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Contents of the README file




FLOW CHARTING II+

Version 2.43

Manual Supplement

--------------------------------------------

This file contains additions and/or corrections to the Flow Charting
Manual.


What's New
------------

----) Mouse Menus (----

Mouse support is now built into Flow Charting, complete with popup menus.
The mouse interface is described in the manual, Section IX Mouse Operation,
or in the file, MOUSE.INS, and can be read by typing:

README

and then selecting "Read Mouse Instructions".


----) HP Portable Plus (----

Flow Charting will now work on the Hewlett-Packard Portable Plus computer
and the ThinkJet (HP-IL version). The Micro style of text now works
properly on the Portable Plus.


----) Enhanced Graphics Adaptor (EGA) (----

Flow Charting now supports the high-resolution modes of the IBM Enhanced
Graphics Adaptor or compatibles. The EGA must have at least 128K of memory,
and can use the color or monochrome monitor. This new support will allow
you to view four times as much as before - 80 columns and 40 lines.


----) Hercules InColor (----

Flow Charting also supports the new, high-resolution color card from
Hercules.


Changes to Manual
-------------------

----) Xray Mode (----

When you want to repair shapes that already have text in them, you can
re-insert the same shape over the old one (without destroying the text).
This new feature is called "Xray Mode" and it is available by typing Alt-X
while in Shape Mode. When you are in Xray mode, you will be able to see right
through the shape (hence the title) to whatever lies underneath. You can turn
Xray mode off by hitting Alt-X again.


----) Protected Text Entry (----

The manual states that the only way to keep from writing over your shapes is
to be in auto-centering mode. This is not entirely true. You can also
protect your shapes by having the insert state on (INS key). Please refer to
the manual to learn more about the INS key.


----) Hercules Compatibles (----

Please note that some Hercules compatible graphic cards are not necessarily
100% compatible. If you get strange results or your monitor goes crazy,
Flow Charting may not recognize that you have a Hercules card installed.
To remedy this situation, each time you run Flow Charting you can specify
that a Hercules compatible is installed by typing:

FLOW HERC


----) Tandy 1000's (----

The Tandy 1000 computer has a hardware incompatibility which makes the Ctrl or
Alt keys seem to "stick". To prevent this from occurring, Tandy 1000 users
should turn off the sound. You can do this at the Configure Menu. If you
prefer to leave the sound on, you can undo the "sticking" by pressing the Ctrl
or Alt key again.



=================

(9/11/87)
Below is a list of printers that should work with Flow Charting II+.
According to their manufacturers, each of these printers are compatible
with a printer that Flow Charting II+ supports. On the left is
the manufacturers name and model name, on the right is the printer(s)
that Flow Charting II+ must be configured for. Note: None of these
printers have been tested by Patton & Patton Software Corp., therefore
their compatibility with Flow Charting II+ cannot be guaranteed. It would
be deeply appreciated that if you find one of these that works correctly
with Flow Charting II+, that you inform us either by phone or mail.

Send any questions or concerns to:
Patton & Patton Software Corp.
81 Great Oaks Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95119
Attn: Technical Support Dept


Alps
----

P2000 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
P2100 132 col 18 pin Epson FX-100
ALQ324 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500
ALQ218 80 col 18 pin Epson FX-185
ALQ224 80 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500
P2424C 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500


AST
---

TurboLaser 80 col Laser Epson FX-80


AT&T
----

477 132 col 24 pin IBM Proprinter XL
478 80 col 9 pin IBM Proprinter
479 132 col 9 pin IBM Proprinter XL


Blaser Ind.
-----------

The Blaser 80 col Laser IBM Proprinter


Blue Chip Electronics
---------------------

M120/NLQ 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80
M120-10 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80

Brother
-------

M-1109 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80
M-1509 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
M-1709 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
M-1724L 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ-1000
2024L 132 col 24 pin Epson FX-185 (LQ?)
Twinriter 5 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-185


Cal-Abco
--------

Legend 1080 A 80 col 9 pin Epson RX-80
1380 80 col 9 pin Epson RX-80

Canon
-----

A-60 80 col 18 pin Epson FX-80
A-65 132 col 18 pin Epson FX-100

Centronics
----------

Prinstation 260 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100 / IBM 5182


CIE
---

Tri-Printer 4000 M20 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
Lips 10 80 col Laser HP Laserjet+


Citizen
-------

MSP-10 / 20 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80
MSP-15 / 25 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
MSP-120D 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80 / IBM Graphics
1200 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80
MSP-50 / 55 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80
Tribute 124 80 col 24 pin Epson LQ, Tosh. 351
Tribute 224 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ, Tosh. 351


C.Itoh
------

Prowriter Jr. 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80

Prowriter
C210 / C215XP 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80
C310P/R / C315XP 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80
C310P/R / C315P/R 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
C-715 Reliant 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ-1000, Tosh. 351
C-815 Supra 132 col 24 pin IBM Pro. XL, Tosh. 351

Copal (USA)
-----------

Write Hand 5900 132 col 18 pin IBM Pro. XL
Write Hand 1200 80 col 9 pin IBM Pro. XL, Epson FX
Write Hand 1500 80 col 9 pin IBM Pro. XL, Epson FX
Write Hand 5500 132 col 9 pin IBM Pro. XL, Epson FX
Write Hand 6700 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ (?)


