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| The BothSides Text Formatter Ver. 3.5 |
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Copyright (C) 1988-1990 by Kenneth R. Casey, Jr and SPELLBOUND! Software
All Rights Reserved
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To print this file to both sides of the page on your printer type:
BOTH BOTH.DOC 66 The BothSides Text Formatter
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CONTENTS:
PART 0.0 CHANGES FROM 3.4
PART 0.1 CHANGES FROM 3.3 -- BUG FIX, TEXT CHANGES
PART 0.2 CHANGES FROM 3.2 -- REGISTERED VERSION ONLY
PART 0.3 CHANGES FROM 3.2 -- COMMON TO SHAREWARE AND REGISTERED VERSIONS
PART 0.4 CHANGES FROM 3.1
PART 1.0 INSTALLATION
PART 1.1 USING THE BOTHSIDES HELP UTILITY
PART 2.0 WHAT IT DOES
PART 2.1 WHAT IT DOES NOT DO
PART 2.2 READYING THE PRINTER
PART 3.0 SENDING OUTPUT DIRECTLY TO THE PRINTER
PART 4.0 TERMINATING BOTHSIDES
PART 5.0 UNFORMATTED TEXT
PART 5.1 66 LINE FORMATTED TEXT
PART 5.2 FF FORMATTED TEXT
PART 5.2.1 IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN USING FF OPTION:
PART 6.0 RUNNING BOTHSIDES WITHOUT THE COMMAND LINE
PART 7.0 RUNNING BOTHSIDES WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT!
PART 7.1 THE SPELLBOUND! SHAREWARE CURSE...
PART 7.2 INDUCEMENTS TO REGISTER!
PART 8.0 PROBLEMS
PART 8.1 TELEPHONE SUPPORT
PART 9.0 THE SPELLBOUND! DIRECTOR, MENU, FILE MANAGER

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DISCLAIMER:
This program is provided "AS IS", without any warranty, expressed or
implied. This includes without limitation, the fitfulness to a particular
purpose, application, and warranties of merchantability.

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N E W ! N E W! N E W! N E W ! N E W! N E W! N E W !

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PART 0.0 CHANGES FROM 3.4

In previous versions, BothSides only examined the first 66 lines of the
text file in order to determine whether the file was formfeed delimited. It
now checks up to the first 200 lines. By using your word processor to insert
the page breaks, you can use BothSides to print as many lines per page as you
wish. For example, you can enter the control code sequence which causes your
print to print 8 lines per inch and have your word processor insert page
breaks every 88 lines. This way you can have 88 lines per page. If you were
to try this before, BothSides would report that there were no page breaks as
only the first 66 lines would be checked. While you could still format it
with the "FF" option, it was confusing. Many thanks to Jack Hoke of Oregon
City, OR for pointing this out to us. Jack uses this method to format long
source code listings for programs!
BothSides now has the capability to accept a value for a left margin.
This is good for documentation files (such as this one) which are shipped
with no left margin to conserve space. Specifying a left margin allows
room for binder holes which otherwise would pierce through the text.

PART 0.1 CHANGES FROM 3.3 -- BUG FIX, TEXT CHANGES

This version corrects a bug which occurred when sending the output
directly to the printer with the 66 line unformatted option and using the
title "None" (which causes a footer to be printed without a title). The
program would print the odd pages using the 66 line unformatted option, but
when the even pages were being printed, it would switch suddenly to 66 line
formatted. This only happened with this particular set of circumstances
and went undiscovered until now, probably because most persons specified a
title. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.
In addition, we changed the wording on some of the screens for
clarification. These and all previous changes are largely the result of
the comments and suggestions of the users of BothSides. If you have ideas
which could make it a better product for everyone, please let us know. We
listen.

PART 0.2 CHANGES FROM 3.2 -- REGISTERED VERSION ONLY

Several of the supporters of BothSides have made suggestions about the
operation of the program which have resulted in the following changes.
Since they were registered users who made these suggestions, we felt it was
they who should benefit from them. For that reason, and to encourage
user support we are making these additions available in a special
enhanced version which you will receive when you register BothSides for
the low price of only $15.00.

