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Hard Disk Organizer -- Organizes programs into a menu system -- advantage is that it allows a large number of menu levels.
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Hard Disk Organizer — Organizes programs into a menu system — advantage is that it allows a large number of menu levels.
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Hard Disk Organizer


Version 2.0

HDO is used to replace the DOS prompt with a menu of the
software on your hard drive. You are able to add, change, or
delete menu items and with a color monitor you can alter the
screen colors. There are (26) items allowed on the main menu
{A through Z}, with (9) sub-menu's each {A through I}, for a
total of (234) menu items. HDO will allow fast access to
your software with single keystroke menu options.

To run the install program insert the HDO disk into drive A:
and type INSTALL and press the [enter] key. This will copy
all of the program and data files into a MENU sub-directory
on your hard drive. The install program will also edit your
AUTOEXEC.BAT file so that every time you turn on your
computer HDO will automatically execute.

After installing HDO at the DOS prompt type `MENU' and press
the [Enter] key. At this point your opening menu will
appear and awaits your command.

To add your software to the main menu you must go through
menu maintenance, to do this press [F1]. A pop-up screen
will appear over the main menu. In the upper right of the
menu maintenance screen there are the letters of the

choose the letter you wish to coordinate with your menu
option by advancing with the right and left cursor
keys (choose by pressing the [Enter] key).

Once you have chosen the appropriate letter for your
software, you will get another group of letters. The first
letter, set apart from the rest, is for the main menu
heading. The main menu heading is used only for the
description that will display on the main menu. Press
the [Enter] key on the main menu heading. Then you will see
only options to edit the description and password, use the up
and down cursors to move from one to the other. Press enter
on the description. Now you may create or edit the main menu
description for this item. Type in the description and press
enter. You may also password protect this option by pressing
enter when the password is highlighted, *** remember to write
down all passwords to reference should you forget them ***.
Press the [Esc] key to save your type.

Before you can go on you must have: the correct drive,
directory and/or sub-directory, and file to run your
software. To find this information, look in the software
reference manual or consult your local software dealer.
The next step in adding a menu option is to tell HDO where to
find your program. Your cursor will be highlighted on the
menu heading, move to the right by pressing the right cursor
key. These nine options are for your sub-menu, if you use
only one of these options, the sub-menu will not display. to
add to the sub-menu, press enter when the appropriate letter
is highlighted. Then HDO will display a list of selections
it finds vital to the operation of this menu item. From this
point you have four options: press [F5] for customize, press
[F9] for the directory, manualy enter the the information for
each line, or [F2] for menu configuration.

OPTION [F5] Custom:
Pressing [F5] Will bring up the customize window. With this
you can write a simple of complex batch file, there are (30)
lines available. You must first fill in the line for
description before HDO will allow you to press [F5]. Refer
to your MS-DOS users manual for questions on batch files.

OPTION [F9] Directory:
Pressing [F9] Will bring up a directory window. This will
allow you to show HDO the file you want to execute with this
menu item. The following list of keys that may be used to
scroll through this list: [Up] arrow, [Down] arrow, [Page
Up], [Page Down], [Home], [End].

You must first fill in the line for description before HDO
will allow you to press [F9]. After you have done this,
the first view displayed is the drive option, this will
start at drive C: and go all the way to Z: if available.
This is where you select the drive where your program can
be found. If you only have drive C: available you must
either press [Enter] to select this drive or press escape
to exit.

The next view will be of the directories and executable
files in the root directory of the drive you have selected
*** only the executable files are displayed ***. To
scroll through the list, press the up and down cursor
keys. To select press the [enter] key. If the file to
start your program is in the root directory, press the
[enter] key when it is highlighted and you will return to
the menu maintenance screen where you can save by pressing
the [Esc] key.

If the file to start your program is in a directory other
than the root, you must press enter on the appropriate
directory { an option with to the right of it} and

another view will display, this time of the files and sub-
directories in the directory you have chosen. Continue
until you have found the correct file to access your
software. Press enter when it is highlighted to return to
the menu maintenance screen. Once you have completed
this, the menu maintenance screen should show the
appropriate drive, directory and/or subdirectory, and file
to start your software program. Press the [Esc] key to
save and go on to add the next software program, press the
[escape] key again to return to the main menu.

To go through the manual addition, press the [Enter] on the
appropriate line and fill in the selection and press the
[enter] key once again. Press the [Esc] key to save and go
on to the next addition.

OPTION [F2] Menu Configuration:
Pressing [F2] will overlay yet another window for setting the
screen colors and opening menu description. Recommended
monochrome settings are as follows: Border = 15, Background
= 0, Text = 7. Any other combination may result in loss of
text or border.

The Screen Blank option is the length of time (in minutes)
that the menu will sit un-used before the screen-saver blanks
the screen. Use the [Right] & [Left] cursor keys to change
the blank time from `Disabled' to `9 Min'.

The Opening Menu description is the wording right above the
menu selections, and may be changed.

The Screen Speed option toggles between Fast and Slow with
the [Right] & [Left] cursor keys.

The Menu Password option is the password used on exit to DOS
and Menu Configuration.

Press [Esc] to save changes and exit to Menu Maintenance.

Please detach and complete the form below and mail to:

P.O. Box 1388
Hutchinson, Ks 67501

HDO Ver 2.0 Registration

Name ______________________________________________________

Address ___________________________________________________

City ________________________ State ________ Zip __________

Phone (______) ____________________

Company ___________________________________________________

Purchased From ____________________________________________

Date ______________________

Comments: _________________________________________________






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