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LanMenu Version 2

The Local Area Network Menu

Copyright (c) 1986-1991 by Jim Hass


MicroFox Company
Post Office Box 447
Richfield OH 44286-0447
USA


CompuServe Mail 73057,3113
Order Information (216) 659-9489






Table of Contents


1. LICENSE AGREEMENT...........................................1
2. DISCLAIMER..................................................1
3. USER SUPPORTED SOFTWARE CONCEPT.............................1
4. REGISTRATION FORM...........................................2
5. INTRODUCTION................................................3
5.1 Some Common Questions....................................4
5.2 Advanced Features........................................5
6. INSTALLATION................................................8
6.1 First Time Installation..................................8
6.2 Updating a Currently Installed Menu......................8
7. RUNNING LANMENU.............................................8
8. DOS COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS.................................9

9. KEYBOARD...................................................10
9.1. Cursor Control Keys.....................................10
9.2. Editing Keys............................................11
9.3. Action Keys.............................................12
10. ACTION STRING COMPONENTS...................................13
11. AUTO-BUILD.................................................13

12. ACTION STRING FUNCTIONS....................................14
12.1. {?} and {?prompt}........................................15
12.2. &#, {&#}, and {&# parameter1 parameter2 ... parameter9}.16
12.3. %#......................................................17
12.4. @@batch-file............................................18
12.5. ~ (tilde)...............................................19
12.6 {CK drive}..............................................19
12.7. {DEFAULT reply-to-prompt}...............................20
12.8. {DIAL phone-number}.....................................21
12.9. {EXIT}..................................................22
12.10. {KEY key1 key2 key3 key4 key5 key6 key7}................22
12.11. {MENU ##}...............................................24
12.12. {RETURN}................................................24


Table of Contents


13. TOP MENU COMMANDS..........................................25
13.1. Add.....................................................26
13.2. Change..................................................27
13.3. Delete..................................................28
13.4. Exit....................................................28
13.5. Help....................................................29
13.6. Move/Copy...............................................30
13.7. Page: Change............................................31
13.8. Page: Delete............................................31
13.9. Page: Import............................................32
13.10. Page: Move..............................................32
13.11. Page: Quit..............................................33
13.12. Quit....................................................33
13.13. Run.....................................................34
13.14. Security: Add...........................................34
13.15. Security: Change........................................35
13.16. Security: Delete........................................35
13.17. Security: Exit..........................................36
13.18. Security: Group.........................................37
13.19. Security: Lock..........................................38
13.20. Security: Move..........................................39
13.21. Security: One...........................................40
13.22. Security: Page..........................................41
13.23. Security: Quit..........................................41
13.24. Security: Run...........................................42
13.25. Security: Security......................................42
13.26. Security: Top...........................................43
13.27. Security: Variables.....................................44
13.28. Variables: Macros.......................................44
13.29. Variables: Borders......................................45
13.30. Variables: Colors.......................................46
13.31. Variables: Mouse........................................46
13.32. Variables: Phone........................................47
13.33. Variables: Quit.........................................47
13.34. Variables: Screen Save..................................48
13.35. Variables: Title........................................48

14. ERROR MESSAGES.............................................49
15. ORDER FORM.................................................51

















LanMenu User Manual THE LOCAL AREA NETWORK MENU

1. LICENSE AGREEMENT

LanMenu, the Local Area Network Menu is the copyrighted property
of Jim Hass. You are granted a limited license to use, copy, and
distribute LanMenu provided the following conditions are met:

No fee above $10.00 may be charged for copying and distribution.
LanMenu may only be distributed in its original unmodified state.

This software is distributed under the user supported software
concept. Though LanMenu is copyrighted, you are encouraged to
copy and distribute this program to others. If you use this
product, a registration fee of $29.00 is required for continued
use. Network, Site, and Corporate licenses are available. See the
registration and order form elsewhere in this manual. All
registered user receive technical support and upgrade notices.
Call or write for information about commercial distribution and
dealer licenses.

2. DISCLAIMER

The author makes no representations or warranties with respect to
the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any implied
warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular
purpose. Further, the author reserves the right to revise this
publication and to make changes from time to time in the content
hereof without obligation of the author to notify any person or
organization of such revision or changes.


3. USER SUPPORTED SOFTWARE CONCEPT

LanMenu is user supported. This means that you may copy it freely
and give the copies away to anyone you wish. They are in turn
requested to send in a contribution if they decide to use it.

The user supported software concept (also known as "shareware")
is an attempt to provide quality software at low cost. Both the
user and author benefit from this plan. The user will benefit by
being able to "test drive" software thoroughly before purchasing
it. The author benefits by being able to enter the commercial
software market while avoiding the high cost of commercial
distribution.

This concept helps many independent authors and small companies
that otherwise would be discouraged from developing and promoting
their ideas. It can only work with your support. If you obtain a
user supported program from a friend and are still using it after
a few weeks, then it is obviously worth something to you, and a
contribution should be sent.

For further information and registration, please send all
correspondence to:
MicroFox Company, P.O. Box 447, Richfield OH 44286-0447, USA


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4. REGISTRATION FORM

Send to: MicroFox Company VISA/MasterCard
Post Office Box 447 (216) 659-9489
Richfield OH 44286-0447
USA
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Registration and latest release of LanMenu . . . . . . . . $29.00

Number of copies Cost
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Network License fee for unlimited usage per server . . . $195.00

Number of servers Cost
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Site License fee for unlimited usage at one site . . . . $695.00

Number of sites Cost
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Corporate License fee for unlimited usage . . . . . . . $1495.00

Number of companies Cost
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Sales Tax
Ohio residents must add 5.75% sales tax. -----------

No shipping charges. TOTAL
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Name
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Company
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Address
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City, State, Zip
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Phone
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VISA/MasterCard No Expiration
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Where did you hear about LanMenu
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Please make checks from U.S. banks or in your own currency.


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5. INTRODUCTION

This program is a DOS shell that hides the underlying operating
system from the uninitiated user, yet does not get in the way of
the expert user. The basic system consist of up to one hundred
Menu Files with ten menu pages each, and each page having ten
selections to choose from. You start a selection by pointing to
it with the cursor and pressing the ENTER key or by pressing the
number key associated with that selection. Each selection can
start a program, run a batch file, or execute any DOS command. A
selection can also have multiple steps which can include any or
all of the possibilities above. You can change menu pages by
pressing the F1 thru F10 keys to go directly to page 1 thru 10 or
use the PgUp and PgDn keys. Each page and each selection on each
page has a user definable description.

The slash key displays a 1-2-3 type menu at the top of the
screen. The choices from the menu include: Help, Add, Change,
Delete, Move, Page, Run, Exit, and Quit. If you select HELP you
are presented with another menu and screens that explain how to
use the Menu System. ADD, CHANGE, DELETE, and MOVE allow you to
alter the description and action taken by a Main Menu selection.
PAGE lets you change the description of a Page Index entry,
import pages, and delete pages. RUN allows you to execute any
program, DOS command, or batch file from within the Menu System.
EXIT returns you to the DOS prompt and QUIT erases the Top Menu
and puts you back in the Main Menu. Other commands in the Top
Menu allow you to set up macros, passwords, menu titles, change
colors and window borders, set communications parameters, set
mouse sensitivity, and blank the menu screen after a set amount
of time.

You can run LanMenu by changing to the directory that contains
LanMenu. Then enter LANMENU and press Enter. Do not start LanMenu
from a different directory by having the DOS path set to find
LANMENU.EXE because LanMenu will not be able to locate its files.

LanMenu works by letting DOS run temporary batch files that start
with the letters "TEMP". It does this by putting the batch file
name in the DOS keyboard buffer before it quits and gets out of
memory. These always have a unique name and are deleted when you
return to LanMenu. Always turn off your system while you are in
LanMenu. If you don't the temporary file will not be deleted. You
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5.1. SOME COMMON QUESTIONS:

Q: What language was the LanMenu written in?

A: Turbo Pascal.

Q: After running LanMenu for a few weeks, we noticed some batch
files are being left in the LanMenu directory. They all start
with "TEMP", then four characters. Can we delete these?

A: Yes, all TEMP????.BAT files can be deleted by keying in this
statement: DEL TEMP*.BAT. You can avoid leaving these batch
files by only turning off your system when you are in LanMenu.

Q: After I run a batch file from a menu selection I get a DOS
prompt instead of returning to LanMenu. What's wrong?

A: When DOS runs a batch file (yours) from within a batch file
(TEMP????.BAT) it does not return to complete the first batch
file, which would take you back to the menu. You can remedy
the situation by using @@ in front of your batch file name. If
DW3 is a batch file and your entry was: CD\DSPWRITE~DW3~
change it to: CD\[email protected]@DW3~

Q: When I press /E to exit LanMenu, sometimes I get the DOS
prompt and other times I stay in the menu. Why does this
happen?

