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Norton Guide clone with source in TP5. Will do 1/2 screens fine, but has trouble when switching to full screen mode. TSR capability.
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Norton Guide clone with source in TP5. Will do 1/2 screens fine, but has trouble when switching to full screen mode. TSR capability.
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MAKE_SCR.EXE 5040 3292 deflated
MAKE_SCR.PAS 1704 581 deflated
NG_CLONE.DOC 4146 1640 deflated
NG_CLONE.EXE 29056 14395 deflated
NG_CLONE.PAS 52551 9430 deflated
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Contents of the NG_CLONE.DOC file


-------------------This is the Documentation file for NG_CLONE------------------

OVERVIEW:
=========

This is a very brief documentation of the features of NG_CLONE.
First comes a general description, then follows listings of the command-line
syntax, the available options and the valid keystrokes.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF NG_CLONE:
================================

This program reads, decrypts and diplays the contents of database files in
the Norton Guide(TM) format.
It can be run , either as a resident program, right there at any time by the
touch of a hotkey, or as a non-resident file viewer, both modes of operation
having totally identical functions and keystrokes.
It will run under DOS 3.1 or higher on any PC or Compatible with at least 90K
of free memory (resident or non-resident).


COMMAND-LINE SYNTAX:
====================

The NG_CLONE command-line is rather simplistic:

ng_clone , where has one of three forms:

1: <{drive/path}filename{.ext} {drive/ngdirectory} +/-> ;
2: or ;
3: or or ;

1. Run NG_CLONE in one of the two modes, resident or non-resident.

The + or - switch makes it possible for NG_READ to determine what mode
to run, thus it is NOT optional, but REQUIRED for proper operation
regardless of mode.
If no path is listed in the filename (first) entry, and there is no
ngdirectory (second) entry, NG_READ will look for filename in the current
directory.
If no path is listed in the filename (first) entry, but an ngdirectory
(second) entry is available, NG_READ will look for filename in this
directory.
If the filename (first) entry comes complete with a path, this overrules
the ngdirectory (second) entry, and NG_READ will look for filename in the
directory specified.
2. Uninstall and remove NG_CLONE, if it is resident.
3. Write brief version of command-line syntax and exit.


AVAILABLE OPTIONS:
==================

Expand: Show full information of the entry pointed to by the cursor.

Search...: This is for you to implement, let us hear from you with some
suggestions of how and what to look for.

Options: At this moment, the only option is to load another guide file,
but feel free to improve on this also, and let us know any suggestions of
improvements.

All other menu items are specific to the current guide file.

Previous: Show full information of previous entry.

Next: Show full information of next entry.

See also: Show full information of entry pointed to by the cursor.

Toggle screen size: Toggle between 12-line and full-screen displays, the
first popping up on top of the existing screen and fully scrollable by means
of a keystroke.

Scroll 12-line screen: Moves NG_CLONE small screen on top of existing screen.

Quit: If resident: Back to the program from which you hotkeyed into NG_CLONE.
If non-resident: Back to DOS.


VALID KEYSTROKES:
=================

Enter: Select menu item, or seealso entry, pointed to by cursor.

Esc: Exit nested structure(s), ending up in an attempt to quit, but
prompting you to confirm this drastic meaure.

Arrow keys: Move cursor(s); which one of the cursors to move should be
obvious.

Tab: Toggle screen size.

'+' key: Move 12-line screen one screen line down.

'-' key: Move 12-line screen one screen line up.

Home: Previous.

End: Next.

PgUp: Page text display one page up.

PgDn: Page text display one page down.



HOTKEY COMBINATION FOR THE RESIDENT MODE IS CTRL-ALT-G.
=======================================================

-----------------------------End of NG_CLONE.DOC--------------------------------


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