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tm
T I Y L I S O F T W A R E

is proud to present

+----------------------------------------+
| The Screen Image Editor |
| |
| and Batch Utility |
| |
| by |
| Frank M. Ramaekers Jr. |
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(c) Copyright 1984 "Try-It-You'll-Like-It" Software
10/01/84 Screen Image Editor and Batch Utility V2.1a Page i

Table of Contents:

0.0 The User-supported Concept . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

1.0 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.1 Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.2 The Screen Image Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
1.3 The Batch Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
1.4 Minimum Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

2.0 Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2.1 The Screen Image Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2.1.1 Function Key Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
2.1.2 Alternate Function Key Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2.1.3 Control Key Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
2.1.4 Special Key Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2.1.5 Alternate Key Assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2.1.6 Graphic Keyboard Layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2.1.7 Line 25 Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
2.1.8 Color Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.2 The Batch Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.2.1 Command Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
2.2.2 Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
2.2.3 A Batch File Example . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

3.0 Registration Form . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
0.0The User-supported Concept
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This product is distributed on a basis that the product will sell itself.
This reduces advertising, distribution, and copy-protection costs. This means
that you can copy and share this program with others, on the conditions that
the program is not distributed in modified form and that no fee or other
consideration is charged. The only thing I ask is that if you find this
product of value, please send a donation ($24 suggested) to the following
address:

Frank M. Ramaekers Jr.
4614 Arapahoe Tr.
Austin, Texas 78745

Your contribution entitles you to the following:

1) The latest version of this system. Which will be mailed to you
upon receipt of your donation.
2) When a new version is available, you will be notified. You will
then have the option of sending your original (with return
postage) for this new version.
3) You will also be notified of future products.
4) Responses to questions, complaints or problems that you send in.


1.0 Introduction
--------------------

1.1 Overview
-------------
The Screen Image processing system was created to assist in creating menus
and help screens. Current DOS batch commands (e.g. ECHO and REM) provide only
line-by-line creation of a screen image that was extremely slow. Also, these
batch files were very tedious to edit, especially if graphic characters were
used. In addition, neither command provides for attribute selection. Plus,
DOS makes no provisions for keyboard input to facilitate the selection process.
The SCREDIT.COM program provides a method of retrieving, editing and saving
screen images that can be used in a batch file. SCRBATCH.COM was created to
display the screen image and optionally accept a response from the keyboard and
set the ERRORLEVEL (so it can be tested using the IF batch subcommand).

1.2 The Screen Image Editor
----------------------------
The Screen Image Editor is a utility by which users can maintain screen
images. Screen images can be loaded, edited, and saved. Most of the common
graphic characters are easily accessable through the keyboard and are arranged
in a conevient layout. All the major editing functions are incorporated into
this editor. In addition, the editor allows full utilization of all attributes
in either black & white or color. Also, an interactive help facility is
provided. This facility provides information on all key assignments.
1.3 The Screen Image Batch Utility
-----------------------------------
The Batch Utility provides a means of displaying screen images created by
the editor. This utility also includes a means of accepting input (via the
keyboard) and setting the ERRORLEVEL. In turn, a batch file can test the
ERRORLEVEL (with the IF batch subcommand) and process the request accordingly.

1.4 Minimum Requirements
-------------------------
1) An IBM PC (tm) or compatible.
2) PC or MS DOS 2.0 or higher.
3) A Minimum of 64k of memory
4) One monitor card & monitor (color or monochrome).
5) At least one single-sided diskette drive.
6) The following programs: SCREDIT.COM SCRBATCH.COM SCRHELPA.COM
SCRHELPB.COM SCRHELPC.COM SCRHELPD.COM SCRHELPE.COM


2.0 Instructions
-----------------

2.1 Screen Image Editor
------------------------
To invoke the screen image editor, insert the program diskette, then enter
SCREDIT then press enter. There are no operands nor options.

A>SCREDIT

2.1.1 Function Key Assignments
-------------------------------
F1 - Toggle between Text(standard)/Graphics keyboard layouts. When
initialized SCREDIT will have the standard keyboard layout. Pressing
the F1 key will toggle to the graphics keyboard layout (hexadecimal
characters 80 - FF).

F2 - Toggle foreground blink attribute. This will toggle the foreground
blink attribute bit.

F3 - Swap background/foreground attributes. This will logically swap the
background/foreground attributes. Blink and highlight cannot be
swapped and are retained. Therefore, the background (foreground
after swap) attribute will reflect the blink and highlight settings.

F4 - Toggle bright foreground attribute. This will toggle the foreground
attribute bit.

F5 - Increase foreground attribute value. This will logically increment
the current value of the foreground attribute (black [0] will become
blue [1], blue [1] will become green [2], ... white [F] will become
black [0]).

F6 - Decrease foreground attribute value. This will logically decrement
the current value of the foreground attribute (blue [1] will become
black [0], green [2] will become blue [1], ... black [0] will become
white [F]).
2.1.1 Function Key Assignments (cont.)
---------------------------------------

F7 - Increase background attribute value. This will logically increment
the current value of the background attribute (black [0] will become
blue [1], blue [1] will become green [2], ... white [7] will become
black [0]).