A: The problem may be this: if you left LanMenu by using /E and
then returned to the menu by keying in LanMenu, you would have
called in a second copy of the menu program. While in a
secondary LanMenu, the exit command (/E) returns to the
primary LanMenu, not to a DOS prompt. The solution is to make
sure you key in EXIT at the DOS prompt to return to the menu.
Another reason this could happen is that the program can't
find your command processor. This file is located by the
COMSPEC environment variable. Use the DOS SET command to make
sure that COMSPEC is correct.

Q: Some DOS commands work fine from LanMenu while others give me
a message that says "Bad command or file name". What should I
do to fix the problem?

A: The DOS commands that work are probably the internal commands.
The system can't find the external DOS commands. See your DOS
manual to see which are internal and which are external. The
solution is a PATH command that includes your DOS directory.
Add this to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file: PATH C:\DOS.
(Replace C:\DOS with the name of your DOS directory.)

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5.2. ADVANCED FEATURES:

The LanMenu command that should be in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file can
have parameters. The first parameter is the page number to
display, the second one is the menu selection on that page to
highlight with the cursor. These two parameters are positional,
if they are not used they will both default to zero. The other
parameters all begin with a hyphen and can be in any sequence.

-A would automatically start the procedure from the first two
parameters. An example: if Symphony is on page four and is the
tenth selection on that page, it can automatically be started by
the following line in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file: LanMenu 4 10 -A.

The next parameters tell LanMenu where to find certain files,
they all require a drive and directory immediately following the
codes with no spaces in between.

-C shows the path to a second copy of the menu text file. This is
useful for backup copies of all variable data in the menu or as
the permanent copy of LANMENU.TXT if LanMenu is used in a ram
disk. If -C is not used, a second copy of the text file is not
created.

-T shows the path to the text files LANMENU.TXT, LANMENU.T01-T99.

-W shows the path to the temporary work file, TEMP????.BAT.

If -T or -W are not used, the current drive & directory is used.
An example: LanMenu -Cc:\ramdisk -Tc:\menudir -Wc:\ramdisk

-M tells what menu text file to use, they are numbered 00 - 99.
if -M is not used it defaults to -M00 which uses LANMENU.TXT, if
another number is used, like -M99, then file LANMENU.T99 is used.
This option allows you to use 99 additional LanMenu text files.

-D does not constantly write the Date & Time to the screen so
that they don't bleed through when using windowing software.

-N bypasses the initial LanMenu title screen.

-S eliminates snow (static) on the screen of older CGA monitors


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LanMenu has 100 menu files available. (LANMENU.TXT & .T01-.T99)
Each menu file has ten pages (F1-F10) of menu entries and each
page has ten of these menu entries.

If the 10,000 entries in LanMenu are not enough (using {MENU ##})
you can use multiple LanMenus. Copy the LanMenu.EXE file from the
original diskette to another drive or another directory. Then ADD
the following entry to your primary LanMenu: C:~CD\DIR~LANMENU~
where C: is the drive and DIR is the subdirectory that contains
your secondary LanMenu. When this entry is selected from the
primary LanMenu, your secondary LanMenu is displayed and is in
control. The /E command will return you to your primary LanMenu.
This is different than using /E in the primary LanMenu which
takes you to the DOS prompt. There is no limit to the number of
secondary LanMenus and they can all be called from the primary or
from other secondaries.

An alternate method of using secondary LanMenus is to use the
same LanMenu program, but different text (LANMENU.TXT) and work
files (TEMP????.BAT). This can be done using the -T and -W
switches explained above. You will not need to copy any files, a
new text file will be created when you add your first menu entry,
the work file is created as needed. The action statement of your
menu selection in the primary LanMenu should look like this:
LANMENU -TC:\NEWDIR -WC:\NEWDIR~ The path C:\NEWDIR should be
replaced by the directory that will contain the secondary text
file. This directory must not be the same as the directory
containing the primary Hard Disk Menu.

Variables can be set up and used in the action statement of any
menu selection. They can also be use with the Run command (/R).
There are ten variables available, numbered 0 - 9. They are set
up by choosing Variables from the Top Menu (/V), then by choosing
a number. You can then enter any information to be stored in that
variable, even other variables, but be careful not to put the
program into a loop by using a variable within a variable that
directly or indirectly uses the original variable. Once a
variable is set up it can be referred to by a menu selection by
placing an & + number in it. So if you have variable number one
set up and one or more action statements containing &1, the &1
will be replaced with the information that was stored in it.
These variables can also have up to nine parameters, to use them
you must enclose the entire variable and its parameters in braces
{ }. These parameters in turn can then also be used in any action
statement, in any variable, or in the Run command. They are
numbered 1 - 9 and are referred to by placing a % in front of it.
The parameters can contain any information, including variables
and other parameters (&1, &2, %1, %2, etc.). Again you must be
careful not to put the program in a loop by circular variable or
parmeter calls. An example of using a variable with a parmeter
could look like this if &1 = COPY:

C:~CD\LOTUS~{&1 FILE.WKS} %1 A:~ERASE %1~



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Everything within the braces and the braces themself would be
replaced by the contents of variable &1 which is "COPY". The
parameter %1 contains "FILE.WKS" because it was the first entry
(and only in this case) for the variable &1. Any %1's that are
used after this are replace with the contents of parameter %1. In
this case the action to take becomes:

C:~CD\LOTUS~COPY FILE.WKS A:~ERASE FILE.WKS~

A more interesting version of this variable and parmater
combination would be: {&1 {?ENTER NAME OF FILE TO COPY & ERASE}}
This would first prompt the user for a file name, that file name
would then be contained in the parameter %1 which could be used
anywhere. As an alternative to this, the variable &1 could have
contained: COPY %1~ERASE %1~ instead of just COPY. Then the
action to take statement would have been simplified to:

C:~CD\LOTUS~{&1 {?ENTER NAME OF FILE TO COPY & ERASE}}~

Both methods give the same result because the variable &1 now
contains the %1's and the ERASE which are put in to replace the
variable call {&1...} after the file name is prompted for. The
rule is: Inner braces get evaluated before outer braces.
Parameters within a variable are separated by spaces, if a
parameter contains spaces, it must be enclosed with braces to be
evaluated as one parameter. An example of this is:

{&2 THESE ARE SEPARATED PARMETERS}

The result of evaluating this variable and parameter combination
is &2 will be replaced by the contents of Variable 2 as defined
by the set up from the Top Menu (/V), and the following
parameters contain this:

%1 = THESE, %2 = ARE, %3 = SEPARATE, %4 = PARAMETERS

(%5 thur %9 are null.) Another example:

{&3 {THIS IS ONE PARAMETER} {THIS IS ANOTHER}}

This time the parameters contain:

%1 = THIS IS ONE PARAMETER, %2 = THIS IS ANOTHER
(%3 thru %9 are null.)

This may be a bit confusing, but once you understand it you can
set up some very sophisticated menu selections that can make
difficult tasks very easy for a user to perform. One caution:
There is a 255 character limit to the final expanded menu action
that could be exceeded when all the variables and parameters are
expanded. (LanMenu will tell you if this happens)

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6. INSTALLATION

6.1. FIRST TIME INSTALLATION OF LANMENU

When installing LanMenu for the first time on your hard disk you
need to add two lines to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, or you need to
create an AUTOEXEC.BAT if you don't have one.

LanMenu must be started from the directory that contains its
files. Do not start LanMenu through the DOS path or it won't be
able to find its files. Add the following two lines to the end of
your AUTOEXEC.BAT:
CD \MENU
LANMENU

The directory can be any name, so you can change the CD statement
to any name you like.

To install LanMenu, put the program diskette in drive A: and key
in the following:
MD C:\MENU (then press Enter)
COPY A:\*.* C:\MENU (press Enter again)

Again, the directory name on your hard disk (C:) can be what you
like, but it must match the one added to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.

6.2. UPDATING A CURRENTLY INSTALLED MENU

If you are already using an older version of the program, then
all you need to do is the following:

A. Put the program diskette in drive A:

B. Key in: COPY A:\LANMENU.EXE C:\MENU (then press Enter)
COPY A:\LANMENU.DOC C:\MENU (press Enter again)

Make sure you use the directory name of your currently installed
LanMenu. Copying only the two files above will assure that all
your current menu entries are retained. Don't copy LANMENU.TXT to
your hard disk. It contains sample menu entries and will overlay
the ones that you created.

7. RUNNING LANMENU
You can run LanMenu by changing to the directory that contains
LanMenu. Then enter LANMENU and press Enter. Do not start LanMenu
from a different directory by having the DOS path set to find
LANMENU.EXE because LanMenu will not be able to locate its files.

