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JOT-IT v2.0 Electronic replacement for all those "WHILE YOU WERE OUT" notes. Runs on most networks.

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JotIt! version 2.0. Telephone
message software. Replaces those
"While You Were Out" telephone
message pads with a small and
efficient memory resident E-Mail
system. This is a fully functional
five-user shareware version.



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JOT-IT v2.0 Electronic replacement for all those “WHILE YOU WERE OUT” notes. Runs on most networks.
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JPRINT.EXE 11986 7404 deflated
JPURGE.EXE 8824 5775 deflated
JUNLOAD.EXE 5192 3133 deflated
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Contents of the README.DOC file



JotIt! version 2.0. Telephone
message software. Replaces those
"While You Were Out" telephone
message pads with a small and
efficient memory resident E-Mail
system. This is a fully functional
five-user shareware version.



JotIt!


Installation and Registration Instructions.

Copyright (c) 1990, 1993 FGB Systems




Table of Contents
-----------------------------------
I. What is JotIt!?
II. Distribution
III. Installation
IV. Running JotIt!
V. Sending Messages
VI. Reading Messages
VII. Printing Messages
VIII. Unloading JotIt! from memory
IX. Passwords
X. Requirements
XI. Features
XII. Beeps
XIII. Registration
XIV. Technical Support
XV. Upgrade Policy



I. What is JotIt!?
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
JotIt! is an electronic replacement for all those "WHILE YOU WERE OUT"
notes that you find in many offices today. JotIt! allows you to use
your network to jot down telephone messages and instantaneously send
them to another user on the network. There are many advantages to using
JotIt! instead of the paper messages.

Unlike paper, JotIt! has only a one-time cost. The
savings will add up quickly and help to reduce paper.

JotIt! messages never get lost.

JotIt! automatically alerts users when new messages
arrive.

JotIt! automatically places a date and time stamp
on each message.

JotIt! also has an important advantage over conventional E-Mail systems.
JotIt! is memory resident. It is available any time at the touch of a
key and it is very small. JotIt! only takes up 8K of RAM and is
considerably less expensive!


II. Distribution
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
You may distribute the shareware version of JotIt! freely with the
following constraint: The distributed copy must contain all the
original files which you received unchanged. You may not, under any
circumstances, distribute a registered version of JotIt!

The following files must be included with every shareware copy of JotIt!:

JCONFIG.EXE JotIt! configuration file.
JOTIT.COM JotIt! TSR.
JPRINT.EXE JotIt! print utility.
JUNLOAD.EXE JotIt! memory unload utility.
JPURGE.EXE Utility to delete messages marked as delivered.
ORDER.FRM JotIt! order form.
README.1ST Quick startup guide.
README.DOC The file that you are reading at this moment.
WHATSNEW.DOC Information about the latest release.
FILE_ID.DIZ File identification.


Although the shareware version of JotIt! limits an installation to
five users, it is not disabled or crippled in any manner. It is
a complete, working version of the software.

The shareware version is differentiated from the registered version
of JotIt! by the introductory screen. The shareware version displays
a screenful of information about JotIt! everytime that is is run.
The registered version does not display this screen.

Shareware vendors who wish to distribute JotIt! must obtain written
permission from FGB Systems.


III. Installation
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Please note that this is file is a highly abbreviated version
of the JotIt! documentation that is designed to allow you to
quickly install and use JotIt! A comprehensive, printed manual
will be included with your registered version.

The shareware version of JotIt! contains the following files:

JOTIT.COM - JotIt! software.
JCONFIG.EXE - configuration program.
JPRINT.EXE - message printing utility.
JPURGE.EXE - delivered message purge utility.
JUNLOAD.EXE - unload utility.

To install JotIt! create a directory for it (such as C:\JOTIT) and copy
all these files into that directory. Note that for JotIt! to be useful
it should be installed on a network drive.

Create a directory for the message files (such as C:\JOTIT\MESSAGES).

Set your current DOS path to the JotIt directory and run the JCONFIG
program. This is a menu driven program which will allow you to set
various options such as which hot-key to use to pop-up JotIt! and
what colors to use for the on screen clock.

Press [F1] to select which hot-key you want to use.

After you have selected a hot key, press [F4] to create a user list.
For each user that you want to add to the user list, press [F1] and
enter the user's name.

Press [F4] to select a message directory.

Enter the name of the message directory that you created previously
(such as C:\JOTIT\MESSAGES)

Press [Esc] to return to the main menu.

Press [Esc] to finish configuring JotIt!


IV. Running JotIt!
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
After you have configured JotIt! you may run it with the following
command line:

JOTIT [options] username

where username is your username.

If JotIt! was properly configured, it will indicate that it has been
installed. It will place a time-of-day clock at the top right-hand
corner of the screen. When a message arrives the clock will flash on
and off and a beep will sound once a minute.

To activate JotIt! (to either send or receive a message) press the
selected hot-key twice in a row.

The following options are supported by JotIt!

-v disable visual alarm (clock).

-a disable audible alarm.

-l send a copy of each message sent to a log file (JOTIT.LOG).


V. Sending Messages
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Press the hot-key twice to activate JotIt!

Use the up and down arrow keys to place the highlight bar
over the desired username.

Press [Enter] to send the message or [Esc] to cancel the message.

Fill in the message form.

Press [F10].


VI. Reading Messages
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Press the hot-key twice to activate JotIt!

Press [F10] to read your messages.

- or -

Press [F9] to read another user's messages.

Use [PgUp] and [PgDn] to scroll through the messages.

Press [Del] to delete a message. You will be asked to confirm
the deletion. If you are reading someone else's messages then [Del]
will mark the message as delivered instead of deleting it. Messages
marked as delivered may be deleted by their owner or the can be deleted
by using the JPURGE utility.

Press [Esc].

note: JotIt! tells you when a new message has arrived by changing the
color of the on-screen clock display and by making a two-tone beep once
per minute until the message is read. Either of these alarms may be
turned off.


VII. Printing Messages
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The JPRINT utility will print all messages which you have received.

The JPRINT utility is invoked with the following command:

JPRINT options username(s)

options are:
-1 print one message per page.
-2 print two messages per page.
-4 print four messages per page (default).
-c print as many messages as possible per page.
-g printer supports OEM character set.
-66 printer can print 66 lines/page
(useful only if -c is used).
-p1 use LPT1 (default).
-p2 user LPT2.
-iXXX send init string XXX to printer where:
@@ = @
@[ = Esc
@A = Ctrl-A
@B = Ctrl-B
Etc.

if no username(s) are provided, the messages belonging
to the currently installed user will be printed.

JotIt! must be resident in memory for JPRINT to work.


VIII. Unloading JotIt! from memory
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The JUNLOAD utility will remove JotIt! from memory.

JotIt! must be resident in memory for JPRINT to work.

It is no longer necessary to unload JotIt! from memory to change users.
If JotIt! has been loaded into memory with one username and you wish to
reload it with another username, simply run JotIt! again with the new
username and JotIt! will simply reconfigure itself for that new user.

IX. Passwords
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
There are two levels of password protection available in JotIt!

You may set a system password from the configuration menu. Once a system
password has been set, no-one will be able to reconfigure JotIt! without
knowing the system password.

Each user may also assign a password to their username. If a username is
password protected then you cannot access that user's messages without
the password.

To assign a password to a username type the following command at the
DOS prompt.

JCONFIG PASSWORD

You will be then prompted to enter a username, a password and a
verification of that password. When you type a password, what you
type will not be echoed to the screen.


X. Requirements
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MS/PC-DOS 3.0 or higher.

8K RAM.

A network which supports DOS workstations. (only if you need multiple
people to have access to the messages at the same time).


XI. Features
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

JotIt! is extremely easy to learn and use.

JotIt! is small! it loads into only 8K of RAM.

Password protection is available as an option.

Available in 10, 25, 50 or 100 user versions.

Supports MDA, CGA, EGA, MCGA, VGA and Hercules graphics cards.


XII. Beeps
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
In order to keep memory requirements low. JotIt! does not display an error
message when an unexpected event occurs. Instead it issues a short beep.
The conditions which will cause a beep are as follows:

You press [F9]/[F10] to read messages, but there are no
messages left.

You press [F10] to send a message, but the network server is
not responding.

You press [Del] to delete a message and you delete the last
message that you had.


XIII. Registration
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
To obtain a registered copy of JotIt!, print and fill out the order form
in the file: ORDER.FRM


XIV. Technical Support
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If you have any problems getting JotIt! to work on your system; or if
you have any questions at all about JotIt!, there are three ways to get
technical support.

1) You can send a letter. This will
probably take between one-two weeks
to get a response. Send mail to:

FGB Systems
269 Willow Street
Boston, MA 02132
USA

2) You can send E-Mail on CompuServe.
Send it to 70713,3714. You will most
likely get a response by the end of the
next business day.

You can also send E-Mail on InterNet.
Send it to [email protected]
This will also bring you a speedy
response.

3) You can login to the Cambridge Dataworks BBS
at (617) 547-6246. This BBS has a JotIt!
conference where you will always find the
latest shareware release of JotIt!
Leave a message for FERRUCCIO BARLETTA.


XIV. Upgrade Policy
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
You can upgrade to a new version of JotIt! for $5 plus shipping and handling
($2 domestic/$4 international).

If you with to upgrade to a license which allows more users, the cost is the
difference between the licenses + $5 + shipping and handling.


Contents of the README.1ST file



JotIt! version 2.0. Telephone
message software. Replaces those
"While You Were Out" telephone
message pads with a small and
efficient memory resident E-Mail
system. This is a fully functional
five-user shareware version.



JotIt!


Installation and Registration Instructions.

Copyright (c) 1990, 1993 FGB Systems




Table of Contents
-----------------------------------
I. What is JotIt!?
II. Distribution
III. Installation
IV. Running JotIt!
V. Sending Messages
VI. Reading Messages
VII. Printing Messages
VIII. Unloading JotIt! from memory
IX. Passwords
X. Requirements
XI. Features
XII. Beeps
XIII. Registration
XIV. Technical Support
XV. Upgrade Policy



I. What is JotIt!?
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
JotIt! is an electronic replacement for all those "WHILE YOU WERE OUT"
notes that you find in many offices today. JotIt! allows you to use
your network to jot down telephone messages and instantaneously send
them to another user on the network. There are many advantages to using
JotIt! instead of the paper messages.

Unlike paper, JotIt! has only a one-time cost. The
savings will add up quickly and help to reduce paper.

JotIt! messages never get lost.

JotIt! automatically alerts users when new messages
arrive.

JotIt! automatically places a date and time stamp
on each message.

JotIt! also has an important advantage over conventional E-Mail systems.
JotIt! is memory resident. It is available any time at the touch of a
key and it is very small. JotIt! only takes up 8K of RAM and is
considerably less expensive!


II. Distribution
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
You may distribute the shareware version of JotIt! freely with the
following constraint: The distributed copy must contain all the
original files which you received unchanged. You may not, under any
circumstances, distribute a registered version of JotIt!

The following files must be included with every shareware copy of JotIt!:

JCONFIG.EXE JotIt! configuration file.
JOTIT.COM JotIt! TSR.
JPRINT.EXE JotIt! print utility.
JUNLOAD.EXE JotIt! memory unload utility.
JPURGE.EXE Utility to delete messages marked as delivered.
ORDER.FRM JotIt! order form.
README.1ST Quick startup guide.
README.DOC The file that you are reading at this moment.
WHATSNEW.DOC Information about the latest release.
FILE_ID.DIZ File identification.


Although the shareware version of JotIt! limits an installation to
five users, it is not disabled or crippled in any manner. It is
a complete, working version of the software.

The shareware version is differentiated from the registered version
of JotIt! by the introductory screen. The shareware version displays
a screenful of information about JotIt! everytime that is is run.
The registered version does not display this screen.

Shareware vendors who wish to distribute JotIt! must obtain written
permission from FGB Systems.


III. Installation
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Please note that this is file is a highly abbreviated version
of the JotIt! documentation that is designed to allow you to
quickly install and use JotIt! A comprehensive, printed manual
will be included with your registered version.

The shareware version of JotIt! contains the following files:

JOTIT.COM - JotIt! software.
JCONFIG.EXE - configuration program.
JPRINT.EXE - message printing utility.
JPURGE.EXE - delivered message purge utility.
JUNLOAD.EXE - unload utility.

To install JotIt! create a directory for it (such as C:\JOTIT) and copy
all these files into that directory. Note that for JotIt! to be useful
it should be installed on a network drive.

Create a directory for the message files (such as C:\JOTIT\MESSAGES).

Set your current DOS path to the JotIt directory and run the JCONFIG
program. This is a menu driven program which will allow you to set
various options such as which hot-key to use to pop-up JotIt! and
what colors to use for the on screen clock.

Press [F1] to select which hot-key you want to use.

After you have selected a hot key, press [F4] to create a user list.
For each user that you want to add to the user list, press [F1] and
enter the user's name.

Press [F4] to select a message directory.

Enter the name of the message directory that you created previously
(such as C:\JOTIT\MESSAGES)

Press [Esc] to return to the main menu.

Press [Esc] to finish configuring JotIt!


IV. Running JotIt!
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
After you have configured JotIt! you may run it with the following
command line:

JOTIT [options] username

where username is your username.

If JotIt! was properly configured, it will indicate that it has been
installed. It will place a time-of-day clock at the top right-hand
corner of the screen. When a message arrives the clock will flash on
and off and a beep will sound once a minute.

To activate JotIt! (to either send or receive a message) press the
selected hot-key twice in a row.

The following options are supported by JotIt!

-v disable visual alarm (clock).

-a disable audible alarm.

-l send a copy of each message sent to a log file (JOTIT.LOG).


V. Sending Messages
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Press the hot-key twice to activate JotIt!

Use the up and down arrow keys to place the highlight bar
over the desired username.

Press [Enter] to send the message or [Esc] to cancel the message.

