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Program that places a ruler on screen. Very good for lining up characters for designing print formats.
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Program that places a ruler on screen. Very good for lining up characters for designing print formats.
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PROGRAM: RULER2.COM

GENERAL FUNCTION: To put a moveable "ruler" on the screen which marks
off each space for a character so that you can see what position any
character occupies.

WHY IS IT NEEDED? Often need to check exactly how information laid
out in a file. Makes it easy to see where each field in a record
begins and ends.

INSTALLATION: Probably will want to rename RULER2.COM to RULER.COM.

FORMAT: RULER

EXAMPLES: None.

HOW TO USE IT: First display the text on the screen that you want
to place the ruler on. Get back to DOS. Run ruler.
Then can freely move ruler anywhere on screen. Ruler markings
will replace text in any line, and the orginal line will restore
when move ruler off of it. Directions for RULER given in help line
at bottom of screen. Commands are

go back to DOS
move ruler up line line
move ruler down one line
move ruler to top line
move ruler to bottom line
toggle between display with tick marks and one with
digits

Very useful when checking records for sorting or checking layout
of fixed length record with fields.

OTHER EFFECTS: None.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: Works with DOS 2.X up.

COMMENTS: None.

SOURCE OF PROGRAM: Unknown. Modified by Ken Goosens to display
ten's digit on default display. Makes it much easier to see what
column you are in. 20 March 1985.


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