LanMenu works by letting DOS run temporary batch files that start
with the letters "TEMP". It does this by putting the batch file
name in the DOS keyboard buffer before it quits and gets out of
memory. These always have a unique name and are deleted when you
return to LanMenu. Always turn off your system while you are in
LanMenu. If you don't the temporary file will not be deleted. You
can deleted any left over "temp" files like this: DEL TEMP*.BAT

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8. DOS COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS

(used to start LanMenu in your AUTOEXEC.BAT)

LanMenu [p#] [m#] [-A] [-Cpath] [-D] [-Epath] [-M##] [-N] [-S]
[-Tpath] [-Wpath]

p# (1 thru 10) Display specified page. (must be 1st parameter)

m# (0 thru 9) Highlight specified menu selection. (must be 2nd)

-A Automatically run the selection specified by p# m#.

-Cpath Specifies path to save a second copy of the current menu
text file in. This file is written to only when a change
is made to the menu text file and must reside in a
different directory. If -C is not used, no copy of the
file is kept.

-D Does not constantly write the Date & Time to the screen
so that they don't bleed through when using multitasking
software.

-Epath Specifies what drive & directory to be in when the /Exit
command is used. The default is the root directory of
the starting drive.

-M## Specifies the starting menu text file to use. -M0 is the
default and uses the primary menu file ending with .TXT,
1-99 are secondary menu text files that end with .T##.

-N Do not display the initial title screen.

-S Removes snow from older CGA displays.

-Tpath Specifies the path to the menu text files. The default
is the starting directory.

-Wpath Specifies the drive and directory to use for a work file.
This is a temporary file, use a ram disk if one is
available to speed things up. The default is to use the
starting directory.

NOTE: "path" must contain both the drive and directory: C:\DIR
All parameters are optional, you don't need any to run
LanMenu.

EXAMPLE: LanMenu 10 5 -Cc:\dir -Ec:\dir -M01 -N -Tc:\dir -Wd:\ram








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9. KEYBOARD

9.1. Cursor Control Keys

MAIN MENU
~~~~~~~~~

DOWN ARROW KEY or SPACE BAR:
Moves the block highlight cursor down one selection.

UP ARROW KEY or BACK SPACE KEY:
Moves the block highlight cursor up one selection.

HOME KEY:
Moves the block highlight cursor to the first menu selection.

END KEY:
Moves the block highlight cursor to the last menu selection.

PGDN KEY:
Moves the block highlight cursor to the first selection on
the next page.

PGUP KEY:
Moves the block highlight cursor to the last selection on the
previous page.

FUNCTION KEYS:
Moves the block highlight cursor to the first selection on
the corresponding page (if any).

TOP MENU
~~~~~~~~

RIGHT ARROW KEY or TAB KEY:
Moves the block highlight cursor right one command.

LEFT ARROW KEY or BACK TAB KEY:
Moves the block highlight cursor left one command.

PLUS (+) KEY:
Moves the block highlight cursor to the first command on the
line.

MINUS (-) KEY:
Moves the block highlight cursor to the last command on the
line.

SLASH (/) KEY:
Moves the block highlight cursor to the first Top Menu line.

ESCAPE KEY:
Moves the block highlight cursor to the previous menu.



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9.2. Editing Keys

BOTTOM WINDOW
~~~~~~~~~~~~~

RIGHT ARROW KEY:
Moves the cursor right one character.

LEFT ARROW KEY:
Moves the cursor left one character.

TAB KEY:
Moves the cursor right eight characters.

BACK TAB KEY:
Moves the cursor left eight characters.

HOME KEY:
Moves the cursor to the first character on the line.

END KEY:
Moves the cursor to the last character on the line.

CONTROL + U KEYS:
Restores a line to its original contents.

CONTROL + HOME KEYS:
Deletes all characters from the cursor to the beginning of
the line.

CONTROL + END KEYS:
Deletes all characters from the cursor to the end of the
line.

DELETE KEY:
Deletes the character at the cursor.

BACK SPACE KEY:
Deletes the character left of the cursor.

INSERT KEY:
Switches between Insert mode and Overwrite mode.
(the default is Insert mode)

ENTER KEY:
Ends editing and saves the new or changed line.

ESCAPE KEY (with characters in the line):
Deletes all characters in the line.

ESCAPE KEY (with the line empty) or CTRL-BREAK:
Cancels editing and does not save any changes.




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9.3. Action Keys

MAIN MENU
~~~~~~~~~

ENTER KEY:
Executes the currently highlighted Main Menu selection.

NUMERIC KEYS:
Executes the corresponding Main Menu selection if it exists.

D KEY:
Puts the Main Menu in Display Mode which allows you to see
all the non-password protected action strings at the bottom
of screen without disabling any other functions.

H KEY:
Displays Main Menu Help.

L KEY:
Allows you to lock out the screen and keyboard until a password
is entered.

CTRL-BREAK:
Ends the Local Area Network Menu. You must change to the
LanMenu directory and key in LanMenu to restart the program.