Cordata
-------


LP300 Desktop Printshop Laser Epson MX-80


DataProducts Corp.
------------------

9000 series 80/132 col 24 pin Epson LQ


DataSouth Computer Corp.
------------------------

DS2200 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100


Data Technology Corp.
---------------------

Crystal Paint VIII 8ppm Laser 1.5meg HP LJ+ (standard)


Digital Equipment Corp (DEC)
----------------------------

210 Letterprinter 132 col 9 pin Epson MX-80


Diconix
-------

150 80 col Inkjet Epson FX-80


Facit
-----

B3100 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80
B3350 132 col 18 pin Epson FX-100
C7500 132 col 18 pin Epson FX-100
B3150C 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
B3350C 132 col 18 pin Epson FX-100
4513 80 col Inkjet Epson FX-80


Fortis
------

DH-45 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
DM1310 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-85
DM2010 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-85
DM2015 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-185


Fujitsu
-------

DX2100 / DX2200 80/132 col 9 pin IBM Graphics / Proprinter
DX2300 / DX2400 80/132 col 9 pin IBM Graphics / Proprinter
*DL2400 132 col 24 pin Epson FX-100
*DPL24C / DL2600 80/132 col 24 pin Epson FX-100
*DL3300 / DL3400 80/132 col 24 pin Epson FX-100
*DL5600 132 col 24 pin Epson FX-100

* Try configuring for an Epson LQ1500 printer. A user reported that this
driver works fine.

General Electric
----------------

3-8100 80 col Thermal Epson FX-80


Genicom
-------

1020 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80
1025 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
3210 80 col 9 pin IBM Graphics
3310 80 col 9 pin IBM 5182
5010 (laser) 80 col Laser HP Lasetjet+ (optional)


IBM
---

4207 Proprinter X24 132 col 24 pin IBM Proprinter
4208 Proprinter XC24 132 col 24 pin IBM Proprinter


Imagen Corp.
------------

Imagen Innovator ImageStation Laser Epson FX-80


JDL
---

750e 132 col 24 pin Epson FX-100
850 EWS 132 col 24 pin Epson FX-100
850 GLT 132 col 24 pin Epson FX-100


Juki
----

5510 80 col 9 pin IBM 5182


Mannesman Tally
---------------

MT85 / 86 80/132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100 / IBM Graphics
MT87 / 88 80/132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100 / IBM Graphics
MT90 80 col InkJet IBM Graphics
MT290 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100 / IBM Graphics
MT330 132 col 24 pin Epson MX-100 / IBM Graphics
MT460 132 col 9 pin Epson MX-100 / IBM Graphics
MT490 132 col 18 pin Epson MX-100 / IBM Graphics
MT910sl 80 col Laser HP Laserjet+ (selectable)


Micro Peripherals Inc.
----------------------

PrintMate 350 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
5X Printer 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80


NEC
---

Pinwriters
P2 80 col 9 pin IBM Graphics
P3 132 col 9 pin Epson MX-100 / IBM Graphics

P5 models
P560 80 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500
P565 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500
P560XL 80 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500
P565XL 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500

P6 models
P660 80 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500
P665 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500
P760 80 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500
P765 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500
CP660 80 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500
CP665 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500
CP760 80 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500
CP765 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500

LC800 models
LC810 80 col Laser IBM Proprinter
LC815 80 col Laser IBM Proprinter
LC850 80 col Laser IBM Proprinter
LC886 80 col Laser HP Laserjet+


OmniLaser series 2000
2015 80 col Laser HP Laserjet (standard)
HP Laserjet+ (optional)
2100 80 col Laser HP Laserjet+
2115 80 col Laser HP Laserjet 500+

P2200 80 col 24 pin Epson LQ2500


Nissho
------

NP-910 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
NP-2405 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500
NP-2410 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500


North Atlantic Ind.
-------------------

7075 / 7085 80 col 9 pin Anadex (9625), Epson MX-80


Oasys
-----

LaserPro 810-R 80 col Laser HP Laserjet+


Okidata
-------

ML294 132 col 18 pin Okidata 293

Laserline 6 Basic Module 128k HP Laserjet
Basic Module 512k HP Laserjet+
Advanced Mod. 512k HP Laserjet+


Olivetti
--------

DM280 80 col 9 pin IBM Proprinter


Olympia
-------

NP30 80 col 9 pin Epson MX-85
NP80 80 col 9 pin IBM Graphics / Epson MX-80
NP136 136 col 9 pin Epson MX-100 / IBM Graphics


Output Technology
-----------------

OT-700e 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
OT-700n TriMatrix 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
850 XL 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
850 PrintNet 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
888 XL 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
889 XL 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100


Panasonic
---------

KX-P1080i 80 col 9 pin IBM Graphics / Epson MX-80
KX-P1091i 80 col 9 pin IBM Graphics / Epson MX-80
KX-P1092 80 col 9 pin IBM Graphics / Epson FX-80
KX-P1093 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
KX-P1585 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
KX-P1595 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100
KX-P1524 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ


Personal Computer Products, Inc.
--------------------------------

LaserImage 2000 80 col Laser HP Laserjet


Phillips Information Systems
----------------------------

GP 300LC 132 col 18 pin Epson FX-100


Printronix
----------

S7024 / S7024C 80 col 9 pin IBM Proprinter (w/ interface)
P1013 80 col 9 pin Epson LQ1500 (w/ interface)
L1012 80 col Laser HP Laserjet+ (w/ interface)


Quadram
-------

QuadLaser 80 col Laser HP Laserjet+


QMS
---

Kiss 80 col Laser Epson FX-80
Big Kiss 80 col Laser HP Laserjet (optional)
SmartWriter 80 col Laser Epson FX-80
Kiss Plus 512k Laser Personality 10 = Epson FX80
1 meg Laser Personality 20 = HP LJ+
2.5 meg Laser Personality 30 = same 10 + 20

