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Contents of the MANUAL.DOC file



PowerMaster Quick Reference Manual




1.1. INTRODUCTION: PC-Wizard PowerMaster is designed to fully automate all
of your computer processing requirements and to facilitate the learning of the
DOS commands that are the "heart and soul" of the computer's amazing power.

With PC-Wizard PowerMaster you can run your favorite application program by
selecting it from the PC-Wizard Programs Menu and then immediately prepare a
backup of your changes by accessing the PC-Wizard Backups Menu. You can add,
change, or delete your programs and backup menu selections quickly and easily
by accessing the PC-Wizard Setup modules. These modules can be accessed direct-
ly from the menu screens by pressing or by selecting the option
from the Main Menu.

These features alone make PC-Wizard PowerMaster one of the most powerful prod-
uctivity tools available today. However, with the addition of the PC-Wizard
Manager you have been taken to the next generation of computer usefulness,
efficiency and POWER!

The PC-Wizard Manager not only allows you to execute any, and ALL, commands
that can be entered from the normal DOS prompt, but actually TEACHES you how
to use each of these commands. Through this revolutionary new approach, even
first-time computer users will be capable of mastering the complexities of DOS
in a matter of hours by viewing all needed instructions for each command
on-screen and then immediately executing the command from the PC-Wizard Manager
Command Line.

PC-Wizard also records every command that you issue from the Manager Command
Line and places them in an ACTIVITY.LOG file. This log file contains the actual
command that you issued, the time and date that you issued it, and also tells
you how long it took your computer to execute the command. This gives you a
complete history of your computer activity that is invaluable for performing
trouble-shooting functions, measuring the computer's performance speed, and
also alerting you to items that you may have missed, such as backing-up files
that have been recently created or modified.

The ACTIVITY.LOG file is also updated each time that you run a program from the
PC-Wizard Programs Menu and when you perform backup operations from the PCW
Backups Menu.

One of the most unique, and POWERFUL, features of PowerMaster Plus+ is that it
automatically removes itself from memory prior to running of the selections
made from the Programs Menus. This allows you to run even your largest account-
ing or database programs from within PowerMaster without fear of running out of
precious RAM memory needed by those programs. PowerMaster is also completely
reliable for running of communications programs without interference or con-
flict of any kind. (As a point of illustration, the PowerMaster Plus+ programs
contained on your distribution disk were compiled without error directly from a
PowerMaster menu selection!)


1.2 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: To use the PC-Wizard PowerMaster Software your
computer must meet a few basic hardware requirements:


* An IBM PC/XT/AT computer (and most compatibles), a hard disk drive and 1
double-sided, double-density floppy disk drive. (Memory requirements will
depend on the type of application programs that you will be executing.)

* PC-DOS or MS-DOS, version 3.3 or later. (Version 3.3 is recommended.)

* Monochrome or color monitor and keyboard.

Note: PC-Wizard's screen colors can easily be adapted to your specific monitor
simply by adjusting the contrast and brightness controls. Screen colors will
change dramatically depending on the setting of these controls.


1.3 PC-WIZARD INSTALLATION: To install PC-Wizard onto your hard disk, simp-
ly place the PC-Wizard diskette in the A: floppy disk drive and at C:\ prompt
type and press the key. (Note: The trailing "A" informs
PC-Wizard that the diskette containing its files is located in Drive A.)

When prompted to do so, provide the requested information concerning which
hard disk drive that you desire to have PC-Wizard installed on. The install
routine will automatically create a directory named QTMASTER on the selected
hard disk drive and transfer all of the PC-Wizard program and data files to
that directory. It will also create a batch file named PCW.BAT and a special
control file named SYSA.PBP and place them in the root directory on drive C:
and then automatically display the PC-Wizard System Start-up Advisory.

Note: For the convenience of users who may have received PC-Wizard through a
computer bulletin board, allowance has also been made for installing PC-Wizard
directly from the hard disk. The hard disk directory containing the PCW master
files can be a UNIQUE named Sub/Dir OTHER than \QTMASTER. (Installation from
within the \QTMASTER directory is prohibited!)

To install from the hard disk, simply make the directory containing the PCW
master files the CURRENT directory by issuing the appropriate ChDir command
and then issue the command and press the key.

After installation has been successfully completed, PC-Wizard will ask if you
want to REMOVE the temporary installation directory. A es response means
that you want ALL files in this directory to be DELETED and the directory to
be REMOVED. PC-Wizard will ask for confirmation before actually completing the
removal process!

At this point it is recommended that you complete the PC-Wizard Quick Reference
Card that contains all of the information that you will need in order to set-up
your programs and backups menus during the PC-Wizard Set-up step that follows.
(The PC-Wizard Reference Card can be printed now by issuing the command "PRINT
\QTMASTER\REFCARD.DOC" from the option of the PCW Manager screen.)