TOP MENU
~~~~~~~~

ENTER KEY:
Executes the currently highlighted Top Menu command.

ALPHA/NUMERIC KEYS:
Executes the Top Menu command with the same beginning
letter/number.




















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10. ACTION STRING COMPONENTS

The Action String contains the instructions that are executed
when a Main Menu selection is started by one of the Action Keys,
when the /RUN command is used, or when a macro is called.

An Action String contains anything that can be used in a batch
file plus additional Action String functions, macros, and
parameters that are described in this manual.


If this were a batch file:

C:
CD \LOTUS
123

then the equivalent Action String would be:

C:~CD \LOTUS~123~

The tilde (~) is used in place of the Enter key that was used to
create the batch file, otherwise the two are exactly the same.


11. AUTO-BUILD

When you add or change an Action String, you have the alternative
of letting LanMenu build the Action String for you. Just press F1
at the time you would normally key in the Action String and a
window will open asking for the Drive, Directory, and the Program
to run. Fill in the blanks and the Action String is built
automatically. Press Enter to save the Action String or Escape to
cancel it.

To build the above example with the Auto-Build procedure press /A,
enter a description and press the Enter key. Next press F1 and
key in the needed information:

Drive -------> C:
Directory ---> \LOTUS
Program -----> 123
Parameters---> (no entry here for most programs)

Then press Enter to save the Action String and press Q to quit the
Top menu and your done.










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12. ACTION STRING FUNCTIONS

(used in menu actions, macros, and /Run command)

{?} Waits for and is replaced by user keyboard input.

{?prompt} Same as {?} but with user supplied prompt message.

&# or {&#} (# is 0 thru 9) Replaced by contents of a macro.

{&# parameter1 parameter2 ... parameter9}
This is the same as &#, but with user supplied
parameters that are held in %1 thru %9.

%# (# is 1 thru 9) Replaced by a macro parameter.

@@batch-file Used to run a batch file.
@@ is replaced by COMMAND /C. (4DOS, NDOS, etc.)

~ Tilde key is used to represent the ENTER key.

{CK drive} This function will check if a drive is ready
before continuing or cancelling the menu action.

{DEFAULT reply-to-prompt} Editable reply to {?} or {?prompt}.

{DIAL phone #} Dials a phone number on a Hayes compatible modem.

{EXIT} Go to DOS prompt. Operates like /Exit command.

{KEY Key1 Key2 ... key7} This function will pass keystrokes to
the program that will run from the menu.

{MENU ##} (## is a number 0 thru 99) Link to another menu
text file.

{RETURN} Go back to the previous menu text file.


NOTE: Action string functions can contain other action
string functions. Functions in inner braces are
evaluated before outer functions.

EXAMPLE: If &1 contains COPY and &2 contains DELETE then
{&1 {?Enter file name} c:\save}~&2 %1~dir %2~
would evaluate to:
COPY FILE.EXT C:\SAVE~DELETE FILE.EXT~DIR C:\SAVE~
if the user replied FILE.EXT to the "Enter file name"
prompt.

EXAMPLE: If &5 contains the dialing prefix 9,1(800) then
{dial &5{?Enter toll free phone number}}
would dial the number 9,1(800)234-5678
if the user replied 234-5678 to the "Enter toll free
phone number" prompt.

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12.1. {?} and {?prompt}

This Action String function will pause the execution of the
Action String until the ENTER key or the ESCAPE key is pressed.
During the pause the user can enter up to 64 characters that will
replace the function, including the braces, the question mark,
and the prompt (if any), in the Action String. Pressing ENTER
will continue the execution of the Action String starting with
the newly entered information. Pressing ESCAPE will erase any
keyed in input from the user, or if the input line is empty, it
will cancel the execution of the Action String and control will
return to the Main Menu.

The prompt in the pause function can be up to 64 characters long.
If no prompt is supplied, the menu system uses "Pause for input
...". The prompt is displayed in a window at the bottom of the
screen when the pause function is executed. The user input line
is just below the prompt, also inside the window.

Sample Action String:
COPY C:\{?Enter the directory to copy to diskette:}\*.* A:~
The user is prompted in the bottom window:
"Enter the directory to copy to diskette:"
The user keys in:
LOTUS\FILES and then presses the ENTER key
The Action String that is executed is:
COPY C:\LOTUS\FILES\*.* A:

All files in the C:\LOTUS\FILES directory are copied to the
diskette in the A: drive, then control returns to the Main Menu.


























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12.2. &#, {&#}, and {&# parameter1 parameter2 ... parameter9}

This Action String function will use the contents of a macro to
replace the call for that macro (& and a number) in an Action
String. If the macro has no parameters, then the braces around it
are optional. If there are parameters, then the braces are needed
to delimit the macro and its parameters. The maximum number of
parameters is nine and they are separated by spaces.

When a macro call is executed in an Action String the contents of
the macro (defined by the /V# command) replaces the function,
including the braces, the & number combination, and the
parameters (if any), in the Action String. If there were any
parameters present, they are now contained in %1, %2, ..., %9 and
can be used anywhere in the Action String. See %# for more
information on parameters.

EXAMPLE: from the Main Menu, key in /V8 and enter:
COPY *.* A:~PAUSE~ then press the ENTER key.

Sample Action String:

If an Action String looked like this:
C:~CD\123~&8CD\dBASE~&8

The &8's would be replaced by the macro contents entered above
(/V8) and the string would evaluate to the following before it is
executed:

C:~CD\123~COPY *.* A:~PAUSE~CD\dBASE~COPY *.* A:~PAUSE~

The Action String starts on drive C:, then copies all files from
the 123 directory to a diskette in A:, then pauses so the user
can change diskettes. All files are then copied from the dBASE
directory to A:, then a pause, then all files are copied from the
MM directory to A:, and then a final pause.




















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12.3. %#

This Action String function will use the contents of a macro's
parameter to replace the call for that parameter (% and a number)
in an Action String. The contents of a parameter are created when
a macro is called and it contains up to nine parameters. Each
parameter is placed sequentially in %1, %2, ... %9 and they, in
turn, can be used in the rest of the Action String or in the
macro itself, or in another macro.

EXAMPLE: from the Main Menu key in \V5 and enter:
COPY C:\NEW\%1 C:\OLD\%1 then press the ENTER key.

Sample Action String:
{&5 {?Enter file to move}}~DEL C:\NEW\%1~DIR C:\OLD\%1~PAUSE~

The user is prompted in the bottom window: "Enter file to move"
The user keys in:
BUDGET88.WKS and then presses the ENTER key.

The Action String that is executed is:
COPY C:\NEW\BUDGET88.WKS C:\OLD\BUDGET88.WKS~
DEL C:\NEW\BUDGET88.WKS~DIR C:\OLD\BUDGET88.WKS~PAUSE~

The file BUDGET88.WKS is moved from C:\NEW to C:\OLD and is
displayed in the C:\OLD directory.

The prompt is executed first because it is in the inner braces.
The prompt is replaced by the user entry BUDGET88.WKS which is
then placed in %1 because it is the first and only parameter of
the macro &5. The {&5} is then replaced by the contents of the &5
macro. Then all the %1's are replaced by BUDGET88.WKS including
the two that came from the macro and the two that were already in
the Action String.






















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12.4. @@batch-file

This Action String function will allow you to execute a batch
file from an Action String. The @@ is replaced by COMMAND \C in
the Action String before actual execution. This causes the batch
file to be executed by a second copy of DOS's command processor
and to return to the Main Menu when completed.

Without the @@ the batch file will be run by the current command
processor and control then will return to the DOS prompt instead
of the Main Menu. If this happens, you will have to change
directory to the one containing the menu program and restart it.
This happens because all Action Strings are run as temporary
batch files and when a second batch is run from it, DOS does not
return control to the first batch file.

EXAMPLE: DW4 is a batch-file (DW4.BAT)

Sample Action String without @@batch file:
C:~CD\DSPLYWR4~DW4~

When the program is finished you go to DOS and stay there:
C>

Sample Action String with @@batch-file:
C:~CD\[email protected]@DW4~

When the program is finished you are returned to the Main Menu at
the same selection that you left from.

NOTE: @@ is not needed for .COM or .EXE files, it is only needed
for .BAT files.

WITH DOS 3.3 AND ABOVE YOU CAN USE THE DOS CALL COMMAND IN
PLACE OF @@. IT WOULD LOOK LIKE THIS:

C:~CD\DSPLYWR4~CALL DW4~

This is the preferred method because a second copy of the
command processor is loaded by @@, which is not the case
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12.5. ~

The Tilde character is used in an Action String to represent the
ENTER key. It is used to end or separate commands in an Action
String the same as the ENTER key is used to end lines in a batch
file. At execution time, the tilde (~) is replaced by a carriage
return (CR) and a line feed (LF).

Sample Action String:
A:~COPY LIST.* B:~COPY EPSON.COM B:~CHKDSK B:~PAUSE~

This Action String is equivalent to a batch file that contains:

A:
COPY LIST.* B:
COPY EPSON.COM B:
CHKDSK B:
PAUSE


12.6. {CK drive}

{CK A} or {CK B} This function will check if a diskette is ready
before executing a menu entry. If not ready an error message will
be displayed and the menu entry will not run. If the diskette is
ready then the menu entry will run normally.

EXAMPLE: {CK A}A:~START~




























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12.7. {DEFAULT reply-to-prompt}

This Action String function will allow you to have a suggested
reply to a {?prompt} function that the user can accept by
pressing the ENTER key, modify with the Editing keys then accept
it, or erase it with the ESCAPE key and key in his own reply. The
DEFAULT function must precede the {?} function or it can reside
inside the {?} function like this:

{?Enter a file name{DEFAULT C:\DB3\CUSTOMER.DBF}}

Sample Action String:
{DEFAULT LOTUS\FILES}COPY C:\{?Enter the directory to copy to
diskette:}\*.* A:~

The user is prompted in the bottom window:
"Enter the directory to copy to diskette:"

The Input Line already contains LOTUS\FILE

The user presses ENTER because it's the directory he wants to
copy.

The Action String that is executed is:
COPY C:\LOTUS\FILES\*.* A:

Sample Action String: (the &0 Macro is empty)
C:~CD\ASM~{&0 {{DEFAULT MYPROG}?Enter program}}MASM %1~LINK %1~

The user is prompted in the bottom window:
"Enter program"

The Input Line already contains MYPROG
The user presses ESCAPE to clear the Input Line and keys in
DEMO31 and presses ENTER

The Action String that is executed is:
C:~CD\ASM~MASM DEMO31~LINK DEMO31~

The &0 Macro is replaced by an empty string since it contains
nothing and its parameter which was the prompt function and its
default was replaced by the user entry DEMO31, which was then put
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12.8. {DIAL phone-number}


This Action String function can be used to set up a telephone
directory and automatic phone dialing menu if you have a Hayes
compatible modem connected to your system. One complete Menu File
could be dedicated to a phone directory, each page could
represent a different company, and each selection on a given page
could be a person in the company that you call.

If Menu File number fifty was a phone directory, you would use
the {MENU 50} Action String function to display the directory. If
Page 2 was Software Companies, and selection 5 was Borland
International and its Action String was {DIAL 1(800) 255-8008},
you would press F2 to display Page 2, then press 5 to call
Borland. When the dialing sequence is sent to the modem, a
message is displayed at the bottom of the screen telling you to
first pick up the phone, then press a key. This disconnects the
modem and you are free to talk on the phone. Press the ESCAPE key
or use the {RETURN} Action String function to go back to the Menu
File that called your phone directory Menu File.

To use this function you need a modem that can dial a phone
number using the Hayes ATD command and you need a telephone
connected to your modem or on the same phone line. The DIAL
function allows a maximum of 24 characters in the phone number.
You can use the /VP command to change the communications port and
the dial type.

EXAMPLE: You need to dial 9 to get an outside line.

Sample Action String:
{DIAL 9,1 (123) 456-7890}~
























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12.9. {EXIT}

This Action String function works the same as the /E Main Menu
command with the added benefit that you can change drives and
directories before you EXIT to the DOS prompt. When your finished
working at the DOS prompt, key in EXIT and press ENTER to return
to the Main Menu.

Sample Action String:
C:~CD\MM~DIR *.DOC~{EXIT}~

The user sees a directory display of all the files that end in
.DOC and is then presented with the standard DOS prompt. At this
point the user can do whatever needs to be done from DOS. To
return to the Main Menu, the user keys in EXIT at the DOS prompt
and presses the ENTER key.



12.10 {KEY key1 key2 key3 key4 key5 key6 key7}

This function will pass key strokes to the program that will be
run from the menu. This can be used to automate some procedure in
the called program.

EXAMPLE: C:~CD\LOTUS~123~{KEY / F R RAR ENTR}
When the program starts these keys will automatically be pressed:

/ F R Right-Arrow Enter

Up to 7 keys seperated be a space can be passed to a program. If
you run a program that clears the DOS keyboard buffer as soon as
it starts or that uses its own keyboard buffer then the key
strokes will not make it to the called program. You can pass any
key on the IBM keyboard plus the special key codes listed on the
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KEY: Description: KEY: Description: KEY: Description:
~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~
CA Ctrl-A CB Ctrl-B CC Ctrl-C
CD Ctrl-D CE Ctrl-E CF Ctrl-F
CG Ctrl-G CH Ctrl-H CI Ctrl-I
CJ Ctrl-J CK Ctrl-K CL Ctrl-L
CM Ctrl-M CN Ctrl-N CO Ctrl-O
CP Ctrl-P CQ Ctrl-Q CR Ctrl-R
CS Ctrl-S CT Ctrl-T CU Ctrl-U
CV Ctrl-V CW Ctrl-W CX Ctrl-X
CY Ctrl-Y CZ Ctrl-Z SP Space
C[ Ctrl-[ C] Ctrl-] C\ Ctrl-\
C2 Ctrl-2 C6 Ctrl-6 C- Ctrl--
ENTR Enter ESC Escape CBRK Ctrl-Break
BSP Back Space CBSP Ctrl-Back Space TAB Tab
STAB Shift-Tab AA Alt-A AB Alt-B
AC Alt-C AD Alt-D AE Alt-E
AF Alt-F AG Alt-G AH Alt-H
AI Alt-I AJ Alt-J AK Alt-K
AL Alt-L AM Alt-M AN Alt-N
AO Alt-O AP Alt-P AQ Alt-Q
AR Alt-R AS Alt-S AT Alt-T
AU Alt-U AV Alt-V AW Alt-W
AX Alt-X AY Alt-Y AZ Alt-Z
F1 F1 F2 F2 F3 F3
F4 F4 F5 F5 F6 F6
F7 F7 F8 F8 F9 F9
F10 F10 F11 F11 F12 F12
AF1 Alt-F1 AF2 Alt-F2 AF3 Alt-F3
AF4 Alt-F4 AF5 Alt-F5 AF6 Alt-F6
AF7 Alt-F7 AF8 Alt-F8 AF9 Alt-F9
AF10 Alt-F10 AF11 Alt-F11 AF12 Alt-F12
CF1 Ctrl-F1 CF2 Ctrl-F2 CF3 Ctrl-F3
CF4 Ctrl-F4 CF5 Ctrl-F5 CF6 Ctrl-F6
CF7 Ctrl-F7 CF8 Ctrl-F8 CF9 Ctrl-F9
CF10 Ctrl-F10 CF11 Ctrl-F11 CF12 Ctrl-F12
SF1 Shift-F1 SF2 Shift-F2 SF3 Shift-F3
SF4 Shift-F4 SF5 Shift-F5 SF6 Shift-F6
SF7 Shift-F7 SF8 Shift-F8 SF9 Shift-F9
SF10 Shift-F10 SF11 Shift-F11 SF12 Shift-F12
LAR Left-Arrow RAR Right-Arrow UAR Up-Arrow
CLAR Ctrl-Left-Arrow CRAR Ctrl-Right-Arrow DAR Down-Arrow
HOM Home END End PGU PgUp
PGD PgDn CHOM Ctrl-Home CEND Ctrl-End
CPGU Ctrl-PgUp CPGD Ctrl-PgDn CPRT Ctrl-PrtSc
INS Insert DEL Delete
A1 Alt-1 A2 Alt-2 A3 Alt-3
A4 Alt-4 A5 Alt-5 A6 Alt-6
A7 Alt-7 A8 Alt-8 A9 Alt-9
A0 Alt-0 A- Alt-- A= Alt-=
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12.11. {MENU ##}

This Action String function allows you to read in a different
menu file to access selections in it. The ## is any number from 0
to 99 which allows 100 Menu Files with 10 pages in each file and
10 selections on each page for a total of 10,000 menu selections.
Zero is the default Menu File. If any other Menu File is
currently in use, its number is displayed in the lower right
corner of the Main Menu window. If you try to go to a Menu File
that does not exist, a new blank Menu File is created for you
that you can add new entries to. When you use the {MENU ##}
function to display another Menu File you can use the ESCAPE key
or the {RETURN} Action String function to go back to the calling
Menu File.

There is no limit to the length of chained menus. Menu 1 can call
Menu 2, which can in turn call Menu 88, which can then call Menu
17, etc. ESCAPE and {RETURN} will always back you up through the
chain. Each Menu File has its own unique set of variables so when
you go to another Menu File, it can display different colors,
have different macros, different screen save time, title, etc.

Sample Action String:
{MENU 7}~

You can also use second copies of the menu program in different
directories for an unlimited number of menu selections. Just set
up a menu selection that changes to the new directory and runs
the batch file to start a secondary menu program. Use the /E
command or the {EXIT} Action String function to quit the
secondary menu program and return to the primary menu program.

Example: C:~CD\NEXTMENU~LANMENU~


12.12. {RETURN}

This Action String function allows you to return to the previous
Menu File that called the one you are currently in. If you are
already at the default Menu File (zero) then a message will be
displayed telling you that you are as far back as you can go in
the Menu File chain.

If you are in Menu 15 because a prior Menu used the {MENU 15}
Action String function then the {RETURN} Action String function
will take you back to that prior Menu File. Using the ESCAPE key
from the Main Menu in Menu Files 1-99 does the same thing.

Sample Action String:
{RETURN}~






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13. TOP MENU COMMANDS

/A Add a new Main Menu selection description and action.
/C Change an existing menu selection description and/or action.
/D Delete an existing menu selection description and action.
/E Exit to the operating system prompt. Use EXIT to return.
/H Display helpful information about using the menu system.
/M Move or copy a Main Menu selection description and action.
/PC Change the page name in the page index.
/PD Delete an entire page of entries.
/PI Import a page of entries from another Menu File.
/PM Move the Page Index and Main Menu to other side of screen.
/PQ Quit the Page Menu and return to the Main Menu.
/Q Quit the Top Menu and return to the Main Menu.
/R Run any program, batch file, or DOS command from the menu.
/SA Set the password for the Top Menu ADD command.
/SC Set the password for the Top Menu CHANGE command.
/SD Set the password for the Top Menu DELETE command.
/SE Set the password for the Top Menu EXIT command.
/SG Set the password for all Main Menu selections.
/SL Set the password to lock out the TOP MENU (/ key).
/SM Set the password for the Top Menu MOVE/COPY command.
/SO Set the password for one Main Menu selection.
/SP Set the password for the Top Menu PAGE command.
/SQ Quit the Security Menu and return to the Main Menu.
/SR Set the password for the Top Menu RUN command.
/SS Set the password for the Top Menu SECURITY command.
/ST Set the password for all Top Menu commands.
/SV Set the password for the Top Menu VARIABLES command.
/V0 Add, change, or delete the &0 macro.
/V1 Add, change, or delete the &1 macro.
/V2 Add, change, or delete the &2 macro.
/V3 Add, change, or delete the &3 macro.
/V4 Add, change, or delete the &4 macro.
/V5 Add, change, or delete the &5 macro.
/V6 Add, change, or delete the &6 macro.
/V7 Add, change, or delete the &7 macro.
/V8 Add, change, or delete the &8 macro.
/V9 Add, change, or delete the &9 macro.
/VB Change the type of lines used in the window border.
/VC Change the screen colors.
/VM Set the Mouse sensitivity/speed.
/VP1 Use communications port COM1: for the phone dialer.
/VP2 Use communications port COM2: for the phone dialer.
/VPT Use touch tone signals to dial the phone.
/VPP Use rotary pulses to dial the phone.
/VQ Quit the Variables Menu and return to the Main Menu.
/VS Set the number of minutes for the screen save feature.
/VT Add, change, or delete the Main Menu titles.







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13.1. Add

This Top Menu command adds a new selection in the Main Menu.

1. Press the two keys /A or press the / key and move the block
highlight cursor with the cursor control keys to the word ADD
and press the ENTER key.

2. If the ADD command is password protected then you must enter
the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen with a
flashing message asking you to choose the location to add
this new Main Menu selection to. An arrow also appears in the
Main Menu at the next available open location.

4. Press the number key associated with the location you want to
use or move the arrow with the cursor control keys to the
location and press the ENTER key.

5. The bottom window now asks you to key in a description of the
new Main Menu selection.

6. Enter a description that will be displayed in the Main Menu,
then press the ENTER key. You can use up to 48 characters.

7. Your Main Menu description is accepted and the bottom window
asks you to key in the action to take when this entry is
selected.

8. Enter the action to take and press the ENTER key. You can use
up to 255 characters. An alternative is to press F1 to
receive help in building the Action String. For more
information on this entry, see ACTION STRING COMPONENTS.

9. The bottom window is now gone and control returns to the Top
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13.2. Change

This Top Menu command can change a Main Menu selection's
description and/or the action to take.

1. Press the two keys /C or press the / key and move the block
highlight cursor with the cursor control keys to the work
CHANGE and press the ENTER key.

2. If the CHANGE command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen with a
flashing message asking you to choose the selection that you
want to change in the Main Menu.

4. Press the number key associated with the location you want to
change or move the block highlight cursor with the cursor
control keys to the location and press the ENTER key.

5. If this Main Menu selection is password protected, then you
must enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

6. The bottom window then asks you to change the description of
the Main Menu selection.

7. Key in the changes to the description or press the ENTER key
to accept it as it is and go to the Action String. For more
information on the keys used to change entries, see EDITING
KEYS.

8. Any changes you made to the Main Menu description are accepted
and the bottom window asks you to change the action to take.

9. Key in the changes to the Action String or press the ENTER key
key to accept it as it is. An alternative is to press F1 and
enter the Drive, Directory, and Program in the Auto-Build
window. The system will then build the Action String for you.

10. After pressing ENTER, the bottom window is removed and control
returns to the Top Menu.















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13.3. Delete

This Top Menu command will delete a Main Menu selection, including
its description, Action String, and password.

1. Press the two keys /D or press the / key and move the block
highlight cursor with the cursor control keys to the word
DELETE and press the ENTER key.

2. If the DELETE command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen with a
flashing message asking you to choose the selection that you
want to delete from the Main Menu.

4. Press the number key associated with the location you want to
delete or move the block highlight cursor with the cursor
control keys to the location and press the ENTER key.

5. If this Main Menu selection is password protected, then you
must enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

6. The bottom window then asks you if you want to delete the
highlighted Main Menu selection.

7. Press Y to delete the selection or N to cancel the deletion.

8. The bottom window is now gone and control returns to the Top
Menu.


13.4. Exit

This Top Menu command will leave the menu program temporarily and
display the standard DOS prompt.

1. Press the two keys /E or press the / key and move the block
highlight cursor with the cursor control keys to the word EXIT
and press the ENTER/RETURN key.

2. If the EXIT command is password protected, then you must enter
the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. The normal DOS prompt is then displayed below the Main Menu.

4. Enter DOS commands, programs, or batch files at the DOS prompt.

5. Key in EXIT and press the ENTER key to return to the Main Menu.







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13.5. Help

This Top Menu command will display information that is helpful in
using the menu system.

1. Press the two keys /H or press the / key and move the block
highlight cursor with the cursor control keys to the word HELP
and press the ENTER key.

2. The Help Menu is displayed on the left side of the screen and
information on using the Help system is displayed on the right.

3. Press the letter key corresponding with the Help subject or use
the cursor control keys to navigate through the Help menu.

4. Information associated with the Help subject is displayed on
the right side of the screen.

5. Press the Q key to Quit the Help system and return to the Main
Menu.




































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13.6. Move/Copy

This Top Menu command can move or copy a Main Menu selection to
another location in the same menu.

1. Press the two keys /M or press the / key and move the block
highlight cursor with the cursor control keys to the word MOVE
and press the ENTER key.

2. If the MOVE command is password protected, then you must enter
the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen with a
flashing message asking you to choose the selection that you
want to move or copy from.

4. Press the number key associated with the location you want to
move or copy from or move the block highlight cursor with the
cursor control keys to the location and press the ENTER key.

5. If the Main Menu selection is password protected, then you
must enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

6. Next, the bottom window displays another flashing message
asking you to choose the location to move or copy to. An
arrow appears in the Main Menu at the next available open
location.

7. Press the number key associated with the location you want to
move or copy to or move the arrow with the cursor control
keys to the location and press the ENTER key.

8. The bottom window now asks if you want to delete the original
selection that you copies from.

9. Press Y to delete the original entry or press N to keep it.

10. The bottom window is now gone and control returns to the Top
Menu.

















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13.7. Page: Change

This top Menu command allows you to change the page name in the
Page Index.

1. Press the three keys /PC or press the / key & move the block
highlight cursor with the cursor control keys to the word
PAGE and press the ENTER key, then move the cursor to the
word CHANGE and press the ENTER key.

2. If the PAGE command is password protected then you must enter
the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen with a
flashing message asking you to choose the page that you want
to change.

4. Press the function key associated with the page you want to
change or use the PGUP/PGDN keys to highlight the page, then
press the ENTER key.

5. The bottom window now displays the page name you selected.

6. Press the ESC key to erase the page name that exists & enter
a new one, or just key in changes to the current name, then
press the ENTER key.

7. The bottom window is now gone and control returns to the Page
Menu.


13.8. Page: Delete

This top Menu command allows you to delete all the entries in a
page that are not password protected.

1. Press the three keys /PD or press the / key & move the block
highlight cursor with the cursor control keys to the word
PAGE and press the ENTER key, then move the cursor to the
word DELETE and press the ENTER key.

2. If the PAGE command is password protected then you must enter
the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen with a
flashing message asking you to choose the page that you want
to delete.

4. Press the function key associated with the page you want to
delete or use the PGUP/PGDN keys to highlight the page, then
press the ENTER key.

5. The entries that were not password protected are now deleted
and the bottom window is erased and control returns to the
Page Menu.

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13.9. Page: Import

This top Menu command allows you to import a page from another
Menu File to open entries in a page in the current menu.

1. Press the three keys /PI or press the / key & move the block
highlight cursor with the cursor control keys to the word
PAGE and press the ENTER key, then move the cursor to the
word IMPORT and press the ENTER key.

2. If the PAGE command is password protected then you must enter
the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen asking for
the Menu File number. (0 = LanMenu.TXT, 1-99 = .T01-.T99)
Enter a number from zero to 99, if the file does not exist,
you get an error message.

4. Next enter the Page number (1-10) that you want to copy from
the Menu File you specified.

5. Now the window at the bottom of the screen displays a flashing
message asking you to choose the page that you want to copy to.

6. Press the function key associated with the page you want to
copy to or use the PGUP/PGDN keys to highlight the page, then
press the ENTER key.

7. Menu entries are copied into all the blank menu entries in the
current page from the external Menu File. Those entries that
were not blank are not changed.

8. The bottom window is now gone and control returns to the Page
Menu.


13.10. Page: Move

This Top Menu command allows you to switch the Page index and the
Main Menu on the screen.

1. Press the three keys /PM or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word PAGE and press the ENTER key, then move
the cursor to the word MOVE and press the ENTER key.

2. If the PAGE command is password protected, then you must enter
the correct password in the bottom password window

3. The Page Index and Main Menu are switched and control returns
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13.11. Page: Quit

This Top Menu command allows you to quit the Page Menu and return
to the Main Menu.

1. Press the three keys /PQ or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word PAGE and press the ENTER key, then move
the cursor to the word QUIT and press the ENTER key.

2. If the PAGE command is password protected, then you must enter
the correct password in the bottom password window

3. The Page Menu is now gone and control returns to the Main
Menu.



13.12. Quit

This Top Menu command allows you to quit the Top Menu and return
to the Main Menu.

1. Press the two keys /Q or press the / key and move the block
highlight cursor with the cursor control keys to the word
QUIT and press the ENTER/ key.

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13.13. Run

This Top Menu command allows you to run any DOS command, batch
file, or other program from the bottom window.

1. Press the two keys /R or press the / key and move the block
highlight cursor with the cursor control keys to the word RUN
and press the ENTER key.

2. If the RUN command is password protected, then you must enter
the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen with a
message asking you to enter any program, batch file, or DOS
command.

4. Enter the action to take and press the ENTER key. You can use
up to 64 characters. For more information, see ACTION STRING
COMPONENTS. You can also use any of the previous nine Run
actions by pressing the Up or Down arrow keys to select one,
then modify it or use as is, then press the ENTER key.

5. The bottom window is removed and your entry will run. When it
is finished, you will get a message that says "Strike a key
to continue...".

6. Press any key and control will return to the Main Menu.


13.14. Security: Add

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete
password protection for the Top Menu ADD command.

1. Press the three keys /SA or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word SECURITY and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word ADD and press the ENTER key.

2. If the SECURITY command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen. If the ADD
command is already password protected, then you must enter
the old password for it. The window then asks you to key in
the new password.

4. Press ENTER or ESCAPE with the password box empty to eliminate
password protection for the Top Menu Add Command. Key in up
to eight characters and press ENTER to add a new password for
the add command. You must enter the password twice to verify
it. Write down the password and save it as there is no way to
recover from a lost one.

5. The bottom password window is now gone and control returns to
the Top Security Menu.

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13.15. Security: Change

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete
password protection for the Top Menu CHANGE command.

1. Press the three keys /SC or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word SECURITY and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word CHG and press the ENTER key.

2. If the SECURITY command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen. If the
CHANGE command is already password protected, then you must
enter the old password for it. The window then asks you to
key in the new password.

4. Press ENTER or ESCAPE with the password box empty to eliminate
password protection for the Top Menu CHANGE command. Key in
up to eight characters and press ENTER to add a new password
for the CHANGE command. You must enter the password twice to
verify it. Write down the password and save it as there is no
way to recover from a lost one.

5. The bottom password window is now gone and control returns to
the Top Security Menu.


13.16. Security: Delete

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete
password protection for the Top Menu DELETE command.

1. Press the three keys /SD or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word SECURITY and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word DEL and press the ENTER key.

2. If the SECURITY command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen. If the
DELETE command is already password protected, then you must
enter the old password for it. The window then asks you to
key in the new password.

4. Press ENTER or ESCAPE with the password box empty to eliminate
password protection for the Top Menu DELETE command. Key in
up to eight characters, and press ENTER to add a new password
for the DELETE command. You must enter the password twice to
verify it. Write down the password and save it as there is no
way to recover from a lost one.

5. The bottom password window is now gone and control returns to
the Top Security Menu.


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13.17. Security: Exit

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete
password protection for the Top Menu EXIT command.

1. Press the three keys /SE or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word SECURITY and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word EXIT and press the ENTER key.

2. If the SECURITY command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen. If the EXIT
command is already password protected, then you must enter
the old password for it. The window then asks you to key in
the new password.

4. Press ENTER OR ESCAPE with the password box empty to eliminate
password protection for the Top Menu EXIT command. Key in up
to eight characters and press ENTER to add a new password for
the EXIT command. You must enter the password twice to verify
it. Write down the password and save it as there is no way to
recover from a lost one.

5. The bottom password window is now gone and control returns to
the Top Security Menu.






























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13.18. Security: Group

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete
password protection for the Main Menu selections. This one
password protects all one hundred entries in the Main Menu as a
group. This can be overridden for one Main Menu selection by
setting a password with /SO.

1. Press the three keys /SG or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word SECURITY and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word GROUP and press the ENTER key.

2. If the SECURITY command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen. If the Main
Menu selections are already password protected as a group,
then you must enter the old password for them. The window
then asks you to key in the new password.

4. Press ENTER or ESCAPE with the password box empty to eliminate
password protection of all Main Menu entries as a group. Key
in up to eight characters and press ENTER to add a new
password for all Main Menu selections as a group. You must
enter the password twice to verify it. Write down the
password and save it as there is no way to recover from a
lost one.

5. The bottom password window is now gone and control returns to
the Top Security Menu.


























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13.19. Security: Lock

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete
password protection for the slash (/) key. With this key locked
out the Top Menu can not be displayed by pressing the slash key.
The user must enter /UNLOCK from the Main Menu and then key in
this password.

1. Press the three keys /SL or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word SECURITY and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word LOCK and press the ENTER key.

2. If the SECURITY command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen. If the Top
Menu is already locked out, then you must enter the existing
password for it. Next you can enter the new password.

4. If you press Enter or Escape with the password box empty,
password protection of the slash key is deleted. If you key
in up to eight characters and press ENTER, you must enter the
password again to verify it. The slash key will no longer
display the Top Menu. Save the password, there is no way to
recover from a lost one and remember that passwords are case
sensitive.

5. The bottom password window is now gone and control returns to
the Top Security Menu.



























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13.20. Security: Move

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete
password protection for the Top Menu MOVE command.

1. Press the three keys /SM or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word SECURITY and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word MOVE and press the ENTER key.

2. If the SECURITY command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen. If the MOVE
command is already password protected, then you must enter
the old password for it. The window then asks you to key in
the new password.

4. Press ENTER or ESCAPE with the password box empty to eliminate
password protection for the Top Menu MOVE command. Key in up
to eight characters and press ENTER to add a new password for
the MOVE command. You must enter the password twice to verify
it. Write down the password and save it as there is no way to
recover from a lost one.

5. The bottom password window is now gone and control returns to
the Top Security Menu.






























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13.21. Security: One

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete
password protection for one Main Menu selection.

1. Press the three keys /SO or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word SECURITY and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word ONE and press the ENTER key.

2. If the SECURITY command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen with a
flashing message asking you to choose the Main Menu selection
that you want to password protect.

4. Press the number key associated with the location you want to
protect or move the block highlight cursor with the cursor
control keys to the location and press the ENTER key.

5. If this Main Menu selection is already password protected,
then you must enter the old password for it. The window then
asks you to key in the new password.

6. Press ENTER or ESCAPE with the password box empty to eliminate
password protection for this Main Menu selection. Key in up
to eight characters and press ENTER to add a new password for
this Main Menu selection. You must enter the password twice
to verify it. Write down the password and save it as there is
no way to recover from a lost one. All passwords are case
sensitive, so be sure to remember if you used capital letters
or not.

7. The bottom password window is now gone and control returns to
the Top Security Menu.





















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13.22. Security: Page

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete
password protection for the Top Menu PAGE command.

1. Press the three keys /SP or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word SECURITY and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the work PAGE and press the RETURN key.

2. If the security command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen. If the PAGE
command is already password protected, then you must enter
the old password for it. The window then asks you to key in
the new password.

4. Press ENTER or ESCAPE with the password box empty to eliminate
password protection for the Top Menu PAGE command. Key in up
to eight characters and press the ENTER to add a new password
for the PAGE command. You must enter the password twice to
verify it. Write down the password and save it as there is no
way to recover from a lost one.

5. The bottom password window is now gone and control returns to
the Top Security Menu.


13.23. Security: Quit

This Top Menu command allows you to quit the Security Menu and
return to the Main Menu.

1. Press the three keys /SQ or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word SECURITY and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word QUIT and press the ENTER key.

2. If the SECURITY command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window

3. The Security Menu is now gone and control returns to the Main
Menu.














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13.24. Security: Run

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete
password protection for the Top Menu RUN command.

1. Press the three keys /SR or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word SECURITY and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word RUN and press the ENTER key.

2. If the SECURITY key is password protected then you must enter
the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen. If the RUN
command is already password protected, then you must enter
the old password for it. The window then asks you to key in
the new password.

4. Press ENTER or ESCAPE with the password box empty to eliminate
password protection for the Top Menu RUN command. Key in up
to eight characters and press ENTER to add a new password for
the RUN command. You must enter the password twice to verify
it. Write down the password and save it as there is no way to
recover from a lost one.

5. The bottom password window is now gone and control returns to
the Top Security Menu.


13.25. Security: Security

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete
password protection for the Top Menu SECURITY command.

1. Press the three keys /SS or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word SECURITY and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word SEC and press the ENTER key.

2. If the SECURITY command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen. If the
SECURITY command is already password protected, then you must
enter the old password for it. The window then asks you to
key in the new password.

4. Press ENTER or ESCAPE with the password box empty to eliminate
password protection for the Top Menu SECURITY command. Key in
up to eight characters and press ENTER to add a new password
for the SECURITY command. You must enter the password twice
to verify it. Write down the password and save it as there is
no way to recover from a lost one. All passwords are case
sensitive so be sure to remember if you used capital letters.

5. The bottom password window is now gone and control returns to
the top Security Menu.

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13.26. Security: Top

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete
password protection for the entire Top Menu. This one password
protects all Top Menu commands except HELP and QUIT as a group.
This can be overridden for one Top Menu command by setting a
password for that individual command.

1. Press the three keys /ST or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word SECURITY and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word TOP and press the ENTER key.

2. If the SECURITY command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen. If the Top
Menu commands are already password protected as a group, then
you must enter the old password for them. The window then
asks you to key in the new password.

4. Press ENTER or ESCAPE with the password box empty to eliminate
password protection for all Top Menu commands as a group. Key
in up to eight characters and press ENTER to add a new
password for all Top Menu commands as a group. You must enter