1.) The ESC key now backs you back through each of the user entry fields
instead of quitting the program. To quit, you now press ESC until you have
backed out of the entire program. This will allow you to change your mind
and return to a previously entered field to make changes.

2.) All of the settings are saved for future use. This should make the
task of entering control code strings etc. a little easier. Just press
Alt-C to clear the field if the default answer is not the one you prefer.
The answers are saved to the file: BOTH.CFG in the same directory in which
BOTH.EXE resides.

3.) When running BothSides from the command line, the printer control code
string saved in BOTH.CFG will be sent to the top of each of the two files.
Previously, there was no way to send a control code string from the program
using the command line method of running BothSides. To change the control
code string, you must run BothSides without arguments and enter the control
codes into the specified edit field. When you exit the program, the
control code string with be saved to BOTH.CFG.

4.) This version now offers the option of speeding up the display of the
opening information screen which is displayed when no command line
arguments are specified. In the normal display, the lines of text are fed
up from the bottom of the screen one at a time for a special effect. This
may become annoying after a few times. If you would like the screen to
print instantaneously, just rename BOTH.EXE to another file name of your
choice. We recommend BOTH.COM, since it will run just the same and you will
still be able to use the same command syntax when running it. Don't worry
about renaming an EXE file with a COM extension. All EXE files contain the
letters "MZ" at the very beginning of the file which tell DOS to load it as
an EXE file. Be aware that if you have a copy of BOTH.COM in the same
directory as BOTH.EXE, BOTH.COM will always be run as DOS will always run
the COM file before an EXE file of the same name.
CAUTION: The new name cannot have the sequence "BOTH.EXE" within it as
in for instance, "NEWBOTH.EXE". Neither can the path to the renamed
version contain this sequence, (ie. D:\BOTH.EXE\BOTH.COM, admittedly very
unlikely) as the program checks for the existence of this sequence of
characters in its program segment prefix upon startup.
Some people seem to like the way the opening screen works, so we didn't
want to remove it completely. We could have used a command line option,
but that would be tedious. Renaming the file seems to be the best
alternative.

PART 0.3 CHANGES FROM 3.2 -- COMMON TO SHAREWARE AND REGISTERED VERSIONS

We changed the input routines in the edit fields to make them conform
to conventional line input routines. Now use DEL, BS (backspace), INS,
ALT-C (clear line), ALT-R (restore previous clear).

Trying to print to a single sheet fed dot matrix printer never did
work well before. Now when you specify that the program should pause
between pages and you are printing unformatted text using the 66 line
option with page numbers, the program will adjust the lines per page from
the normal 58, down to 54 to allow for the generous top and bottom margins
used by single sheet printers. Printing formfeed paginated and 66 line
formatted files will probably not work on any but laser printers as the
printer must be able to print to all 66 lines of the page. There may be
dot matrix printers able to do this, but we are not aware of any. You can
still print to single sheet printers using these other methods, but the
footers, headers, top and bottom margins will probably be misindexed.

To prepare the printer for either of the 66 line methods, you now
position the printhead to the very top line of the page. This will make
the process much easier in our opinion and leave less to chance. Since the
program won't be able to determine the size of the header or top margin in
FF formatted files, you will have to position the printhead to the line
where the text will be printed to index the TOF.


PART 0.4 CHANGES FROM 3.1
We have removed the ability to specify the "PRN" device as the
destination when sending output directly to the printer. This was a source
of much confusion as this would not work on many printers. You may now
specify only LPT1, 2, or 3. If you still have difficulty sending the
output in rare circumstances, just send the output to FILENAME.ONE and
FILENAME.TWO and send the files to the printer using either DOS' "COPY"
command, or the DOS "PRINT" command. We are very sorry for any confusion
this may have caused.
In addition, with this version we have added some special incentives
to registration. See "PART 7.2 INDUCEMENTS TO REGISTER" for details.
Thank you to those who have supported this program and for your kind
comments and suggestions. We do appreciate your honesty in a time when
registration is by far the exception and not the rule.