Each time that PC-Wizard PowerMaster Plus+ is accessed a NOTICE screen will be
displayed. The information on this screen is used to determine whether the
program version installed on your computer is an "EVALUATION" or a "REGISTERED"
PowerMaster Plus+ program. (e.g., " Distributed By: " indicates an unregistered
"EVALUATION" copy; while " * Registered To * " indicates a REGISTERED version.
The NOTICE screen can be re-accessed at any time from any of the Programs menus
by pressing the combination keys.

An "EVALUATION" copy is a fully-functional version of PowerMaster Plus+ and
allows the user to "TRY OUT" PowerMaster Plus+ for a limited time in order to
evaluate its suitability for continued use. They will be allowed unrestricted
use of PowerMaster during the first 30 times that the program is run. On, and
after, the 31st access the user will be allowed access to the NOTICE screen
only.

The NOTICE screen allows the user access to the following functions:

Print Manual: Prints this Manual to user's printer device.

Print Registration: Prints the PowerMaster Order Form that must
be submitted to Systematic Concepts in order to obtain a REGISTERED
version of the PowerMaster Plus+ programs.

Make Disk: Creates additional copies of PowerMaster that may be
freely distributed to users friends/associates without charge. (NOTE:
copies of PowerMaster Plus+ that are created via direct copying of
the files from the \QTMASTER directory onto diskettes will not fit
onto a 360K floppy diskette and will not contain the INSTALL program
that is needed in order for the person receiving the disk to properly
install PowerMaster Plus+ programs. The only SAFE and AUTHORIZED
method of making copies of the PowerMaster Plus+ diskettes is through
the " Make Disk" function on the NOTICE screen!)


NOTE: The manual can also be displayed on-screen from the PC-Wizard Manager by
issuing the command "TYPE MANUAL.DOC |MORE" while in the \QTMASTER directory.


1.4 PCW MENUS SET-UP: PowerMaster allows you access to 10 separate levels of
Program and Backup menus. Up to 9 selections can be entered on each screen
which provides you with the capability of setting-up PC-Wizard to automatically
perform up to 90 program executions and selective backups on 90 separate sub-
directories. If desired, a separate level can be dedicated to unique groupings
of activities. (e.g., Level I - Databases; Level II - Word Processing; Level
III - Communications; Level IV - Utilities; Level V - Games; etc.)

Prior to running and backing-up your programs from the PC-Wizard menus, you
will need to provide the system with basic information describing the programs
you desire to access and their location on your computer system.

To perform this task, simply highlite the "SET-UP" option on the PC-Wizard Main
Menu and press . At prompt, enter "1" for PROGRAMS or "2" for BACKUPS
and again press . (The "SET-UP" option can also be accessed by simply
pressing the letter instead of highliting the selection.)

The system will immediately access the Level I Set-up Screen for the indicated
selection and will display the current configuration data. To screen through
the menu selections press the key. (During the initial set-up, default
values of "Reserved" will be displayed, which indicate that this menu select-
ion is available for use.)

To configure the current menu selection, simply press the function
key. The cursor will then appear in the first input field and allow you to
enter the PROGRAM NAME as you wish it to appear on the menu.

After the PROGRAM NAME has been entered PC-Wizard will display the "Format
Input? (Y/N): " prompt. If "Y" is entered then the PROGRAM NAME will automat-
ically be formatted to display the first character of each element in upper-
case and remaining characters in lower-case. This feature allows you to input
the data quickly and easily without concern as to capitalization. However, if
special capitalization is desired (i.e., ABC Accounting) then simply enter the
data exactly as you want it displayed on the menu and respond with an "N" to
the "Format Input? (Y/N): " prompt.

Next enter the DRIVE where the program resides on the hard disk and press the
key. PC-Wizard will automatically capitalize your input and add the
required ":".

Next enter the directory which contains the program files and press the
key. The DIRECTORY NAME will automatically be converted to all upper-case char-
acters preceded by the required \ character. To default to the ROOT directory,
enter the directory name as a single \ character and press the key.
(PowerMaster Plus+ allows up to 27 characters for the directory name which
means that you can designate a longer directory path to include needed subdir-
ectories, if desired.)

Next enter the EXECUTABLE PROGRAM NAME which executes the program and press the
key once again.

After all data for the current menu selection has been entered a "Save Changes?
(Y/N)" prompt will appear. Pressing "Y" will save these changes and pressing
"N" will return them to their original settings.

