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| Package Summary and |
| Installation Instructions |
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| InContext(TM) |
| Work Environment Manager |
| Version 1.10 |
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| Last updated: January 1993 |
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| Copyright 1993 Rams' Island Software |
| All rights reserved |
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| PACKAGE DESCRIPTION |
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This package contains the InContext(TM) Work Environment Manager
(Version 1.10), by Rams' Island Software. This document contains only
a very brief description of the package and its features, along with
instructions for its installation. Quite detailed documentation is
included in the package, but it is in archived form, and is more
easily read after installation.

InContext is a shareware program. This evaluation version includes
all features of the program, and is not crippled in any way. You may
use it for up to 30 days, without charge (see INCONTXT.DOC for more
details). If you like the program, and wish to continue its use after
this evaluation period, you are required to pay for the program (see
REGISTER.DOC for more details). Any fee you may have paid to others
(disk vendors, dealers, etc.) to obtain this evaluation version was a
fee for their copying and distribution services, rather than a pay-
ment for continued use of the program.


Brief Description of InContext
------------------------------

InContext(TM) is a complete Work Environment Manager for expert PC
users. This program automates more aspects of the PC user's work than
any other product. Designed by a PhD ergonomist, InContext is based
on fundamental principles of how people actually work. It allows you
to organize your computer around your work habits, rather than the
other way around.

On top of a unique, object-oriented DOS shell, InContext provides
well-integrated task/project planning and calendar management. Tasks
can be associated with directories, appropriate materials, and proce-
dures. An extensive procedure language and smart application launch-
ing make InContext a powerful platform from which to work. Fast
internal editor/viewer and archive viewers for ARC/ARJ/LZH/PAK/ZIP
are among an extensive array of features that round out this complete
Work Environment Manager. ASP shareware.

NEW VERSION 1.10 now has Gantt charts, multiple-file tagging, 4DOS-
compatible extended file descriptions, PKZIP 2.04c support, *many*
new features.

(For more detail, see "Features", below.)




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Required Configuration
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Requires IBM PC or compatible, 512K RAM, a hard disk, and DOS 3.0 or
above.


Package Contents
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See the file PACKING.LST for a description of the various files that
make up the distribution package.


Other Relevant Package Information
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See the file WHATSNEW.DOC for information about new features and bug
fixes in this version.

See the file REGISTER.DOC for information about the cost, benefits,
and procedure for registering as a user of InContext.

See the file VENDOR.DOC for information about distributing this
package as a disk vendor, BBS operator, computer club, in-store rack
vendor, etc.

























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| FEATURES OF InCONTEXT |
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Full-featured calendar with repeating tasks, many options
Multiple task types, including Appt, ToDo, Span, Work
Task notes by task, or shareable among tasks
Printouts by month, week, or day-timer day, with/without notes
(Or, registered bonus utility exports data to Calendar Creator Plus)
Logging of completed tasks

Hierarchic task planning by project
Task predecessor/successor networks
Gantt charts of task networks, with printouts

Computer support for working on planned or unplanned tasks
Association of tasks with directory, correct materials, procedure
Work-in-Progress stack aids rapid context shifts, interruptions
Powerful procedure language with macro capability, plus DOS commands

Unique, object-oriented DOS shell
Selection of file or group presents menu of type-relevant actions
Ability to focus easily on relevant materials in relevant directory
User-definable "views" by file type
Multiple-file tagging
Extended-length file descriptions (4DOS-compatible)
File attribute and timestamp editing
Ability to define your own object classes and their behavior
Find command locates files by name (wildcards allowed)
User-configurable main display layouts
Separate configurations, task lists for multiple users
Fast internal text editor and text/hex viewer
Fast internal archive viewers for ARC/ARJ/LZH/PAK/ZIP (PKZIP 2.04)

Excellent application encapsulation features
Swapping to EMS/XMS or disk, with 11K (or zero) memory usage
Application notes on use with many other software products

Easy use by keyboard, mouse, or both
One mouseclick can select task, directory, materials, start process

Compatible with 4DOS, DESQview, DR-DOS, virtually all DOS applications

Hypertext-based, context-sensitive help system, with index, text search
On-line tutorial for fastest familiarity
Usage examples, to illustrate effective use of advanced features

Excellent technical support by voice phone, E-mail, BBS, regular mail


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| HOW TO INSTALL AND START THE PROGRAM |
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The installation procedure for InContext is quite simple. The package
includes a program, "INSTALL.EXE", which automates the entire
process. You will also need about 1M of available disk space on the
hard drive on which you plan to install InContext. After the instal-
lation, you can implement space-saving measures to substantially
reduce the amount of continuing disk space used by InContext, if you
like.

The exact steps you need to take will depend on how you received
InContext.


Installing from Diskette(s)
---------------------------

To install from diskette(s), you need to perform the following steps.

o Place InContext distribution diskette "Disk 1" in the ap-
propriate diskette drive.

o Execute the "INSTALL.EXE" program on the distribution diskette.
For example, if the distribution diskette is on drive A:, type
the MS-DOS command, "a:install".

o Follow the instructions presented by the installation program.
You will have a chance to approve installation before any
changes are actually made to the contents of your hard drive.
The program will ask you for a destination directory, and will
copy the InContext files to that directory. If you received
InContext on two diskettes, you will need to insert Disk 2 in
the diskette drive when asked to do so. If you so direct it,
the installation program will install executable programs and
documentation in other directories of your choice. It will make
no other changes; specifically, it will not modify your
autoexec.bat or config.sys files.



Installing from a Hard Drive
----------------------------

If you downloaded InContext from a BBS (or received it in the form of
archive files from some other source), you will need to perform the
following steps.


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o Extract the contents of the archive file(s) in a temporary
directory on your hard drive. The procedure for doing this
varies, depending on the form in which you received the
package. In all likelihood, the fact that you are reading this
text means that you already have the necessary tools and
knowledge to perform this step. If not, you should be able to
obtain directions for this from the same source from which you
received the package.

o Execute the "INSTALL.EXE" program which you have extracted. For
example, if the temporary directory into which you have ex-
tracted the InContext package is C:\TEMPDIR, you would execute
the MS-DOS command, "c:\tempdir\install".

o Follow the instructions presented by the installation program.
You will have a chance to approve installation before any
changes are actually made to the contents of your hard drive.
The program will ask you for a destination directory, and will
copy the InContext files to that directory. If you so direct
it, the installation program will install executable programs
and documentation in other directories of your choice. It will
make no other changes; specifically, it will not modify your
autoexec.bat or config.sys files.

o When you're satisfied that the installation was successful, you
should delete the temporary directory FROM which you installed
InContext (C:\TEMPDIR, in the above discussion), including all
its contents.



You're Ready To Go
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Once you've complete the installation, you should consult the docu-
ments (filename extension "doc") which have been installed. In par-
ticular, read at least the "Overview" and "Quick Start" sections of
the file "INCONTXT.DOC". That document will tell you how to invoke
the program, and will give you other information you need to properly
evaluate InContext. We hope you enjoy the program.











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