PART 1.0 INSTALLATION
Installation of BothSides is very simple. For best results, just copy
the two files, BOTH.EXE and BOTH.DOC into a single directory which has been
included in your PATH environment variable. The PATH environment variable
is usually set when you boot your computer. There should be a line in your
AUTOEXEC.BAT file in the root directory of your boot drive which says
something like: PATH C:\UTIL;C:\DOS. This is your path statement. In this
case, you could copy the two files into C:\UTIL. This way, you could run
BothSides from anywhere on your system by just typing "BOTH". The file
BOTH.DOC is the documentation for BothSides and is unformatted. You might
want to use BothSides to format it and send it to your printer. Specify
66 line unformatted text by specifying a title to be printed at the bottom
of each page.

PART 1.1 USING THE BOTHSIDES HELP UTILITY
Help for BothSides is in the form of the ability to view BOTH.DOC from
within the program. To view this file, you must be in an edit field. You
are in an edit field when you are prompted to type information into a
reverse video field. In addition, BOTH.DOC must be in the same directory
as the file BOTH.EXE. For best results, follow the directions given in
"PART 1.0. INSTALLATION".
To view the help file, press the F1 key. Use the PgUp, PgDn, and
Arrow keys to navigate through the file. When you wish to exit the help
screen, press the ESC key.

PART 2.0 WHAT IT DOES

BothSides was written to enable the printing of ASCII (or DOS) text
files in such a way that the text would be printed to both sides of the
printer paper. An ASCII or DOS text file is a file containing no word
processor codes etc. It must be straight text which is readable by using
the DOS "TYPE" command. Your word processor must be capable of saving to
this format. Saving in Wordstar's "nondocument mode" is one such example.
In WordPerfect, you save it as a "DOS Text File" by pressing CTRL-F5. PC-
Write saves files in this format by default. See your word processor's
documentation to see how to save your files in ASCII format.
While there have been several utilities around which could
do this in the simplest sense, they would work only on a specific type of
text file. Using them on shareware documentation would result in having
the footer in the middle of the page and the table of contents would no
longer be relevant.
BothSides has the capability to handle the three types of pagination
formats. This means that you can print your shareware or any other
documentation whether it has been formatted with 66 lines per page, with
formfeed or pagebreak characters, or YOU can do the formatting if it has
not been formatted at all!
When you create your own text files, you can use BothSides to format
the text for printing on both sides of the paper and place the title of the
document and the page number at the bottom of the page.
BothSides has the added capability also not found in the other
utilities of sending its output directly to the printer! If you do not
wish the output sent to the printer, but to files, it will create from
FILENAME.TXT, FILENAME.ONE, (containing the odd-numbered pages), and
FILENAME.TWO, (containing the even-numbered pages).

To refer to the three pagination schemes, we will use the following
terms:

UNFORMATTED -- This is continuous text without headers or footers
and containing no pagebreaks. (If it has pagebreaks
BothSides can remove them if you wish.)

66 LINE FORMATTED -- This is text which begins a new page every 66 lines.
It may contain headers and footers, page numbers
etc.

FORMFEED FORMATTED -- This text contains formfeed (or pagebreak) control
characters which cause the printer to advance to the
top of the next page when they are encountered in
the text. This character is one of the 31 ASCII
control characters, namely CTRL-L, and has the ASCII
value of 12. It has the appearance of the "ankh"
symbol.

When running BothSides, you will need to tell it which of these
methods has been used to paginate the text file to be processed. If the
file has been formfeed formatted, you may use one of the other methods as
well as any formfeeds encountered while formatting with either of the 66
line methods will be removed. Use caution as this may very well cause any
headers and footers to become misindexed, causing them to appear somewhere
other than at the top or bottom of the page.
BothSides will examine the file for you to determine whether the file
contains formfeeds or not. You may then use this information to determine
which method to use.

When BothSides finishes its job when printing to files, it will tell
you how many sheets you will need to print the document so that you can be
sure you have enough paper to finish.

After running BothSides, print FILENAME.ONE, then turn the paper over
and print FILENAME.TWO on the back side. That's all there is to it!