NOTE: To remove/delete a selection from the menu, simply enter the PROGRAM NAME
as "Reserved" or enter the PROGRAM NAME as a single and press the
key. PC-Wizard will automatically display all fields with the proper "Reserved"
entries and ask if it is O.K. to save. If a "Y" response is received, then the
selection will be permanently deleted. However, if you decide that you really
did not want to delete this selection it can automatically be restored by pro-
viding an "N" response to the prompt.

To change menu levels, simply press the function key and PC-Wizard will
immediately access the Set-Up Screen for the next, succeeding level and place
you at the selection for that level. PowerMaster Plus+ also allows you to
any menu level simply by pressing and entering the level that you
desire to access. You can also go BACKWARDS through the menu selections by
pressing the <-> key.

Repeat the above steps for each selection that you desire to run from PC-Wizard
and when all selections have been entered, press the function to exit
SET-UP and return to either the PC-Wizard Main Menu or the Backups Menu.

1.5 RUNNING PROGRAMS: To run any of the programs that you have configured
through the Programs Set-Up Screen, simply access the Programs Menu from the
PC-Wizard Main Menu by pressing while the PROGRAMS menu option is high-
lighted or press the letter

.

PC-Wizard will immediately display the Level I Programs Menu where any program
can be executed simply by pressing the function key that corresponds to the
desired program selection. To change the menu level, press the key.

Menu selection slots which you have not yet configured will be displayed as
"Reserved" and selecting these items will result in a BEEP indicating an
invalid choice.

When a valid selection has been made, PC-Wizard will immediately access the
appropriate drive and directory that you specified during set-up and execute
the program. (If the program fails to execute properly it indicates that
incorrect data was provided during the initial set-up and you will need to
reconfigure the function key for that selection.)

PC-Wizard automatically records the time and date that you accessed a program
selection from the Programs Menu and computes the amount of time that you spent
within that particular application. This data is placed in an ACTIVITY.LOG file
with a PATH identifier of {** MENU # **}.

The activity log can be accessed at any time from any of the Programs or the
Backups menus by pressing .

When you quit/exit the current program, PC-Wizard will automatically return you
to the PC-Wizard Programs Menu and allow you to select any of the remaining
programs for running.

To access the Progams Set-up Module in order to add, change or delete a menu
selection, simply press the key. To quit the Programs module and access
the Main Menu press the key.

Special data validation routines have been incorporated into the Programs and
Backups Set-up routines to prevent entering of incorrect data for menu select-
ions. All information input by the user concerning drive, directory and program
files to be executed are checked against the information on your hard disk to
verify that drive and directory exist and that program file is executable!

This version of PowerMaster Plus+ has been enhanced to allow you to access the
Manager by pressing the letter and the Backups module by pressing .


1.6 BACKING-UP DIRECTORIES: To back-up any of the directories that you have
configured through the Backups Set-Up Screen, simply access the Backups Menu
from the PC-Wizard Main Menu by pressing the key while the BACKUPS menu
option is highlighted.

PC-Wizard will immediately display the Level I Backups Menu where any directory
can be backed-up simply by pressing the function key that corresponds to the
desired backup selection. To change the menu level, simply press the key.

Menu selection slots which you have not yet configured will be displayed as
"Reserved" and selecting these items will result in a BEEP indicating an
invalid choice.

When a valid selection has been made, PC-Wizard will immediately access the
Backup Options Screen where you can indicate the type of backup that you want
performed.

The system will immediately access the appropriate drive and directory that you
specified during set-up and perform the backup using the selected option. If
the diskette that you have placed into Drive A: is unformatted it will automat-
ically be formatted prior to commencement of the backup routine.

When the current backup is completed PC-Wizard will automatically return to the
Backup Menu and allow you to select any of the remaining directories for backup
operations.

PC-Wizard automatically records the time and date that you performed a backup
operation from the Backups Menu and computes the amount of time that it took to
complete the backup process. This information is placed in the ACTIVITY.LOG
file with a PATH identifier of {* B-U Menu *.}


1.7 PC-Wizard Manager: The PC-Wizard Manager can be accessed from the PCW
Main Menu by highlighting the selection bar and pressing . The
Manager can also be accessed directly from within the Programs Menus simply by
pressing the letter .

The menu on the left-hand side of the Manager screen lists all of the DOS
commands that can be executed directly from the menu. The first option is the
"WildCard". In the "WildCard" mode, ANY valid command can be issued without
restrictions. This includes executing programs, batch files, utility programs,
and DOS commands that are not included in your version of PC-Wizard PowerMaster
etc. This provides unlimited access to all commands that can be executed by the
computer without the need to first exit PC-Wizard and return to the DOS prompt.

When a menu selection is highlighted on the Manager screen, corresponding
instructional text for that option is displayed in the right-hand "window".
Complete instructions for each command, including uses, syntax, option switches
and comprehensive examples, can be viewed by simply pressing the and
arrow keys on the keypad portion of the computer keyboard. You can
browse through these instructions in order to gain a familiarity with the types
of commands that are available and their general uses (beginner/novice level);
or you can review the instructions in order to "refresh" your memory as to the
proper command structure/syntax (advanced/master level). Either way, the
"learning curve" obstacle has been overcome.

To execute a command from the Manager, simply highlight the desired option and
press the key. The cursor on the Manager Command Line will change color
and shape, indicating that the Manager is now waiting for you to complete the
command by providing the required command parameters according to the displayed
instructions. (It is recommended that you scroll through the instructions for
the command until you have accessed the screen that displays the appropriate
example before you press to access the Command Line. This will ensure
that the needed instructions remain on the screen while you are completing the
command at the Command Line.)

Note: A command can also be accessed by simply pressing the corre-
sponding to the command desired instead of using the and
keys to scroll through the command menu. This is a much faster method of view-
ing instructions for each command!

After the appropriate command parameters have been entered, simply press the
key to execute the command. PC-Wizard will automatically provide a
fresh screen for viewing the results of the executed command and will display
the command at the bottom of the screen. When you are ready to return to the
Manager simply press any key and the Manager menu will reappear and allow you
to enter your next command.

PC-Wizard allows you to automatically re-execute your most recently issued
command by simply pressing the function key. This feature allows you to
quickly and easily REPEAT a given command as often as desired without the need
to retype it each time from the computer keyboard!

The current ACTIVITY LOG can be viewed at any time by pressing the funct-
ion key. When the file becomes larger than you desire, you can "archive" it by
pressing the function key. During the "archive" process, all information
in the current activity log is transferred to a file named ACTIVITY.ARC and a
new ACTIVITY.LOG file is created.

NOTE: The ACTIVITY.LOG(s) can also be accessed from either the Programs Menus
or the Backups Menus simply by pressing the key combination!

Through the use of the PC-Wizard command you can perform "searches"
for specific information contained in the ACTIVITY.ARC file and display this
information on your monitor screen. (Examples: The command "DISPLAY 05-15-90"
will cause only that activity that was performed on 15 May 1990 to be display-
ed. The command "DISPLAY B-U" will display information on all backups that were
performed from the PC-Wizard Backups Menu only. The command "DISPLAY MENU" will
display information on all program executions and backup operations that were
performed from the PC-Wizard menus.)

To exit the Manager and return to PC-Wizard Master Menu or the Programs Menus,
simply press the key.

NOTE: This version of PowerMaster only includes those DOS commands which are
most frequently needed by the average user. However, ALL DOS commands that are
included in your current version of DOS can be executed from the "WildCard"
option. An enhanced version of PowerMaster for the advanced user which will
include all DOS commands is currently under development and will be available
in the near future.


1.9 ACCESSING PC-WIZARD FROM DOS: To start-up PC-Wizard from the DOS prompt
simply type the following command and press the key:

C:\PCW

It is recommended that PC-Wizard be set-up to automatically be executed upon
system start-up by placing the appropriate commands in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
Subsequent reaccesses of PC-Wizard from the DOS prompt can be accomplished by
simply holding down the key and then pressing the function key.

Note: Please ensure that any existing commands for automatic execution of
other programs are removed from your AUTOEXEC.BAT prior to adding the above
command statements. Also ensure that you have loaded the ANSI.SYS device driver
via the command in your CONFIG.SYS file. (example: DEVICE = C:\DOS\ANSI.SYS)
If the ANSI.SYS driver is not loaded the ANSI commands for restarting PC-Wizard
will be treated as ASCII text and the commands will not be interpreted properly
by DOS and will not be executed when the Alt-F10 combination keys are pressed.


1.10 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: To obtain technical assistance call Systematic
Concepts at (714) 633-8438 between 10 A.M - 5 P.M (PST) Mondays thru Fridays.

Please ensure that you have your PowerMaster registration number and your user
I.D. handy, as Systematic Concepts' support staff must confirm your status as
authorized users of PC-Wizard prior to providing technical assistance. Also
be prepared to indicate which of the PC-Wizard programs you are using. (e.g.,
PowerMaster Plus+ (Single-User); PowerMaster Plus+ w/Gateway (Multi-User); or
PowerMaster PlusNet (Network version).)




Contents of the README.1ST file



PowerMaster Quick Reference Manual




1.1. INTRODUCTION: PC-Wizard PowerMaster is designed to fully automate all
of your computer processing requirements and to facilitate the learning of the
DOS commands that are the "heart and soul" of the computer's amazing power.

With PC-Wizard PowerMaster you can run your favorite application program by
selecting it from the PC-Wizard Programs Menu and then immediately prepare a
backup of your changes by accessing the PC-Wizard Backups Menu. You can add,
change, or delete your programs and backup menu selections quickly and easily
by accessing the PC-Wizard Setup modules. These modules can be accessed direct-
ly from the menu screens by pressing or by selecting the option
from the Main Menu.

These features alone make PC-Wizard PowerMaster one of the most powerful prod-
uctivity tools available today. However, with the addition of the PC-Wizard
Manager you have been taken to the next generation of computer usefulness,
efficiency and POWER!

The PC-Wizard Manager not only allows you to execute any, and ALL, commands
that can be entered from the normal DOS prompt, but actually TEACHES you how
to use each of these commands. Through this revolutionary new approach, even
first-time computer users will be capable of mastering the complexities of DOS
in a matter of hours by viewing all needed instructions for each command
on-screen and then immediately executing the command from the PC-Wizard Manager
Command Line.

PC-Wizard also records every command that you issue from the Manager Command
Line and places them in an ACTIVITY.LOG file. This log file contains the actual
command that you issued, the time and date that you issued it, and also tells
you how long it took your computer to execute the command. This gives you a
complete history of your computer activity that is invaluable for performing
trouble-shooting functions, measuring the computer's performance speed, and
also alerting you to items that you may have missed, such as backing-up files
that have been recently created or modified.

The ACTIVITY.LOG file is also updated each time that you run a program from the
PC-Wizard Programs Menu and when you perform backup operations from the PCW
Backups Menu.

One of the most unique, and POWERFUL, features of PowerMaster Plus+ is that it
automatically removes itself from memory prior to running of the selections
made from the Programs Menus. This allows you to run even your largest account-
ing or database programs from within PowerMaster without fear of running out of
precious RAM memory needed by those programs. PowerMaster is also completely
reliable for running of communications programs without interference or con-
flict of any kind. (As a point of illustration, the PowerMaster Plus+ programs
contained on your distribution disk were compiled without error directly from a
PowerMaster menu selection!)


1.2 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS: To use the PC-Wizard PowerMaster Software your
computer must meet a few basic hardware requirements:


* An IBM PC/XT/AT computer (and most compatibles), a hard disk drive and 1
double-sided, double-density floppy disk drive. (Memory requirements will
depend on the type of application programs that you will be executing.)

* PC-DOS or MS-DOS, version 3.3 or later. (Version 3.3 is recommended.)

* Monochrome or color monitor and keyboard.

Note: PC-Wizard's screen colors can easily be adapted to your specific monitor
simply by adjusting the contrast and brightness controls. Screen colors will
change dramatically depending on the setting of these controls.


1.3 PC-WIZARD INSTALLATION: To install PC-Wizard onto your hard disk, simp-
ly place the PC-Wizard diskette in the A: floppy disk drive and at C:\ prompt
type and press the key. (Note: The trailing "A" informs
PC-Wizard that the diskette containing its files is located in Drive A.)

When prompted to do so, provide the requested information concerning which
hard disk drive that you desire to have PC-Wizard installed on. The install
routine will automatically create a directory named QTMASTER on the selected
hard disk drive and transfer all of the PC-Wizard program and data files to
that directory. It will also create a batch file named PCW.BAT and a special
control file named SYSA.PBP and place them in the root directory on drive C:
and then automatically display the PC-Wizard System Start-up Advisory.

Note: For the convenience of users who may have received PC-Wizard through a
computer bulletin board, allowance has also been made for installing PC-Wizard
directly from the hard disk. The hard disk directory containing the PCW master
files can be a UNIQUE named Sub/Dir OTHER than \QTMASTER. (Installation from
within the \QTMASTER directory is prohibited!)

To install from the hard disk, simply make the directory containing the PCW
master files the CURRENT directory by issuing the appropriate ChDir command
and then issue the command and press the key.

After installation has been successfully completed, PC-Wizard will ask if you
want to REMOVE the temporary installation directory. A es response means
that you want ALL files in this directory to be DELETED and the directory to
be REMOVED. PC-Wizard will ask for confirmation before actually completing the
removal process!

At this point it is recommended that you complete the PC-Wizard Quick Reference
Card that contains all of the information that you will need in order to set-up
your programs and backups menus during the PC-Wizard Set-up step that follows.
(The PC-Wizard Reference Card can be printed now by issuing the command "PRINT
\QTMASTER\REFCARD.DOC" from the option of the PCW Manager screen.)

Each time that PC-Wizard PowerMaster Plus+ is accessed a NOTICE screen will be
displayed. The information on this screen is used to determine whether the
program version installed on your computer is an "EVALUATION" or a "REGISTERED"
PowerMaster Plus+ program. (e.g., " Distributed By: " indicates an unregistered
"EVALUATION" copy; while " * Registered To * " indicates a REGISTERED version.
The NOTICE screen can be re-accessed at any time from any of the Programs menus
by pressing the combination keys.

An "EVALUATION" copy is a fully-functional version of PowerMaster Plus+ and
allows the user to "TRY OUT" PowerMaster Plus+ for a limited time in order to
evaluate its suitability for continued use. They will be allowed unrestricted
use of PowerMaster during the first 30 times that the program is run. On, and
after, the 31st access the user will be allowed access to the NOTICE screen
only.

The NOTICE screen allows the user access to the following functions:

Print Manual: Prints this Manual to user's printer device.

Print Registration: Prints the PowerMaster Order Form that must
be submitted to Systematic Concepts in order to obtain a REGISTERED
version of the PowerMaster Plus+ programs.

Make Disk: Creates additional copies of PowerMaster that may be
freely distributed to users friends/associates without charge. (NOTE:
copies of PowerMaster Plus+ that are created via direct copying of
the files from the \QTMASTER directory onto diskettes will not fit
onto a 360K floppy diskette and will not contain the INSTALL program
that is needed in order for the person receiving the disk to properly
install PowerMaster Plus+ programs. The only SAFE and AUTHORIZED
method of making copies of the PowerMaster Plus+ diskettes is through
the " Make Disk" function on the NOTICE screen!)


NOTE: The manual can also be displayed on-screen from the PC-Wizard Manager by
issuing the command "TYPE MANUAL.DOC |MORE" while in the \QTMASTER directory.


1.4 PCW MENUS SET-UP: PowerMaster allows you access to 10 separate levels of
Program and Backup menus. Up to 9 selections can be entered on each screen
which provides you with the capability of setting-up PC-Wizard to automatically
perform up to 90 program executions and selective backups on 90 separate sub-
directories. If desired, a separate level can be dedicated to unique groupings
of activities. (e.g., Level I - Databases; Level II - Word Processing; Level
III - Communications; Level IV - Utilities; Level V - Games; etc.)

Prior to running and backing-up your programs from the PC-Wizard menus, you
will need to provide the system with basic information describing the programs
you desire to access and their location on your computer system.

To perform this task, simply highlite the "SET-UP" option on the PC-Wizard Main
Menu and press . At prompt, enter "1" for PROGRAMS or "2" for BACKUPS
and again press . (The "SET-UP" option can also be accessed by simply
pressing the letter instead of highliting the selection.)

The system will immediately access the Level I Set-up Screen for the indicated
selection and will display the current configuration data. To screen through
the menu selections press the key. (During the initial set-up, default
values of "Reserved" will be displayed, which indicate that this menu select-
ion is available for use.)

To configure the current menu selection, simply press the function
key. The cursor will then appear in the first input field and allow you to
enter the PROGRAM NAME as you wish it to appear on the menu.

After the PROGRAM NAME has been entered PC-Wizard will display the "Format
Input? (Y/N): " prompt. If "Y" is entered then the PROGRAM NAME will automat-
ically be formatted to display the first character of each element in upper-
case and remaining characters in lower-case. This feature allows you to input
the data quickly and easily without concern as to capitalization. However, if
special capitalization is desired (i.e., ABC Accounting) then simply enter the
data exactly as you want it displayed on the menu and respond with an "N" to
the "Format Input? (Y/N): " prompt.

Next enter the DRIVE where the program resides on the hard disk and press the
key. PC-Wizard will automatically capitalize your input and add the
required ":".

Next enter the directory which contains the program files and press the
key. The DIRECTORY NAME will automatically be converted to all upper-case char-
acters preceded by the required \ character. To default to the ROOT directory,
enter the directory name as a single \ character and press the key.
(PowerMaster Plus+ allows up to 27 characters for the directory name which
means that you can designate a longer directory path to include needed subdir-
ectories, if desired.)

Next enter the EXECUTABLE PROGRAM NAME which executes the program and press the
key once again.

After all data for the current menu selection has been entered a "Save Changes?
(Y/N)" prompt will appear. Pressing "Y" will save these changes and pressing
"N" will return them to their original settings.

NOTE: To remove/delete a selection from the menu, simply enter the PROGRAM NAME
as "Reserved" or enter the PROGRAM NAME as a single and press the
key. PC-Wizard will automatically display all fields with the proper "Reserved"
entries and ask if it is O.K. to save. If a "Y" response is received, then the
selection will be permanently deleted. However, if you decide that you really
did not want to delete this selection it can automatically be restored by pro-
viding an "N" response to the prompt.