F8 - Decrease background attribute value. This will logically decrement
the current value of the background attribute (blue [1] will become
black [0], green [2] will become blue [1], ... black [0] will become
white [7]).

F9 - Load screen image from disk.

F10- Save screen image to disk.

2.1.2 Alternate Function Key Assignments
-----------------------------------------
Alt-F1 - Help information which includes all key
assignments.

Alt-F5 - Clear screen using the current attribute setting.

Alt-F10 - Return to DOS.

2.1.3 Control Key Assignments
------------------------------
^2 - Set/Clear tab settings.
^A - Move cursor to beginning of previous word.
^D - Move cursor forward one character.
^E - Move cursor up one line.
^F - Move cursor to beginning of next word.
^G - Delete character at cursor position.
^H - Delete character before cursor position.
^I - Tab forward.
^J - Left justify line.
^K - Center line.
^L - Right justify line.
^M - Move cursor to beginning of next line.
^N - Move remainder of line to next line.
^Q - Delete previous word.
^S - Move cursor backward one column.
^T - Delete next word.
^V - Toggle to/from insert mode.
^X - Move cursor down one line.
^Y - Delete line.

(Note: Functions ^G, ^H, ^N, ^Q, ^T and ^Y fill using the current attribute
and a space for the character.)
2.1.4 Special Key Assignments
------------------------------
-> - Move cursor right one column.
<- - Move cursor left one column.
^ - Move cursor up one row.
v - Move cursor down one row.
<--> - Tab key.
Home - Move cursor to first character on line.
End - Move cursor to last character on line.
Pg Up - Move cursor to row 1, column 1.
Pg Dn - Move cursor to row 24, column 80.
Ins - Toggle to/from insert mode.
Del - Delete character above cursor.
^-> - Move cursor to next word.
^<- - Move cursor to previous word.
^Home - Erase to beginning of line.
^End - Erase to end of line.
^Pg Up - Erase to beginning of screen.
^Pg Dn - Erase to end of screen.
Sh <--> - Backward tab (Sh is the shift key).

(Note: All erase functions fill using the current attribute and a space for
the character.)

2.1.5 Alternate Key Assignments
--------------------------------
Please see page 4 of the help facility (Alt-F1) for this information.

2.1.6 Graphic Keyboard Layout
------------------------------
Please see page 3 of the help facility (Alt-F1) for this information.

2.1.7 Line 25 Information
--------------------------
Please see page 5 of the help facility (Alt-F1) for this information.
2.1.8 Color Chart
------------------
The attribute byte of the screen image has the following format (in
binary): XYYY ZZZZ. Where X is the forground blink toggle. YYY is the
background color and ZZZZ is the foreground color.

-------------------------------------------
| Hex. | Binary | Background | Foreground |
-------+--------+------------+------------+
| 0 | 0000 | Black | Black |
| 1 | 0001 | Blue | Blue |
| 2 | 0010 | Green | Green |
| 3 | 0011 | Cyan | Cyan |
| 4 | 0100 | Red | Red |
| 5 | 0101 | Magenta | Magenta |
| 6 | 0110 | Yellow | Brown |
| 7 | 0111 | White | Light Grey |
| 8 | 1000 | (the | Dark Grey |
| 9 | 1001 | high-order | Light Blue |
| A | 1010 | bit | Lt. Green |
| B | 1011 | is | Light Cyan |
| C | 1100 | used | Light Red |
| D | 1101 | for | Lt. Magenta|
| E | 1110 | foreground | Yellow |
| F | 1111 | blink) | White |
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2.2 The Batch Utility
----------------------

2.2.1 Command Format
---------------------
A>SCRBATCH [d:] [path\] filename [.SCR | .ext] [/a | /c | /n | /pnnn | /q]
[/i @[email protected]] [/o##]

d: - Drive of screen image.
path\ - Path to screen image.
filename- Filename of screen image
.ext - Extension of screen image (.SCR assumed).
/a - Ask (return ERRORLEVEL=ASCII of key struck, translated
to upper case.)
/c - Ask Character (return ERRORLEVEL=0 if 'A' key struck,
1 of 'B' key struck ... 25 if 'Z' key struck. The
character is translated to upper-case.)
/i - Line 25 input prompt (first non-blank character after
the 'i' will be the delimiter for the string)
/n - Ask Numeric (return ERRORLEVEL=0 if '0' key struck, 1
if '1' key struck ... 9 if '9' key struck)
/o - Override attribute on line 25 (## is valid hex code,
default attribute is 07 - normal - white on black)
/pnnn - Wait for nnn seconds or until a key is pressed if nnn
= 0.
/q - Query (return ERRORLEVEL=0 if 'y' or 'Y' key struck or
ERRORLEVEL=1 if 'n' or 'N' key struck.)
2.2.1 Command Format (cont.)
-----------------------------
Notes:
a) The complete file name (drive, path, filename and extension
must be the first parameter. Options are position inde-
pendent.
b) If more than one of the following options is specified,
the first one issued from this list will take presidence:
/p /q /a /n /c
c) SCRBATCH.COM must be on each diskette that utilizes it.

