Contents of the README.TXT file
README.TXT file for TNGEPLST.* and DS9EPLST.*. Written by Blake
Nancarrow. Read it! Don't be lazy. It'll only take a few minutes...
This file accompanies the Star Trek TNG and DS9 episode guides. They are
WordPerfect 5.1 documents. The guides are meant to be small and portable,
ideal for the coffee table. They are fairly easy to print for yourself as
long as you use an appropriate font but, MOST IMPORTANTLY, print their
pages in the appropriate order. This is particularly true if you do not
have a duplex printer at your disposal. Also, to assemble the guides, you
will need a fairly large stapler (with a 4 inch reach)... Finally, this
document has a graphic on the front page: if your printer doesn't like
these graphics then suppress or delete them.
** DUPLEX PRINTING
Originally, these documents were produced for an Epson dot-matrix printer.
A lot of manual effort is required in printing them. If you have a duplex
printer, that is, one that can print automatically to both sides of a sheet
of paper, then you can put all this technology to use. New documents have
been designed for printing on an Hewlett-Packard LaserJet IID or IIID
duplex laser printer. They look great on this printer *and* require
considerably less effort on your part!
** THE NUMBERS
The guides, in their final form, are 4 inches wide and 11 inches tall.
This is achieved by folding normal 8 by 11 inch paper in half across the
length. They are bound like a book with staples.
The Next Generation document is 14 pages in length; Deep Space Nine is 6
pages long. When folded in half, in a booklet form, they have then twice
as many "pages." Before you print these files, ensure they are the correct
length. If your "small" printer font is too large, WordPerfect will
automatically extend the document but this will adversely affect the paging
in the guide. DON'T PRINT THEM IF THEY ARE LONGER THAN 12 OR 6 PAGES.
** INCLUDED FILES
The files contained within this archive are as follows:
README.TXT The text file you're reading now.
MOVED!2.TXTText file with my new address information.
DS9EPLST.DUP DS9 guide for printing on duplex printer.
DS9EPLST.NOD DS9 guide for printing on non-duplex printer.
TNGEPLST.DUP TNG guide for printing on duplex printer.
TNGEPLST.NOD TNG guide for printing on non-duplex printer.
ASCIITNG.TXTTNG episodes in unformatted text file.
ASCIIDS9.TXTDS9 episodes in unformatted text file.
REQUESTS.TXTA fill-in-the-blanks form for Internet copies.
** LOADING OR RETRIEVING
When you load any of these documents, you will likely receive a warning that
the printer driver is not found, "formatting for default printer." This
is a normal WordPerfect warning when you build a document with one
printer but print using a WordPerfect that doesn't know about that
printer. Ignore this specific warning but be sure to check the fonts
that WordPerfect uses in place of the ones I selected. And, once again,
preview the document to ensure it is the proper length. See the notes
below about changing the document and WordPerfect to work.
** PRINTING ON A DUPLEX PRINTER
You can print your own copies quickly if you have the following:
a duplex printer such as an HP LaserJet IID or IIID
20 sheets of nice paper
Load each document, adjust fonts if necessary, preview it, VERIFY THE
LENGTH, and send it to print. Simple, huh?
Arrange the pages in stardate order with the cover facing out. Staple
carefully on the spine just like a small book. Fold in half.
** PRINTING ON A NON-DUPLEX PRINTER
You can still print copies if you have the following:
non-duplex printer such as an Epson LQ
some small fonts
20 sheets of nice paper
The Next Generation
Print the first 7 pages on one side of 7 pieces of paper. Keep them in
order! Then print pages 8 through 14 on the opposite sides of these 7
sheets. Insert the sheets in the order that they were printed in the first
run. In other words, the WordPerfect page 8 is printed on the back of
sheet 1, the WP page 9 on the back of sheet 2, et cetera. Use the
Multiple Pages command in the Print menu (M or 5) and enter "8-14" and
Arrange them in stardate with the cover facing out. Staple carefully on
the spine just like a small book. Fold in half. See?
Deep Space Nine
Print pages 1 through 3. Keep pages in order! Send pages 4 through 6 to
print. Insert previously printed sheets in same order from first fun.
WordPerfect's page 4 will print on back of sheet 1, WP page 5 will print on
back of 2, etc. Use the Multiple Pages command.
Arrange into stardate order with cover facing out. Staple careful along
spine and fold in half.
** OTHER PRINTERS
Obviously, you may not have these printers. You can still print this
document if you use fonts that are not too large. The bulk of the document
(particularly, each episode's description) is generated using the Epson's
Roman font set to a horizontal pitch of 15 characters per inch. The
episode titles and stardate are printed in Roman 12 cpi. The page header
is in Sans Serif 12 cpi double-high. The entire document is printed with a
standard vertical pitch of 6 lines per inch.
In each of the documents, there are *some* specific fonts requested. You
may not have these available so some changes on your part may be necessary.
The bulk of the document uses font size "attributes" however so as to
minimize the impact of not having certain, esoteric fonts...
The episode description text is printed at a smaller size by using the
"small" font attribute (selected via the Font [Ctrl-F8]|Size|Small command).
By default, this is 80% the size of the normal font used by WordPerfect.
If your "small" font is too large, you must select a smaller printer font.
Do not attempt to replace the [SMALL] [small] print codes; that is too
You can easily alter what WordPerfect interprets as small by
using the command: Setup [Shift-F1]|Initial Settings|Print Options|Size
Attribute Ratios. By default, this number is around 80%; make it smaller,
say 40 to 60%.
These settings are stored in the printer driver so it must be updated.
- go into the Print menu [Shift-F7]
- select the Printer command (S)
- highlight the printer for adjustment
- select Update (U or 7)
The printer update is required if you do not have a Postscript printer.
A graphic of the Next Generation logo is included on the cover page of
this guide. If it does not print correctly on your printer, suppress
the printing of graphics from the WordPerfect print menu. Conversely,
it you can print the graphic, ensure WordPerfect uses the highest
- access the Print menu (Shift-F7)
- select Graphics Quality (G)
- set to not print (N or 1) or set to high quality (H)
If you have any trouble with this document, leave me a note on Canada
Remote Systems or write. If in a real mind-warp, you'll find my telephone
inside the guide...
65 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 203
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Earth
Sol/Jup III sector 0,0,1
Revised: 20 February 1994