
to the file and when done, press . SCAP should return to your
application. In addition to capturing sub-regions of the screen, the entire
screen can be captured by pressing the [SysRq] key (sometimes [Alt-SysRq])
from within your application. This will "grab" the entire screen without
invoking SCAP with the usual SHIFTs hot-key (see Note 3 below).
Certain cursor control keys perform special functions while SCAP is
"popped up" :
Up Arrow - Moves cursor Up (see Note 1 below)
Down Arrow - Moves cursor Down if no text is selected.
If a row or portion of a row has already been selected
then this selects the same width on the next row.
Right Arrow - Moves cursor Right (see Note 1)
Left Arrow - Moves cursor Left (see Note 1)
Pg Up - Moves cursor to screen row 1
Pg Dn - Moves cursor to screen row 25
Home - Moves cursor to screen column 1
End - Moves cursor to screen column 80
Ctrl-Right - Selects text under the cursor moving right.
Ctrl-End - Selects all text from current cursor to end-of-line.
Both Shifts - This is the "Hot Key" combination used to invoke SCAP.
SysRq - "Hot Key" to invoke SCAP and capture entire screen.
Esc - "Pop Down" SCAP and return to application.
Ctrl-P - Purges the SCAP.ASC file while SCAP is active.
Ctrl-C - This will remove SCAP from memory.
WARNING ... You should only attempt this if SCAP was the
last TSR installed, AND only from the DOS prompt.
Note 1: These functions will cause any currently selected text to be
Note 2: Each time text is captured, it is ADDED to the SCAP.ASC file.
If you wish to start "fresh", simply DELete the SCAP.ASC file
or use the Ctrl-P to [P]urge the file while SCAP is active.
Note 3: Due to the various implementations of the [SysRq] key, this
feature may not work on all systems.
Although SCAP should run under most applications, there are some programs
which are not compatible. Any application which directly accesses hardware
or does not use DOS/BIOS for I/O is possibly incompatible. Sorry, but trial
and error are the best debuggers !
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