Qume
----

LaserTen 80 col Laser HP Laserjet+


RCA
---

VP2100 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80


Ricoh
-----

PC Laser 6000 Laser - not compatible -


Seikosha
--------

BP-5420AI 132 col 8 pin Epson FX-100
BP-5420FA 132 col 8 pin Epson FX-100
SP-1000I 80 col 9 pin IBM Graphics
SP-1200 (AS) 80 col 9 pin IBM Graphics / Epson FX-80
SP-180AI 80 col 9 pin Epson JX-80
SK-3000AI 80 col 9 pin Epson JX-80
SK-3005AI 132 col 9 pin Epson JX-80 (FX-100)
SL-80AI 80 col 24 pin Epson LQ800
MP-1300AI 80 col 9 pin IBM Graphics / Epson FX-80
MP-5300AI 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100 / IBM Graphics


Star Micronics
--------------

NB24-10 80 col 24 pin Epson LQ800
NB24-15 132 col 24 pin Epson LQ1500
NX-10 80 col 9 pin IBM Graphics / Epson FX-80
NX-15 132 col 9 pin Epson FX-100 / IBM Graphics
NR-15 80 col 9 pin IBM Graphics / Epson FX-80


Tandy
-----

DMP-130A 132 col 9 pin IBM Proprinter XL
DMP-440 132 col 9 pin IBM Proprinter XL
DMP-2110 132 col 24 pin IBM Proprinter XL
DMP-2120 132 col 24 pin IBM Proprinter XL


Texas Instruments
-----------------

810 80 col 9 pin Epson MX-80
850XL 80 col 9 pin Epson MX-80
857 80 col 9 pin Epson FX-80
860XL 132 col 9 pin IBM Proprinter XL
880 132 col 9 pin IBM Proprinter XL
885 80 col 9 pin IBM Proprinter

Toshiba
-------

PageLaser12 80 col Laser IBM Graphics (standard)
HP Laserjet 500+ (optional)


FLOW CHARTING II+ - 2.42 DEMO
---------------------------------


IMPORTANT
---------

We have provided the program FLOW.EXE on this disk for you to
experiment with. All the features of the program are intact so
you can see the true power of Flow Charting! You can print charts
that are provided on the disk or ones that you create yourself.
There will be a box printed in the center of each chart to
identify it as a chart created by a Demo.

This file contains a complete reference section that describes
all the commands of Flow Charting II+. If you feel adventurous,
you can use most of the program just by reading the menus that
you encounter, and only refer to this document when you need more
explanation.

Please follow the instructions in the included demo booklet to
run Flow Charting. When you are finished with the demo, please
pass the disk and booklet on to a friend.

To order Flow Charting, contact your local retailer, or contact us
directly, and we'll send you a new disk, along with a program
tutorial. Then you'll be on your way...

NOTE: You can print this document out for easier reading.
Type: COPY A:README LPT1


Provided by: Patton & Patton
81 Great Oaks Blvd.
San Jose, Ca. 95119
(408) 629-5044

------------------------------------


The following COMMAND REFERENCE is a complete listing of all
FLOW CHARTING commands, and their usage.

You must make sure the program is configured for your particular
printer befor you try any printing. You can choose CONFIGURE
from the Main Menu.



COMMAND REFERENCE

------------------------------------


'/' See Repeat Command.
'?' See Help Screen.

Arrow: Type 'A' while in Line mode and an arrow will be drawn
for you automatically, pointing in the direction you last
moved. If you haven't moved since entering Line mode, you
will be asked to choose a direction. Just type one of the
direction keys and the proper arrow will be inserted, or
hit if you don't want to draw an arrow. Arrows are
always drawn in the current linestyle.

Backspace: Used to correct mistakes while in Text mode or Line mode.
See Text Mode and Line Mode.

Border Move: Moves the cursor to a page border. See Cursor Movement.

Bypass: Type 'B' while in Line mode and a bypass will be drawn over
the line you are crossing. If you haven't moved since you
entered Line mode, you will be asked which way to go to
cross the line. Bypasses are always drawn in the current
linestyle.

Caps Lock: Used to change between upper and lowercase text.
See Text Mode.

Center Text: Type Alt-C while in Text mode to turn text-centering on or
off. When text-centering is on, all the letters that you
type will be centered between non-text characters (such as
the two sides of a box). Hitting will also center
the line of text you are on before advancing the cursor to
the next line. Text will be centered in the middle of the
chart if there aren't any non-text characters surrounding
your text, so be careful with this form of text entry.
This mode will also protect you from typing over and
destroying shapes or lines by beeping at you when no more
text will fit. If you would like to write over these things,
make sure text_centering is off.

Center Window: See Window Center.

Change
Current
Directory: Type F8 or 'H' from the Main Menu, to change the current
directory to a new sub-directory. You can either edit
the name which is displayed, just like a filename, or you
can type in a new name. From that moment on, all disk
activity will happen in that new directory. If the name
that you type is not a valid sub-directory, the computer
will print an error message, and leave the current
directory unchanged.
See Editing a Filename, and Current Directory.

Chart Files: These files are the charts that you create with Flow
Charting, and have an extension of '.CHT'. They are
saved from the Main Menu with the Save Chart command.
See Filenames, and Save Chart.

Configure: Type F6 or 'C' from the main menu to configure Flow Charting
for your particular equipment. This command will allow you
to select your printer model and how it's set up, whether
you have a Color or Black & White monitor, and a few other
editing preferences.