The DOS commands for printing a file from the DOS prompt are as follows:

COPY FILENAME.ONE PRN or
COPY FILENAME.ONE LPT1 (for parallel printers)
COPY FILENAME.ONE COM1 (for serial printers)

or if DOS' PRINT.COM is available:

PRINT FILENAME.ONE

...and then turn the paper over and insert page one in reversed. Page two
and the following even-numbered pages will be printed on this side.

PART 2.1 WHAT IT DOES NOT DO
Some of BothSide's supporters have asked how to perform such functions
with BothSides as the changing of margins. Changing the margins of your
text files is an operation best left to your word processor. It is beyond
the scope and purpose of this utility to format the margins of text files.
Its sole purpose is to enable you to take text files which you have
previously formatted with your word processor and print them to both sides
of the page. There are many features which could conceivably be added to
this utility which would overlap those already contained in most word
processors. This utility was written to fill a need which word processors
do not fill.
If you have ideas for additional functions which BothSides could
perform, or indeed you have an idea for an unrelated utility, please let us
know about it. If we do use your idea, you will be entitled to a free
update or copy of the program!

PART 2.2 READYING THE PRINTER
When using either 66 line option with continuous feed printers, align
the print head with the very top line of the page. When processing FF
(formfeed) paginated text files, look at the file to get an idea of the top
and bottom margins used in the file and then position the printhead at the
approximate position on the page where the top margin would begin.
When using a continuous sheet fed printer, begin with an additional
sheet of paper ahead of what will be page one for easy insertion when you
print the other side, and it's a good idea to leave an extra sheet at the
end so that your printer doesn't stop and give the "Out of paper" warning
in the middle of the last page.

PART 3.0 SENDING OUTPUT DIRECTLY TO THE PRINTER
BothSides has the unique capability to send its output directly to the
printer. This option is not available from the command line. Just invoke
the program without the parameters and follow the prompts. At the printer
PORT prompt, specify LPT1, LPT2 or LPT3. If you have a serial printer
attached to COM1 or COM2, use DOS' MODE.EXE or MODE.COM to reconfigure it
to LPT1 or LPT2 and then specify LPTn. If, for some reason you are unable
to to do this, just have it create to files and copy them to your COM port.
You will also be prompted for a control code string to be sent to the
printer when it prints the text. Enter the decimal values for the codes
ie. 27 120 48 each separated from the next by a space, (this string
instructs an Epson printer to print in draft mode).
When the program finishes printing the odd numbered pages, the program
will pause so that you may turn off the printer and reinsert the paper with
the back side facing up. You must turn off the printer in order to reindex
TOF (top of form)! Don't worry that the control string will be lost when
you turn the printer off. The control string will be sent again before
sending the even numbered pages.

PART 4.0 TERMINATING BOTHSIDES
To abort the program at any time, just press ESC until you have backed
out of the entire program. If this key is pressed during the actual file
conversion process, the page in process will be completed and then the
program will terminate. On occasion, you may mistakenly specify "FF" for a
file with no formfeed characters. In this case, because the BothSides
looks for the formfeed character to signal the end of the page, it will
write the entire file to page one. The ESC key will not work here. Press
Control "C" (while holding down the "CTRL" key, press "C") and the program
will terminate immediately without respect to the part of the page in
process.
The ESC key allows you to process just a part of a document, yet
ending with a full page. As it begins to process the final page you want,
just press ESC. It will finish the page, then terminate. This is
especially convenient for FF paginated files in which the pages are clearly
delimited.

PART 5.0 UNFORMATTED TEXT
Syntax: BOTH FILENAME.TXT 66 The Title of the Document

Unformatted text is text which has not been formatted with either the
^L formfeed character or with 66 lines per page. This is continuous text
with no pagebreaks, no pagenumbers, and no table of contents. This
documentation is an example of unformatted text. Why don't you try it out
on this documentation? Just type:

BOTH BOTH.DOC 66 The BothSides Text Formatter

What the unformatted 66 line option will do is format your text by
printing three blank lines to the top of each page, print 58 lines of
text, print two blank lines, print the title and page number on a single
line, and then print two more blank lines to complete the 66 line page.
This is a very handy way to format your own documents you have created
with your word processor!

