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Simple, but useful, menu program for hard drive users.
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Menu-Sys
ver. 3.5
by WRMoller
(c) 1990, W.R.Moller

CONTENTS OF THIS ARCHIVE:

MS35.exe = Menu-Sys 3.5
Menusy35.doc = This File

DISCLAIMER:

This Archive contains FREEWARE there is NO charge to use
this program. However, if you find you like MENU-SYS 3.5
please consider the time it took to develop and forward the
small contribution requested at the end of this .DOC file.

The author asks that you not alter MENUSY35.DOC or MS35.EXE
in any way. However, this does not guarantee that someone
has not added something distructive to the code. Therefore,
BE WARNED:

THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES OF ANY KIND ATTACHED
TO THIS ARCHIVE OR ITS CONTENTS. THE AUTHOR
WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE
RESULTING FROM THE USE OR ABUSE OF MENU-SYS.

In addition, the author asks that no person or company use
MENU-SYS for profit or commercial use.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

IBM compatible PC running DOS 2.0 - 3.3 (not tested with 4.x)
COLOR or MONOCHROME monitor.

OVERVIEW:

Menu-Sys 3.5 is exactly that, a MENU SYStem for PC compatibles
with some form of hard drive. Menu-Sys 3.5 (MS35) allows you
to load commands into data files then execute the commands
from the MS35 display screen with a single keystroke.

DOCUMENTATION:

The file MS35.EXE must be kept in a subdirectory named:

[Default Drive]:\MENUSYS

In most cases the DEFAULT DRIVE will be "C".

MS35 determines the current drive when first started then it
checks to see if the \MENUSYS directory exists. If it doesn't
exist it will create it. To avoid creating new \MENUSYS direct-
ories on other drives or new data files, do not start MS35 from
any drive other than the one which contains the directory \MENUSYS.

The data for MS35's menu choices is stored in five data files,
which are always kept in the subdirectory \MENUSYS. Each data
file is created the first time a menu is requested.

To execute MS35 simply type "MS35" from the DOS prompt and press
ENTER , no quote marks or capitals needed. At this point MS35
will create the file "MSM1.DAT" if it does not already exist
or load the default menu choices if it does exist. It is
reccommended that you add the directory \MENUSYS to your PATH
statement and make the last line in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file read:

MS35

This way your system will BOOT directly into MS35.

The display screen of MS35 shows 26 possible programs listed as
"(a)." through "(z)". Five different menus are possible, (1)
through (5), 130 total choices are available. The use of 10
FUNCTION KEYS are shown in the lower portion of the display.

The function keys are as follows:

F1 or 1 = MENU 1 (Displays the MENU 1 choices)
F2 or 2 = MENU 2 (Displays the MENU 2 choices)
F3 or 3 = MENU 3 (Displays the MENU 3 choices)
F4 or 4 = MENU 4 (Displays the MENU 4 choices)
F5 or 5 = MENU 5 (Displays the MENU 5 choices)
F6 or 6 = ADD (ADDs a program to MS35)
F7 or 7 = DEL (DELETEs a program from MS35)
F8 or 8 = SWAP (SWAPs locations of program displays)
F9 or 9 = DATA (Displays the DATA for a menu listing)
F10 or 0 = SHELL (SHELLs to DOS for temporary stay)

F1 DETAILS:

By pressing the "F1" key you will switch the .DAT file that MS35 is
reading to MSM1.DAT. This will display MENU 1 choices. This is the
file that MS35 will start with.

F2 DETAILS:

By pressing the "F2" key you will switch the .DAT file that MS35 is
reading to MSM2.DAT. This will display MENU 2 choices.

F3 DETAILS:

By pressing the "F3" key you will switch the .DAT file that MS35 is
reading to MSM3.DAT. This will display MENU 3 choices.

F4 DETAILS:

By pressing the "F4" key you will switch the .DAT file that MS35 is
reading to MSM4.DAT. This will display MENU 4 choices.

F5 DETAILS:

By pressing the "F5" key you will switch the .DAT file that MS35 is
reading to MSM5.DAT. This will display MENU 5 choices.

F6 DETAILS:

Use "F6" to ADD programs to the current menu data file. Pressing
"F6" generates a series of INPUT requests. They are as follows:

* Where do you want the program to be added ? [a-z]

RESPONSE: Press any key "a" thru "z" (your choice)

* Enter the NAME to be displayed on the menu:

RESPONSE: NewProgram (example)

* Enter the full PATH to the program:

RESPONSE: C:\ROOT\SUB1\SUB2 (example)

* Enter the COMMAND used to execute the program:

RESPONSE: MAKEITGO (example)
or
RESPONSE: DIR A: /p (example)

There is a warning after the last INPUT request that allows you
to ESCAPE to the MS35 display.

F7 DETAILS:

Pressing "F7" generates an INPUT request as follows:

* Which program do you want to DELETE ? [a-z]

RESPONSE: Press any key "a" thru "z" (your choice)

There is a warning after the INPUT request that allows the user
to ESCAPE to the MS35 display.

F8 DETAILS:

Press "F8" if you want to exchange positions of two menu
listings. You will be asked for the first listing of the
SWAP and then the second listing.

There is a warning message which allows you to exit the "F8"
procedure or to continue with the SWAP.

F9 DETAILS:

Press "F9" to check the PATH and COMMAND data used to start a
program or execute a command. The DATA will be displayed until
a you press any key.

F10 DETAILS:

"F10" takes advantage of the BASIC "SHELL" command. This allows
MS35 to temporarily drop the user into DOS until "EXIT" is typed
at the DOS PROMPT and ENTER is pressed. At which point the user
is returned to MS35.

ESC:
This is the way out... Use this key when you are finished using
MS35 or if you want to leave MS35 and don't plan on returning
right away. Pressing "ESC" exits MS35 after a brief "Thank you".


SPECIAL NOTE:

IF you accidentally press a function key and want to get back
to the MS35 display, press RETURN until you get to a WARNING
quiry. You can then press "n" or "ESC" with no harm done.



CREDITS AND COMMENTS:

It has taken many hours of work to develop this program. Please,
if you like this program and continue to use it I would appreciate
a contribution to help defray my costs. ($5.00 is fair)

Send contributions to:
WRMoller
18 Randolph St.
Lincoln Park, NJ 07035

If you have any comments leave a message on one of the following:

COMPUSERVE ID# 75340,3704

PC-LINK USER NAME WRMoller


ENJOY !!!


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