Contents of the READ.ME file
FlexText is a Shareware program that prints files or clipboard data in a
variety of fonts and page configurations. This program must be run on
OS/2 2.0 with access to a OS/2 supported graphics printer. In addition,
the OS/2 system fonts must be installed.
INSTALLATION: Run INSTALL.CMD or follow the instructions below
1. Copy FLXT.EXE, FLXT.HLP, and READ.ME to a directory of your
2. Drag the "program" object from "templates" (usually found
in the OS/2 system object). The settings notebook will appear.
3. In the "Path and file name" box, enter FLXT.EXE preceded by
the directory you copied it to.
4. In the "Working directory" box enter the directory you
placed the program in - or - add the FlexText directory to
the SET HELP: statement of your config.sys file. If you skip
this step, help may become disabled because the system will
be unable to find the FLXTXT.HLP file.
5. Skip to the "General" tab and enter FlexText in the "Title" entry
FlexText supports the following special characters and formats:
1. TABS - the program can expand tab characters (hex "09") from
1 to 16 spaces depending on the setting found in
2. ANSI - upon opening a file, a window is displayed asking if the
file contains ANSI control characters. These characters
are found in the first position of every line and have
the following values:
"1" - advance to top of page.
"0" - double space before printing.
"-" - triple space.
"+" - overtype (ignored in creating a print file).
3. x"0C" - a hex "0C" is treated as a page break when printing a
file. When a print file is created from an ANSI input
file, the program will insert x"0C" where it determines
is appropriate assuming the selection is "on" in the
FlexText's user interface was designed to be intuitive and therefore requires
no written documentation to use. Help is available in most screens providing
information regarding options and procedures. Typical use of the program
would be to select menu items OPEN/FILE, open a file using the displayed
window (a view of the file is displayed), and then print the file by selecting
menu item PRINT and subsequently pushing the PRINT pushbutton. Along the way
you are provided with options that affect page orientation, pages per sheet,
font, point size, etc. The best way to learn this program is simply to
An input file can be automatically opened by dropping the object on the
FlexText icon. The Print menu item can then be selected to generate the
The REGISTER menu item presents a window describing the registration process.
This SHAREWARE program requires registration after a 45 day evaluation period.
SHAREWARE is a unique concept of allowing you to try programs before you
purchase them. This ensures that you pay for "useful" software unlike the
more traditional commercial distribution method. By registering this software,
you help support a more honest, responsive, and economical form of software
If you encounter problems or questions while using this program, call Robert
Stuart of Extension Software at (602) 820-0321. I will be happy to help
answer any questions you might have.
- Robert Stuart
921 W. Meseto Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210