This option is selected by specifying "66" as the option and adding a
title for your text to the command line. A title MUST be specified for
this option! If you do not wish to use a title, but wish to have page
numbers inserted into the document, specify "NONE" as the title.
Consequently, you may not title your document "NONE".

You may use this option to format files containing formfeed
pagebreaks, as all formfeeds will be removed during processing. Be aware
that any previous page format will be lost during processing as page
numbers, etc. may no longer be relevant.

Prepare the printer by positioning the printhead at the very top line
of the page, as several blank lines will be printed first! In previous
versions of BothSides this was not done. In the interest of consistency,
it was decided that this was the easiest way to do it.

PART 5.1 66 LINE FORMATTED TEXT
Syntax: BOTH FILENAME.TXT 66

66 Line Formatting is text which has 66 lines for every page. There
are no formfeed characters (^L, ASCII "12") in the text. Much of shareware
documentation is formatted this way.

Frequently this type of documentation will include pagenumbers, table
of contents, and perhaps simple text based graphics which you wouldn't want
broken up between pages.

If the document you are working with is formatted this way, use must
use the "66" option to format the document. Otherwise you will have blank
spaces in the middle of the document and any page numbers and table of
contents will be incorrect. Using the "66" option alone will leave the
page numbers alone, and the table of contents will still be relevant. YOU
MUST NOT SPECIFY A TITLE FOR THIS FORMAT!

You may also use this option on documentation which has formfeed
characters if you wish as any formfeed characters will be removed during
processing. Be aware that page numbers etc. will probably no longer be
positioned correctly on the page if you do this.

To prepare the printer, position the printhead at the very top line of
the page as all 66 lines will be printed to each page.


PART 5.2 FF FORMATTED TEXT
Syntax: BOTH FILENAME.TXT FF

FF formatted text is text which uses the ^L or ASCII "12" character as
a pagebreak. When the printer receives this character, it advances to the
top of the next page before printing any following characters. For text
which has been formatted this way, you must specify the "FF" option to
select this. You may not specify a title for this option! When BothSides
reaches a FF in the document, it ends the page there and begins the next
page. The files it creates will still be formatted with formfeeds and any
table of contents and page numbers will still be relevant.


PART 5.2.1 IMPORTANT CONSIDERATIONS WHEN USING FF OPTION:

To prepare the printer in this case it may not be wise to position the
printhead at the very top line of the page. This is because there may only
be much less than 66 text lines per page. The text would immediately be
printed to the top line of the page, and when the page break is reached, a
large gap would appear at the bottom of each page. Examine the text file
to determine the size of the top margin, and position the print head
accordingly.
After printing FILENAME.ONE, having selecting the "FF" option, it is
advisable to re-initialize the printer, as any turning of the printer
roller during the insertion of the paper for printing FILENAME.TWO will
cause the TOF to misindex, thus beginning a new page somewhere other than
the top of the sheet.

PART 6.0 RUNNING BOTHSIDES WITHOUT THE COMMAND LINE
Syntax: BOTH

If you prefer not to use the command line, you may start the program
by typing "BOTH ". You will then be prompted for all of
the information needed to process the file. If at any time you wish to
change the answer to a previous prompt, (Registered version only) just
press the ESC key until the screen you wish to change appears. To quit the
program, press ESC until you have backed completely out of the program.

All of the information entered into the several edit fields will be
saved to BOTH.CFG in the directory in which the BothSides program resides,
and will be the default answers in future sessions until changed. This
should save a lot of typing time and make the program more convenient to
use. (Registered version only.)

If you choose "66" for the option, you will then be prompted for a
title for printing on each page. If the text is 66 LINE FORMATTED, you
will not want to specify a title; leave it blank. If it is UNFORMATTED,
then you must specify a title to select this option.