Printer Model: Type 'A' to select your brand of printer
and a particular model number, such as
Epson Mx-100.
Printer Port: Type 'B' to select the computer port
that your printer is hooked up to, such
as Lpt1 or Com1.
Paper Size: Type 'C' to tell Flow Charting what size
paper you have in your printer. This
information will be used when printing.
Screen Setup: Type 'D' to select a different screen
configuration (color, black & white, etc.)
Default
Chart Width: Type 'E' to select the width of chart
you use most often. 120 columns for 8 1/2
inch charts, or 200 columns for 14 inch
charts. See Page Command.
Sound On/Off: Type 'F' to enable or disable sound, in
case you work in a quiet environment.
Mouse
Sensitivity: Type 'G' to change the sensitivity of your
mouse. This affects how much the cursor
will move compared to the mouse. Increase
means the cursor will move an increased
distance with less mouse motion.
Save
Configuration: Type 'H' to save the above selections
so that Flow Charting will remember what
equipment you have every time you run the
program. If you do not save these choices,
Flow Charting may not work properly. You
can however, make temporary changes that
will remain active until you exit Flow
Charting.

Connector: Type 'C' from Line mode to draw a connector that joins
several lines. The computer will automatically choose the
type of connector for you, taking into account all the lines
around the cursor.
If the computer cannot decide what type of connector to
draw (because there aren't three or more lines that connect)
then you will be asked to choose the connector from a popup
menu. If you don't need to see the menu to make your choice,
and you know the computer isn't going to be able to insert a
connector automatically, you can choose the correct connector
before the menu pops up. You can also hit if you don't
want to insert one at this point. The connector is always
drawn in the current linestyle.

Copy Mode: Type F6 or Ctrl-C, while editing, to copy or duplicate part
of your chart to other areas. You can copy any rectangular
area anywhere throughout the chart, as many times as you
like. If you need to copy a shape like a circle, just copy
the rectangular area that surrounds the circle. You will
remain in Copy Mode until you choose another command or hit
the key.
See Marking an Area, and Moving an Image.

Crosshair: The crosshair consists of a vertical and horizontal line
displayed on your screen when in Shrink mode. The cursor
is located at the point where these lines intersect. The
crosshair helps you to line up things that may be far away
from the cursor.

Current
Directory: This is the name of the sub-directory to which the next
file will be read from or written to. It is displayed
at the top of the screen when any of the Main Menu
commands are chosen, and can be changed at any time.
See Change Current Directory.

Current
Disk: The current disk is the letter (A..Z) of the disk drive
that will be used for the next disk activity, such as
loading a chart. The letter is displayed at the top of
the Main Menu and can be changed at any time.
See Drive Change.

Cursor: The small blinking box which directs your attention to
the area of the screen where the next action will take
place. Lines are drawn from there, text is typed from
there, questions are asked, and numerous other things
happen on or near this blinking box.

Cursor
Direction
Keys: The cursor direction keys are the the keys that move your
cursor around the screen and are located on the right side
of your keyboard. The keys are the , , ,
and keys and have arrows on them showing the
respective directions. You can also use the 'I', 'J', 'K',
and 'M' keys to move the cursor. They are arranged on the
keyboard in much the same way as the arrow keys, where
'I' = up, 'J' = left, 'K' = right, and 'M' = down.
Note: Make sure the key is not depressed when
you want to use the arrow keys - that would turn them into a
keypad for entering numbers. See your computer manual on
the use of the key.

Cursor
Movement: The following functions will move the cursor around
your chart so you can edit different areas or just glide
around and take a look at what you have so far. You must
be in Edit Mode to use these functions.

The Cursor Direction Keys are the most basic keys and move
the cursor one character in any direction. They are the
, , , and keys.
See Cursor Direction Keys.

'F'ast movement is a powerful function to allow you to
glide effortlessly across the chart, getting to other areas
very quickly. Just hit 'F' followed by a direction key and
the cursor will start moving in that direction, accelerating
as it goes. It will stop moving when you hit any key, or
when the cursor runs into the chart border. As a further
convenience when in Line Mode, the cursor will stop at line
corners, bypasses, connectors, or any non-line characters.
This function is disabled in Text Mode.

Note: Don't hold the direction key down after hitting
'F' because that would turn off fast mode as soon
as the direction key began repeating.

'B'order movement allows you to move your cursor to any
of the four chart borders with the touch of a key. You can
jump to the sides of your chart by hitting 'B' , followed
by a direction key. This function is disabled in Text Mode,
and Line Mode.

Delete File: This command can be accessed from the Main Menu. It is
hidden because of its dangerous ability to erase files from
a disk. From the Main Menu hold down the key and
press D. Then type in the complete name of the file you want
deleted, including its extension, i.e., MYFILE.IMG. Press
to delete the file. Be careful - there is no
double-check after the .

Delete Key: Use the key to delete the character under the cursor
and move the rest of the characters to the left to fill in
the hole. It is used whenever you are editing a filename
or entering text in Text Mode.
See Editing a Filename, and Text Mode.

Delete Mode: Hit F4 or Ctrl-D, while editing, to delete an area of your
chart. Mark two corners of a rectangular area to delete,
and then 'verify' your choice by hitting or 'Y'.
exits Delete Mode without deleting anything.
See Marking an Area, and Verify.

Directory: Hit F5 or 'D' from the Main Menu to list all the Chart
and Image files that reside on the current disk and
sub-directory. Charts are displayed first. When you see
the blinking cursor, hit any key and the Images will be
displayed. There are several shortcuts for this command
listed below which you choose by hitting the specified
letter right after hitting F5 or 'D'.
See Chart Files, and Image Files.

All Files: Hit 'A' after choosing the Directory
command, to see all the files listed
in the current sub-directory. This
is just like the DOS command 'Dir'.
Chart Directory: Hit 'C' after choosing Directory to
list only the chart files.
Image Directory: Hit 'I' after choosing Directory to
list only image files.

