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cannot be included in the download version due to size. Over 1.5 megabytes
of Internet Pearls, special sites of interest and their addresses.

Receive a compression utility that allows you to optionally work with the
database in compressed form, taking up only 50% of the size of the original database.

Learn which are the "Hot Spots" and "Cool Sites" on the net, and how to find
them. Expanded coverage of the WorldWide Web.

Game information is included, including the DOOM [copyright iD Software] pages and the sites devoted just to the DOOM (tm) game. Learn about MUDs, MUSHes, MOOs,and other games played on the net, including traditional sites, such as Chess Servers.

Other topics include: the latest government sites to go online, expanded University coverage, more commercial sites on the Internet, as well access providers. Science, Astronomy, Geology, Biology, NASA, and Medicine are all covered in greater detail in the registered version of the program.

Of course, you still have the ability to add or delete whatever entries you choose, including the pages that come with the program. You can totally customize the Database, so that it represents YOUR interests and objects of pursuit.

In addition, receive definitions of over 11,000 Internet, computer, and scientific acronyms and abbreviations accessible from within the Database
program, as an acronym database.

As a special bonus, receive the entire Internet Pearls Collection. Twenty-
three information-packed programs to help make life easier for you on the
Internet. These can all be run from the command line, or you can load up
to four programs at a time as a TSR, with customizable Hot Keys.


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Internet Pearls - Viewer/TSR Documentation

Current Internet Pearls include: [Note that Iperls-1.zip and Iperls-2.zip
come with this Shareware Version, free.]

Iperls-1.zip Yanoff's "Guide to Internet Services".
Iperls-2.zip John December's "Computer-Mediated Communications List".
Iperls-3.zip EFF's "Guide to the Internet", version 2.3.
Iperls-4.zip EARN Associations's "Guide to Network Resource Tools".
Iperls-5.zip Directories of Site "ftp.uu.net".
Iperls-6.zip Highlights of Files of Site "ftp.uu.net".
Iperls-7.zip Listing of "OAK.Oakland.Edu" SimTel msdsos Files.
Iperls-8.zip Listing of Site "wuarchive.wustl.edu" msdos Files.
Iperls-9.zip Healthtel's "Guide to Online Medical Resources".
Iperls-10.zip Matthew Gray's "Ton of Web Sites" listing of Web addresses.
Iperls-11.zip Listing of Federal Government Gophers with URL addresses.
Iperls-12.zip Current List of Names of All the World's Gophers.
Iperls-13.zip Index to RFC's (Request for Comments).
Iperls-14.zip Listing of Files in Archive at "nic.merit.edu".
Iperls-15.zip Entire listing of "What's New" on the WWW since June 1993.
Iperls-16.zip "Hitchiker's Guide to the Internet".
Iperls-17.zip Listing of Files in Archive "wiretap.spies.com".
Iperls-18.zip Games, MUDs, and MOOs on the Internet.
Iperls-19.zip Outline of Contents of Library of Congress's "LC Marvel".
Iperls-20.zip Electronic Frontier Foundation's ftp Site Files .
Iperls-21.zip List of Sites that Send a Report with the Finger command.
Iperls-22.zip Over 11,000 Computer & Internet Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Iperls-23.zip Listing of Usenet Newsgroups, including "Alt" groups.

The Internet Pearls Collection consists of at least 23 different sources
of information that are helpful when using the Internet. Each "iperls-x.exe"
file is a viewer program that displays the text information and makes it
easy to search, view, and print the desired text. It can be installed
as a pop-up TSR program, or run just from the command line. The
program can be "popped-up" by the use of a combination of "hot-keys"
that you choose from a menu at the time of installation. This allows you
to pop-up the program and look-up the desired information without
leaving your favorite application, such as your word processor or
communications program. Up to four different files can be loaded at a time,
each with its own Hot-Key combination. There are examples of these included
with the program as "Iperls-1.zip" and "Iperls-2.zip". The instructions
for using these programs are outlined in the following paragraphs.

PROGRAM OPERATION:

This version of the program can be installed by typing "iperls-x" at the DOS
prompt and pressing [Enter], where "x" is a number between 1 and 23. Choose
either "View Document" or "Install as TSR" from the menu presented. "View
Document" accesses the document and allows searching and viewing immediately.
The [Esc] key will take you back to the menu, and when pressed again, will
take you out of the program, back to DOS.

Choosing "Install as TSR" will take you to a menu that allows you to
select the "hot-key" combination that will allow your program to pop
up instantly. A message will be given confirming that the program has
been installed to memory, along with which hot-key combination you
selected to pop-up the program. After popping up the program, the [F10]
key will take you out of the program, back to your application. Using
this key saves your place in the database and will return you to that
spot the next time you "pop-up" the program.

The "Print Document" menu selection lets you print all or certain
portions of the database to either your printer or to a file on your
disk. This selection takes you to a menu where you enter your choices.

The "Device or File Name:" menu item is used to specify the device to be
printed to. The default is "PRN" for the default printer but may be
changed to any device or file name. This means that you can supply a
name in the usual DOS format (eight characters max) and the printing
will go to this file on your disk instead of the printer.