2.2.2 Examples
---------------
A>SCRBATCH C:\SCR\SCRHELPA /P /I'Press any key to continue'/o87
This will display the screen SCRHELPA.SCR in sub-directory SCR and wait
for a key to be pressed. On line 25 the prompt 'Press any key to
continue' will be centered and blinking (87h attribute).

A>SCRBATCH C:SCRHELPA.XXX /Q /I [Please respond by pressing the 'y' or 'n' key[
This will display the screen image SCRHELPA.XXX and set the ERRORLEVEL to
0 if a 'y' or 'Y' and to 1 if 'n' or 'N' key was struck. In addition a
prompt is displayed centered on line 25.

A>SCRBATCH C:HELP01 /A
This will display the screen image HELP01. The ERRORLEVEL will be set to
the ASCII value of the key that was struck.

A>SCRBATCH HELP01A /i'Select 0 through 9 from list above.'/n/o8f
This will display the screen image HELP01A.SCR. The ERRORLEVEL will be
set to the value 0 - 9 corresponding to keys '0' - '9'. Also, a prompt
message will appear centered on line 25 with a blink & bright attribute.

2.2.3 A Batch File Example
---------------------------
1) SCRBATCH \HELP\LOGO /P3
2) :BEGIN
3) SCRBATCH \HELP\MENU/I'Select 0 through 9 from list above.'/8f/n
4) IF ERRORLEVEL 10 GOTO BEGIN
5) CLS
6) IF ERRORLEVEL 9 GOTO EXIT
7) IF ERRORLEVEL 8 GOTO TREE
8) IF ERRORLEVEL 7 GOTO CHKDSK
9) IF ERRORLEVEL 6 GOTO DIR
10) IF ERRORLEVEL 5 GOTO BASICA
11) IF ERRORLEVEL 4 GOTO BASIC
12) IF ERRORLEVEL 3 GOTO TALK
13) IF ERRORLEVEL 2 GOTO DBASE
14) IF ERRORLEVEL 1 GOTO LOTUS
15) IF ERRORLEVEL 0 GOTO WS
16) :WS
17) CD \WS
18) WS
19) GOTO BEGIN
20) :LOTUS
21) CD \LOTUS

2.2.3 A Batch File Example (cont.)
-----------------------------------
22) LOTUS
23) GOTO BEGIN
24) :DBASE
25) CD \DBASE3
26) ECHO Insert the DBASE III system diskette into drive A: (left drive).
27) ECHO
28) PAUSE
29) DBASE
30) GOTO BEGIN
31) :TALK
32) CD \TALK
33) PC-TALK
34) GOTO BEGIN
35) :BASIC
36) CD \BASIC
37) BASIC
38) GOTO BEGIN
39) :BASICA
40) CD \BASIC
41) BASICA
42) :DIR
43) DIR|MORE
44) PAUSE
45) GOTO BEGIN
46) :CHKDSK

47) CHKDSK
48) PAUSE
49) GOTO BEGIN
50) :TREE
51) TREE/F|MORE
52) PAUSE
53) GOTO BEGIN
54) :EXIT
55) CD /

Statement 1 displays the screen image LOGO.SCR in sub-directory \HELP for
3 seconds. The next statement (2) is a label that will be used later to
redisplay the menu screen. Statement 3 displayse the screen image MENU.SCR in
sub-directory \HELP until a valid key (0-9) is struck. In turn, the ERRORLEVEL
will be set corresponding to the key struck. In the next statement (4),
invalid responses are filtered out (although the ERRORLEVEL will never be set
to 10, this is to demonstrate how edit the responses). The purpose of
statement 5 is to clear the screen before the program is executed. The next
statement (6) checks if the key struck was 9, if so a branch is made to the
label :WS. (Notice that the highest value of ERRORLEVEL is filtered off first.
This is because the 'IF ERRORLEVEL' batch subcommand operates on a greater than
or equal to premise.)
In statement 16 has the label :WS. The next statement (17) changes the
current directory to \WS. Statement 18 actually executes WordStar. When
WordStar is terminated statement 19 is executed which branches back to
redisplay the menu.
2.2.3 A Batch File Example (cont.)
-----------------------------------

This batch file makes no attempt to reset the directory after each program
is executed. For this reason each change directory statement (CD) starts at
the root directory (\). Then upon exit from the batch file the current
directory is reset to the root.


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Screen Image Editor Registration Form v2.1a



Name: _______________________________________________ Date:____/____/____
(Last) (First) (Middle Initial) (MM DD YY)


Address: --------------------------------------------


City: _______________________ State: _______________ Zip Code: _____________


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4614 Arapahoe Tr. | Serial No.___________________
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