Dot
Connector: A dot-connector is used to connect lines, as an alternative
to regular connectors. Dot-connectors are inserted exactly
the same way as regular connectors.
See Connector.

Drive
Change: Hit F6 or 'R' from the Main Menu to change the current
drive to a new letter. All disk activity will take place
on the new drive that you select. If you choose a floppy
disk drive as the current drive, you will be asked to
hit before proceeding. If you choose an illegal
drive, the computer will beep at you. You can always
hit to exit this command without changing the
current drive.
See Current Drive.

Edit Chart: Hit F1 or 'E' from the Main Menu to edit the chart in
memory. If you haven't loaded a chart yet, you will
be editing a blank chart.

Edit
Command: The individual commands that can be used to edit a chart
are called Edit Commands. They are accessed by hitting
the Function keys or Ctrl-(letter) keys while in Edit Mode.
Edit Commands can be entered at any time, even if you are
in the middle of another command - just hit the appropriate
function key.

Edit Menu: The menu that shows the Edit commands and the keys used
to access them.

F1 Shape F4 Delete F7 Load
F2 Line F5 Reloc F8 Save /
F3 Text F6 Copy F10 Quit ?

Edit Mode: You are in Edit mode when you can see the chart and you
are allowed to select editing commands such as Copy, Delete,
etc.

Editing a
Filename: Whenever you are asked to enter a filename in Flow Charting,
you can type in a new name, accept the name you used last,
or edit the name you used last.
If you want to enter a new name, just type any alphabetic
key ('a' to 'z') and the old name will disappear. The key
that you typed will be the first letter of the new name.
You can finish typing the new name from there.
If you want to accept the name that is displayed, all
you have to do is hit .
If you would like to edit the existing name, then you
should type an Edit Key first (listed below). From that
point on, you can use more edit keys, type over existing
letters, delete letters, or insert new ones.

Type this key to jump to the start of the
name.
Type this key to jump to the end of the name.
Moves the cursor one character to the left.
Moves the cursor one character to the right.
Turns Insert-Character mode on or off. When
on, any key that you type will be inserted
at the cursor, and the rest of the text will
be moved to the right. When off, any key
that you type, will write over the character
under the cursor.
Deletes the character to the left of the
cursor and moves the rest of the text left.
Deletes the character under the cursor, and
moves the rest of the text to the left.
Ctrl- Deletes all the characters from the current
cursor position to the end of the line.
Accepts the current name, no matter where the
cursor is at the time.
Exit current operation without using the filename.

Errors: See Error Messages at end of document.

Escape: Hit the key to exit or escape from all commands and
selections. For commands that do not need verification,
like when you are typing in Text Mode, will exit the
command. In Relocate Mode, if the image has been moved, an
will replace the image at its original location before
exiting the command.

Note: Entering another Edit command while you are currently
in a command, is just like hitting and then
choosing the other command.

Extensions: See Filenames.

Fast Mode: See Cursor Movement.

Fast Line: See Line Mode.

Filenames: The filename is the complete name of an individual file,
including which drive it's on and what sub-directory it's
in. A filename can have up to eight letters as part of the
main name, and an optional three letter extension. Examples
are FILE1, HUGEFILE.BIG, and NONAME.WHO. Notice that the
extensions 'Big' and 'Who' are separated from the main
names by a period.
Flow Charting uses two extensions to deal with all the
files you will use. 'CHT' for charts and 'IMG' for images.
These extensions are supplied automatically in most cases,
so you don't need to type them.
Flow Charting does support sub-directories in case you
have a hard disk and would like to keep charts and images
in different locations. Whenever you're allowed to type
a filename, you are also allowed to type a sub-directory,
or pathname, and also a different drive letter. This will
tell the computer that the file is in a different directory
or drive.
See Editing a Filename, Sub-Directories, Pathname

Below is the format for drive letters, pathnames, and
filenames. Note that the following keys cannont be typed
in a filename: *=+|[];",.<>/?

drive: Single letter followed by a colon. Example - B:
pathname: The name of the sub-directory. Example - DIR1\CHTS
Consult DOS manual on the use of pathnames.
filename: Eight letters with an optional period and three
letter extension. If you specified a pathname, you
must precede the filename with a backslash '\'.
Example - DIR1\CHTS\ACHART

Global
Commands: Global commands are commands that are accessed with a
single letter while in edit mode. They are accessable
from within most of the editing commands.
They are: 'B'order move 'F'ast move
'W'indow center 'S'hrink toggle
'T'ext toggle

Help Screen: Type '?' from Edit Mode to get this special help screen.
It lists all the special commands not displayed on the
edit screen.

Image Files: These files are the files that you create with Flow
Charting when you save part of chart to disk. They have
an extension of '.IMG'. You can access these files with
the Edit commands, Load Image and Save Image.

Insert Key: This key, , turns insert mode on or off whenever you
are editing text. When on, any character that you type
will be inserted before the cursor, and the rest of the
text on the line will be shifted over to make room for it.
When the insert mode is off, any character that you type
will write over the text on the line. This key is supported
when you are editing a filename or when you are entering
text in Text Mode.
See Editing a Filename, and Text Mode.

Insert
Command: Hit Ctrl-I while in Edit Mode to access the insert
functions of Flow Charting. From there you can insert
shapes, lines, text, or the special line characters,
arrows, bypasses, connectors, and dot-connectors. Hit
if you've made a mistake and don't want to insert
anything.

Last
Command: See Repeat Command.

Left Margin: When you enter Text Mode the Left Margin is initialized to
your current cursor location. Every time you hit ,
even after typing, the cursor will be returned to the Left
Margin. If you ever move left of the margin, the margin
will also move. If you would like to set a new Left Margin,
you must re-enter Text Mode (just hit F3).

Line Mode: Hit F2 or Ctrl-I 'L' while in Edit Mode to get into the
line-insertion mode. Wherever you move the cursor in this
mode, a line will be drawn behind it. Because lines can
be drawn anywhere on your chart, you must be careful not
to draw over parts of your shapes.
There are four linestyles in which to draw: Dashed,
Normal, Hollow, and Bold. You can change the linestyle
at any time by hitting the F9 key. This will toggle
through the four styles, displaying the current style at
the bottom of the edit screen.
You can also insert arrows, bypasses, connectors, and
dot-connectors at any time by hitting the first letter of
the item you want. See Arrows, Bypasses, and Connectors.
Hitting or at any time will exit Line Mode,
leaving the line intact.

Listed below are features that will help you insert
lines quickly or correct drawing mistakes.

Using the 'fast' line mode will help you insert lines
quickly and also prevent you from accidentally drawing over
shapes or text. Hit 'F' and a direction key, and the cursor
will move off in the respective direction, drawing a line
behind it. The cursor will stop whenever it runs into a
non-line character (such as a shape or text) or if you hit
a key. It will also stop at any line corner, bypass,
connector, or perpindicular line segment.

If you accidentally move too far when drawing a line,
the key will move back to the previous spot
and delete the line segment there. The backspace function
will actually trace lines to their origins, repairing
bypasses as it crosses them. If you backspace all the way
back to a connector, the connector will be changed so that
it links up the remaining lines correctly. When you run out
of line to delete, Line Mode will be exited.

Line Style: See Line Mode.

Load Chart: Hit F3 or 'L' from the Main Menu to load a new chart into
memory. You will need to do this before you can edit or
print a chart that exists on disk. When this command is
selected, you must type the filename of the chart you
wish to load, or you can hit at any time. If the
chart is found, you will be placed in Edit Mode, otherwise,
an error message will be printed.
See Editing a Filename and Error Messages (end of document)

Load Image: Hit F7 or Ctrl-L from Edit Mode to load a flowcharting
image from disk and insert it into your current chart.
You will be asked the name of the image you wish to load.
After you supply a filename, and hit , the image
will be displayed on the screen at the cursor location.
If you are satisfied and ready to insert the image, hit
or 'Y' at the 'Verify (Y/N)' prompt. Otherwise,
you can move the cursor to a new location, hit '/' to select
Load Image again, (hit when the same name is presented)
and try the image there. If the image is not found, an error
message will be printed. You can hit at any time
to exit the command without affecting your flowchart.
See Filenames, Editing a Filename, and Repeat Command.

Main Menu: The Main Menu is the menu that's displayed when you first
boot up Flow Charting. You can select file operations from
this menu, or you can enter edit mode to work on a chart.
You can see the current drive at the top of the menu - this
is where all charts will be loaded from or save to.
To select the commands from the Main Menu, just hit the
appropriate function key or the capitalized letter of the
command you want.
See Current Drive, and Edit Mode.

Marking
an Area: You must mark the area you wish to copy, relocate, or delete
before Flow Charting knows which part of the chart you wish
to act on. Hit at any two diagonally opposite
corners of the area you wish to mark - such as the upper-left
and lower-right corners. The computer will tell you which
point you are marking, either the 1st or 2nd point, and will
beep at each mark. If you accidentally mark the 1st point
incorrectly, you can hit the '/' key to start again. After
the area has been marked, you can continue with the command
you were interested in. Hitting will exit the command
leaving the area unmarked.
See Copy Mode, Delete Mode, Relocate Mode, Save Mode,
and Moving an Image.

Moving
an Image: Once an area has been marked, you may want to move it
around and 'copy' or 'relocate' it somewhere else. Just
move the cursor to a new location and type to
see what the image would look like if it were permanently
placed there. If you are satisfied with this location,
press or 'Y' at the 'Verify (Y/N)' prompt and the
image will be permanently inserted. Otherwise, you can just
move the cursor to a new location and try again. Hitting
while moving around will exit the command you are in,
and forget the area you marked.
See Marking an Area, and Verify.

Page
Command: Hit Ctrl-P while in Edit mode to change the size of your
current chart. This command will toggle between a 200 column
chart and a 120 column chart. You will be warned if part of
your chart will be truncated (going from 200 to 120).

Pathname: The pathname is the part of a filename which tells which
sub-directory the file is in.
See Sub-Directory, and Filename.

Print Chart: Hit F2 or 'P' from the main menu to print the chart that
you have been editing. Four print options will be displayed
at the top of the screen. To change an option, just hit the
corresponding function key, and you can toggle through different
selections. These options will remain in effect each time you
print a chart, unless of course, you change them again.
The options are described below.


Note: Some laser printers always print in one Quality
and may not be able to print on more than one sheet of
paper. If this is the case, you will only be able to
select option (1) Print Method.

F1) Print Method - Choose one of four (4) methods to print.

Normal
Compressed: Prints the chart just as you see it on the
Flow Charting screen, where text is upright
when printed. This is just like how a
word processor prints documents.
Normal
Expanded: Also prints the chart upright, but expands
it left-to-right to make the text look
wider. This is useful for overhead
projections.
Sideways
Compressed: This mode will print the chart sideways,
down the length of your paper.
Note: it prints the bottom of your
chart (not the top).
Sideways
Expanded: This also prints the chart sideways, but
it will make the text taller so it is
easier to read.
Note: it prints the bottom of your
chart (not the top).

F2) Print Quality - Choose one of two qualities.

