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SCREEN Thief is a screen capture program that will capture the screens other programs cannot reach.

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SCREEN Thief - Screen Capture System!
SCREEN Thief is a screen capture
program that will capture the screens
other programs cannot reach! Captures
directly to .GIF, .PCX, .TIF or .BMP
format, supports all VGA modes, plus
extended support for Trident and
Paradise controllers in Super VGA
modes. Will even capture re-defined
fonts in text mode (such as those used
by DOS 6). Requires 286 or better with
VGA display.



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SCREEN Thief - Screen Capture System!
SCREEN Thief is a screen capture
program that will capture the screens
other programs cannot reach! Captures
directly to .GIF, .PCX, .TIF or .BMP
format, supports all VGA modes, plus
extended support for Trident and
Paradise controllers in Super VGA
modes. Will even capture re-defined
fonts in text mode (such as those used
by DOS 6). Requires 286 or better with
VGA display.


Welcome to SCREEN Thief! The following instructions will show you
how to install the software and get up and running in next to no
time. They will also contain details of any last minute changes
not documented elsewhere.


Installation

To install SCREEN Thief, insert the disk supplied into a drive
and then select that drive by typing "A:" or "B:" as appropriate
followed by . Next, type "INSTALL", press and
follow the on-screen instructions. You will be asked for a
destination drive and path for SCREEN Thief which default to
"C:" and "\ST" respectively. Change these if necessary, although
it will be easier to stay with the defaults as they will be used
in the various examples.

Running SCREEN Thief

To run SCREEN Thief with the default settings, change to the
"\ST" directory and simply type "ST". SCREEN Thief will then be
installed and you can run whatever program you need to grab a
screen from. To actually grab a screen, press the ,
and keys together and you will hear a clicking noise from
your PC speaker as SCREEN Thief is working. The image file
produced will be in colour GIF format and given a name
consisting of the first 6 letters of the name of the program
currently being run followed by a number, eg, "FILENA01.GIF".
This file will be saved to the current directory but you can
specify a different directory when you run SCREEN Thief as
follows:

ST C:\CAPTURE

This will save all captured image files to the "C:\CAPTURE"
directory.

The Command Line

All of SCREEN Thief's operational characteristics are controlled
by command line parameters, mostly switches. Once installed, all
changes to the way SCREEN Thief operates can only be made via
the command line. All the various command line parameters are
covered in detail in the Reference Section of this manual, but
the more commonly used ones will be covered here. These
parameters are:

/OUTPUT Sets the Output Image File Format to either GIF, TIFF,
PCX or BMP. The default setting is GIF and the syntax of this
switch is /O:TIFF.

/MONO Enables and disables Mono Translation, ie, producing a
black and white image. The default setting is disabled and the
syntax of this switch is /M+ to enable and /M- to disable.

/UNLOAD Removes SCREEN Thief from memory. This is the only way
to correctly remove SCREEN Thief from memory; do not use
programs such as MARK and RELEASE. The syntax of this switch is
/U.

Example

To use SCREEN Thief to capture screens and output them in mono
PCX format to a directory called C:\PICTURES, type the following:

ST C:\PICTURES /M+ /O:PCX

Once SCREEN Thief is loaded in this way, you could then, for
example, change the output file format by typing the following
from the \ST Directory:

ST /O:GIF

Each time you make a change, the SCREEN Thief window will pop up
showing the new setup.

The SCREENTHIEF Environment Variable

If you regularly use a particular setup for SCREEN Thief that is
not the same as the default setup, you can avoid having to type
all the command line switches each time, as in the example
above, by using an environment variable. This is a string
containing the required command line parameters that is placed
in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file using the DOS SET command as in the
example below:

SET SCREENTHIEF=C:\PICTURES /M+ /O:PCX

This will then use these parameters every time SCREEN Thief is
run, overriding the defaults so that you only need to type "ST"
to access your most used setup. The command line parameters will
override the environment variable so you can still run SCREEN
Thief differently as necessary.

The Help System

SCREEN Thief has an extensive help system that may be used in
one of two ways. Firstly, if an error occurs, the help system
will be automatically started, the error message displayed and
the correct subject highlighted. Simply press the right-arrow
key to expand the help screen for further information. Please
note that not all errors will produce this automatic help; some,
such as "Directory Non Existent" that are self-explanatory, just
bring up an error message and quit the program.

Secondly, the help system may be started without actually
loading SCREEN Thief, by typing "ST /?" from the "\ST"
directory. You will see the SCREEN Thief window on the screen at
this point containing a list of help subjects. Select the
subject you require using the up-arrow and down-arrow keys and
then press the right-arrow key to expand the help screen. Where
applicable, use the up-arrow and down-arrow or the page-up and
page-down keys to view the text in the expanded help screen. The
left-arrow key will return you to the list of help subjects.



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