To change menu levels, simply press the function key and PC-Wizard will
immediately access the Set-Up Screen for the next, succeeding level and place
you at the selection for that level. PowerMaster Plus+ also allows you to
any menu level simply by pressing and entering the level that you
desire to access. You can also go BACKWARDS through the menu selections by
pressing the <-> key.

Repeat the above steps for each selection that you desire to run from PC-Wizard
and when all selections have been entered, press the function to exit
SET-UP and return to either the PC-Wizard Main Menu or the Backups Menu.

1.5 RUNNING PROGRAMS: To run any of the programs that you have configured
through the Programs Set-Up Screen, simply access the Programs Menu from the
PC-Wizard Main Menu by pressing while the PROGRAMS menu option is high-
lighted or press the letter

.

PC-Wizard will immediately display the Level I Programs Menu where any program
can be executed simply by pressing the function key that corresponds to the
desired program selection. To change the menu level, press the key.

Menu selection slots which you have not yet configured will be displayed as
"Reserved" and selecting these items will result in a BEEP indicating an
invalid choice.

When a valid selection has been made, PC-Wizard will immediately access the
appropriate drive and directory that you specified during set-up and execute
the program. (If the program fails to execute properly it indicates that
incorrect data was provided during the initial set-up and you will need to
reconfigure the function key for that selection.)

PC-Wizard automatically records the time and date that you accessed a program
selection from the Programs Menu and computes the amount of time that you spent
within that particular application. This data is placed in an ACTIVITY.LOG file
with a PATH identifier of {** MENU # **}.

The activity log can be accessed at any time from any of the Programs or the
Backups menus by pressing .

When you quit/exit the current program, PC-Wizard will automatically return you
to the PC-Wizard Programs Menu and allow you to select any of the remaining
programs for running.

To access the Progams Set-up Module in order to add, change or delete a menu
selection, simply press the key. To quit the Programs module and access
the Main Menu press the key.

Special data validation routines have been incorporated into the Programs and
Backups Set-up routines to prevent entering of incorrect data for menu select-
ions. All information input by the user concerning drive, directory and program
files to be executed are checked against the information on your hard disk to
verify that drive and directory exist and that program file is executable!

This version of PowerMaster Plus+ has been enhanced to allow you to access the
Manager by pressing the letter and the Backups module by pressing .


1.6 BACKING-UP DIRECTORIES: To back-up any of the directories that you have
configured through the Backups Set-Up Screen, simply access the Backups Menu
from the PC-Wizard Main Menu by pressing the key while the BACKUPS menu
option is highlighted.

PC-Wizard will immediately display the Level I Backups Menu where any directory
can be backed-up simply by pressing the function key that corresponds to the
desired backup selection. To change the menu level, simply press the key.

Menu selection slots which you have not yet configured will be displayed as
"Reserved" and selecting these items will result in a BEEP indicating an
invalid choice.

When a valid selection has been made, PC-Wizard will immediately access the
Backup Options Screen where you can indicate the type of backup that you want
performed.

The system will immediately access the appropriate drive and directory that you
specified during set-up and perform the backup using the selected option. If
the diskette that you have placed into Drive A: is unformatted it will automat-
ically be formatted prior to commencement of the backup routine.

When the current backup is completed PC-Wizard will automatically return to the
Backup Menu and allow you to select any of the remaining directories for backup
operations.

PC-Wizard automatically records the time and date that you performed a backup
operation from the Backups Menu and computes the amount of time that it took to
complete the backup process. This information is placed in the ACTIVITY.LOG
file with a PATH identifier of {* B-U Menu *.}


1.7 PC-Wizard Manager: The PC-Wizard Manager can be accessed from the PCW
Main Menu by highlighting the selection bar and pressing . The
Manager can also be accessed directly from within the Programs Menus simply by
pressing the letter .

The menu on the left-hand side of the Manager screen lists all of the DOS
commands that can be executed directly from the menu. The first option is the
"WildCard". In the "WildCard" mode, ANY valid command can be issued without
restrictions. This includes executing programs, batch files, utility programs,
and DOS commands that are not included in your version of PC-Wizard PowerMaster
etc. This provides unlimited access to all commands that can be executed by the
computer without the need to first exit PC-Wizard and return to the DOS prompt.

When a menu selection is highlighted on the Manager screen, corresponding
instructional text for that option is displayed in the right-hand "window".
Complete instructions for each command, including uses, syntax, option switches
and comprehensive examples, can be viewed by simply pressing the and
arrow keys on the keypad portion of the computer keyboard. You can
browse through these instructions in order to gain a familiarity with the types
of commands that are available and their general uses (beginner/novice level);
or you can review the instructions in order to "refresh" your memory as to the
proper command structure/syntax (advanced/master level). Either way, the
"learning curve" obstacle has been overcome.