Draft Quality: The draft quality will print faster
on most printers.
Presentation
Quality: This will make your charts darker and
more attractive. It takes longer to print
however.

F3) Print through Perforations:

No: The printer will stop printing at the next
perforation, even if the whole chart has not been
printed.

Yes: The whole chart will be printed, right through
perforations, using as many pieces of paper as
necessary.

F4) Connect Charts:

No: When the Flow Charting finishes printing the chart
it will advance the paper so that the next chart
will begin on a new page.

Yes: When the chart is finished, the paper is NOT advanced,
and the next chart you print, will be connected.

After you select these options, or accept the current ones, hit
. Flow Charting will wait for you to set the paper to the
top of form. Hitting will start the printing. If
you hit at this time, you will return to the Main Menu
without printing the chart.

Print
Multiple
Charts: Hit F9 or 'M' from the main menu to print up to five charts
in succession. You can use this method to print several
charts that have the same characteristics, such as sideways
with draft quality.

You select the printing options the same way as above
(See Print Chart).

Once you have chosen the printing characteristics of the charts,
you will be asked to type the name of each chart. You can type
up to five chart names, hitting after each one. Hit
on a blank line or on the final line when you are
finished.

Note: You do not need to specify extensions (.CHT) and
you are allowed to use DOS wildcard characters (* and ?).
See your DOS instruction manual about wildcards.

Flow Charting will wait for you to set the paper to the
top of form. Hitting will start the printing. If
you hit at this time, you will return to the Main Menu
without printing the charts.

If the print-job is completed successfully, and all of the
charts were found on the disk, you will be returned to the
Main Menu. If one or more of the charts were not found,
their names will be listed at the end of the print-job.

Note: If Flow Charting cannot find one of the charts
while printing, but the charts don't connect anyway,
the next chart in the list will be printed. However,
if the charts were to be connected, Flow Charting will
stop printing immediately and display the name of the
chart that couldn't be found.

Quit
Command: Hit F10 or Ctrl-Q from Edit Mode to return to the Main Menu.
If you are in the middle of another command, such as Copy,
you can still exit, but Flow Charting will act like an
key was hit.

Quit
Program: Hit F10 or 'Q' from the Main Menu to quit Flow Charting.
Make sure you have saved your work before quitting. If
you are sure you want to quit hit 'Y' at the next prompt.
Flow Charting will return you to the drive and sub-directory
you were in before you ran the program.

Relocate
Mode: Hit F5 or Ctrl-R from Edit mode, to move or relocate part
of your chart to another location. You can specify any
rectangular area to move, by hitting at two
opposite corners. If you want to move a shape such as a
diamond, mark the rectangular area that surrounds the
diamond. Once the area is marked, you can move the image
around, and see what it would look like at different
locations (hit to view the image). Hit
while viewing the image if you are satisfied with the
location and would like to make the relocation permanent.
Hitting while moving around, will exit Relocate mode,
and replace the image at its original location. Choosing
another command (Copy, Delete, etc.) will also replace the
image at its original location.
See Marking an Area, and Moving an Image.

Repeat
Command: Hitting the '/' key will do different things at different
times. When you are in Edit Mode, it will 'repeat' the
last command you executed such


Save Chart: Hit F4 or 'S' from the main menu to save the chart that you
have been editing. If a filename is displayed you can hit
to accept it, or type in a new name. Hitting
will return you to the Main Menu without saving the chart.
If the chart already exists on disk, you will be asked
to verify your choice before continuing. Hit or
'Y' if you are sure you want to save the chart.
Charts are saved on the disk with a (.CHT) extension, but
you will never need to type it when you enter filenames - it
will be implied.
See Filenames, and Editing a Filename.

Save Image: Hit F8 or Ctrl-S to save part of your chart to disk. You can
use this feature to build a library of commonly used symbols.
You must define the area you wish to save by hitting
at two diagonally opposite corners (See Marking an Area). You
can then type in the filename of the image (or accept the last
name used).
If the image already exists you will be asked to verify the
name by hitting 'Y' or .
Images are saved on the disk with a (.IMG) extension, but
you will never need to type it when you enter filenames - it
will be implied.
See Filenames, and Editing a Filename.

Shape Mode: Hit F1 or Ctrl-I 'S' from Edit Mode to insert a new shape,
or flowcharting symbol, into your chart. When you enter
this mode, a picture of the available shapes will be shown
at the bottom of the screen, and one of the shapes will be
highlighted. The highlighted shape is the one that will be
selected if you hit . To choose a different shape,
move the selector with the cursor direction keys until the
correct shape is highlighted, then hit . If you
hit you will exit Shape Mode without inserting a shape.
After you have selected the shape you want inserted, you
can flip through different sizes of that shape by hitting
the and direction keys. When you have the
size you want, hit to permanently insert the shape
into your chart. Hitting will exit Shape Mode without
inserting the shape.
If you hit Alt-X while the shape is visible, you will toggle
Xray mode on or off. When Xray mode is on, you can see right
through the shape to whatever lies beneath. This is useful for
inserting shapes over text that may already exist. When Xray
mode is off, the Shape will replace everything underneath it.

Note: Entering Shape Mode with the Repeat Command
(hitting the '/' key) will automatically choose the last
shape you inserted. This will allow you to insert many
copies of the same shape quickly. If you would like to
choose a different shape, enter Shape Mode with the F1 key.

Shape Menu: The shape menu is the picture of all the available shapes
that you use in your flowcharts.
See Shape Mode

Shape
Selector: The highlighted shape in the Shape Menu. Hitting
will choose the shape under the selector.