It is not wise to format unformatted text with any other than the
UNFORMATTED option. Doing so would print text from the top line to the
bottom line of every page and perhaps writing on the perforation of
continuous feed sheets. If an error occurs due to an improper filename,
you will be told of the error and prompted again for the filename and
options. Just press "ESC" to quit during the prompts.

If an error occurs during a command line startup of BothSides, you
will be prompted for the filename, options, and title.

While the file is being processed, you will see a display at the
bottom of the screen giving you a report on the page number and the line
being processed on that page.

You may press "ESC" (the ESCape key) to abort during the formatting
process. When you press "ESC" at this time, the current page will be
finished and the program will cease. This allows you to process only a
fixed number of pages, should you so choose. If you press "ESC" while
BothSides is processing page 5, the program will shut down when it reaches
the end of page 5. Again, if you need to "break out" of BothSides
immediately, pressing "Control-C" will accomplish it without finishing the
page.

PART 7.0 RUNNING BOTHSIDES WITHOUT PAYING FOR IT!
We cannot recommend running BOTHSIDES without paying for it for the
following reason...

PART 7.1 THE SPELLBOUND! SHAREWARE CURSE...
You are granted a limited license to use the program for 5 days. If
after 5 days, you continue to use the program, you MUST register to
continue to use it. If you do not register, you may give copies to friends
and upload it to bulletin boards, but you must not continue to make use of
the program.
If you use the program and enjoy it, send at least the $10.00 to
register the shareware version. If you would like the enhanced version,
please send $15.00. If you fail to send the $10.00, you will fall into the
snare of the SPELLBOUND! Software Super Duper New and Improved, All Purpose
Shareware curse. When we at SPELLBOUND! decided to come up with our own
curse, we looked in the yellow pages for a "medium". Although it seems
like a contradiction in terms, they are very "rare", so we had to settle
for a "Weldon". Weldon is not a medium -- but his rates were reasonable.
(We think Weldon IS a little "Well done" due to forgetting to close the
microwave door one too many times.) He agreed to do the job for mentioning
his name in this documentation. This is what he was able to come up
with...

SPELLBOUND! Software's Super Duper, New and Improved, All Purpose Shareware
Curse!
by Weldon
(He never said we had to mention his last name!)

May...
...your pickup blow a head gasket,
...your toilet back up,
...your shrubbery turn brown,
...your boomerang not return
...your spouse become a Hare Krishna
...your dog mistake your leg for a hydrant
...your mother in law move in, permanently
...you develop the following maladies:

prickly heat
gingivitus
the heartbreak of psoriasis
halitosis
irregularity
painful warts

And worst of all...

May the most annoying man in America do a show from your
livingroom on:

"Users who secretly refuse to register shareware and the mothers
who raised them. One person reveals the whole sordid story 'I
refused to register BOTHSIDES' -- next Geraldo"

Can you imagine how cheaply we're letting you off? You could run up
thousands of dollars in medical, psychiatric, plumbing, auto repair, dry
cleaning, and dental costs, the legal costs of deprogramming your spouse...
and BOOMERANG REPAIR! (Do you know how hard it is to find an HONEST
boomerang repairman? Yet they keep getting return business?! I got so
frustrated with ours I tried to throw it away. I gave up after 3 hours.)

$10.00 can save you all this heartache! $15.00 will save you heartache and
get you the enhanced version as well!

PART 7.2 INDUCEMENTS TO REGISTER!

To reward you for your honesty in registering your copy of BothSides,
for a $15.00 registration, we will send to you the very latest enhanced
version of BothSides along with some other popular SPELLBOUND! Software
products. The enhanced version allows the saving of all of your settings
for future use, has the ability to move backward through the program to
make changes to previously edited fields, has no shareware message, and has
the ability to speed up the opening information screen if you desire. For
information on these enhancements, see "PART 0.0 CHANGES FROM 3.2
REGISTERED VERSION ONLY" at the beginning of this documentation.

If you are a previously registered user of the enhanced version, send
your original diskette containing your registered version of BothSides, a
blank formatted diskette prepared to receive the new version, and $5.00 for
shipping and handling. If you previously registered multiple copies of
BothSides, you only need one copy this time. You also qualify for the
SPELLBOUND! Director offer detailed below.

