Contents of the JACKET.TXT file
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^CHerbert Bronner and Jim Row
^1Jacket^0 is a streamlined program that will list the files on a floppy
disk and print them within a template on your printer, which you can then cut
out and assemble into a jacket sleeve for the diskette. This allows you to
have a list of the files on a given disk right at your fingertips, eliminating
the "Gee, I wonder what is on this disk" questions which inevitably arise.
Jacket is driven from a menu bar on the top line of the screen which offers
the following options:
ReadDir Select Print Clear Help Quit
This option allows you to specify the drive and path from which to get
the list of files. It also allows you to select the mask to use in obtaining
the file listing. See "File Mask" below for an explanation of how a mask is
The current drive/path and mask are displayed in a box in the center of
the screen. To accept the information displayed, press the "Enter" key. If
you wish to change the drive and/or path, move the cursor to that field using
the up arrow key and type in the new information. To change the file mask,
move the cursor to that field and type in the new mask to be used. Once you
are satisfied with the drive/path and mask, press the "Enter" key to execute
the directory read. Control will return to the main menu and the chosen files
will be listed in the center of the screen in bright white.
specifies drive "a" as the drive to use for the file listing.
specifies drive "b", directory "games", as the drive and path
to use for the file listing.
A file mask is a combination of the DOS wild cards, * and ?, and
filename characters and is used to specify a group of files. Consult
your DOS manual for further information about wild cards.
File Mask Examples:
*.* This is Jacket's default file mask. It specifies that all files
in the directory are to be listed. The * before the period says
to include all file names; the * after the period says to include
*.txt Specifies that all files with the extension "txt" are to be
a*.* Specifies that all files beginning with an "a" are to be included.
test?.* Specifies that files beginning with the word "test" and followed
by any single character are to be included.
Once you have read the directory (by performing the ReadDir command), use
this option to select the specific files to be printed on the jacket. The
default is for all files listed to be printed. If this is what you want, you
can go directly to "Print" after reading the directory without performing a
"Select" (if you have already chosen Select, press the Esc key to return to
the menu). If you want to further limit the files to be printed on the
jacket, continue with this option to deselect the files you do not want to
A highlight bar appears over the first file in the listing. To deselect
a file, move the highlight bar to it and press the spacebar. When you are
finished selecting the files to be printed, press the Esc key to return to the
main menu. The bottom of the screen is a brief help bar explaining how to
move around the file listing and how to select and deselect files:
F1 - Pops up a box with information on selecting files.
F2 - Toggles all of the files between selected (bright white)
and deselected (dull white).
Space - Toggles the file the highlight bar is on between selected
Bar and deselected.
Arrow - Move the highlight bar (Up arrow moves the bar up, etc.)
PageUp - Previous page of file listing (if any).
PageDn - Next page of file listing (if any).
Esc - Return to the main menu.
This option will print the jacket template. If you have selected files
to be printed, they will be printed on the front of the jacket sleeve. If you
have not read a directory or have not selected any files, a blank jacket will
be printed. Remember, if there is a list of files on the screen, those
displayed in bright white will be printed--dull white ones will not.
NOTE : There is a limited amount of space on the front of a jacket
sleeve. If you have selected more files than will fit on the sleeve, only the
first 46 (approx.) will be printed.
ASSEMBLING THE JACKET
Once the jacket template has been printed, remove the paper
from your printer. Cut around the outer edges. Horizontal outer
edges are designated by dashes--vertical edges by exclamation
points. The inner lines, made up of dots, are the fold lines.
Fold the jacket along these lines. Fold the two large sections
toward each other with the file listing facing out. The two
smaller flap-like sections protruding from the face of the jacket
should be folded around the back and taped or glued in place.
Your jacket is now finished and ready for use. If these
instructions are not sufficiently clear, simply examine one of
your old disk sleeves.
This option clears the screen and memory. Any previous file listing is
erased from the screen and is no longer available.
This option pops up a box with overall help on using Jacket.
This option allows you to exit Jacket, and causes a prompt to appear
confirming that you wish to quit. Press "Y" to continue quitting or "N" if
you wish to return to Jacket.
To run this program outside ^1Big Blue Disk^0, type: ^1JACKET^0.
DISK FILES THIS PROGRAM USES: