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Security and Monitoring program for single PCs and network workstations.
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Contents of the README.TXT file


10|70|1|1|1|N|S|1|1|66|N|1|1|66|C|||C|N|1|||C|N|1|
Use the cursor keys to see more of this file.

Enclosed is a shareware version of LAN Watch (tm), a name and password security system that can be used on Individual PCs0 or network systems.

LAN Watch provides complete complete PC and network security, stops LAN piracy, eliminates viruses, reports all file accesses, meters software and equipment use, and monitors user efficiency.

LAN Watch is also a complete job accounting system.

You are free to distribute copies of this disk to club members and associates so long as you do not modify any of the programs or text files on the disk. You may not sell or otherwise profit from the distribution of this disk without the prior written approval of Zaron Software.

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

LAN Watch (tm) Installation
---------------------------

To install the LAN Watch system insert the LAN Watch disk in
Drive A: and then type the following line at the DOS prompt.

A:INSTALL A,C

Be sure not to include any colons on the right side of the
install line.

If your hard disk is in a drive other than C simply replace
the C with the correct identifier. Likewise, if the LAN
Watch disk is inserted into a drive other than A, replace
the A on the right and left side of the command line with
the correct identifier.

The installation process creates a subdirectory named
\ZZLOG on your hard disk and also copies the Logon program
to the root directory.

After the install process has copied the Logon and Password
programs to your hard disk it will pause and ask if the
Setup and Report programs are to be installed. If you are
installing LAN Watch on a file server or stand alone PC
press the Enter key. If you are installing LAN Watch on a
network station you should press Ctrl C to terminate the
install process.

There are two predefined users in the LAN Watch system when
shipped. User name 'ED' has a password of 'ZARON' and user
name 'PAT' has a password of 'BIRD'. Use either one of
these name/password combinations the first time you log into
the LAN Watch System. After you enter your own names and
passwords with the Setup program you may delete 'ED' and
'PAT' from the list of valid users.

On a network it is not necessary to install the LAN Watch system on each station. LAN Watch may be installed on the network server and each station can run Logon from the server. For example, if the network server's hard drive is identified on the network as E:, individual stations can log on with following command lines (assumes station 3 is logging on).

>E:
>LOGON /Station=3/Name=Ed's Computer/Drive=E:



* Important notes *


Always set the correct date & time before running LAN Watch!


When running Logon on network workstations the /Station=
command line parameter must be used.

For example, enter the following line to run Logon on
network station 1.

LOGON /STATION=1

Each network station must use a different station number
when running Logon.


If you require technical assistance please do not hesitate
to call us at (301) 592-3334

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

Shareware

This is the shareware version of LAN Watch which contains
all the features of the program.

You are free to distribute copies of this disk to your
associates so long as you do not modify any of the programs
or text files on the disk. You may not sell or otherwise
profit from the distribution of this disk without the prior
written approval of Zaron Software.

If you like this program and use it for more than a fair
evaluation period we request that you call Zaron Software to
register your copy. The registration fee for the single
user version of LAN Watch is $95.00 and includes printed
documentation and unlimited telephone technical support.

We rely on your registration fees to remain in business.
Please do your part to insure that the shareware method of
software distribution continues.

Zaron Software
13100 Dulaney Valley Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057
(301) 592-3334

Note: The /T= command line parameter, to set the time delay
before automatically logging off an inactive user, does not
function in the shareware version of this program. The
shareware version of LOGON will automatically log off the
current user after 15 minutes of inactivity.

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

DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
------------------------------------------

Zaron Software, Inc. makes no warranties, either express or
implied, with respect to this software, its quality,
performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular
purpose. Zaron Software, Inc. and program author shall have
no liability or responsibility to purchaser or to any other
person or entity with respect to any liability, loss or
damage caused or alleged to be caused by this software,
including but not limited to any interruption of service,
loss of business or anticipatory profits or consequential
damages resulting from the use or operation of this
software.



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

An Important Note about using LAN Watch


LAN Watch controls who is able to read or write disk files.

The first time any particular file is read or written after
it is opened, LAN Watch checks if the current user has the
required access rights.

If the user does not have the required access rights the
LAN Watch program returns to the calling program an error
code of 5 which is the standard DOS error code to indicate
that access is denied. The LAN Watch program does not
notify the user directly but relies on the application
program to interpret the error code and notify the user.

While most well written application programs interpret the
error code and notify the user that access is denied, there
are a few that will not report the error or report it as
only an unspecified I/O error. For instance, when doing a
DOS 'RENAME' command, which requires write access in LAN
Watch, DOS will not report if access is denied.

LAN Watch does not check the user's access rights when an
application program opens a file, only when it is read or
written. This is because our experience has shown us that
many programs open a file with read and write access even
though the program only wants to read the file.

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


Printed Documentation For LAN Watch
-----------------------------------

If you would like a printed copy of the LAN Watch
documentation you can print out file LANWATCH.DOC with the
DOS Copy command. File LANWATCH.DOC is formatted at 66
lines per page. File LANWATCH.DOC is 21 pages long.

To print file LANWATCH.DOC follow these steps.

1. Press Esc to exit Readme and return to DOS.

2. Locate your printer at the top of a new page.

3. Type the following line at the DOS prompt.

>COPY LANWATCH.DOC,PRN


If you would like to view the file LANWATCH.DOC right now,
press the gray + key 30(lanwatch.DOC)HERE0 (this is an example of a hypertext
link). While in file LANWATCH.DOC you can press the gray -
key to return here.

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

Using LAN Watch as a Job Accounting System

The LAN Watch system can be used for job accounting by
adding a semicolon and job name to the user name when
logging on to the system.

For example, if ED logs on as ED;JOB 1, his time will be
accounted for under the job name JOB 1.

The total length of the job name should not exceed 17
characters.

Once job names have been used you can run the Job report.
The Job report gives a complete list of the total time spent
on each job, and the portion of the total spent by each
user.

The user can switch from one job to another at any time by
pressing the logon hot key.

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

Purging Station Logs

The Logon program collects detailed information about the
operation of your computer and writes it to file
\ZZLOG\STATION.NN where NN is the station number that is
being monitored. For example, the station log for station 3
is written to file \ZZLOG\STATION.03.

Over time these station logs may expand to consume excessive
disk space. To purge a station log simply delete it with
the DOS erase command. For example, to delete the station
log for station 3 type the following line at the DOS prompt.

ERASE \ZZLOG\STATION.03

Station logs may be erased at anytime without affecting the
operation of the LAN Watch system. When a station log is
erased, a new one will be automatically started by the LAN
Watch system.

We suggest that at the end of each month, after printing all
your monthly reports with the Report program, that you erase
the station logs to conserve disk space.

If disk space is not a consideration you may let the station
logs accumulate for up to 600 days, at which time they
should be erased.

------------------------------------------------------------
LAN Watch Version History

11/16/90 Version 1.00
This is the initial release of LAN Watch.


1/11/91 Version 1.01

1. Corrects a minor error in the day summary when
doing a User report. Prior version occasionally
inserted an extra date at the beginning of the
day summary for an individual user.

2. Change INSTALL.BAT to copy README.DOC to hard disk
during installation.

3. Enhancement to show the elapsed time in the pop up
logon window. The elapsed time is the hours,
minutes and seconds since the last logon or job
change. The elapsed time is set to zero anytime
a user enters anything other than an Enter key
at the 'Name:' prompt in the logon window.

If your want to see how much time you have spent
on the current job simply press the logon hot key
(set to a default value of Alt-Ctrl L). To
re-logon without resetting the elapsed time, press
the Enter key at the 'Name:' prompt and then enter
your password.

4. Fix error with Ctrl C interrupt vector.



1/15/91 Version 1.02

1. Fix bug that truncated report if any key was
pressed while the report program was reading input.

2. Add option for alternative date formats (DD/MM/YY
and YY/MM/DD) in setup menus.



1/22/91 Version 1.03

1. Enhance data input routines to eliminate spaces
at the end inputted items from report criteria
menu.

2. An update to version 1.03 was sent to all
registered users at no charge.


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

The Readme Program


The program you are now running is called Hyper-Word Readme.

The Hyper-Word Readme program is a read only, single window,
run time version of our Hyper-Word word processing program.

You are free to copy and distribute Hyper-Word Readme (file
README.EXE only) without limitation, so long as you do not
change any of Readme's internal code or messages.


Printed Documentation for Readme
--------------------------------

If you would like a printed copy of the Hyper-Word Readme
documentation you can print out file README.DOC with the DOS
Copy command. File README.DOC is formatted at 66 lines per
page. File README.DOC is 9 pages long.

To print file README.DOC follow these steps.

1. Press Esc to exit Readme and return to DOS.

2. Locate your printer at the top of a new page.

3. Type the following line at the DOS prompt.

>COPY README.DOC,PRN


If you would like to view the file README.DOC right now,
press the gray + key 30(README.DOC)HERE0 (this is an example of a hypertext
link). While in file README.DOC you can press the gray -
key to return here.




Zaron Software
13100 Dulaney Valley Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057
(301) 592-3334

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

More Exceptional Zaron Software Products.
To order call 301 592 3334.


Hyper-Word (tm)

The Word Processor that Interconnect Ideas!

Hyper-Word delivers the promise of hypertext power without the burden of programming.

Use Hyper-Word's free form ability to interconnect documents in a way that makes sense to you.

Hyper-Word provides you with all the navigation tools to create and explore vast amounts of data.

Instantly create interactive tutorials, computerized reference manuals and form letters with Hyper-Word's 'touch and link' power, or easily use it as a multi-window professional word processor with spell checker, readability
index, recent reference list and more.

Version 2.02 includes mouse and network support. Only $149.00.

Three disk demo $10.00.


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

tm
Hyper-Word Help (TSR) $49.95
..................................

Hyper-Word Help is a hypertext TSR program that can provide context sensitive, pop up help for any program.

Hyper-Word Help can be used with any text editor to create a custom 'flat' help system, or use it with Hyper-Word to create a multi-dimensional hypertext help system.

This is the ultimate help system that can be easily adapted to any application.

Hyper-Word Help can pass data to your program or to the DOS operating system, allowing it to be used as a complete control and menu system.

Use Hyper-Word Help with programs you purchase or create yourself.

The resident portion of Hyper-Word Help requires less than 12k of memory.

--------------------------- End ----------------------------


Contents of the README.DOC file


10|70|1|1|1|N|S|1|1|66|N|1|1|66|C|||C|N|1|||C|N|1|
Use the cursor keys to see more of this file.

Enclosed is a shareware version of LAN Watch (tm), a name and password security system that can be used on Individual PCs0 or network systems.

LAN Watch provides complete complete PC and network security, stops LAN piracy, eliminates viruses, reports all file accesses, meters software and equipment use, and monitors user efficiency.

LAN Watch is also a complete job accounting system.

You are free to distribute copies of this disk to club members and associates so long as you do not modify any of the programs or text files on the disk. You may not sell or otherwise profit from the distribution of this disk without the prior written approval of Zaron Software.

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

LAN Watch (tm) Installation
---------------------------

To install the LAN Watch system insert the LAN Watch disk in
Drive A: and then type the following line at the DOS prompt.

A:INSTALL A,C

Be sure not to include any colons on the right side of the
install line.

If your hard disk is in a drive other than C simply replace
the C with the correct identifier. Likewise, if the LAN
Watch disk is inserted into a drive other than A, replace
the A on the right and left side of the command line with
the correct identifier.

The installation process creates a subdirectory named
\ZZLOG on your hard disk and also copies the Logon program
to the root directory.

After the install process has copied the Logon and Password
programs to your hard disk it will pause and ask if the
Setup and Report programs are to be installed. If you are
installing LAN Watch on a file server or stand alone PC
press the Enter key. If you are installing LAN Watch on a
network station you should press Ctrl C to terminate the
install process.

There are two predefined users in the LAN Watch system when
shipped. User name 'ED' has a password of 'ZARON' and user
name 'PAT' has a password of 'BIRD'. Use either one of
these name/password combinations the first time you log into
the LAN Watch System. After you enter your own names and
passwords with the Setup program you may delete 'ED' and
'PAT' from the list of valid users.

On a network it is not necessary to install the LAN Watch system on each station. LAN Watch may be installed on the network server and each station can run Logon from the server. For example, if the network server's hard drive is identified on the network as E:, individual stations can log on with following command lines (assumes station 3 is logging on).

>E:
>LOGON /Station=3/Name=Ed's Computer/Drive=E:



* Important notes *


Always set the correct date & time before running LAN Watch!


When running Logon on network workstations the /Station=
command line parameter must be used.

For example, enter the following line to run Logon on
network station 1.

LOGON /STATION=1

Each network station must use a different station number
when running Logon.


If you require technical assistance please do not hesitate
to call us at (301) 592-3334

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

Shareware

This is the shareware version of LAN Watch which contains
all the features of the program.

You are free to distribute copies of this disk to your
associates so long as you do not modify any of the programs
or text files on the disk. You may not sell or otherwise
profit from the distribution of this disk without the prior
written approval of Zaron Software.

If you like this program and use it for more than a fair
evaluation period we request that you call Zaron Software to
register your copy. The registration fee for the single
user version of LAN Watch is $95.00 and includes printed
documentation and unlimited telephone technical support.

We rely on your registration fees to remain in business.
Please do your part to insure that the shareware method of
software distribution continues.

Zaron Software
13100 Dulaney Valley Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057
(301) 592-3334

Note: The /T= command line parameter, to set the time delay
before automatically logging off an inactive user, does not
function in the shareware version of this program. The
shareware version of LOGON will automatically log off the
current user after 15 minutes of inactivity.

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

DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
------------------------------------------

Zaron Software, Inc. makes no warranties, either express or
implied, with respect to this software, its quality,
performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular
purpose. Zaron Software, Inc. and program author shall have
no liability or responsibility to purchaser or to any other
person or entity with respect to any liability, loss or
damage caused or alleged to be caused by this software,
including but not limited to any interruption of service,
loss of business or anticipatory profits or consequential
damages resulting from the use or operation of this
software.



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

An Important Note about using LAN Watch


LAN Watch controls who is able to read or write disk files.

The first time any particular file is read or written after
it is opened, LAN Watch checks if the current user has the
required access rights.

If the user does not have the required access rights the
LAN Watch program returns to the calling program an error
code of 5 which is the standard DOS error code to indicate
that access is denied. The LAN Watch program does not
notify the user directly but relies on the application
program to interpret the error code and notify the user.

While most well written application programs interpret the
error code and notify the user that access is denied, there
are a few that will not report the error or report it as
only an unspecified I/O error. For instance, when doing a
DOS 'RENAME' command, which requires write access in LAN
Watch, DOS will not report if access is denied.

LAN Watch does not check the user's access rights when an
application program opens a file, only when it is read or
written. This is because our experience has shown us that
many programs open a file with read and write access even
though the program only wants to read the file.

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


Printed Documentation For LAN Watch
-----------------------------------

If you would like a printed copy of the LAN Watch
documentation you can print out file LANWATCH.DOC with the
DOS Copy command. File LANWATCH.DOC is formatted at 66
lines per page. File LANWATCH.DOC is 21 pages long.

To print file LANWATCH.DOC follow these steps.

1. Press Esc to exit Readme and return to DOS.

2. Locate your printer at the top of a new page.

3. Type the following line at the DOS prompt.

>COPY LANWATCH.DOC,PRN


If you would like to view the file LANWATCH.DOC right now,
press the gray + key 30(lanwatch.DOC)HERE0 (this is an example of a hypertext
link). While in file LANWATCH.DOC you can press the gray -
key to return here.

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

Using LAN Watch as a Job Accounting System

The LAN Watch system can be used for job accounting by
adding a semicolon and job name to the user name when
logging on to the system.

For example, if ED logs on as ED;JOB 1, his time will be
accounted for under the job name JOB 1.

The total length of the job name should not exceed 17
characters.

Once job names have been used you can run the Job report.
The Job report gives a complete list of the total time spent
on each job, and the portion of the total spent by each
user.

The user can switch from one job to another at any time by
pressing the logon hot key.

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

Purging Station Logs

The Logon program collects detailed information about the
operation of your computer and writes it to file
\ZZLOG\STATION.NN where NN is the station number that is
being monitored. For example, the station log for station 3
is written to file \ZZLOG\STATION.03.

Over time these station logs may expand to consume excessive
disk space. To purge a station log simply delete it with
the DOS erase command. For example, to delete the station
log for station 3 type the following line at the DOS prompt.

ERASE \ZZLOG\STATION.03

Station logs may be erased at anytime without affecting the
operation of the LAN Watch system. When a station log is
erased, a new one will be automatically started by the LAN
Watch system.

We suggest that at the end of each month, after printing all
your monthly reports with the Report program, that you erase
the station logs to conserve disk space.

If disk space is not a consideration you may let the station
logs accumulate for up to 600 days, at which time they
should be erased.

------------------------------------------------------------
LAN Watch Version History

11/16/90 Version 1.00
This is the initial release of LAN Watch.


1/11/91 Version 1.01

1. Corrects a minor error in the day summary when
doing a User report. Prior version occasionally
inserted an extra date at the beginning of the
day summary for an individual user.

2. Change INSTALL.BAT to copy README.DOC to hard disk
during installation.

3. Enhancement to show the elapsed time in the pop up
logon window. The elapsed time is the hours,
minutes and seconds since the last logon or job
change. The elapsed time is set to zero anytime
a user enters anything other than an Enter key
at the 'Name:' prompt in the logon window.

If your want to see how much time you have spent
on the current job simply press the logon hot key
(set to a default value of Alt-Ctrl L). To
re-logon without resetting the elapsed time, press
the Enter key at the 'Name:' prompt and then enter
your password.

4. Fix error with Ctrl C interrupt vector.



1/15/91 Version 1.02

1. Fix bug that truncated report if any key was
pressed while the report program was reading input.

2. Add option for alternative date formats (DD/MM/YY
and YY/MM/DD) in setup menus.



1/22/91 Version 1.03

1. Enhance data input routines to eliminate spaces
at the end inputted items from report criteria
menu.

2. An update to version 1.03 was sent to all
registered users at no charge.


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

The Readme Program


The program you are now running is called Hyper-Word Readme.

The Hyper-Word Readme program is a read only, single window,
run time version of our Hyper-Word word processing program.

You are free to copy and distribute Hyper-Word Readme (file
README.EXE only) without limitation, so long as you do not
change any of Readme's internal code or messages.


Printed Documentation for Readme
--------------------------------

If you would like a printed copy of the Hyper-Word Readme
documentation you can print out file README.DOC with the DOS
Copy command. File README.DOC is formatted at 66 lines per
page. File README.DOC is 9 pages long.

To print file README.DOC follow these steps.

1. Press Esc to exit Readme and return to DOS.

2. Locate your printer at the top of a new page.

3. Type the following line at the DOS prompt.

>COPY README.DOC,PRN


If you would like to view the file README.DOC right now,
press the gray + key 30(README.DOC)HERE0 (this is an example of a hypertext
link). While in file README.DOC you can press the gray -
key to return here.




Zaron Software
13100 Dulaney Valley Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057
(301) 592-3334

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

More Exceptional Zaron Software Products.
To order call 301 592 3334.


Hyper-Word (tm)

The Word Processor that Interconnect Ideas!

Hyper-Word delivers the promise of hypertext power without the burden of programming.

Use Hyper-Word's free form ability to interconnect documents in a way that makes sense to you.

Hyper-Word provides you with all the navigation tools to create and explore vast amounts of data.

Instantly create interactive tutorials, computerized reference manuals and form letters with Hyper-Word's 'touch and link' power, or easily use it as a multi-window professional word processor with spell checker, readability
index, recent reference list and more.

Version 2.02 includes mouse and network support. Only $149.00.

Three disk demo $10.00.


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

tm
Hyper-Word Help (TSR) $49.95
..................................

Hyper-Word Help is a hypertext TSR program that can provide context sensitive, pop up help for any program.

Hyper-Word Help can be used with any text editor to create a custom 'flat' help system, or use it with Hyper-Word to create a multi-dimensional hypertext help system.

This is the ultimate help system that can be easily adapted to any application.

Hyper-Word Help can pass data to your program or to the DOS operating system, allowing it to be used as a complete control and menu system.

Use Hyper-Word Help with programs you purchase or create yourself.

The resident portion of Hyper-Word Help requires less than 12k of memory.

--------------------------- End ----------------------------







tm
Hyper_Word Readme Documentation
Copyright 1990 by Ed Zaron
All Rights Reserved.







Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Command Line Parameters. . . . . . . . . . 4

Filename . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Video Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Window Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Scroll Enable. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Window Size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Default Command Line Parameters. . . . . . 6

Using a Batch file to Run Readme . . . . . 7

Mouse Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Keyword Files. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Printer Initialization File. . . . . . . . 8

Limitations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Disclaimer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9





















1





Introduction
--------------

The Hyper-Word Readme program is a read only, single window,
run time version of our Hyper-Word(tm) word processing
program.

You are free to copy and distribute Hyper-Word Readme (file
README.EXE) so long as you do not change any of Readme's
internal code or messages.



The Gray + and Gray - keys.
---------------------------

Within Readme files created with our Hyper-Word word
processor, the gray + and gray - keys serve a special
function.

Pressing the gray + key over a highlighted word will get
additional information.

Pressing the gray - key will backup to the the point where
the previous gray + was pressed.



Linking with the Gray + key.
----------------------------

In Hyper-Word, a highlighted string of text is called a
'link origin' or more simply a 'link'.

Pressing the gray + key while the cursor is at a link origin
will jump to the link destination that further defines or
explains the highlighted word.

Pressing the gray - key will backup to the prior link
origin.




















2





The Recent Reference list.
--------------------------

In addition to the gray + key for jumping, and the gray - key
for returning, there is one more key for navigating through
Hyper-Word documents.

Pressing the Alt = key (hold down Alt and press =) will
display a recent reference list.

Each line of the recent reference list displays the file name
and text of every location that you have recently viewed.

You can press the Enter key over a desired line to jump
directly to the named file and location.



Standard Ascii Text Readme Files.
---------------------------------

The Readme program may use standard ascii text files in
addition to files produced with our Hyper-Word word
processing program.

When used with standard text files the text window can be
scrolled with the cursor keys.

Scrolling in either direction is stopped at a Ctrl N
character in the readme file, indicating the end of the
page.

The ability to scroll the readme window can be enabled or
disabled by setting the '/S=' parameter in the Hyper-Word
Readme command line.


























3





Readme Command Line Parameters
------------------------------

The Hyper-Word Readme program uses parameters from the
command line to decide what file to load, the window size,
color and location, and other program variables.

When you ran Readme you probably typed the following line.

README

You could have added a parameter to the command line to
select a different file.

For example, entering;

README MYFILE

will load the file MYFILE.

Other parameters may follow the file name on the command
line.

For example,

README MYFILE/C=4

will load MYFILE and set the window color to 4 (blue).

Parameters following the file name start with a slash '/'
followed by a key letter and an equal sign '='.


Valid command line parameters
-----------------------------

/V= Video mode, Direct or Bios.

/C= Window color, 1=white/black, 2=black/white
3=green/black, 4=white/blue, 5=white/cyan

/S= Scroll enable, Yes or No.

/W= Window size; top,left,bottom,right.


Any or all of the command line parameters may be entered.
The command line should not contain any imbedded spaces.

Command line parameters that are not entered remain in their
default condition.

The following example sets the window size and window color
(3 = green letters on black).

README /W=1,40,20,80/C=3




4





Video Mode parameter /V=
------------------------

The video mode parameter controls the software method that
Readme uses to write to the screen.

The video mode may be set to /V=BIOS or /V=DIRECT.

The /V=DIRECT mode is slightly faster but may not be
compatible with some PC clones.

Set the video mode to /V=DIRECT unless you experience display
problems.

For example,

README MYFILE/V=DIRECT

will cause Readme to load 'MYFILE' and to use the direct
video mode.



Readme Window Color parameter /C=
---------------------------------

The /C= parameter selects the colors to be used when
displaying the Readme window.

/C=1 will display white characters on a black background.

/C=2 will display black characters on a white background.

/C=3 will display green characters on a black background.

/C=4 will display white characters on a blue background.

/C=5 will display white characters on a cyan background.



Scroll Enable parameter /S=
---------------------------

The /S= parameter controls whether or not the Readme window
can be scrolled.

If /S=YES then the Readme window can be scrolled.

If /S=NO then the Readme window cannot be scrolled but can
only be moved by pressing the gray + key over highlighted
text.

The window zoom key (Alt 0), the text find feature (F2), and
the file load (F7) only work when the scroll is enabled.





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Readme Window Size parameter /W=
--------------------------------

The /W= parameter is used to set the Readme window size and
location.

The /W= should be followed by the window top, left, bottom
and right coordinates.