To execute a command from the Manager, simply highlight the desired option and
press the key. The cursor on the Manager Command Line will change color
and shape, indicating that the Manager is now waiting for you to complete the
command by providing the required command parameters according to the displayed
instructions. (It is recommended that you scroll through the instructions for
the command until you have accessed the screen that displays the appropriate
example before you press to access the Command Line. This will ensure
that the needed instructions remain on the screen while you are completing the
command at the Command Line.)

Note: A command can also be accessed by simply pressing the corre-
sponding to the command desired instead of using the and
keys to scroll through the command menu. This is a much faster method of view-
ing instructions for each command!

After the appropriate command parameters have been entered, simply press the
key to execute the command. PC-Wizard will automatically provide a
fresh screen for viewing the results of the executed command and will display
the command at the bottom of the screen. When you are ready to return to the
Manager simply press any key and the Manager menu will reappear and allow you
to enter your next command.

PC-Wizard allows you to automatically re-execute your most recently issued
command by simply pressing the function key. This feature allows you to
quickly and easily REPEAT a given command as often as desired without the need
to retype it each time from the computer keyboard!

The current ACTIVITY LOG can be viewed at any time by pressing the funct-
ion key. When the file becomes larger than you desire, you can "archive" it by
pressing the function key. During the "archive" process, all information
in the current activity log is transferred to a file named ACTIVITY.ARC and a
new ACTIVITY.LOG file is created.

NOTE: The ACTIVITY.LOG(s) can also be accessed from either the Programs Menus
or the Backups Menus simply by pressing the key combination!

Through the use of the PC-Wizard command you can perform "searches"
for specific information contained in the ACTIVITY.ARC file and display this
information on your monitor screen. (Examples: The command "DISPLAY 05-15-90"
will cause only that activity that was performed on 15 May 1990 to be display-
ed. The command "DISPLAY B-U" will display information on all backups that were
performed from the PC-Wizard Backups Menu only. The command "DISPLAY MENU" will
display information on all program executions and backup operations that were
performed from the PC-Wizard menus.)

To exit the Manager and return to PC-Wizard Master Menu or the Programs Menus,
simply press the key.

NOTE: This version of PowerMaster only includes those DOS commands which are
most frequently needed by the average user. However, ALL DOS commands that are
included in your current version of DOS can be executed from the "WildCard"
option. An enhanced version of PowerMaster for the advanced user which will
include all DOS commands is currently under development and will be available
in the near future.


1.9 ACCESSING PC-WIZARD FROM DOS: To start-up PC-Wizard from the DOS prompt
simply type the following command and press the key:

C:\PCW

It is recommended that PC-Wizard be set-up to automatically be executed upon
system start-up by placing the appropriate commands in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file.
Subsequent reaccesses of PC-Wizard from the DOS prompt can be accomplished by
simply holding down the key and then pressing the function key.

Note: Please ensure that any existing commands for automatic execution of
other programs are removed from your AUTOEXEC.BAT prior to adding the above
command statements. Also ensure that you have loaded the ANSI.SYS device driver
via the command in your CONFIG.SYS file. (example: DEVICE = C:\DOS\ANSI.SYS)
If the ANSI.SYS driver is not loaded the ANSI commands for restarting PC-Wizard
will be treated as ASCII text and the commands will not be interpreted properly
by DOS and will not be executed when the Alt-F10 combination keys are pressed.


1.10 TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE: To obtain technical assistance call Systematic
Concepts at (714) 633-8438 between 10 A.M - 5 P.M (PST) Mondays thru Fridays.

Please ensure that you have your PowerMaster registration number and your user
I.D. handy, as Systematic Concepts' support staff must confirm your status as
authorized users of PC-Wizard prior to providing technical assistance. Also
be prepared to indicate which of the PC-Wizard programs you are using. (e.g.,
PowerMaster Plus+ (Single-User); PowerMaster Plus+ w/Gateway (Multi-User); or
PowerMaster PlusNet (Network version).)





****** PC-WIZARD INSTALLATION ******



1.) Create a Sub Directory Useing a Unique Name. THis Directory
is TEmporary and Can BE Deleted During Installation.


2.) Unzip PCW3ABC.ZIP into the Created Sub Directory.


3.) Change Directory to the Created Sub Directory. (Example)
cd\temp (enter) d:temp> INSTALL

4.) When Install is complete you will be asked if you wish to
Delete the temporary Sub Directory. ans. y and it will be gone.


( READ THE MANUAL )



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