In addition, you may optionally purchase a single copy of the
SPELLBOUND! Director menuing and file management system (not shareware) for
each copy of BothSides you register for 50% off the regular price ($34.95)
or just $16.95! To see some of the features of the SPELLBOUND! Director,
see "PART 9.0 THE SPELLBOUND! DIRECTOR (ATT: VARS, CONSULTANTS)" at the end
of this documentation.

You may send the following form to your printer or print the file,
"ORDER.FRM" included in this package.

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Send to:

SPELLBOUND! Software
P.O. Box 158
Shepherd, MI 48883

Do it BEFORE your spouse has to go to the airport, or Geraldo has another
slow week!

For the very latest version of BothSides, call the following bulletin
boards:

The Mainstream Computers BBS 517-463-8474 300/1200/2400 24hrs

The file will be listed as "BOTH??.ZIP" where "??" corresponds to the
current version number. For technical support, leave mail to "Ken Casey".

PART 8.0 PROBLEMS

PROBLEM:
"FILENAME.ONE and FILENAME.TWO were created, but the entire
document was printed to FILENAME.ONE and it was all printed to one
page."

SOLUTION:
You specified the "FF" option on a page without Formfeeds.
BothSides looks for a formfeed as it prints a page to the file. When
it finds one, it immediately begins printing the next page. If your
document contains no formfeeds (^L or Ascii "12" characters), then
BothSides assumes that it all belongs on one page. You must specify
either "66", or "66 Title" for this type of file.
PROBLEM:
"I can't seem to get the program to work with my printer!"

SOLUTION:
Make sure that your printer is connected to a parallel printer port or
that you have used the DOS MODE command to redirect your serial printer to
LPT1. Do not use the "PRN" device, you must specify one of : LPT1, LPT2,
or LPT3.
If none of this seems to work, you may still send the output to the
two files and print them from DOS.

PART 8.1 TELEPHONE SUPPORT
If you encounter any other problems in your use of BothSides,
please write me at the address given above, or call SPELLBOUND! Software
at (517)-828-6520. Please have your telephone near the computer and have
the contents of AUTOEXEC.BAT, and CONFIG.SYS ready so that we can work out
your problem knowledgeably.
If you have access to a modem, you may call one of the following
bulletin boards and leave mail to "Ken Casey"

The Mainstream Computers BBS 517-463-8474 300/1200/2400 24hrs
Michigan Data Comm BBS 517-773-6344 300/1200 24hrs

PART 9.0 THE SPELLBOUND! DIRECTOR, MENU, FILE MANAGER

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| The SPELLBOUND! DIRECTOR Menu and File Management System |
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The SPELLBOUND! DIRECTOR is a complete Menuing and File Management
system which was designed to be ideal for installation on new machines and
over the counter sales by resellers or consultants under their own company
name. For example Mainstream Computers in Alma, Michigan sells the program
as "The MAINSTREAM MENU SYSTEM". The SPELLBOUND! Director is not being
marketed as shareware.

INDIVIDUAL USERS

If after examining the features below, you decide that you would like
a copy of the SPELLBOUND! DIRECTOR, you may purchase a single copy for
$34.95, or a site license according to the schedule below.

RESELLERS AND CONSULTANTS

As a reseller or consultant, you are called upon many times to provide
support to novice users of your PC systems. The SPELLBOUND! DIRECTOR
provides a very simple to use interface between the user and the operating
system. The File Manager allows him to easily create, rename, and remove
directories; copy, move, and delete multiple files; handles creation,
extraction and viewing of ZIP format files created by PKWare's PKZIP
programs; while executing DOS commands or shelling to DOS from within the
program.
Each time a program is run, as the program is loading, a box is
displayed at the top of the screen which tells the user 1. The item name as
chosen from the menu, 2. the assembled command line which has been handed to
DOS to run the program, and 3. The resident directory. This will help your
customers to become acquainted with DOS while insulating them from its
cryptic commands.
The Menu System will appear in every way to be your own product. YOUR
NAME APPEARS IN THE INTRODUCTION SCREEN, and it appears continuously at the
top of the screen while the Menu is running. EVERY TIME YOUR CUSTOMER
TURNS ON HIS MACHINE, YOUR COMPANY IS ADVERTISED!

