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PRODUCT : Paradox NUMBER : 617
VERSION : 3.5
OS : PC DOS
DATE : September 11, 1991 PAGE : 1/3

TITLE : Paradox 3.5 / Windows 3.0 Readme Update




Running Paradox 3.5 under Windows 3.0:

You can run Paradox 3.5 and the Paradox Personal Programmer
(PProg) under Windows 3.0. If you plan to do this, you need to
do four things, in this order:

1. Copy the .PIF and .GRP files from the \WINDOWS
subdirectory on your Paradox Installation\Sample Tables
disk into your Windows directory (usually C:\WINDOWS).
The PARADOX.PIF and PPROG.PIF files allow Paradox and the
Personal Programmer to run optimally under Windows. If
you choose to modify them or define your own .PIF files,
you should always include the -win command-line option.
PARADOX.GRP gives Windows a program manager icon for
Paradox 3.5 that contains icons for Paradox 3.5 and the
Paradox Personal Programmer.

2. Make sure your Paradox system directory is in your DOS
PATH statement, so Windows can find the files. For
information on the PATH statement, see your DOS manual.

3. Run the DOS SHARE program. Type SHARE at any DOS prompt
to do this, or add a SHARE statement to your AUTOEXEC.BAT
file. SHARE must be resident to run Paradox 3.5 under
Windows.

4. Set up a program group in Windows to put a Paradox icon
on the Windows Program Manager screen. To create this
program group, do the following:

a. Choose File from the Windows Program
Manager.
b. Choose New, then choose Program Group.
c. Fill in a description of the group to appear
under the icon (for example, c:\windows\paradox 3.5)
d. Fill in the full path name of the group file
(for example, c:\windows\paradox.grp)
e. Click OK. This will create a new program
group (no new icons will appear but a new
program box will appear)
f. Next choose File from the Windows Program
Manager to add a Paradox program icon
g. Choose New, then choose Program Item.













PRODUCT : Paradox NUMBER : 617
VERSION : 3.5
OS : PC DOS
DATE : September 11, 1991 PAGE : 2/3

TITLE : Paradox 3.5 / Windows 3.0 Readme Update




h. Fill in a description of the program to
appear under the icon (for example Paradox
3.5)
i. Fill in the full path name of the group
item, c:\windows\paradox.pif)
j. Now a new icon with its description will
appear in the new program group
k. Next choose File from the Windows Program
Manager to add a Personal Programmer
program Icon
l. Fill in a description of the program to
appear under the icon (for example PPROG
3.5)
m. Fill in the full path name of the group
item, c:\windows\pprog.pif)
j. Now a new icon with its description will
appear in the new program group

Windows is now set up to run either Paradox 3.5 or the Personal
Programmer whenever you want. Double-click on the appropriate
icon to invoke the program.

If you do not want to devote a program group to paradox and want
to put the program icons in another program group simple, make
that program group active and go through steps 1-3 and then skip
to section f of step 4 and continue on from there.

Paradox 3.5 runs in a bordered window when Windows is running in
386 Enhanced Mode (You enter this mode by starting Windows with
the command IN /3). If you are running Windows on an 8088 or
80286 computer, or on a 386 in real or standard mode, Paradox and
the Personal Programmer run in full-screen mode and appear as
they do when run outside Windows. In this full-screen mode,
press [ALT][ESC] to switch from Paradox to another Windows
application. The Paradox (or PProg) icon appears at the lower
left corner of the Program Manager window; double-click on it to
return to Paradox (or PProg).

After you press a mouse button in a window, its title bar says
Select. This means Windows has taken over control of the
keyboard and mouse so you can cut or paste operations Paradox
does not support. Press [ESC] to return control to Paradox.














PRODUCT : Paradox NUMBER : 617
VERSION : 3.5
OS : PC DOS
DATE : September 11, 1991 PAGE : 3/3

TITLE : Paradox 3.5 / Windows 3.0 Readme Update




To close files properly and prevent data loss, always exit
Paradox using the keyboard (press [F10] and choose Exit|Yes), not
the mouse. If you try to exit Windows with Paradox still
running, a warning will appear. You will be given a chance to
exit Paradox properly; Windows will not let you exit without
closing applications.