For example, to set the Readme window to full screen you
would enter the following command line.

README /W=1,1,25,80


If you want to eliminate the left and right side frames of
the readme window enter;

README /W=1,0,25,81

The top and bottom frames of the readme window cannot be
eliminated and will always be displayed.

Note that the bottom frame of the Readme window displays an
up arrow and a down arrow if window scrolling is enabled.


Default command line parameters
-------------------------------

Unless entered through the command line, the command
parameters will have the following default values.

Filename README.TXT
Video Mode /V=BIOS
Window Color /C=1 (white on black)
Scroll Enable /S=YES (scroll works)
Window Size /W=1,0,25,81






















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Using a Batch file (.BAT) to run Readme
---------------------------------------

Rather than entering the command line parameters each time
you run Readme, you can enter them into a batch file and then
run the batch file which will run Readme.

For example, if you enter the following line into a batch
file named 'README.BAT' you can then type 'README' at the DOS
prompt to run the program with these preset parameters.

Contents of README.BAT file;

README %1/V=Direct/C=4

The '%1' above is a special DOS replacement parameter. The
%1 in the command line will be automatically replaced with
the first word (if any) that you enter after typing 'README'
at the DOS prompt.

If, after creating batch file README.BAT, you
enter 'README FILENAME' at the DOS prompt, the %1 symbol in
the batch file will be replaced by FILENAME before it is sent
to the command processor. The Readme program will then
automatically load and display the file named FILENAME.

The README.BAT file described above is included on the Readme
program disk but it is stored with the name 'RBLUE.BAT'. To
use this file simply copy it to a file named 'README.BAT'.


Mouse Support
-------------

While in the text window the mouse buttons function as
follows;

Left button - Same as gray + key (link jump)

Right button - Same as gray - key (link return)


While in a menu or list the mouse buttons function as
follows;

Left button - Same as Enter key (select)

Right button - Same as Esc key (exit)












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Keyword Files
-------------

Readme has additional command line parameters for setting the
names of the optional keyword files as used in our Hyper-Word
word processor.


Keyword File Names /1..4=
-------------------------

The /1=, /2=, /3= and /4= parameters are used to set the
names of the keyword files that the Readme system will use.

Keyword files are used to allow 'many to one' link
connections in Hyper-Word Readme. Keyword files are standard
Hyper-Word files that contain link origins.

When doing a keyword search (F8) or when pressing gray + over
an unlinked word, Readme searches the keyword link files for
a link origin that matches the keyword for which you are
searching.

If a match is found, Readme jumps to the link destination
that is defined for the matching link origin.

For example,

README /1=KEYWORDS


Will set the name of keyword file 1 to KEYWORDS.

Refer to the documentation for our Hyper-Word word processing
program for more information about keyword files.



The Printer Initialization File
-------------------------------

There is one more file used by Readme.

The file PRT_INIT.TXT contains decimal control codes that
will be sent to your printer prior to printing.

If your printer needs any special codes for initialization,
enter them into the PRT_INIT.TXT file.













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Limitations.
------------

Hyper-Word Readme accepts all of the dot commands and
functions of our Hyper-Word word processor except as noted
below.

Ctrl Z does not work as a repeat key.

None of the merge file dot commands operate.

Only one window opens. (window 1)

The linked find does not operate.

No document printing. Use F9 to print the contents of the
Readme window.

Readme files may not contain the Ctrl A or Ctrl B characters
except as defined in our Hyper-Word word processor.

Hyper-Word Readme is read only.

If you want Readme to use any keyboard macros that you have
created with our Hyper-Word word processing program, you must
copy them from directory \EZHWD\ to the directory that you
have loaded the Readme program on. Keyboard macros are the
files on directory \EZHWD\ that are named '_A.MAC' through
'_Z.MAC'.



DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY
------------------------------------------

Zaron Software, Inc. makes no warranties, either express or
implied, with respect to this software, its quality,
performance, merchantability, or fitness for any particular
purpose.

Zaron Software, Inc. and program author shall have no
liability or responsibility to purchaser or to any other
person or entity with respect to any liability, loss or
damage caused or alleged to be caused by this software,
including but not limited to any interruption of service,
loss of business or anticipatory profits or consequential
damages resulting from the use or operation of this
software.












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