Fill in the message form.

Press [F10].


VI. Reading Messages
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Press the hot-key twice to activate JotIt!

Press [F10] to read your messages.

- or -

Press [F9] to read another user's messages.

Use [PgUp] and [PgDn] to scroll through the messages.

Press [Del] to delete a message. You will be asked to confirm
the deletion. If you are reading someone else's messages then [Del]
will mark the message as delivered instead of deleting it. Messages
marked as delivered may be deleted by their owner or the can be deleted
by using the JPURGE utility.

Press [Esc].

note: JotIt! tells you when a new message has arrived by changing the
color of the on-screen clock display and by making a two-tone beep once
per minute until the message is read. Either of these alarms may be
turned off.


VII. Printing Messages
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The JPRINT utility will print all messages which you have received.

The JPRINT utility is invoked with the following command:

JPRINT options username(s)

options are:
-1 print one message per page.
-2 print two messages per page.
-4 print four messages per page (default).
-c print as many messages as possible per page.
-g printer supports OEM character set.
-66 printer can print 66 lines/page
(useful only if -c is used).
-p1 use LPT1 (default).
-p2 user LPT2.
-iXXX send init string XXX to printer where:
@@ = @
@[ = Esc
@A = Ctrl-A
@B = Ctrl-B
Etc.

if no username(s) are provided, the messages belonging
to the currently installed user will be printed.

JotIt! must be resident in memory for JPRINT to work.


VIII. Unloading JotIt! from memory
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The JUNLOAD utility will remove JotIt! from memory.

JotIt! must be resident in memory for JPRINT to work.

It is no longer necessary to unload JotIt! from memory to change users.
If JotIt! has been loaded into memory with one username and you wish to
reload it with another username, simply run JotIt! again with the new
username and JotIt! will simply reconfigure itself for that new user.

IX. Passwords
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
There are two levels of password protection available in JotIt!

You may set a system password from the configuration menu. Once a system
password has been set, no-one will be able to reconfigure JotIt! without
knowing the system password.

Each user may also assign a password to their username. If a username is
password protected then you cannot access that user's messages without
the password.

To assign a password to a username type the following command at the
DOS prompt.

JCONFIG PASSWORD

You will be then prompted to enter a username, a password and a
verification of that password. When you type a password, what you
type will not be echoed to the screen.


X. Requirements
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

MS/PC-DOS 3.0 or higher.

8K RAM.

A network which supports DOS workstations. (only if you need multiple
people to have access to the messages at the same time).


XI. Features
------------------------------------------------------------------------------

JotIt! is extremely easy to learn and use.

JotIt! is small! it loads into only 8K of RAM.

Password protection is available as an option.

Available in 10, 25, 50 or 100 user versions.

Supports MDA, CGA, EGA, MCGA, VGA and Hercules graphics cards.


XII. Beeps
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
In order to keep memory requirements low. JotIt! does not display an error
message when an unexpected event occurs. Instead it issues a short beep.
The conditions which will cause a beep are as follows:

You press [F9]/[F10] to read messages, but there are no
messages left.

You press [F10] to send a message, but the network server is
not responding.

You press [Del] to delete a message and you delete the last
message that you had.


XIII. Registration
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
To obtain a registered copy of JotIt!, print and fill out the order form
in the file: ORDER.FRM


XIV. Technical Support
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
If you have any problems getting JotIt! to work on your system; or if
you have any questions at all about JotIt!, there are three ways to get
technical support.

1) You can send a letter. This will
probably take between one-two weeks
to get a response. Send mail to:

FGB Systems
269 Willow Street
Boston, MA 02132
USA

2) You can send E-Mail on CompuServe.
Send it to 70713,3714. You will most
likely get a response by the end of the
next business day.

You can also send E-Mail on InterNet.
Send it to [email protected]
This will also bring you a speedy
response.

3) You can login to the Cambridge Dataworks BBS
at (617) 547-6246. This BBS has a JotIt!
conference where you will always find the
latest shareware release of JotIt!
Leave a message for FERRUCCIO BARLETTA.


XIV. Upgrade Policy
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
You can upgrade to a new version of JotIt! for $5 plus shipping and handling
($2 domestic/$4 international).

If you with to upgrade to a license which allows more users, the cost is the
difference between the licenses + $5 + shipping and handling.


JotIt! is an electronic replacement for all those "WHILE YOU WERE OUT"
notes that you find in many offices today. JotIt! allows you to use
your network to jot down telephone messages and instantaneously send
them to another user on the network. There are many advantages to using
JotIt! instead of the paper messages.

To install JotIt!

1) decompress the files in the .ZIP file

2) run JCONFIG to setup JotIt!

3) run JOTIT XXX to load JotIt! into memory and
set it up for user XXX


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