The "ASCII or IBM Char Set" field is an option to convert the IBM
line drawing characters to standard ASCII characters suitable for
printing on ANY printer. The default is "I" for the IBM
character set and should be used in most instances.

"Left Margin" is the number of spaces to add to each line when
printing. The default is 3.

"First Page" specifies the page to start printing. This can be 1 or a
page number of your choosing. Setting the First Page and Last Page to
the same number allows you to print just one page.

"Last Page" specifies the last page to print and it defaults to
the number of pages in the file.


Pressing [F1] for "Help" will give you the following instructions for
moving around in the database. Typically, you would use the [F3] key to
search for an item, but you may scroll through the program with either
the Up and Down arrow keys, or Page Up and Page Down keys to scroll
through the database quickly. The [Home] key jumps to the beginning of the
database and the [End] key jumps to the end of the database.

Up - Moves up one line
Down - Moves down one line
PgUp - Moves up one screen (23 lines)
PgDn - Moves down one screen (23 lines)
Home - Moves to the start of the document
End - Moves to the end of the document
Left - Scroll screen left
Right - Scroll screen right

Ctrl+Left - Scroll left to column 1
Ctrl+Right - Maximum scroll right

Tab - Move screen right 5 spaces
Shift-Tab - Move screen left 5 spaces


The "Help" menu also explains the following function keys:


F1 - Displays the "Help" screen.

F2 - Prints current page or complete document.

F3 - Allows you to enter the text to search for.

Pressing the SPACE BAR after a match has been found will
continue the last search. Note that the case of
the text is not important and that ESC will cancel
a search in progress.

F4 - Jumps directly to a specified page number. Note that
page numbers are given to each set of 58 lines, and
that you may jump to a certain page with [F4]. You
can reverse the jump with the Backspace key.

F5 - Sets a bookmark. This is a "place-holder" in the
document that you can return to later by pressing the
[F6] key. Up to 5 book marks can be set.

F6 - Uses a bookmark, by displaying a list of bookmarks
and letting you choose which one to jump to. These
bookmarks are saved and remain until changed, even
if you exit the program or turn your machine off.

F9 - Allows selection of print size on the view screen.
[F9] toggles between 25, 43, and 50 line modes. The
43 line mode is used with EGA systems and the 50 line
mode is used with VGA systems. The default is 25
lines.

F10 - Returns to the underlying program if the viewer has
been installed as a TSR. This allows you to
return to the exact spot when you pop up again.

Backspace - Returns from any previous jump when using
search, jumping to a page number, or bookmark.

F - Changes foreground color. Cycles colors 0-15
B - Changes background color. Cycles colors 0-7

Big [+] - Starts auto scrolling (forward)
Big [-] - Starts auto scrolling (backwards)
(0-9) - Sets auto scroll speed. When auto-scrolling, the
process will stop when you press any key.

ESC - Exits back to the main menu or DOS.


The Backspace key is important in that it allows you to always jump back
to your previous place in the database. In fact, you can jump backward
up to 10 previous jumps forward. If you use the [F3] key to search, [F4]
key to go to a page number, or [F6] to go to a bookmark, then the
backspace key will move backwards for up to 10 jumps previously made.


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Current Internet Pearls include:

Iperls-1.zip Yanoff's "Guide to Internet Services".
Iperls-2.zip John December's "Computer-Mediated Communications List".
Iperls-3.zip EFF's "Guide to the Internet", version 2.3.
Iperls-4.zip EARN Associations's "Guide to Network Resource Tools".
Iperls-5.zip Directories of Site "ftp.uu.net".
Iperls-6.zip Highlights of Files of Site "ftp.uu.net".
Iperls-7.zip Listing of "OAK.Oakland.Edu" SimTel msdsos Files.
Iperls-8.zip Listing of Site "wuarchive.wustl.edu" msdos Files.
Iperls-9.zip Healthtel's "Guide to Online Medical Resources".
Iperls-10.zip Matthew Gray's "Ton of Web Sites" listing of Web addresses.
Iperls-11.zip Listing of Federal Government Gophers with URL addresses.
Iperls-12.zip Current List of Names of All the World's Gophers.
Iperls-13.zip Index to RFC's (Request for Comments).
Iperls-14.zip Listing of Files in Archive at "nic.merit.edu".
Iperls-15.zip Entire listing of "What's New" on the WWW since June 1993.
Iperls-16.zip "Hitchiker's Guide to the Internet".
Iperls-17.zip Listing of Files in Archive "wiretap.spies.com".
Iperls-18.zip Games, MUDs, and MOOs on the Internet.
Iperls-19.zip Outline of Contents of Library of Congress's "LC Marvel".
Iperls-20.zip Electronic Frontier Foundation's ftp Site Files .
Iperls-21.zip List of Sites that Send a Report with the Finger command.
Iperls-22.zip Over 11,000 Computer & Internet Acronyms and Abbreviations.
Iperls-23.zip Listing of Usenet Newsgroups, including "Alt" groups.

The Internet Pearls (tm) Collection is free and freely distributable. This pertains to the collection above and not the Internet Pearls Database. With
the Registered Version of the Internet Pearls Database, you will receive
these all as one collection. This hopefully will save you the time and expense of downloading each of these from your favorite BBS.

William Hogg M.D.
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