Shrink Mode: Hit 'S' from Edit Mode, or while in most edit commands,
to switch between the normal screen and the shrink screen.
The shrink screen will allow you to see the whole chart
in one glance. You can run all Flow Charting commands
while the shrink screen is active. If you work on the
normal screen, you will only view a portion of the chart,
but text will be large enough to read. You will probably
use the normal screen when you want to work on detail,
such as text, or lines and arrows. And you will work on
the shrink screen when you're organizing the flowchart by
moving large areas around.

Slash key: See Repeat Command.

Space Bar: used to see what an image would look like if it
were inserted at the current cursor location. Used in
Copy Mode and Relocate Mode.
See Moving an Image.

Sub-
Directory: A Sub-directory is a special division of disk which looks
like a separate disk all by itself. That is, when you
do a list of the files in it, you only see files in that
sub-directory, not other sub-directories. Consult your
DOS manual on the use of sub-directories.
See Change Current Directory, and Current Directory.

Tab Key: See Text Mode.

Text
Centering: See Center Text.

Text Mode: Hit F3 or Ctrl-I 'T' to write text in your flowchart.
Text can be inserted anywhere on the chart, even if it
writes over part of a flowcharting shape.
The special keys supported in Text Mode are described
below. The Cursor Direction Keys are also supported.

Hitting this key will move the cursor one character to
the left and delete the character there.
This will change the text case between upper and lower
case ('A' to 'Z', or 'a' to 'z'). Caps Lock does something
different in the Micro style. It toggles between upper and
lower justified text.
Hit the key, while in Text Mode, to delete the
character under the cursor, and move the rest of the text
to the left. The computer will beep if you try to delete
a non-text character or if there are no more characters to
delete. This key will not affect shapes or other graphic
characters. That is, it will not move these characters
to the left when a character is deleted. Be careful, this
function may affect text that is not in view of the window.
Hit the key to turn Text-Insert on or off. When it
is on, any characters that you type will be inserted in
front of the cursor, and the remaining text pushed over to
the right. When Text-Insert is off, any characters that
you type will be written right over other characters that
may already be there. This mode will not affect shapes or
other graphic characters. The current state (On or Off) is
displayed at the bottom of the edit screen.
Temporarily changes the case of the key that you typed
between upper and lower case.
will move your cursor to the next tab-stop when you are in
Text Mode. Each tab-stop is separated by four characters,
and the first tab-stop is at column 1. Hitting Shift-
will move the cursor back to the previous tab-stop.
Changes the current text style.

There are currently ten different text styles which you can
use in your flowcharts. Each style is described below and
can be chosen by hitting F9 and the designated letter. If
you are not sure which letter chooses a particular style, a
popup menu will appear after a short delay when you hit F9.
You don't have to wait for the menu if you already know how
to select the style.

N Normal - Text that will fit compactly in most shapes.
B Bold - Heavier imprint of the Normal text.
H High - Attractive characters that are two lines high.
W Wide - Characters that are two columns wide.
F Fat - A bolder version of the Wide Text.
T Title - Characters that are two columns wide and two
lines high. These can be used to title your
flowcharts.
G Greek - A full alphabet, upper and lower case, for the
technical community.
U Superscript - These characters are used to superscript
the Normal or Bold character styles.
S Subscript - These characters are used to subscript the
Normal or Bold character styles.
M Micro - Very small text. This actually contains two
character sets in one. All lowercase characters
are lower-justified. That is, they sit at the
bottom of the character area. All uppercase
characters are upper-justified, and they are
elevated slightly above the lower-justified
characters.

Text Style: Hitting the F9 key while in Text Mode will allow you to
change the current text style.
See Text Mode.

Text Toggle: Hit 'T' while viewing the Shrink Screen to see what your
chart would look like without any text. This temporarily
makes all the text disappear so that you can see all the
symbols and lines of the chart. Hit 'T' again to get the
text back. The text will not be deleted, it will just be
hidden from view.

Verify: The prompt, 'Verify (Y/N)' will appear in several commands
that would drastically affect your chart if you proceeded.
Hitting or 'Y' will tell the computer to proceed
with the command. Hitting 'N' or any other key means not
to carry out the requested action. The commands 'S'hrink
and 'W'indow center will work before you answer the question
so that you can get a better view of what's about to happen.

Xray Mode: See Shape Mode.

Zap Mode: Hit Ctrl-Z while in Edit mode to erase the whole chart. The
chart cannot be recovered if you answer 'Y' to the question
"Clear chart in Memory?" unless you have the chart backed up
on disk.



Error Messages
--------------------------------

Some error messages may appear while you are using Flow Charting. The
messages are listed below along with the possible causes of the problem.

Disk Error - Cancel or Try again?
Some kind of critical error has occurred, such as trying to write
to a write-protected disk or an unformatted disk. If the problem
can be easily corrected, you can type 'T' to try again. Otherwise,
you should hit 'C' to cancel the current command and use another
disk.

File not found - Press
Check the filename spelling or the drive and sub-directory that you
specified.

Directory not found - Press
You tried to change to a non-existant directory. Check your spelling
or the drive that you specified.

End of Data! - Press
You tried to load a non-Flow Charting chart or image file.

Diskette full! - Press
There is no more room on the disk. You should get a new disk and repeat
the operation.

Image wider than chart!
You tried to load an image that is wider than the current chart width.
You should change your chart width to 200 (Page Command), load the
image, and then change back to 120 columns.

Chart is an Illegal size!
You tried to load a non-Flow Charting chart or image file.

Illegal width for a Chart!
You tried to load a non-Flow Charting chart or image file.

Illegal height for a Chart!
You tried to load a non-Flow Charting chart or image file.


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