COMMENTS FROM SOME OF OUR CUSTOMERS:

"I've worked with a number of other menus with my clients. I prefer
this over all of them."
Charles Lockwood, owner TopComp Computer Systems
Distributes as "TopComp Menuing System"
Traverse City, MI

"Your menu program is excellent! Being new to PCs, the setup
was very easy and reasonably comfortable. I found IBM's Menu
program confusing, but yours was very easy to learn. I enjoy it
very much!"
Dan Singell, Pastor,
Edmore, MI

"For never using a computer until now, it's a much better system
than came with my computer."
Larry Flegel, home user
Edmore, MI

"It's excellent! It's made my job a lot easier. Setting up the
menus is simple and fast!"
Dave Harrison, Businessman
Alma, MI, Purchaser of 20 copy site license


FEATURES OF THE SPELLBOUND! DIRECTOR...

...INSTALLATION PROGRAM makes installation completely painless. Modifies
AUTOEXEC.BAT and CONFIG.SYS (only if you allow it to).

...DOCUMENTATION ON DISK -- can be read from within program, added to or
modified as you like!

...COMPLETELY MOUSE OR KEYBOARD DRIVEN. Mouse settings are completely
adjustable, allowing new mouse users easier handling of the mouse. (Of
course you can use the keyboard in the event that you are afraid of
mice!)

...COMPLETE FILE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM including directory management, handling
of ZIP format files, copying, deleting, moving multiple files, rename
create and delete directories, create @response files etc.

...Intuitive, EXTREMELY SIMPLE to setup and use.

...EASY SETUP via data entry screen. Just answer the questions, the
program handles the rest! EASILY COPY OR MOVE ITEMS BETWEEN MENUS.

...Specify SEQUENCE OF UP TO 15 KEYSTROKES TO BE EXECUTED upon entrance to
your program. EASY SETUP; just type the keys as you would in your
application!

...Create your OWN USER DEFINED HELP for each item in your menu which will
pop up at the press of the F1 key!

...You can have UP TO 255 MENUS of 18 selections per menu!

...All selections may be invoked via a SINGLE KEY PRESS! Three methods
of invocation available: Single keypress, light bar selection, or mouse!

...Define your OWN PROMPT FOR ADDITIONAL PARAMETERS! Example: When the
user selects "Run Word Processor" you can have the program pop up a box
which asks: "Document to load:" and wait for him to type it in!
Furthermore, the name of the document can be inserted anywhere in the
command line!

...SAVES ALL INFORMATION entered into prompt windows by the user for next
time.

...USAGE LOG tracks the starting time, ending time, and time elapsed of all
programs run from the Menu System.

...Prompted PARAMETERS MAY BE INSERTED ANYWHERE in the command line
arguments rather than just being appended to the tail.

...CALENDAR, ASCII and ATTRIBUTE CHARTS, and a FOUR FUNCTION CALCULATOR
with tape available at the press of a key.

...LEAVES ONLY 10k IN MEMORY while running programs; smaller than your
mouse driver.

...Runs programs and RETURNS BY ITSELF; no kludgy batch files to run
through.

...CONFIGURE YOUR OWN COLORS throughout the program. Color code your menus!

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SCHEDULE
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Note: These prices are subject to change without notice.

Individual Copy and Site License Schedule

1 Copy -- $34.95 per copy
2 - 9 -- $30.00 per copy
10 Copies -- $28.00 per copy
11 - 20 Copies -- $25.00 per copy
21 - 50 Copies -- $22.00 per copy (negotiable)
51 - 500 Copies -- $20.00 per copy (negotiable)
501 and up -- $15.00 per copy (negotiable)

If you are interested, please call SPELLBOUND! Software at: (517) 828-6520
or write to:

SPELLBOUND! Software
P.O. Box 158
Shepherd, MI 48883



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