the password twice to verify it. Write down the password and
save it as there is no way to recover from a lost one. All
passwords are case sensitive, so be sure to remember if you
used capital letters or not.

5. The bottom window is now gone and control returns to the
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13.27. Security: Variables

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete
password protection for the Top Menu VARIABLES command.

1. Press the three keys /SV or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word SECURITY and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word VAR and press the ENTER key.

2. If the SECURITY command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen. If the
VARIABLES command is already password protected, then you
must enter the old password for it. The window then asks you
to key in the new password.

4. Press ENTER or ESCAPE with the password box empty to eliminate
password protection for the Top Menu VARIABLES command. Key
in up to eight characters and press ENTER to add a new
password for the VARIABLES command. You must enter the
password twice to verify it. Write down the password and save
it as there is no way to recover from a lost one. All
passwords are case sensitive, so be sure to remember if you
used capital letters or not.

5. The bottom password window is now gone and control returns to
the top Security Menu.


13.28. Variables: Macros

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete any
one of the ten available macros.

1. Press the three keys /V and a number (0-9) or press the / key
and move the cursor to the word VARIABLES and press the ENTER
key, then move the cursor to the number of your choice and
press the ENTER key.

2. If the VARIABLES command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen asking you
to enter an Action String up to 255 characters long. This
string of characters will be used in place of the macro (&
and a number) whenever it is used in an Action String in a
Main Menu selection, the Run command, or another macro.

4. Enter the action to take and press the ENTER key. For more
information on the contents of an Action String, see ACTION
STRING COMPONENTS.

5. The bottom window is now gone and control returns to the top
Variables Menu.

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13.29. Variables: Borders

This Top Menu command allows you to change the window's borders.

1. Press the three keys /VB or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word VARIABLES and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word BORDER and press the ENTER key.

2. If the VARIABLES command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next the border type choices are displayed in a window at the
bottom of the screen.

4. Press the right/left arrow keys, the space/backspace keys, or
the tab/backtab keys to select the window border you want,
then press the Enter key. Another way to change the border is
to simply press the first letter (S,D,B,N) of the border
choices.

5. Press the ENTER key to accept the highlighted border choice
or press the ESCAPE key to cancel the changes and return to
the original window border lines.

6. The bottom window is then removed and control returns to the
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13.30. Variables: Colors

This Top Menu command allows you to change the screen's colors.

1. Press the three keys /VC or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word VARIABLES and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word COLOR and press the ENTER key.

2. If the VARIABLES command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, the color choices are displayed in a window with
instructions for changing the colors.

4. Press the up/down arrow keys, the space/backspace keys or the
first letter (H,S,W,T,B) of the color text to select the area
of the screen to change. Press the right/left arrow keys,
tab/backtab keys, or the Home/End keys to change the color of
the selected area. As colors are changed, the instructions at
the right end of the window reflect that change to show what
the color will look like on the selected background color.
The last line of instructions in the window reflect the color
that the block highlight cursor will have. This is a
combination of the Standard Display color and the Background
Color.

5. Press the ENTER key to accept the color changes or press the
ESCAPE key to cancel the changes and return to the previous
colors.

6. The color window is then removed and control returns to the
top Variables Menu.


13.31. Variables: Mouse

This Top Menu command allows you to set the horizontal and
vertical speed or sensitivity of a Microsoft/Logitech compatible
mouse.

1. Press the three keys /VM or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word VARIABLES and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word MOUSE press the ENTER key.

2. If the VARIABLES command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. LanMenu opens a window at the bottom of the screen and asks
for the horizontal and vertical speeds. Enter a number from 1
(fast) to 999 (slow).

4. Press ENTER to save the new speeds or ESCAPE to cancel the
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13.32. Variables: Phone

This Top Menu command allows you to change the communication
parameters for the phone dialer.

1. Press the three keys /VP or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word VARIABLES and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word PHONE and press the ENTER key.

2. If the VARIABLES command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next, a window opens at the bottom of the screen with options
to change the communications port or the phone dial type.

4. Press the 1 key to choose COM1:, the 2 key to choose COM2:,
the T key for Tone dialing, or the P key for Pulse dialing.

5. The bottom window is erased when one of the above keys is
pressed and control returns to the top Variables Menu.


13.33. Variables: Quit

This Top Menu command allows you to quit the Variables Menu and
return to the Main Menu.

1. Press the three keys /VQ or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word VARIABLES and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word QUIT and press the ENTER key.

2. If the VARIABLES command is password protected, then you must
enter the corrected password in the bottom password window.

3. The Variables Menu is now gone and control returns to the
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13.34. Variables: Screen Save

This Top Menu command allows you to enable the screen save
feature and set the number of minutes before the screen blanks
out.

1. Press the three keys /VS or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word VARIABLES and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word SAVE and press the ENTER key.

2. If the VARIABLES command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next a window opens at the bottom of the screen asking you to
enter a number from 0 to 99.

4. Key in a one or two digit number. If you enter zero, the
screen save feature is disabled and will not blank out the
screen. Entering 1 thru 99 will cause the screen to blank out
after waiting that number of minutes with no activity in the
menu. After the screen blanks out, press any key to redisplay
the screen.

5. Press the ENTER key after entering the number of minutes and
the bottom window is cleared and control returns to the top
Variables Menu.


13.35. Variables: Title

This Top Menu command allows you to add, change, or delete a title
above the Main Menu.

1. Press the three keys /VT or press the / key and move the
cursor to the word VARIABLES and press the ENTER key, then
move the cursor to the word TITLE and press the ENTER key.

2. If the VARIABLES command is password protected, then you must
enter the correct password in the bottom password window.

3. Next a window opens at the bottom of the screen asking you to
enter the first title that will be displayed above the Main
Menu. Key in a new title or modify the existing one.

4. Next, the window will ask for a second title line to display
just below the first one. Key in a new title or modify the
existing one.

5. To delete a title, press the ESCAPE key to clear it, then
press the ENTER key to accept the blank line.

6. The bottom window is then cleared and control returns to the
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14. ERROR MESSAGES

001 PROCEDURE CANCELLED!
The ESCAPE key was pressed to back out of a procedure

007 CAN NOT CHANGE COLORS ON A MONOCHROME DISPLAY!
You have a monochrome monitor and tried to change your
screen colors with the /VC command.

202 PAGE MUST HAVE A DESCRIPTION!
You erased a page description in the page index using
the /PC command.

310 WRONG PASSWORD!
You entered the wrong password for a password protected
command or menu selection.

320 NO PASSWORD SET!
When adding a new password you pressed ENTER without
keying in a password or an existing password was deleted
by pressing ESCAPE or ENTER at the enter new password
prompt.

590 NUMBER TO DIAL EXCEEDS 24 CHARACTERS!
The {DIAL} function has a 24 character phone number
limit.

599 PICK UP PHONE, THEN PRESS A KEY!
This message is display after the dialing sequence is
sent to your modem from the {DIAL} function. You should
pick up the telephone to talk to the person you called.
When you press a key, the modem is disconnected from the
phone line and you can continue with your phone
conversation.

661 ERROR OPENING MENU TEXT FILE!
The menu program can not find the LanMenu.TXT file in
the current directory or the -T specified directory.

665 TEXT DIRECTORY NOT FOUND!
The menu program could not find the -T specified
directory.

666 WORK DIRECTORY NOT FOUND!
The menu program could not find the -W specified
directory.

667 COPY DIRECTORY NOT FOUND!
The menu program could not find the -C specified
directory.

834 PAGE NUMBER NOT 1 - 10!
The imported page number must be in the 1 thru 10 range.



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844 MENU NUMBER NOT 0 - 99!
The {MENU} function number must be in the 0 thru 99
range.

845 ALREADY AT REQUESTED MENU NUMBER!
Either the number specified in the {MENU} function is
the current menu or the {RETURN} function was used at
the base level menu.

900 ACTION TO TAKE IS EMPTY!
The results of evaluating the Action String with macros
and functions resulted in an empty string.

901 ACTION + KEYIN EXCEEDS 255 CHARACTERS!
The Action String limit was exceeded because the length
of the Action String and the length of the users
response to the {?PROMPT} function was greater than 255.

902 ACTION + @@BATCH EXCEEDS 255 CHARACTERS!
The Action String limit was exceeded when the @@
function was expanded to COMMAND /C (or 4DOS/NDOS /C).

903 ACTION + &MACRO EXCEEDS 255 CHARACTERS!
The Action String limit was exceeded when the &# macro
function expanded the macro call.

904 ACTION + %PARAMETER EXCEEDS 255 CHARACTERS!
The Action String limit was exceeded when the %# macro
parameter function was expanded.

951 CANCELLED, UNBALANCED {BRACES} IN ACTION TEXT!
The execution of the Action String was stopped when the
number of left and right braces didn't match.

953 CANCELLED, &MACRO CALLS ITSELF!
The execution of the Action String was stopped because
the macro called itself and would have resulted in a
loop.

954 CANCELLED, %PARAMETER CALLS ITSELF!
The execution of the Action String was stopped because
the macro parameter called itself and would have
resulted in a loop.













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