Dec 052017
PC Mag progs from Vol7 Nr1.
File VOL7N1.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
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PC Mag progs from Vol7 Nr1.
File Name File Size Zip Size Zip Type
CAPTURE.ASM 22356 4944 deflated
CAPTURE.BAS 7336 1876 deflated
CAPTURE.COM 736 646 deflated
CAPTURE.DOC 1643 872 deflated
HELP.ASM 33182 6876 deflated
HELP.BAS 17479 3905 deflated
HELP.COM 1848 1504 deflated
HELP.DOC 2178 1076 deflated

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Contents of the CAPTURE.DOC file

CAPTURE your own
HELP screens

CAPTURE instantly turns the custom help menus, tables, or anything you type on
your screen into files you can pop up with the HELP.COM program in this
issue's PC Lab Notes.

Tom Kihlken1988/No. 1 (Utilities)

Purpose:Saves the text and attribute bytes on the screen to a
4,000-byte file that the HELP.COM program (PC Lab Notes, 1988/No. 1) can pop
up either from within an application or at the DOS prompt.


Remarks:CAPTURE is a memory-resident screen-saving program. Its
default actuating key is Alt-C, though this can be changed, as described
below. The program takes no parameters and saves to filenames SCREEN.000,
SCREEN.001, etc. It will not overwrite existing filenames, but increments
the number in the extension instead. Filenames stored by CAPTURE can then be
renamed for use by HELP.COM. CAPTURE files may also be combined into
multiple-page help screens (up to the 14-screen limit of HELP.COM), by using
the DOS COPY /B option for copying binary files.

For example,


would combine the first three CAPTUREd help screens into the file,
HELP.HEP, which might be one of the files in a \HELP subdirectory.

The Alt-C trigger key may be changed with DEBUG, by entering the
following commands:

E 268 SS ;Your Scan code
E 27D MM ;Your Shift mask

Tables containing the entry to make for SS (the scan code) and for MM
(the shift mask) above are contained in the body of the article.

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